Devil Survivor 2: Break Record reportedly will not make its planned fall 2013 release window. Atlus announced that the 3DS port/update has been pushed back to 2014, stating that the move would allow for further improvements to the game.
Citing “challenges faced in the current retail sector”, Devil Survivor 2‘s UK publisher Ghostlight has reached out to players with an unusual request. To ensure the title gets manufactured, the publisher is asking for 1800 or more preorders, available through the company’s online store. If this goal is reached, the title will be out in September, though all preorders will be refunded if it fails.
Shin Megami Tensei IV will feature DLC at launch, according to Atlus. The content will include custom hairstyles (free), a ‘platinum surcoat’ armor set (free for the first month, $1 afterwards), and an early-game map pack ($2). More content is planned and will be revealed as the title nears its launch day of July 16.
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Publisher/developer Atlus announced that Devil Survivor 2: Break Record unfortunately not make its planned July 11 release date in Japan. Claiming concerns over quality, the company indicated that the game would instead be released in the fall of this year, though an exact date was not given.
The official US website for Shin Megami Tensei IV is now online and available here. As a reminder, the game itself launches on July 16.
New Shin Megami Tensei IV details have been revealed over the weekend. Of particular note:
- While background music will have some ties to previous titles, there is no direct connection to the first three SMT games.
- Clearing the game will take over 50 hours.
- Paid DLC is planned for the game.
- Character voices can be switched on and off.
- Players can gain experience from Demon Fusion and conversations.
- The Moon Phase system has been dropped.
Shin Megami Tensei IV‘s North American release date has just been announced, and the game is now set for July 16. Additionally, a European release has been confirmed, though no date was given at this time.
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And to round out the Atlus news fiesta, Shin Megami Tensei IV will launch for North American 3DSs this summer at the price of $49.99.
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Care of Atlus are some new details about Shin Megami Tensei IV. In particular, the game will make use of StreetPass to provide a “Digital Devil Service”, a proprietary social network for players to compare their handiwork. Also, apart from the main quest, players may take on various side missions: some are special challenge quests (over a hundred of them, apparently) that can be completed at any time, while others are requests from in-game groups who try to establish their own monasteries.
With the 3DS remake of Devil Survivor to reach Europe by the end of March, publisher Ghostlight responded to inquiries about the sequel, Devil Survivor 2, which hit North America back in 2012. Apparently, a European verison of DS2 is complete and approved by Nintendo, but the company is reluctant to release it due to DS titles being phased out of retail. “Without going into too much detail, retail support for DS titles is understandably low at the moment making it difficult for us to release the title,” the publisher said.
They are currently exploring an online release through their own storefront, though this would require “your full support in making this release happen.” The extent of that support was not made clear at this time.
Title’s got the gist of it. The 3DS remake of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor will hit European retailers this April, to be priced at £34.99.
Amidst a sneak peek of the Devil Survivor 2 anime, it was revealed that the game will see a 3DS port subtitled Devil Survivor 2: Break Code. No release period was specified, though more details will be featured in the March 28 issue of Famitsu.
Pokemon x Nobunaga’s Ambition now has a partner in unexpected game crossovers. Nintendo has just announced Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem for the Wii U. Naturally, this collaboration will bring both Nintendo and Atlus on board, though details are very sketchy at the moment. For the moment, this teaser trailer will have to suffice.
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers will at last see a release in North America. The 3DS remake of the late 90s Saturn (later PlayStation) RPG launched in Japan back in August, and will hit US retailers sometime in spring. So sayeth the trailer released by Atlus, which you can see for yourself on YouTube.
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Atlus has released a few tidbits regarding Shin Megami Tensei IV‘s world and story. You command the 18-year-old protagonist, a Samurai-in-training from the kingdom of East Mikado. A prophetic dream precedes your initiation, a process known as the Gauntlet Ceremony. Apparently this refers to an actual gauntlet issued to each Samurai, a magical device that aids each warrior in battling demons.
Among your typical ragtag band of heroes are: Watler, a brash young fellow that lacks for manners; Jonathan, the group’s softspoken peacemaker; Navarre, a proud young man that hates to lose; and Isabeau, the only female Samurai and strong-willed to boot. As previously mentioned, the game goes to various points in time, and apparently modern Tokyo lies in ruins following an assault by demons.
More information regarding Shin Megami Tensei 4 has crept out, particularly regarding the game’s cast. Although the game appears to jump to several points in time, the party itself comes from the fictional country of East Mikado in 1492.
The silent, nameless main character is a recent inductee into a samurai order secretly sworn to fight demons. At present only two other characters were introduced: Isakal, a friend and big brother figure to the hero, and Hope, the samurai leader.