Ghostlight “Looking Into” Devil Survivor 2′s Release In Europe

By Ishaan . March 14, 2013 . 12:00pm

Devil Survivor Overclocked’s European release is just around the corner, which brings us to the subject of its sequel, Devil Survivor 2.

 

This morning, the game’s European publisher, Ghostlight, posted an update concerning Devil Survivor 2’s release in Europe.

 

“Currently the European version of the game is finished and has been approved for release by Nintendo,” writes Ghostlight’s Ross Brierley. “However, without going into too much detail, retail support for DS titles is understandably low at the moment making it difficult for us to release the title.”

 

Brierley continues: “We haven’t given up though and we’re currently looking into several different ways of making this fantastic game available to you all. One way that I’ve heard being discussed on the Ghostlight grapevine is that we may release a Collector’s Edition of the game exclusively through our website which will mean we’d need your full support in making this release happen.”

 

More news on this front, Brierley says, will be made available in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, over in Japan, Atlus have announced an updated version of Devil Survivor 2 for the Nintendo 3DS, with more news to be shared towards the end of this month.

 


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  • Ninten

    I am okay with the DS version if it comes out. I don’t find the Break Code to be that necessary.

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Seems like they might as well accept their losses and just wait for DS23DS to be released. DS23DS ought to be released in the US and if voiced, I guess Ghostlight could nab that part of the DS23DS version here and then work their magic. Hope people in Europe dont have to wait as long for DS23DS as they had to do DSO.

    • Jisgsaw

      And let the player again wait X years to finally get the game, and loose the certification process they made for the DS game ?
      No, if the work is done, a release on their webside would be the best compromise for all parties.

  • Jisgsaw

    At this point, I really think the best (for the european players) would be the solution he talked about (as long as it is not too far off).
    Bringing out a DS game (a niche one at that) in physical retail would be suicidal.

  • TrevHead

    I’m surprised I would have thought a SMT game would sell to 3DS owners and the 3DS version been region locked

    • Armane

      Devil Survivor is not an SMT game though. /pendantry

      I think Overclocked 2 would do well on 3DS though.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    This region lock business is no good for anybody.

    • Ninten

      Yeah, it’s the gift of YHVH.

    • brian

      It is for Nintendo, it helps sell some extra systems.

      • Samurai Don

        Not when Nintendo primary focus is selling the 3DS, so promoting a release of a DS game is not what they want.

    • Jisgsaw

      Well to be fair, the game we are talking about here (DS2) isn’t region locked, like every DS game…

      • FitzpatrickPhillips

        Ah you’re right. I thought it said overclocked for some reason. My bad.

        • Jisgsaw

          Well, I still have difficulties to swallow the region lock of the 3DS (and of Arena), so I surely won’t blame you for your comment ^^

  • SirRichard

    On top of retailers being wary of new DS releases, especially niche ones like these, the announcement of Break Code has put them in a corner in a way as the newest edition with new content and fancier graphics and all is the one people are going to want (indeed, the comments on the blog are already full of people saying “Just get Break Code”).

    But they already signed, finished and had this one approved, and I don’t think they could easily swallow just doing nothing with it. That suggestion of a limited-run Collector’s Edition is probably for the best.

  • landlock

    Now would be a good time to release it to be honest. People are going to start watching the anime in April could get a little buzz going.

    • Jisgsaw

      And lets also not forget the first game that will soon come out, that finally finds its way in Europe (even in the better version).

  • pho_Enix

    They should just hold out for DS2: Break Code.

  • $29082171

    They skipped DeSu and focused on DeSu Overclocked, they should also skip DeSu 2 and focus in to DeSu 2 Break Code or else they’re going to be a laughing stock.

    • SirRichard

      They skipped the first for Overclocked because Overclocked was already released in English, but Break Code isn’t even out in Japan yet. And with the work on 2 already done, a limited run would hardly make them a laughing stock, mate.

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Please bring it over Ghostlight. I don’t want to import… -_-

  • AlexanderPappas

    It’s really sucks that you guys have not gotten this game yet. It came out a year ago here. Same thing happened with overclock too.

  • ZeroWalker

    Oh so they plan to relase DS2 over her in Eu well how Generous of them I tught we had to wait another 4 year or we may have to, we get it right when the next handled system comes out ? There are many games I wish we could get over here liked all the YS games for psp sure we got as Digital download but as a collector I wish for the UMD release. But your can import they say. Sure I can if you pay for the 50-70dollar import taxes my stupid country have plus the 20-30dollar shipping making the game cost around 150-200 dollar instead of 20-40bucks.

    • Jisgsaw

      Hum, I don’t know where you’re from, but if it is from the EU, taxes often don’t apply on small packages (some website even specifically indicate a lower price to the customs to not get charged further), and the shipping is also quite cheap (got P4G for a total of 54$ for instance).

      Don’t know how it is outside of EU though :/

      • ZeroWalker

        I live in Sweden and I imported Dragon quest for famicom from japan like 13dollar for import and shipping total of 72dollar thats 90 bucks in total.

        And that’s because Sweden has it´s little special own taxe.

        Another example I heard that the Neo geo X is sold for about 199.99 dollar in the US well in my local game store they sell it for about 320dollar just cuz it´s imported because it´s expensive like hell to import from a non EU country.

        • Jisgsaw

          Well, Video game Plus sells it for less than 30€ WITH shipping. Didn’t get taxes in France nor Germany when buying threw them (5 games).
          Not sure if Sweden has ( or even can have) special taxes for importing oO
          But even if, shouldn’t be more than 10-15€ I guess.

          And like I said, taxes aren’t usually applied for packages of less than 20€, and somehow, apparently, they manage to get the package priced as less than 20€.

          • Armane

            €18 is the cut off. And that’s including shipping cost. Here in the UK they can often be quite hot on it as the Royal Mail at least charges an extortionate fee (a flat £8; well, it’s extortionate if you’re just above the cut off) on top of the VAT.

            That said even Sweden must be charging like 300% VAT for a $13 package to wind up costing $90.

  • Adam Zaorski

    Yawn, I bought it and finished it long time ago on my US NDS. Good job Atlus, good job.

  • gamerdude

    Makes you wonder how big barrier of an entry is it to release digital e-shop versions of games?

    I mean you could cut production costs. And e-shop has limitless shelf space.

    This naturally is as easy or hard as Nintendo makes it to be.

    If this doesn’t happen I hope at least DS overlocked 2 is a possibility in the future?

  • Neppygear

    Jesus crust, they’re being crazy slow.

  • Sergio Pinheiro

    It will not receive a port to 3ds?

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