Atlus reboot of the Etrian Odyssey series continues, as today the developer and publisher announced the development of an Etrian Odyssey 2 reboot for Nintendo 3DS. In the same vein as Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl, Etrian Odyssey 2's reboot will update the visuals and core gameplay of the title in addition to bringing together a coherant story with established characters. It's Etrian Odyssey 2 version 2.0 and it will be glorious.
Very little is known about the Etrian Odyssey Untold follow-up at this time, mostly due to the lack of an English announcement for the game. The Japanese announcement trailer for the game is story-focused and filled with anime cinematics. The focus seems to be on a man and woman who have grown up together, with the man taking on a curse that gives him strange powers of some sort. There is, of course, a cast of fun supporting characters to keep things cheery while the main characters bring the drama.
There was a lot of confusion at first as to whether Atlus would continue to purse rebooting the franchise versus continuing to purse the franchise as it was before. After all, Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan is the best-selling title in the series and while Millennium Girl initially sold well in Japan, it fell short of its predecessor by a reasonable margin. Yet here's the answer, as it appears Etrian Odyssey Untold 2 will happen and Etrian Odyssey V will remain in development, or perhaps untold itself.
Etrian Odyssey Untold 2 is tentatively planned for release on Nintendo 3DS later this year -- but only in Japan. There is not yet confirmation that the game will be localized for western countries. After sales of the first Untold game fell off in the world-wide release, the question now becomes whether it will be localized at all. Eh, it's Atlus, I'm sure they'll do the right thing.