It’s been a long wait, but today Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse and 7th Dragon III Code: VFD have finally been released in Europe, both in digital and physical format. The games are published by Deep Silver, who earlier this year entered a publishing deal with Sega of America and Atlus. The deal also marked the end of the uncertainty surrounding future releases in Europe of games developed by SEGA and Atlus in Japan.
Deep Silver and Sega of America have announced that the DLC for 7th Dragon III Code: VFD, which was already released in the Americas, will also be heading to Europe. In total there are seven additional DLC quests which grant you XP, money boosts, unlockable characters or a post-game boss challenge. You can find a detailed list of all of the DLC along with its release date below, taken from Deep Silver’s press release. Note that the DLC requires progression through the game before it will be available to play. A demo of the game for Europe has also been released on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, and it’s worth noting that transferring the save data from the demo to the full game will grant you several bonuses.
Deep Silver has narrowed down the release window for 7th Dragon III Code: VFD and Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse in Europe, as they revealed that the games will be released this Winter. The information was found in a series of trailers uploaded to their channels, which are essentially the E3 2016 trailer, but with the added EU information. The trailer are also available with subtitles in different languages on their Youtube channel. You can view the UK versions below.
This past weekend saw the arrival of Wonder Festival 2016 Summer and a large haul of promotional images for SEGA, Atlus, King of Fighters, and Kantai Collection-related garage kits. We’ve included an exhaustive list of relevant announcement/work-in-progress images below. Please be advised that some of the garage kits and/or their source links are NSFW.
With the first reviews rolling in for the game now that the review embargo has been lifted, SEGA of America have posted a new full trailer for 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. In addition, they announced that all of the DLC quests will be free for the week following the game’s release. You can also find the official release below, which details the free DLC contents, and how much it will cost after the promotional week has ended.
SEGA of America have released a demo for 7th Dragon III Code: VFD in the Americas today. You can find it on the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS. 7th Dragon III Code: VFD is the latest entry in SEGA’s 7th Dragon series. In the demo you’ll receive a pre-made group of characters with a level cap set to 10. You’ll also be able to transfer the save game from the demo over to the full game. Doing so will give you a head start in the full game as you can carry over characters and you’ll receive some starter equipment. You’ll also be able to refund all the skills points invested in the characters from the demo.
Following the E3 2016 trailers for Yakuza 0 and Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X, Sega of America have now also uploaded a trailer for 7th Dragon III Code: VFD, their upcoming dungeon crawling RPG for the Nintendo 3DS. Like the other trailers, it gives us a quick overview of the story and some gameplay. You can view it below!
Unfortunately, not long ago SEGA Europe have stated that they had no plans to release the game in Europe at the time, but they did state that they were “looking if it’s something we can make happen”. As for the Americas, they’ll be getting the game next month, on July 12th. A bonus artbook will be included with copies of the game, but only for a limited time.
SEGA of America has recently announced their DLC plans for the upcoming Summer 2016 3DS title 7th Dragon III Code: VFD.
Similar to Etrian Mystery Dungeon, there’s an assortment of quests that offer specialized rewards and unique challenges (besides loot and experience boosts) for players. While these quests are paid DLC there is also a free DLC piece featuring the Nagamimi doll, a talking bunny plush that provides joy and justice. The pricing schedule for the other pieces of DLC are also provided, alongside the release date for each of the DLC. Atlus stresses that not all DLC can be readily accessed from the beginning of the game and progressing through 7th Dragon III Code: VFD is essential (some content is only available post-game, too). There are no plans for release in Europe announced at the moment.
In an e-mail sent to Atlus mailing list subscribers (who are nicknamed the “Atlus Faithful”), they point out that their friends at SEGA of America are working on the dungeon crawler RPG 7th Dragon III: Code VFD, and that the game may be of interest to the fans of dungeon RPGs from Atlus such as the Etrian Odyssey series. Interestingly, one of the trailers included actually appears to be new, offering the Atlus Faithful a first look at the game’s battle system.
SEGA of America have posted a few of the pages from the bonus art book for 7th Dragon III Code: VFD online! The 28-page ( full color) art book includes designs from the game’s character designer, Miwa Shirow, and will be included with pre-orders and day one launch copies of the game in America. You can view the sample pages below! So far, there’s been no word on a potential EU release of the game.