While the Nintendo 3DS is getting an expanded port of Devil Survivor, Atlus is developing Devil Survivor 2 for the plain old Nintendo DS.
Suddenly, mysterious invaders called the Septentrion arrive in Japan and begin attacking the country on a Sunday. To fight back, the heroes in Devil Survivor 2 signed a pact with the devil to become the 13 devil messengers. The Septentrion show up at least once a day and you have a time limit of seven days to defeat them.
The protagonist (center) is a third year high school student from a metropolitan area. He got involved with the devil messenger group by accident while returning from a mock exam session. When he awoke he became one of the devil messengers. Io (right) is a classmate at the protagonist’s school. As an honors student, Io has brains and beauty. She’s said to be the dream girl for many young men. Daichi (left) is also from the protagonist’s school and he’s a childhood friend. He’s a deep thinker even though he has a habit of making light of the harsh situation.
Devil Survivor 2, much like Devi Survivor before it, uses a strategy RPG meets command battle system. Demon auctions, a place where you can bid for new allies, return as well. There’s a new destiny system that involves the protagonist’s choices and other characters, but the scan is too blurry to make out here.
Japan gets Devil Survivor 2 this summer.