Sega’s Demon RPG Isn’t Shin Megami Tensei, But It’ll Be Out In English This Winter

By Ishaan . October 21, 2013 . 10:01am



Last year, Sega announced an RPG for iOS platforms, titled Demon Tribe, where you transform into and fight against demons. The game’s executive producer is Masayoshi Kikuchi, who worked on Jet Set Radio and Panzer Dragoon, and it will be available in English this winter.


Demon Tribe is a mash-up of the card-collecting game and a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) genres with action RPG elements. In the game, you’ll need to collect and fuse demons—yes, this sounds like Shin Megami Tensei, which is rather ironic now—to do battle in both cooperative and competitive encounters that can support up to 6 players in 3-on-3 battles.


You can watch an older Japanese trailer for Demon Tribe above.

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  • Rune_Fencer

    It looks really good….iphone nahh!! I’ll pass. Look ppl Ive been a gamer since the atari era. Im 30 now and all of this mobile phone trend is pushing me away from the gaming industry. Mobile Free2Play (money transaction required to enjoy the game) sucks and is killing the gaming industry and dividing the old school gamers. Phones are meant for a different purpose and there is a reason why smart phone bills are turning into 100$plus and ppl are just going along with it.

    • TrueDefault

      My business teacher said it best: a smart phone is a microtransactions device disguised as a phone.

      They were designed to sell apps after all.

  • J_Joestar

    Is it wrong that i saw the title mention SMT and assumed it would likely be a 3DS title?

    • Oscar Alberto Abrego Suarez

      No at this point it has being ATLUS platform of choice.

  • TheGioG

    Baby steps, Sega. Sure, it isn’t a title I was hoping would get localized, but it’s one of the first non-Sonic localizations (that I’ve heard of) in quite a while. I can only hope this leads to good things in Sega’s future.

    • Oscar Alberto Abrego Suarez

      Hatsune Miku.

    • fenix7

      Ya, like localizing VC3!

  • BlackC#Bro



    • TheGioG

      Down, Grammar Hand! Stay your raging blood!

    • At least there weren’t any comma splices in this one. :)

  • It has nice artwork, but other than that I’m not interested in the slightest. Also, iOS lawl.

  • Strain42

    Unlike a lot of people here, I’m very happy to hear that this is being localized. I remember seeing the trailer for this a while ago and just assumed we wouldn’t get it. I’m excited to play it.

    It saddens me to see so many ignorant so called gamers who write off perfectly good games just because they’re on an iOS device. Oh well, their loss. (Dunno how this game is going to turn out, but I’ve been playing iOS games for years now, and a lot of them have been better than anything the triple a market has been putting out. And no, they’re not all microtransaction fests. Some of the best games I’ve played didn’t cost me a dime)

    • Ferrick

      it’s always lovely to see “pot calling the kettle black” comments like these appear here and there, always amusing no matter what the context is

      • Strain42

        How is it pot calling the kettle black? Yes, I enjoy iOS games, but I also enjoy games on other more recognized consoles (for lack of a better term) I do not discriminate against a game based solely on the platform it is on. I believe that good games can be anywhere.

        Yet you can’t deny there are gamers out there, heck there are some who have posted here whose reactions are basically “Looks neat, but iOS? Nope nope nope.” and I find that very sad.

        • Ferrick

          there’s nothing wrong with liking ios games, but calling others ignorant simply because they don’t like ios games doesn’t exactly make you a saint either.

          • Strain42

            I’m not saying people have to like iOS games. People are welcome to like and dislike whatever they want.

            I’m just personally sick of hearing statements like “they aren’t ‘real’ games.” or “They’re all just microtransaction scams that are ruining gaming.” because neither of those statements are true, and so yeah, it does bother me to an extent when I read those things that are just wrong. It’s no different than someone getting annoyed over a spelling mistake or any other factual error.

            And to be fair, I have never and will never claim to be a saint :P

    • mirumu

      I don’t really know what you’re trying to achieve referring to people as “ignorant so called gamers”. That’s not a way to start a reasonable discussion. Not all people like the same games.

      I like some iOS games myself, but on the iTunes store there’s a lot of misguided ports, games with completely awful controls and an overwhelming amount of F2P junk. It’s hardly surprising there are those who will just write it off entirely rather than trawl through the sea of shovelware to find the gems. This is as much due to Apple’s poor implementation of the iTunes store as anything.

  • Well I loved the music at lest lol =^_^=

  • sakusakusakura_nyo

    I’m just glad they aren’t calling this Persona 5.

  • Yan Zhao

    iOS, lol.
    Interest lost instantly.

  • Dagobert

    iPhone game… Damn it! They bought Atlus!

  • artemisthemp

    I didn’t like this, but I will try a demo.

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