Durarara!! Characters Are In Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker

By Ishaan . January 7, 2015 . 2:02pm

We somehow missed this back when it was revealed in the pages of Famitsu magazine, but Atlus recently revealed that Durarara!! characters Celty Sturluson, Izaya Orihara, and Shizuo Heiwajima will make cameo appearances in Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker.

 

Details on the three characters are scarce for the moment, but the three will partake in battles, since Famitsu shows screenshots of the them with their stats and race (“Foreigner”). Just what role they’ll play in the game remains to be seen. They could simply be bosses or they could be more.

 

Why Durarara!! characters? Because as a few of our readers probably already know, the character designs for Devil Survivor and Durarara!! are by the same artist—Suzuhito Yasuda. Yasuda has since also designed characters for games such as Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth.

 

Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker will be available in North America sometime during early 2015.


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  • Wait what

    Before everyone gets excited, it’d been said that these characters probably won’t be in the American release.

    • Souffrir

      TOO. DAMN. LATE.

      Aaaarrrrgh.

    • _Accelerate_

      Well, there goes my hopes and dreams.

    • Which is kinda confusing, given that when NISA released Z.H.P, most of the characters from the crossovers with the various series were intact.

      • greeeed

        License issue, NISA have License for all of their game in both west and east while Durarara anime have different provider in wast (License) than Atlus DS2.

        Same reason why we can’t get any Super Robot War game

        • I don’t see how it’s a license issue.

          ZHP has things like the obligatory Disgaea cameos but also characters from series like Shakugan no Shana, Toradora, Index, Spice and Wolf, Dokuro-Chan, Boogiepop Phantom, Inukami, OreImo, Lucky Chance, Asura Cryin, DRRR, Kino’s Journey, Baccano, Accel World and a few other series, all of which was intact for the western release and unlicensed by NISA.

          NISA has like only the Disgaea characters and maybe the Toradora characters but that’s it.

          I don’t see how Atlus would not be able to get the rights for one series when NISA grabbed a whole bunch. Hell, Funi had the Spice and Wolf TV license since 2009 but that still got in ZHP and wasn’t removed.

          • Souffrir

            It’s not about ability, it’s about cost.

    • Samuel

      Maybe,just maybe,they will swap them for someone that actually matters on the SMT universe. Like they swapad Dante to Raidou on SMT nocturne.

      • Bunzi

        Which is odd, because the game that was done in never came out in the west, and Dante was intact in (the) western release(s)

      • Strain42

        Well that wasn’t a localization thing though. They just changed Dante to Raidou when they did the special Nocturne that was released alongside King Abaddon. Though personally I preferred that.

        I’d love it if these three were replaced with actual MegaTen characters in the US version, but I’m not getting my hopes up for that. Like the three male heroes from SMT1 would be much better than these three in my opinion, or maybe even just some Devil Survivor 1 characters. I don’t really like when RPGs try to bring in characters from outside series like this. It’s fine when like fighting games do it, but it’s weird to see it in Devil Survivor. Especially since DS is supposed to be the real world, where Durarara would probably be a fictional series in their world the way it is in ours.

        • Bunzi

          I agree, mostly. The other two are pretty standard anime cool guy types I don’t really see fitting into this, but Celty’s a Dullahan, which could logically work as something involving demons.

    • chibidw

      Justifying that Atlus Tax.

    • AnimeRemix

      I’m curious to see an actual source for this.

      • TruePariah
        • AnimeRemix

          Thanks for the link! It’s extremely close to just being no, but I still have little hope that we get the DRRR!! characters over here. If we don’t, oh well. At least it’s nice to know DRRR!! for the second time has been mixed into the world of SMT (the first being SMT IMAGINE).

    • Strain42

      I’m actually more excited to hear that they won’t be xD I’m curious though, where did you hear this? Are these guys some sort of DLC that may not be localized or would they just be removed entirely? Atlus USA usually doesn’t do that sort of thing.

    • Nameless App 1989

      It used to be on Adult Swim, pre-Toonami, there’s a chance it could come over here.

    • Eder García

      so, we will get Dante from Devil May Cry series?

      • Harry Potter

        already in nocturne

        • Souffrir

          thatsthejoke.jpg

          • Hachiman

            lol

  • LM009

    shizuo stats:

    str:40
    magic:1
    vitality:40
    agility:1

    • Noor

      With that logic, I’d guess
      Izaya stats:

      str:20
      magic:1
      vitality:20
      agility:40

      • Tsun-Tsun Severa

        >Agility: 40
        Izaya, you slippery little bastard…

    • TheGioG

      Command Skill: I hate violence!
      *Punches legion of demon faces in*
      Clearly he does.

  • Warboss Aohd

    if i can recruit them, that would be awesome.

  • Adrian Duran

    seems weird because they have the same artists it’s justification enough to be in the game

    I mean do artists generally have a business impact in the game, outside of character and monster design?

    • Teddy

      It’s not unprecedented. For example, the reason Dante was put into SMT: Nocturne was a cross promotion where Kazuma Kaneko designed Dante and Virgil’s Devil Trigger modes in DMC3.

      • Kayhil Dimas

        Kazuma koneko also design that old man and his orbital frame in Zone of the enders 2nd runner (the one that gives dingo and Jehuty the zero shift so you stand a chance against anubis)

    • DyLaN

      There a similar crossover in The Awakened Fate Ultimatum/Kamikuro as well with Haruhi/Shana making an appearance in the game. They also share the same character designer, Noizi Ito but I think its the dev who usually make such decision and it so happens that the artist worked on another popular work.

  • PowerSerg

    Promotes a new anime series but still needs to charge more then the average 3ds game. Totally.

    • chroma816

      New anime series? DRRR is pretty oldish. Or am I missing something?

      • DyLaN

        Season 2 of DRRR is going to start soon.

        • chroma816

          Well color me pleasantly surprised.

          • You didn’t know? is about to start soon.

          • chroma816

            I’m surprised I didn’t – I tend to keep up with anime news and whatnot. Good to hear, though.

          • AnimeRemix

            When everyone says soon, they also mean that season 2 starts this Saturday.

            Just throwing that little piece of information out.

          • chroma816

            That’s a lot sooner than I thought.

            Thanks for the head’s up, though.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    shizuo will be too OP for me

  • …But we already have a Dullahan?

    • Too bad. Celty is better.

      • She’s pretty hot for a girl without a head I guess.

    • Rose Spinoza

      Celty is just one of (probably) many. So it works.

  • Michael Connell

    Any chance for some Baccano! characters too?

    • Souffrir

      While Baccano! doesn’t get enough love, Dullalala!! (I don’t care what the official romanization is, it was obviously supposed to be “L”s) gets the effort because it shared a character designer. We’re more likely to get Kamisama Kazoku or (ohpleasegodplease) Yozakura Quartet than Baccano!, I think.

  • urbanscholar

    “Foreigner” thehe

  • Vallen

    if shizuo isn’t an ally, then he will be unbeatable

  • MrJechgo

    Ok… Celty, I get it, since she’s a Dullahan, but both Shizuo and Izaya???

    What are the two last classified as? Berserker and Springheeled Jack?

    • Wrathful

      I think Izaya would probably belong in Fairy type because he’s a troll. I hope Shizuo’s probably the similar category as Shiva.

    • Aesma

      Foreigners.

      ‘Details on the three characters are scarce for the moment, but the three will partake in battles, since Famitsu shows
      screenshots of the them with their stats and race (“Foreigner”). Just
      what role they’ll play in the game remains to be seen. They could simply
      be bosses or they could be more.’

    • Mr_SP

      Not Foreigner as in “from overseas”. Foreigner as in “from some other franchise”. They are “foreign” to Devil Survivor.

  • あっかり~ん

    Isn’t kind of misleading naming the game now DeSu 2 RB instead of Desu 2 BR like you used to ? As if the DRRR characters were revealed for the american ver.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Does this mean the English version will get the VAs from the Aniplex USA dub back?

    • Jero

      There’s no voice involved probably. But if it does then maybe.

  • Aesma

    Eh, I assume they’ll be bonus bosses, like Alice, Uncle Red and Uncle Black. Maybe they’ll be bonus bosses in the new 7 days and defeating them will make them join you?

  • ArminJrpg

    WOOOT awesome I love both Series, Can’t Wait to bust’em demons with Shizou XD

  • Nagi

    If i can recruit them im sold idc if my wallet is crying

  • ネオフォトン ~ Neo

    I didn’t import this, but would be nice if it’s in the overseas version. Been tight on money, so a localized release is more within my budget.

  • Kornelious

    Well…it’s not like you already had me sold on the game or anything :P

  • Envatta

    Why am I just hearing about this!? My resolve for waiting just broke. Let’s go punch things Shizu-chan, let’s kill kill kill the bastards. ~

    If Dante gets their places in the English release, I won’t be that upset.

  • SetzerGabbiani

    That, is really awesome. Just got into the series on Crunchyroll, so this is immediately relevant to my interests.

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