Shin Megami Tensei sees a Western release for the very first time

The game that started it all for Atlus will see a release in the West for the very first time.

Soul Hackers. Digital Devil Saga. Persona. Devil Survivor. All of these classic Atlus JRPGs have one thing in common: they’re spin offs of the original Shin Megami Tensei. While fans have seen various releases of these spin offs and the main series, the original game has never made it out to the West proper. There are repo carts out that have a fan translated version, but somehow it’s not the same. Now for the first time, fans can experience the game that started it all….on their Iphones and iOS devices. Yes SMT is a mobile game. But before you go out and riot, check out this trailer for the game:

Despite the weird looking transparent controls, it seems that the game is intact. If you still that this is too good to be true then here is what Atlus has to say:

• Everything little thing matters: Character choices play a major role in SMT. Not only do they affect the outcome of the game’s ending, but also critical gameplay elements along the way – from the facilities players can access to the equipment they can use even limiting the demons that are recritable.

• Fuse at your own risk: With two alignment scales to deal with, Law vs. Chaos and Light vs. Dark, micromanaging teams of demon soldiers becomes an addicting challenge.

• A bit longer than a bathroom break: Shin Megami Tensei is the full-fledged version of the role-playing game, meaning it’s 40-60 hours’ worth of dungeon crawling in your pocket, everywhere you go.

• The first of its kind: Unless you were prescient enough to import the title from Japan and proficient enough in the language to understand the nuances of the intricate story, this is the first time the story of Shin Megami Tensei is being told in North America. 

So if you want to go back and experience the first SMT now in English, be sure to download it off the App store next week for $7.99.


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