Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine Online Gets A New Story [Update]

By Ishaan . July 22, 2010 . 1:41pm


When we last heard news of Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine Online, it involved a bondage Angel advertising the title to gamers in Korea. This bit of news, however, pertains to the English-speaking audience.


Publisher Aeria Games just announced that a new free content update for the game allows access to episode 1 of “Chain of Curse,” a new storyline penned by “one of the franchise’s original creators”. We wrote to Aeria asking just who this was but haven’t received a response so far.


The new content update provides new ingame events and quests in new locales, which Aeria describe as “investigating a new, mysterious trend taking over the youths in Shinjuku Babel.” The update also includes a range of game tweaks designed around community requests. You can read more about these here.


Update: Aeria Games just informed us that the new scenario has been written by Kazunari “Archbishop” Suzuki. Suzuki, in collaboration with Chiaki Ogishima, produced one of the many Shin Megami Tensei manga, loosely related to the games. We believe the Tokyo Revelation OVA was based on his work.

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  • You know…the last time I saw an in-game play of this…the damage that one of the bosses took sounded like a monkey getting pissed off.

    And this was no monkey they were slaying either.

    Is it really that great of a game? I’m semi-interested but the stuff I’ve been seeing is short of that.

    • Jaxx-Leviathan

      I love the SMT-series and its offspring, but playing Imagine… I mean, it was wicked cool to summon the demons you love and flaunt your style clothing, combat-style and demon of choice, but it got repetitive real fast for me and it didn’t feel very fluid most of the time, the battles felt very stiff to me (though I guess most MMORPG work that way). I think a lot of people can fall in love with this iteration of the series, but I am not one of them.

      • cowcow

        I don’t like MMORPG’s

    • most probably u will love it a lot at the beginning, being a SMT fan, i loved the feeling of playing this, it just looked like nocturne, and the demon fusing stuff was pretty fun.

      I did spend some great months in this game, but after you are done with the story quests the game becomes kinda slow, and the best way to get some 5% of the 100% to lvl up at some point, is be all day in a dungeon asking people to take them with you in the story’s quest.

      But yeah, if you like SMT, give it a shot, im sure you will fall in love with it for a good while

    • DDanny

      Sure, the game is fun at the beginning, until you realize there’s nothing to do later besides grinding same dungeon/boss forever and playing dress up with the weekly cash shop fashion gears that are now completely overpowered and offer no non-cash shop alternative. Oh wait, there’s always pvp for drama.
      Seriously, there was potential but the developer Cave (yeah, same one from those shooters) chose instead with their short term decisions to turn it into a complete pay to win game where if you have enough irl money you can level up to 90+ in about less than one week.
      Don’t even get me started on the pathetic lack of content.
      Honestly, don’t waste time playing it unless you are a complete harcore megaten fan, love drama or have a lot of money to spare.It’s not like Cave is even trying to revert the situation, instead they are squeezing every bit of $$ they can from the game before it dies its well deserved death.

  • woa they took a good while to release new stuff, after beating all the story related stuff, it was hard to level up and i ended up getting bored D:

  • *sign* Too bad that I stopped playing this game. I would like to know more as a SMT fan myself but I got bored of Aeria. Maoh over and out D:

  • lucy1986

    Ahh, Tokyo Revelation on VHS…..that brings back memories.

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