Scans of Megami Ibunroku: Devil Survivor are floating around. After seeing them I’m reminded of The World Ends With You. Atlus’ first DS game has teens in modern Tokyo banding together to save the world with in a seven day time limit.
To be fair, Atlus made games set it modern Tokyo way, way before Square Enix and Jupiter did. So, don’t consider this a knock off – especially because Devil Survivor is a strategy RPG. You move hip looking teens on a grid and when you encounter an enemy the action switches into turn based RPG combat.
Japan is on track to get Megami Ibunroku: Devil Summoner on January 15. Wow, that’s soon, but I think I’m going to hold off on importing. Atlus has been wildly successful with the Megaten franchise in North America recently and while we might not get Devil Summoner: Radiou vs. King Abbadon, Devil Survivor is a prime pick for localization in 2009. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor has a nice ring doesn’t it?
Scans of Famitsu from Videogamer X.