Shin Megami Tensei If… Sneaks Onto PlayStation Network

By Spencer . September 13, 2010 . 12:14am

imageThe latest Shin Megami Tensei to join the PSP and PlayStation 3 compatible Game Archives collection is Shin Megami Tensei If….


Shin Megami Tensei If… shares some similarities with the popular Persona series since its set in a high school that’s transported to the demon world. After picking a male or female lead, you track down Hazama, the self-proclaimed demon king who was once a student at Karukozaka High. The “if…” bit in the title is there because Shin Megami Tensei If… takes place in the same timeline as Shin Megami Tensei. Well, that’s if Tokyo wasn’t overrun by demons.


Atlus upgraded the Super Famicom graphics for the PsOne port, which is the game you can get from PlayStation Network for 1,000 yen ($13). Digital Atlus re-releases carry a premium price in Japan.

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  • FlamingSausage

    Man, I wish Atlus USA would translate this game.

    • Jaxx-Leviathan

      Ditto. Ah wait, that still wouldn’t help a european like me. T_T

      • FlamingSausage

        Lol, I’m a European too ^_^ But I would still find a way to play it.

    • I saw Persona for the psp in the PSN so that means that if Atlus USA translate the game, the game can come to the European psn

  • EvilAkito

    I cry every time I see an SNES or PS1 MegaTen game on a Japanese download service… only because I know very well that I will never be playing those games, in English, on any of my game systems :(

  • Jayred_Potter

    I agree with FlamingSausage, why don’t they translate more good games. I love the Shin Megami Tensei series, and I would really love to play this, if it actually hit the US

    • godmars

      Because it costs money and games like this have small fanbases in the West. more so because they’re old.

      Mind you they could look for fansubbers to translate them, but then that would likely mean offering the games at a lower price if not giving them away. Leaving game code open which would be the same thing.

      • Bruce

        but japanese developers are kinda nicer to fans , they don’t drop unprofitable games like what activision has done with some of it series , so there’s still hope of this being translated

        • Zeik56

          Atlus USA has stated they are never going to translate any of these old Japanese only releases, as it just wouldn’t be profitable. Our only hope would be a remake.

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