Imagine a Shin Megami Tensei MMORPG getting licensed to Aeria Games

By Spencer . September 9, 2008 . 3:17pm

smti Cave (yes, the Cave famous for shooters) developed a massively multiplayer online RPG based in the Shin Megami Tensei universe. Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine is a free to play online game where players either choose to rebuild a post apocalyptic Tokyo and join the law side, disrupt the system by joining the chaos side, or in typical Shin Megami Tensei fashion choose neither and go neutral. Other staples from the Shin Megami Tensei series like demon negotiation and demon fusion are also present in the game. Atlus Japan makes money through microtransactions where players trade cash for in game items.


Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine was released only in Japanese last year. According to this forum thread at Aeria it appears they will be publishing the game in other languages. A “Game Master” under the handle Superman0X claims they have the rights to English and German language versions of Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine. No details on a date and the lack of an official press release throws this post into the probably-will-happen rumors bin. We’ll keep you posted on this when more details emerge because you can dress up like a nurse and fight demons with a larger than life syringe.


If you have not seen Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine before here’s a gameplay clip to satisfy curiosity.



Images courtesy of Atlus / Cave.

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  • JeremyR

    I’ve played their Shaiya and Project Torque. Both okay, but Aeria games itself seems a little, well, dodgy. And expensive. Project Torque was fun, but in order to get anything good, you’d have to spend a lot more money (and I realized I would be better off just paying for Xbox Live and Forza 2)

  • Pedro Silva

    I’m a Shin Megami Tensei fan, and I can say that I just don’t care about this… at all.

    feels good to say it actually.

  • Chow

    The title of this article mislead me twice. At first, it looked like it said that a SMT MMO was getting licensed, then I noticed it said “imagine”, which I thought to mean “imagine if…”, then as I read it, it was really about an SMT MMO getting possibly licensed. XD

  • Hello Hello

    I might give this a go, if it’s free to play. Monthly fees are what keep me away from World of Warcraft.

  • RagolSlayer

    Man, good times, good times. IMAGINE was actually pretty good for a F2P MMORPG (played on the Japanese servers).

    So I’m guessing that that MMO Game Producer position on Atlus’s site was never filled.

  • Keriaku

    I can’t believe this is actually happening.

    I think I’m going to have to give a portion of my life away to this.

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  • Nabe

    The prospect of playing with the new wave of new, prepubescent MegaTen fans (whom have little if any idea there are MegaTen games besides Persona 3) along with the already terrible “free” MMO community really dampens my interest in this MMO.

    Not that I was very interested to begin with.

  • There is a release here from SpencerC who appears to be the product manager.

  • bizutt

    So this game is currently released in the open beta version for everyone (just wanted to keep all up to date on this).

    Currently, there are a lot of amazing features that have been added. These happen to be some really interesting costumes that you can deck your toon out with and a large amount of items that will help you along the way.

    I have been playing for about a week, and have seen some of the most interesting mobs/demons ever. There is a lot with this game and I would highly suggest that you or anyone you know to come check this out. I’m sure that there is a buzz already going around (if not XD).

    Other than that, if anyone has any additional information about this game, please reply here with what you know. It will be very helpful to me and others.

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