It’s Official, We’re Getting Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor

By Spencer . February 6, 2009 . 12:39pm

devilsurvivor_screens_07Get ready to save Tokyo from a demon invasion. Atlus is bringing us Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor on June 23 just like a little leak predicted. Devil Survivor is the first Shin Megami Tensei game for the Nintendo DS and unlike the other games it’s a sort of like a strategy RPG. Players move COMPS, teenage demon tamers, and their fiendish friends on an isometric grid, but when it’s time to fight combat switches into a turn based RPG. Think Archaic Sealed Heat.


Outside of battle it’s up to you to solve the mystery of the demon invasion, fuse demons to make stronger allies or sell them in brand new demon auctions. A modified version of the alignment system from classic Shin Megami Tensei games is back too since you can ally with angels, demons, or nobody and rely on yourself. Your choices will change the story and eventually determine one of the multiple endings. Sounds like Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor is going to have a lot of replay value for a $29.99 DS game.



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Images courtesy of Atlus.

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  • YES!

  • lostinblue

    predicable, but… I’ll grab it.

  • Volcynika

    Don’t look for Devil Survivor on Amazon yet! Erotic Survivor comes up.


  • Nabe

    Not a surprise with or without the leak. Not a bad thing either!

    Now make my day and announce SMTIV, Persona PSP and Growlanser PSP.


  • ryne11


    Atlus is making me poor

  • I’ve been loving the idea of a SMT srpg since it was announced and we never got the other two so I’m really looking forward to this. SMT, Shining Force and Resident Evil are the only things I live for these days.

  • Kay

    YES! I’ve been waiting for this game since it was announced. So glad it’s confirmed for release, really looking forward to it. and hoping that it’s also going to cost $30 in Canada too.

    (I wonder if Square Enix will do ATLUS a favor and release it in Europe…?)

  • pressstart

    Aw… not Kazuma Kaneko. Still cool, hope there’s an artbook in store for us!

    • lostinblue

      Kazuma Kaneko is in… in the demon designs. (character designs are by some other dude)

      • pressstart

        That’s true, though I really like his human character designs.

  • QBasic

    The irony. The moment I clicked play, I received an email.

  • Dan


  • I had to check but the art is done by Suzuhito Yasuda, the guy behind Yozakura Quartet and the very enigmatic short stories in Robot, comic anthologies handled by Range Murata (Spy Fiction, Last Exile).
    This is worth checking out for me on that alone.

  • Joanna

    oh tard. I’m going to be out of the country when this is released. Guess I’m have to hope I can find it in mid July still.

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