Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Dungeon Crawler

Shin Megami Tensei makes its English debut today, out for iOS

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Shin Megami Tensei fans will finally—finally!—get the chance to play the original release with an official translation today. Correction: some fans. Shin Megami Tensei, the one that started it all, is now available on App Stores worldwide for iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch (4th gen or later), and iPad; iOS 4.3 is required. The 40-plus-hour dungeon crawler features many of the elements that have made the series so popular, including the ability to negotiate and recruit demons, character choices that impact the ending, and contrasting alignment scales. As an added bonus, from today through March 31, the game will be reduced from its original price of $7.99 to $5.99.

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Apple Handheld

WB calls in Arrowhead Game Studios to bring back Gauntlet

Warner Bros. Interactive will be bringing Gauntlet back to life for PC by way of developer Arrowhead Game Studios. Gauntlet will kick off a new direct-to-digital line under WB Games Vault, and will retain the action-RPG, multi-class setup of its predecessors. Players will be able to venture around procedurally generated dungeons and battle against demons, ghosts, and other monsters as an Elf, Warrior, Wizard, or Valkyrie.

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PC News

New Demon Gaze combat screens, plus free Disgaea character DLC

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Following the release last week of new character shots, NIS has sent out a new batch of screens showing the more violent side of dungeon-crawling. The latest media shows the combat system in action, including party members’ skills and some of the enemies. It was also announced that free post-launch DLC will be available for the first month after release, with players able to augment their party with new recruits from a Disgaea-themed character pack off PSN. Five characters are set to answer the call to arms: Etna, Flonne, Sicily, Asagi, and of course, an unlucky Prinny.

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PlayStation Vita News

Etrian-flavored Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth headed stateside

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The Persona series will be making its debut on the 3DS this fall with the release of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. The crossover title will feature characters from Persona 3 and 4 in an Etrian Odyssey-style adventure. In an alternate world, the gangs set out to investigate the legend surrounding the deadly bell chimes that eminate from Yasogami High’s clock tower. Both sets of characters play through their own storylines as each tries to find their way out of the now-enemy-filled labyrinth.

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3DS

Meet the folk of Dragon Princess Inn in new Demon Gaze screens

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NIS has released a new batch of character screens from their upcoming PS Vita dungeon crawler Demon Gaze. The new shots show several of Dragon Princess Inn’s regulars, including item shop proprietor Lezerem, stylist Kukure, manager Fran, basement dweller Prometh, and resident mercenary Lancelorna. As the explorer Oz, players will find themselves chatting up all of them up as they restock and kit themselves out after another trip into one of the world’s many dungeons.

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PlayStation Vita News

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl sets out for 3DS stratum

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Atlus has released Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl in stores and online for 3DS. This makes the second Etrian Odyssey to come out this year, but instead of being a direct sequel, The Millennium Girl is a retelling of the first game in the series. Playable in two modes, Story and Classic, both styles feature the tweaks and online functionality introduced in EOIV, as well as new difficulty levels and completely redesigned dungeons. Story goes a step further and includes a pre-set cast that interacts with one another throughout their adventure, new cutscenes, and recorded dialog, offering an experience similar to more traditional role-playing games.

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3DS

(Nintendo 3DS Review) Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl

(Nintendo 3DS Review) Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl

“… a welcome addition to the series as well as yet another great role-playing game for the 3DS.”

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3DS Reviews

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl first-run set detailed

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Atlus has announced the pre-order bonuses that are slated to launch with all pre-order and first-run copies of Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millenium Girl. The announced item set—titled Etrian Untold, Unseen, Unheard—consists of a seven-track music CD, featuring an exclusive live version of the opening theme, and a design book filled with comics, character art, and notes.

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3DS

Shin Megami Tensei IV now available in stores, on eShop

Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has announced the release of the latest in long-running, ever-expanding Shin Megami Tensei series, Shin Megami Tensei IV. As a samurai of the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado, players must take up their blade (and gun) and investigate the recent outbreak of demon attacks. During their journey, countless demons will be fused, summoned, and crushed. For those wanting some extras, all launch copies come in a limited set that includes a slip cover, a 176-page strategy and design book, and a music CD with tracks from throughout the series.

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3DS

(Nintendo 3DS Review) Shin Megami Tensei IV

(Nintendo 3DS Review) Shin Megami Tensei IV

“… a fantastic dungeon-crawler that features an interesting story, an engaging combat system, and an intriguing world.”

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3DS Reviews