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The original Shin Megami Tensei to collect some demons on iOS

Atlus’ original adventure in demon-sumoning and recruiting comes to iOS; for the first time in english.

Step away from clear notions of good and evil, right and wrong. There are demons in the world, but whether they are ally or enemy depends on player actions. In Tokyo 199X, a mysterious murder leads to the emergence of demons and an escalating global conflict thanks to the rise of a charismatic rebel leader in possession of a demon army, and external forces that wish to crush such threats with extreme measures. As the protagonist, players have an unusual ability (via computer program) to communicate with and recruit demons to fight for them. As they collect demons, the program will allow you to store, summon, and fuse them to create the right team to negotiate the ever-changing balance of powers, and fight for the kind of world you ultimately wish to live in.

It’s kind of to believe that the original Shin Megami Tensei (which has inspired the likes of the hugely popular Persona, Devil Summoner, and Devil Survivor) hasn’t seen an english-language release, but it never has. A massive hit in it’s own right on the original PlayStation, SMT has finally arrived for western audiences – on iOS. This is no cut version though, so don’t worry that the original experience will be watered down any. Atlus is promising 40-60 hours (!) of gameplay out of the game and the complete demonically-infused story in all it’s super-intricately told glory.

You won’t have to wait all that long to play the first game in the long running series either as it’s set to debut on the iPhone and other iDevices on March 18th. Shin Megami Tensei will cost you $7.99 USD, which is not a whole lot to play a game with this much content.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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