Etrian Odyssey 5 Heading West This Fall, SMT: Strange Journey and Radiant Historia in 2018

All Western Etrian Odyssey fans can let out that breath they've been holding.

News by Mike Williams, .

It's hard to keep everything under wraps ahead of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo. There's so many people handling so many materials that sometimes things fall out. That's what has seemingly happened to Atlus, as two site links (Link #1, Link #2, Link #3) have revealed that Etrian Odyssey 5 and Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey for Nintendo 3DS will both be receiving Western localizations.

Etrian Odyssey V will coming to 3DS in the West as Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond The Myth, with a planned release window of Fall 2017 according to the test materials.

Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey will be known in English as Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux. It will be coming a little bit later, with an early 2018 release window.

Finally, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, a remake of Radiant Historia for 3DS, will carry its original title over to its Western release in early 2018.

These aren't official release windows from Atlus. They're leaked, so anything can change between now and Atlus' official announcement. But if you were wondering if either game was receiving localization efforts, wonder no more.

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  • Avatar for Macuelos #1 Macuelos A year ago
    Ah yes, finally a Western release date for Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology. I've been waiting for this for most of the year.

    Now the wait begins... for announcements of European release dates. ;-;
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  • Avatar for link6616 #2 link6616 A year ago
    @Hoolo good luck. Have hope.
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  • Avatar for touchofkiel #3 touchofkiel A year ago
    Great news! Though the Radiant Historia remake was always a bit of a head-scratcher. But I've been waiting for EO5 to be announced... not disappointed.

    Now all we need is EO Untold 3...
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  • Avatar for Tetragrammaton #4 Tetragrammaton A year ago
    yes Yes YES! I've been waiting for this! Thankfully they're all ages away so I have plenty of time to clear my backlog between now and then.
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  • Avatar for ldave #5 ldave A year ago
    @Hoolo Yeah, let's hope Deep Silver will pick these up!
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  • Avatar for Luna-Moth #6 Luna-Moth A year ago
    This is great news! I've been on a JRPG kick for awhile now with no end in sight! How wonderful :)
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  • Avatar for boatie #7 boatie A year ago
    Etrian Odyssey fan that was quite blue in the face, checking in. Thank Jeebus this is coming out
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  • Avatar for boatie #8 boatie A year ago
    @Hoolo It will definitely at least come out digitally, I wouldn't worry
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  • Avatar for Gamer-Law #9 Gamer-Law A year ago
    I am all in on the Radiant Historia remake. It is such an underrated gem--arguably one of my top 10 games of all time. In many ways I am glad that Atlus opted for a remake as opposed to a sequel. The story, as I recall, wrapped up nicely and I am not sure where a sequel would go.

    That said, I will never understand why Atlus keeps sending Radiant Historia out in the waning days of a system's life. They did the same in 2011 when they originally released it on the DS. It was overlooked by many because fans were moving on to the 3DS. Releasing the RH remake on Switch would have been the smarter play at this point.
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  • Avatar for Jonnyboy407 #10 Jonnyboy407 A year ago
    OH YEAH! Exciting news.

    I missed Strange Journey on DS so im really looking forward to that one
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  • Avatar for sleepiest #11 sleepiest A year ago
    YESSSS! Been waiting on Ettian Odyssey. Looking forward to all these, actually!
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  • Avatar for ReptilianSamurai #12 ReptilianSamurai A year ago
    This is fantastic news. I love Radiant Historia, but never got around to finishing it. It was the RPG that rekindled my love for the genre when all RPGs had started to feel stale. This will be a good opportunity to dive in anew. Etrian 5 is good news, I was starting to worry about the fact we hadn't heard about that one. Never tried Strange Journey, but glad to hear that one is coming as well. Thanks, Atlus!
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  • Avatar for TheWildCard #13 TheWildCard A year ago
    @touchofkiel Tell me about it! I'm greedy and want Untold 3 dammit.

    Always up for more Etrian. Don't know if I like either of the remakes enough to double dip on, even though Strange Journey is sort of a perfect candidate (really like what I played, but didn't get too far into it).
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  • Avatar for SIGGYZtar #14 SIGGYZtar A year ago
    I have got to buy Apocalypse and finish IV already. Darn it that the Persona series is the definitive SMT on console experience!
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  • Avatar for IPA #15 IPA A year ago
    Played the heck out of Strange Journey and Radiant Historia on my DS, so likely skipping those (a man only has so many days on this earth); however, I'm all-in on Etrian Odyssey V. Probably my favorite portable game series...ever? (Thanks Parish.)
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  • Avatar for Wellman2nd #16 Wellman2nd A year ago
    While I worry for their success I will no doubt be picking EO5 and Strange Journey up upon release, hopefully before the end of the year I will have cleared my RPG backlog. Doubtful but a man can dream.
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  • Avatar for Mixingmetaphorsoup #17 Mixingmetaphorsoup A year ago
    Yay! Now I might finally get to Radiant Historia and Strange Journey!
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  • Avatar for LK4O4 #18 LK4O4 A year ago
    Dear Atlus: You're the best. (P.S. RPGs are long I need more spare time in my life.)
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  • Avatar for Woogity #19 Woogity A year ago
    Very cool. I'll definitely pick up Strange Journey since I missed it on the DS. Come on though...Deep Strange Journey is a much better name than Strange Journey Redux.
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  • Avatar for RushDawg #20 RushDawg A year ago
    Going to have to bring back Jeremy for the Etrian Odyssey V review
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  • Avatar for amightysquall958 #21 amightysquall958 A year ago
    Great to hear these are coming west. I have a sealed copy of RH that I now don't need to open and Strange Journey was on my shortlist of SMT games. EOV...I'm glad it's coming but I think I'll be fine slowly chipping away at Persona Q.
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  • Avatar for himuradrew #22 himuradrew A year ago
    Good stuff!!!

    Can't wait to dig in to those before i fully retire my trusty 3DS.
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