Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Shin Megami Tensei

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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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax coming to 360, PS3 this fall

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Atlus and Arc System Works are bringing the follow-up to their fighter Persona 4 Arena to 360 and PS3 later this year. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax takes place a few days after the events of the original and features the return of the Investigation Team from Persona 4 and SEES from Persona 3. The two groups head back to Inaba after a red fog appears, and they find themselves drawn back to the tournament after the Midnight Channel shows Mitsuru, Akihiko, Fuuka, and Aigis imprisoned. Ultimax will add one-hit special attacks and three new characters. Two of the new brawlers will be from Persona 3, Takeba and Junpei Iori, while the third will be a brand-new Persona-wielder by the name of Sho Minazuki.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Shin Megami Tensei IV now available in stores, on eShop

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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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(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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Buy Fire Emblem, Shin Megami Tensei IV, receive $30 in eShop credit

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Atlus and Nintendo are teaming up to give owners of Fire Emblem Awakening and Shin Megami Tensei IV a special bonus: $30 in eShop credit. The only things owners need to do after purchasing both titles is register them at Club Nintendo and fill out a short web survey before August 31. The credit can be spent on anything, from DLC to full games. The promo kicks off when SMTIV launches on July 16, and both physical and digital copies are eligible for the credit.

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Atlus shows the goods with Shin Megami Tensei IV unboxing video

One brief bit of news today before we make with the fireworks and barbecue. Atlus has posted an unboxing video of their upcoming role-playing game, Shin Megami Tensei IV. The video, just over three minutes, features all the goodies that come with first-run launch copies: a strategy and design book, an eight-track best-of soundtrack with music from the entire series, and the special packaging.

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Three day-one DLC packs announced for Shin Megami Tensei IV

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Atlus has announced a handful of day-one DLC drops for Shin Megami Tensei IV. The packs, detailed below, include new armor, new maps, and the ability to change hairstyles. The set is a mixture of free, free during the launch window, and for-pay downloads. Atlus noted that more DLC is in the cards, and that additional information will be revealed closer to launch.

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(Nintendo 3DS Review) Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers

(Nintendo 3DS Review) Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers

“… remains an enjoyable and charming adventure …”

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Shin Megami Tensei IV Special Edition box set announced, detailed

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Atlus has revealed a limited edition box set for Shin Megami Tensei IV. The pack, detailed below, will include a strategy and design book from Prima Games, a Music Collection CD, and a slipcase. The premium pack is the same price as the standard edition but will be limited to the first print run.

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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers in stores, online

Shin Megami Tensei Devil Summoner Soul Hackers (3DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Beware, there be demons about! Atlus has launched Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers in stores and on the eShop for 3DS. Originally an import-only release for the Sega Saturn, this lost entry in the Shin Megami Tensei series has been brought back from 1997 so that players can travel to the near-future and experience the virtual world of Paradigm X and demon-infested city of Amami. The 3DS version retains the original’s graphics but has a revamped touch interface that allows for easy access to new hacks.

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