Original "Shin Megami Tensei" RPG Heads to iOS Devices in English

Atlus announces first game will hit iTunes Store on March 18

The original game in the now-sprawling Shin Megami Tensei franchise is coming to iOS devices in English courtesy of Atlus. The publisher announced plans to release the RPG on the iTunes Store, where it will be available to download for $7.99 starting March 18.

 

Shin Megami Tensei was originally released on Super Famicom in 1992. The iOS version, which hit Japan last year, is a port of the Game Boy Advance version from 2003. This marks the first time it will be available in English.

 

Trailer:

 

The official website and synopsis: 

Step away from clear notions of good and evil, right and wrong. There are demons in the world, but whether they are ally or enemy depends on player actions. In Tokyo 199X, a mysterious murder leads to the emergence of demons and an escalating global conflict thanks to the rise of a charismatic rebel leader in possession of a demon army, and external forces that wish to crush such threats with extreme measures. As the protagonist, players have an unusual ability (via computer program) to communicate with and recruit demons to fight for them. As they collect demons, the program will allow you to store, summon, and fuse them to create the right team to negotiate the ever-changing balance of powers, and fight for the kind of world you ultimately wish to live in.

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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