The highlight of last month’s Nintendo Direct was Atlus announcing Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection for Switch and Steam. Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection features remasters of the first three Etrian Odyssey games in the form of Etrian Odyssey HD, Etrian Odyssey II HD, and Etrian Odyssey III HD. The games in the collection will also be sold individually and will be released with new features and improvements for Nintendo Switch and Steam. Today, a new interview on IGN with the Etrian Odyssey developers reveals a lot of interesting details about the upcoming collection. It discusses the trial and error the team went through with getting mapping feeling right, the reason for the $80 price point, difficulty, and a lot more.
Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection on Steam Deck
The interview which you can read here also comments on the Steam Deck. The team said it created the game to be enjoyable with keyboard and mouse on PC, and since it has been in the works before the team had a Steam Deck test kit in-hand, no specific adjustments have been made for it.
I still can’t believe it will have taken over six years since the Switch launched to get an Etrian Odyssey game on the platform. Hopefully this is the start of many Etrian Odyssey releases on multiple platforms going forward. I’m looking forward to playing this collection on both Nintendo Switch and Steam Deck.
Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection features
- Survive a vast, labyrinthian forest on the edge of a peaceful village in Etrian Odyssey HD, journey to a floating castle in the sky in Etrian Odyssey II HD, and be transported to an oceanic paradise and rumors of a drowned city in Etrian Odyssey III HD.
- Touch screen mapping functionality for the Nintendo Switch: Plot your progress through the labyrinth, drawing walls and placing icons to note special events and resources
- Newly remastered graphics, remastered soundtrack and quality of life improvements, including difficulty selection and save slots
- Easy access to the Monstrous Codex, quest log and skill tree
- Maximize your adventuring by optimizing your party, and choose the character classes that work for your playstyle
Etrian Odyssey Origins collection launches on June 1 for Nintendo Switch and Steam.