Atlus is getting ready to release an iOS port of their early '90s RPG Shin Megami Tensei, and for the first time ever it will be localized for a North American audience. As Atlus puts it in their press release, "For the first time in history, the ground-breaking role-playing game Shin Megami Tensei will be localized for North American release. The original struggle between Law and Chaos is being localized by the ATLUS team behind Persona 4, Catherine, and Shin Megami Tensei IV, and coming exclusively to the App Store™ in 2014. This is the seminal Shin Megami Tensei title that started it all for ATLUS, the inspiration behind Persona, Devil Summoner, Devil Survivor, etc. I hope you're good at dealing with demons..." Here's a trailer showing how the iOS port of Shin Megami Tensei will look.
You may recall that Shin Megami Tensei had previously been released on iOS , back in early 2012, but of course it was a Japanese language only port. That version is no longer available, likely because this new localized version is on the horizon. However, Japanese language versions of the sequel, Shin Megami Tensei II [$13.99] and Shin Megami Tensei if… [$13.99] are both still available. Seeing as Shin Megami Tensei is a beefy game with tons of branching dialogue and dozens of hours of play, I'm very interested to see how its first official English translation turns out. Look for Shin Megami Tensei to hit the App Store on March 18th for $7.99.
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