"We could use this space to offer up a self-congratulatory quote about the fact that we're giving our fans a free surprise with their copies of Etrian Odyssey III," mused Aram Jabbari, Manager of Public Relations and Sales at Atlus. "We could go on about how we've just added even more incentive and value for anyone who picks up The Drowned City, on top of the existing pre-order bonus at participating retailers. You know, the one that gets you "Forests Of Eternity," a 60-page, full-color art book with designs and sketches spanning the entire Etrian Odyssey series? We could talk about how all these extras only serve to complement the best Etrian Odyssey game yet, a deep handheld RPG with hours upon hours of satisfying exploration and rewarding character customization. But that kind of boasting wouldn't be our style," he concluded, polishing an apple on his jerkin whilst leaning on his fine mahogany mantel.
The dual-sided "Explorer's Poster" is included free inside each and every launch copy ofEtrian Odyssey III; customers with existing orders need not make any changes in order to receive the bonus. "Forests Of Eternity," the official Etrian Odyssey III pre-order bonus art book, is only available from participating retailers while supplies last.
Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City is scheduled to release September 21, 2010 for Nintendo DS. For more information, visit the official website.