Atlus is re-releasing Etrian Odyssey 2: Heroes of Lagaard, giving it a makeover for the Nintendo 3DS and throwing in a brand new adventure just for good measure.

The JRPG gurus at Atlus have announced its seventh Etrian Odyssey game that will be getting a Western release (eighth if you count Persona Q, which they totally do). Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight will feature everything that the DS original had in remastered glory as well as brand new features. You play as a child who eventually becomes the Fafnir Knight of legend, who must protect your childhood playmate, Princess Arianna of Caledonia. Etrian Odyssey 2: Heroes of the Lagaard was originally released for the Nintendo DS back in 2008. This re-release will feature two games in one. Heroes of Lagaard will now have revamped graphics, new dungeon layouts and various improvements added. The Untold portion of the game is a brand new quest that will feature anime cutscenes, a full party and voiced dialogue sequences. It's up to the Fafnir Knight, Princess Arianna, Flavio, Bertrand and Chloe to explore the Yggdrasil Labyrinth and Ginnungagap in order to discover the mythical Knight's origins.

According to Atlus, Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold has the following features:

  • Creatures of Comfort: Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold is the seventh entry in the Etrian franchise and has a level of refinement that could only come from consumer feedback. Improved systems and mapping make Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold one of the most approachable Etrian titles to date.
  • Untold Classics: Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold has two ways to play the game, continuing the tradition of the Untold franchise. Classic mode revisits the original Etrian Odyssey 2 with updated graphics, player conveniences, and a full roster of classes. Story mode features a fixed party, but includes voiced dialogue, animated cutscenes and a bittersweet arc that explores the relationship between Arianna and the Fafnir Knight.
  • What the Fafnir? The titular knight is the Fafnir class and is a never-before-seen addition to the Etrian franchise. He has the ability to transform into a beastly demonic form, which enhances his attributes and abilities, and is only available in the Story mode.
  • Bring a Blanket: Just as in Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl and Persona Q, in addition to normal difficulty, players can choose Picnic mode for a low-difficulty experience or the masochi... er, veterans amongst them can choose Expert mode for a punishing play-through.

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight launches this summer exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS for the price of $49.99.