Congratulations Europe, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Is Coming Your Way

By Ishaan . September 2, 2013 . 11:00am



Well done, Europe—you’re getting Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2. Publisher Ghostlight announced this morning that the game has met its pre-order goal and will be released in European territories.


Additionally, since the game is confirmed for release, you can still go ahead and pre-order it, now with the knowledge that you’ll definitely get a finished product. Meanwhile, everyone who pre-ordered prior to August 30th will have their names included in the game’s manual.

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  • Man, I feel for gamers in Europe… They don’t even have a confirmed release for SMT4…

    • TheRealMalek

      and bravely default was pushed back to 2014…

      But hey still better than nothing..

      • Smooosh

        The announcement of the updated release made it worth though, at least in my opinion. :D

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          BD:WTFF is still coming in December I believe

          • Yep, they changed it yet again and have it releasing in 2014 still. Wonder what the deal is with that? I suppose in the US they didn’t want it to clash with Zelda and all the other Q4 hits, but aren’t those coming to the UK as well? Confusing.

      • AoiShingo

        Actually, Bravely Default is still scheduled for 2013 in Europe! :)

        • Farid Belkacemi

          Shhhh, don’t tell them ! :p

        • TheRealMalek

          if we don’t have a release date before mid october, i will be right… It is still quite strange to not have seen it on nintendo release planning for Q4

    • DesmaX

      Whatever happened to that one, anyway?

      I would assume Nisa would get that one before Dragon’s Crown

    • Pyrotek85

      I’ve always felt bad for them. Occasionally they get something that NA doesn’t, but usually that region gets shafted. I know it probably has to do with the multitude of languages and countries it covers, but it still sucks for any gamers living there.

      • Jisgsaw

        ” I know it probably has to do with the multitude of languages and countries it covers”

        That’s what I would also assume… if said games were translated, which they aren’t (well, for Atlus games at least).

        • TrevHead

          The Japanese have always been really bad with localisations in PAL, the fact that companies like Altus and NISA have publishing arms in the US only and use tiny 3rd parties if at all for PAL makes things worse.

          That Japan isn’t the only place making games and countries like the USA don’t have us waiting months or years for the games they make so, they have little excuse imo, just a lack of willingness.

          On the flip side NoE picks up alot of the slack and has their shit together unlike NoA.

    • Malon

      Thank you. ;__;

      But you still can give me your US 3DS AND your game. Thanks !

      • Take heart! You’re getting Bravely Default before us, at least, and you’ve got all those Inazuma Eleven games to play that I had to import for DS and can’t even play on 3DS thanks to region-locking.

        • Pedro Furtado

          That makes little sense since I have a american 3DS and I can play Inazuma Eleven Japanese just fine.

          • The NDS ones are region-free, but Inazuma Eleven 3 is on the 3DS. Or is it not region-locked? If so, it would be the only non-locked 3DS game I can think of. That would be nice though!

          • British_Otaku

            I’m pretty sure the 3DS IE games are region locked like every 3DS game. Pedro probably means that he could play the DS games on the 3DS and didn’t know about the others.

          • Pedro Furtado

            That is exactly what I mean. He said “to import for DS”, so I thought he meant IE 1 and 2.

          • Pedro Furtado

            I didn’t think you meant IE3, sorry!

          • That’s ok! No worries!

          • kmantle

            dark-gray ds cards are region free. black ds cards are blocked. maybe that’s it?

        • kmantle

          Also remember that both Layton 6 and Layton Vs Ace Attorney are being released sooner in EU too. And that Senran Kagura is getting a physical release too

      • British_Otaku

        Thanks to the 2DS, assuming you are willing to deal with no 3D, it won’t cost much to be able to play Adventure Time 3DS for example (the only 3DS game exclusive to America – with no date for us ever – which comes to mind, but I still want it BADLY).

        That said, I’m sure Taijutsu-Joshua has 2 US 3DS to spare along with 2 SMT4 copies.

  • SupaPhly

    better late than never… I guess.
    I wonder how long it would be for the overclocked version

  • Smooosh

    I was trying to think of a pun (or an excuse to post the song) because the headline is called “Devil Survivor 2 is coming your way” and the opening for the animated series is called “Take your way”, but I couldn’t think of anything… :|
    Whatever, time to celebrate!

  • tovarichyuri

    I’ll rather see this game’s drawings on the PS Vita

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    AWESOME. Very happy for europe :D

  • Ric Vazquez

    Nice, the gamers in Europe deserve to enjoy this game as much as we did.

  • British_Otaku

    Heck yeah! Now I’ll have to go and hunt down the first Devil Survivor from the US (even if I’ll probably play Overclocked first) to go with this, it may not have the same form factor but I feel weird without a whole series on my shelf.

    • You want the original version, even though you have Overlocked? O_o

      • British_Otaku

        I want all of the versions, because I will eventually own both this and Break Record. It would seem silly to own those two but not the two versions of Devil Survivor.

        I don’t have Overclocked yet, if money problems didn’t put me off enough, the bugs (now patched) didn’t help matters. Fortunately they still have stock of the preorder edition for Overclocked.

        • Sort of a collector thing, then? :) I really like Overclocked a lot. If I hadn’t been so crazy about the game, though, I might not have bothered with it since there’s not a whole lot of new stuff.

  • This is cool and stuff, but why didn’t they just wait and release Break Record on the 3DS eshop instead of all this tussle over the inferior version? Or is Break Record never coming west?

    • Julien_N

      Ghostlight already finished almost everything they needed for the game’s release (aside from manufacturing the copies) when Break Record was announced, and they are not even sure this updated re-release will be them to publish in PAL regions if it ever comes in PAL regions so they don’t want to waste their efforts for a hypothetical and uncertain future release.

      • Yeah, that makes sense. Sounds like they kind of got screwed in a way. Well, it is an awesome game and well worth supporting, whether Break Record comes to NA/EU or not.

    • British_Otaku

      Break Record isn’t even out in Japan yet, neither has it got a translation or voice over for all of the additional content. Atlus are still unstable financially as well even if they still intend to release in Japan this season.


      That and all the stuff about it being in the works for ages like Julien said. I find it quite reassuring that even PSP and DS retail games are still getting full worldwide releases and can be so open with what they are doing. Capcom with Ace Attorney Investigations 2. Take notes.

      • I feel like Ace Attorney Investigations 2 is doomed, sadly. I suppose we’re lucky just to be getting Ace Attorney 5 on the eshop! If DS games could be released as eshop downloads, I wonder if they might give it a shot. Otherwise, unless a different publisher picks it up…

        • British_Otaku

          As if I wasn’t already, I’m really starting to doubt Capcom given that other niche projects or even more niche projects get full physical releases (limited editions, collector’s items, dual audio and Multi-5 languages included) on the DS and 3DS to date… >_>

          Yes, given how they have been, I guess AAI2 is doomed which will only hurt the series in the long run. I have no idea why Nintendo aren’t trying to cash in on downloadable DS games, it sounds a lot more practical than Genesis, GBA (they did this but kept it exclusive to early buyers because) and all of the things that the DS doesn’t have the technology in house to run. It would be a saving grace for some games.

          • My theory on that: It seems the 3DS has to go into DSi mode in order to run DSiWare (which only runs from system memory, annoyingly), DS games, and GBA games. I don’t think Nintendo wants to sell anything on the eshop that takes the 3DS out of its normal 3DS functions.

            But, people will say, there are those GBA games they gave out, and the 3DS plays DS games in DS mode, etc. So I don’t know. The ultimate solution would be to find a way to get the hardware to run DS stuff without leaving 3DS mode, then sell DS games on the eshop.

            Suppose we’ll have to wait for the next hardware cycle, but I’d love DS games on the eshop right now if the price was right and if it got more niche stuff released.

  • As a proud gamer from Europe, I congratulate all of you who pre-ordered this game! Now I excuse myself to play games from America on a console from America, because **** the European market.

  • Neppygear

    Yay, I’ll be in the manual. I’m so important.

  • JustThisOne

    Congratulations, guys! :>

  • Julien_N

    Happy end, I guess! =)

    Until we find out that the game is full of new exclusive glitches. =P
    O…O-kay, it will probably not, but you never know…

    • British_Otaku

      No you don’t.
      It was a painful joke when it was something that could be patched, my heart wouldn’t take it if something I preordered had even worse problems.

      I’m sure Ghostlight wouldn’t let it happen twice in a row, especially with the same franchise in the same year.

      • Julien_N

        I also hope that Ghostlight does proper Quality Assurance this time.
        I was not pleased at all with the Overclocked bugs, and it made be a bit bitter and careful with the future Atlus PAL releases. =/

        • British_Otaku

          I was this close to not preordering DS2, just because how long it took us to get a gimped region locked version of the definitive Devil Survivor. You would think Atlus would mess up the release code of America as well instead of giving us… bonus features.

          It was very weird.

          • InfectedAI

            That was completely Ghostlight’s fault, not Atlus. Atlus had to step in and fix their screw up.

          • Tom_Phoenix

            Em…, it wasn’t Ghostlight’s fault. Atlus Japan was the one who was handling all the coding, so they are responsible for the “added features” in the EU release of DS:O. So if anything, the patch was Atlus JP cleaning up after itself.

            That said, Ghostlight and Nintendo of Europe aren’t blameless for the simple fact that they overlooked these bugs and released the game in such a state.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Nah Im pretty sure overclocked always had bugs.

          • Tom_Phoenix

            DS:O may have had its own bugs, but the egregious ones that were present in the EU build definitely weren’t present in the NA build. After all, it would be kind of hard to avoid bugs with the name input or freezes during demon summoning/auction house negotiation.

  • Rini11

    2015 will be a year SMT IV releases in Europe it is gonna be a long wait and it is a major pain in the butt

  • Terr

    awesome… too bad I, and everyone I know who wants the game, already imported it for cheaper than it’s release cost here.

  • SirRichard

    Getting my name in a game manual, then. It was honestly a nice surprise to see this morning, it seemed like they weren’t going to make it in the end. Everyone held off until the last second, I guess?

  • Tom

    I really wanted to buy the special dual bundle but I found 17000 HUF a bit too much for 2 “DS” games. I’m glad others didn’t find it too expensive, congratulations, boys n’ girls!

    • British_Otaku

      HUF is a funny currency name, then again so are pounds (my currency of choice). The price was a little high for me as well, at least at once even with the saving of £10 or something I think, so I only went in for DS2.

      I’ll probably pick up the poster edition separately (£39.99? Ouch) before the year ends still. At least, now they will have the game avaliable so can pick up DS2 at your leisure, they will have more copies at this point.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    I’m suprised this actually managed to gain enough pre-orders to justify a release. Not that I’m complaining; the more games Europe gets, the better. Props to Ghostlight for being willing to release this game for no real profit.

    That said, I’m personally going to wait for Break Record.

  • Great news!… But I was hoping more for news on Fate/Extra CCC than anything. I really hope that they manage to localise it at some point in 2014!

    But yeah, Ghostlight rock, they’ve brought a lot of great games to western audiences. I just hope that trend continues for more than just SMT releases.

  • Pedro Tavares

  • Oscar Alberto Abrego Suarez

    I dont get it. The DS is region free, why not just import the US version? Or get an american DS or 3DS for that matter?

    • TrevHead

      I could just import but it’s much better to support your home market since not everyone IS willing to import and helps grow the series in the PAL region.

      • Oscar Alberto Abrego Suarez

        Quite the sacrifice you people do but it wouldnt be easier if shops would just stock American copies?

        • Mr_SP

          I was only really interested in the cheap Devil Survivor 1, which can’t be imported, but getting the second game isn’t bad.

        • TrevHead

          nope because a US publisher isn’t allowed to market their game in other territories so you need a PAL publisher if it’s ever to be more than an underground thing. That’s why Rising Star Games opened up a US branch to sell Akia Katana in both regions after Dodonpachi Resurrection PAL was totally un-noticed by US gamers.

          As a rule of thumb I hold off importing If there is a home localisation in the works. Although I wouldn’t blame anyone for importing this game due to the long wait.

  • Göran Isacson

    *Listens to “Do You Hear The People Sing”*

    *Logs in on SiliconEra and sees that Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2 IS coming*


    Man that could fit with the news of Mighty nr 9 too, but also this! Anyhow, aww yiss getting myself two slick new games. I am okay with this. Very much okay with this.

  • James Enk

    we are getting quite a lot of SMT games:)

  • CirnoLakes

    Might I just say, on an unrelated note…
    That Hibiki Kuze is really cute.

    Oh yeah.. congratulations Europe.

    • komiko12

      Have you seen the Nendoroid with the mini Byakko.

  • Arcana Wiz

    congralutions Europe! i have a european ps3 so i know how it sucks to have to wait much more for a atlus game (P4A), but at least you’re getting it!

  • Why are they getting rid of a Da Peng for Metatron?

  • DyLaN

    Congratulations, europe gamers.
    Meanwhile the only latest info I can find abt Break Record is Yamato got an makeover… And that been around for a while.

  • Astraye

    Our gold version is better then your !

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