Atlus has released Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard for the Nintendo DS. The game is now in stores across North America and RPGamers can once again enter the world with new character classes, new areas to explore, more wicked FOEs, and an improved mapping system from the original.
Etrian Odyssey II takes place in the Grand Duchy of High Lagaard with a castle floating in the skies above, said to be where the Duke descended. When a sudden crisis strikes the nation, the Duke has decreed that the first explorer to obtain the Grail of Kings from the palace in the sky will be awarded with immeasurable wealth and fame.
Before journeying up to the clouds, the player can create a party of adventurers from 12 different classes as well as customize the skills, spells, and battle formation of each member. Moreover, Etrian Odyssey II allows new mapmaking options that make use of the touch screen to map out halls, chambers, treasures, and dangers of the dungeons explored. The game also boasts 100 side quests and an all-new storyline.