Sony “Investigating” Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga Games For PSN In Europe

By Ishaan . May 15, 2014 . 1:00pm

U.K. publisher Ghostlight have posted another update regarding the Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga games on their official blog. Ghostlight’s Ross Brierley writes:


Moving on to SMT: Digital Devil Saga I and II for PSN – if you remember last week I mentioned we were looking into these titles again following the recent release of SMT: Nocturne on the North American PSN Store. Well, earlier today I learned that following some discussions with Sony, they are investigating whether the two Digital Devil Saga titles will work with the latest version of the PS2 emulator.


This process is likely to take a few weeks but we’re keeping our fingers crossed in the hope that all goes well. Whatever happens, I’ll be sure to let you all know as soon as I hear anything.


Additionally, Ghostlight are also teasing that they will reveal a Japanese dungeon crawler for PC release via Steam next week.

  • They said the PC dungeon crawler has never gotten an English release, I’m wondering if it’s Students of the Round.

  • Liamv2

    I need this badly. I missed it on the PS2 but apparently it’s one of the best SMT games.

    • As a big fan of SMT, I would say it is ! :D

    • WolfDuo

      In my opinion is one of the greatest jrpg ever. And I played more than 120 jrpg. Among the MegaTen series I played: SMTIII, Devil survivor, Persona 2, P3 FES, P4, Devil summoner, DDS and DDS2, and these last two are the best. Consider them as just one game: first and second part.

    • Tiredman

      Nocturne is my favorite of the Shin Megami Tensei games, and even in my top 5 games. Digital Devil Saga is a good one though. My only gripe is part 2 is a bit boring compared to part 1, at least it was for me. I can replay part 1 over and over, but I have yet to actually finish part 2. It has been a good number of years since I tried, so maybe I will give this a try when I get the digital copies. Love having all these games on my ps3, means i can pack away my ps2 cd’s and try to preserve them.

      • Arrngrim

        Tiredman says is best, DDS2 isn’t quite as good as DDS1, but they’re direct sequels so you gotta play both!

    • notentirelythere

      I can vouch for that! They’re flat out some of the best JRPGs ever.

    • Arrngrim

      It is, DDS is a great entry in the SMT world and I went out of my way to hook up a good friend in Euro-land with PS2 copies of these. Definitely worth playing if you never have!

    • Ric Vazquez

      I played them and I can vouch for them being two of the best SMT games

  • chibidw

    Wait why does Atlus need a publisher to get involved just to throw a game onto the PSN? Particularly Ghostlight – we can expect to see it in a lesser time frame than it took them to get the Devil Survivor games out in Europe I hope?

    • AuraGuyChris

      I thought Atlus doesn’t have an European branch and that’s why NIS is always publishing their games over there besides Ghostlight?

      • chibidw

        They don’t, but that shouldn’t be relevant if all you’re doing is stuffing it onto a digital storefront.

        • dawnbomb

          as i recall, the PS3’s PS2 emu could not properly run digital devil sega last time they tried to get it on PSN, eventually they gave up. but now it looks like many updates later like it might work, so they are seeing if its possible again, it might still not work tho.

          • Astraye

            if it works on the PSN US, have to explain me why it shouldn’t work on PSN EU.

          • dawnbomb

            those exact thoughts are why they are trying PSN EU again, because as you said, with all these updates if it now works on US, it probably works on EU

            that being said, EU actually has regional differences, so keep that in mind, so it still might not be possible.

            if you scroll up and look at related topics, there are articles about the issues they had last time they tried.

          • Tehen

            If it is like recent US PSN releases (Nocturne, Personna 3 FES, Raidou Vs the Soulless army), with a European PS3, connected in Europe, you could create a US PSN account (put money in it, that is the difficult part), buy the game from the US PS Store and then play it on your European PS3 (even when logged in your European PSN account).

            So I do not see why it would not be technically possible to put this game (and the others mentionned above) on the European PSN.
            It would save European fans from having to manage multiple accounts with multiple wallets …

      • Tehen

        I thought that since they have been bought buy SEGA, European realeases would be flowing.

        These US PSN releases and Shin Megami Tensei IV not coming to Europe are not what I expected.

    • Astraye

      Cause Atlus doesn’t give a shit about Eu.

    • Ladius

      Devil Survivor Overclocked’s European delays were apparently related to Atlus taking a long time to provide a different build for the game’s European version, a build that ended up having some bugs that didn’t exist in the US version.

      If I remember correctly, Ghostlight needed less time (considering the announcement-release gap) to develop a new PC port of Agarest with its partner team than Atlus to work out the PAL build of Devil Survivor.

      Regarding DDS, I imagine Ghostlight’s involvement is because they were the ones that published those two games in Europe back in the days. Atlus USA has been directly publishing some of its recent titles in Europe on PSN or eShop, like Growlanser WoT, Gungnir or Conception 2.

      • revenent hell

        You are a very knowledgeable one

  • revenent hell

    These are great games that everyone should have access to regardless of the people who complain about Atlus.
    I think its awesome they are working to get these games released.

  • NoLastName

    Always great to hear some good Atlus-related news for us Europeans

  • Please fix it first. There are a lot of problems with the emulation of this game.

  • CrazedSlayer

    Funny how the best part of game to me is having the Demi-Fiend beating the hell out of me :D

    • Tiredman

      Until you are 25 deaths in and you realize that it just isn’t that important to you =p

    • SMT

      All while the Nocturne random battle theme is playing. Because you level 99 party with full stats and all abilities is nothing but a random encounter to the badass that is the Demi-Fiend!

      Seriously, it’s probably the hardest battle in JRPG history. Because even if you are prepared, you can still get screwed. Unlike the DDS2 extra battle that actually follows a very rigid routine and you’re only screwed if you don’t pay enough attention, you can still lose to the Demi-Fiend from a combination unlucky status ailments and improper backups.

      And yet at no point does it feel unfair, and it doesn’t drag too much. Beating him without the “Red Star” method is probably my favorite achievement :D

  • Sav

    this game has worked via the software emu for awhile, not sure how long.

    they have no excuse to not release it already.

    an HD remake would have been much better anyway, that i’d actually pay for.

    but that’s the atlus of today.

    • Ms_Fortune

      First off, the PS2 emulator couldn’t do them right, least the old version, chances this is an updated one hence why we’re seeing stuff like Nocturne and P4 on it

      And 2nd, your Atlus of today comment is pretty silly, you can’t just snap your fingers and crap out an HD remake, plus they’d probably make an HD remake of more popular stuff before touching something as niche as DDS.

      Be more realistic with what you want friend.

      • Gregor

        Yeah, he should probably ask for another Persona Something or Other… Sorry for the sarcasm :)

        • Sav


      • Sav

        like i said, it’s worked for awhile, cfw ps3’s have been able to play these games for a looong time, via the software emu.

        i’m sure adding hd visuals isn’t that hard to do, but they’re more intersted in persona games.

        dds is way better than most persona games.

  • Audie Bakerson

    Outside of MAYBE Persona (and if you can get allowed to port an Atlus game there is way better suited stuff), Ghostlight (nor their parent Midas Interactive.) has never published any game that could be remotely “Dungeon Crawler”, so this should be interesting.

    Edit: Source mentions no western release so far. Should note that in the article.

    • Ladius

      They published Elminage, it even had a LE with an extremely small print run. Fate/Extra could also be considered a dungeon crawler of sorts, albeit a somewhat unconventional one compared to more traditional efforts.

      Then again, both of them are out since the PC dungeon crawler, whether a port or not, is apparently a game that hasn’t been localized so far. Maybe it could be one of the older Experience titles, or a port of another game in the Elminage series.

  • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

    I would buy this in a heartbeat

  • Jadfish

    Then I can finally play the game that contains my all-time favorite JRPG battle track

    • MrTyrant

      Divine Entity is such a masterpiece. Nocturne/DDS are one of Shoji Meguro’s finest works in terms of soundtrack.

  • Ric Vazquez

    Sony, would you kindly takes this to Europe, they need it.

    • revenent hell

      You need to read the article buddy.
      They are attempting to fix/find out if the games will work with the current emulator so they can put these games on the European PSN.

      • Guest

        Emmmm, I read the whole thing, and I know, why do you think I posted the above comment BUDDY?

        • revenent hell

          Because you obviously don’t know what you read based upon your comment.

          “Sony, would you kindly takes this to Europe, they need it.”- Your comment.
          Why are you asking them to bring these games to Europe when they are obviously working to do so?

      • Ric Vazquez

        Emmmm, I read the whole thing…

        • revenent hell

          Then your comment makes absolutely no sense. They are trying to bring this to Europe. Hence the post by Ghostlight and this article. The whole thing is about getting these games released in Europe so why are you asking them to release them there when they are obviously trying to?

          • Ric Vazquez

            I’m encouraging it, that’s why

          • revenent hell

            I’m going to assume English is not your native language so here’s the thing when you ask for something ,or for someone to do something,that’s not encouragement. Its asking for something and here its asking for something they are attempting to do already.

            Encouragement would be saying ” I hope they get this fixed because Europe really should be able to have access to these great games” or something like that.

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