Atlus has announced that they’ll be releasing a remake of Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, which was originally released for the Nintendo DS. Titled Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey, the game is an enhanced port of the original, scheduled to be released on the Nintendo 3DS this fall in Japan. The official website can be found here, and you can view the first trailer for the game below.
AtlusUSA is continuing to roll out new promotional media for Persona 5 ahead of its release later on April 4. This next set of media focuses on the Velvet Room, a cornerstone of the Shin Megami Tensei franchise. The video is narrated by Igor alongside some comments from Velvet Room attendants Caroline and Justine.
Personas can be fused or strengthened in the Velvet Room, and these enhancements are conveyed through various forms of brutality – execution of Personas by guillotine in order fuse them, for example. Notably, this game allows three types of fusion – Basic Fusion involving two Personas of your choice, Advanced Fusion for preset combinations of three or more, and Network Fusion to fuse with a randomly selected online player’s Persona.
Check out Atlus’ new Velvet Room trailer from Persona 5 below, followed by a set of screenshots and Atlus’ accompanying press statement!
Atlus USA has recently uploaded an explanatory trailer of their own to their YouTube account – covering the concept of palaces. It opens with a short animated cutscene featuring Ryuji and the protagonist, and it’s narrated by Morgana as it cuts through various in-game sequences. Palaces are a reflection of the corrupted wishes of people, existing in the “Metaverse”. It shows off the various courses of action required to navigate both the dungeons and its Shadow inhabitants.
We’ve reproduced Atlus USA’s full press statement that accompanies this video below, found by way of Gematsu! Check it out!
Atlus has uploaded 10-minutes worth of music previews from Persona 5 to their Japanese YouTube channel. The game has already been released in Japan, but the Western releases for the next mainline entry into the Persona series are still due for April 4. The tracks that can be heard in Atlus’s preview video are as follows:
A preview video for a new game from the Shin Megami Tensei series was unveiled amidst the titles on display during the just-passed Nintendo Switch presentation. The video itself was rather short, mostly focused on showing off a dilapidated urban locale from the inside of a building. This world is shortly brought to life by the presence of many familiar Shin Megami Tensei demons, as seen in our featured image.
Development for the game has just begun, and Atlus is listed as the sole developer. The trailer notes that the game will be made with Unreal Engine 4. There isn’t an official title listed for this new Shin Megami Tensei series title right now, but the end of the preview video did display a work-in-progress title card, as shown below:
There is no word yet on release window. Toshihiro Nagoshi of SEGA was briefly present during the Nintendo Switch presentation to announce that SEGA is exploring game development ideas and will be working with the Nintendo Switch in the future, and it seems that Atlus’s new Shin Megami Tensei title would be leading the way in this regard.
This new game is likely the main game that will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Shin Megami Tensei series. A website for the 25th anniversary of the franchise was recently unveiled, but as of this article’s publishing it hasn’t been updated to reflect the announcement of a new Shin Megami Tensei game.
Will this be a spinoff title? Or a new mainline entry? What do you expect, or hope to see? Be sure to let us know!
For those who would like to view the preview trailer by itself, we have attached it below for your viewing (credited to GameSpot):
(UPDATE 2 – 1/13/2017)
Atlus of Japan’s Twitter account has announced that a Shin Megami Tensei game for the 3DS is also in development, alongside the new game for the Nintendo Switch. Nothing else is known, but we’ll keep you posted!
In the past we’ve already featured fanart related to SEGA and Atlus characters on our website, and today we’d like to share Koyorin‘s artwork with you. I think you’ll agree that it looks really impressive! Below you can find a large selection of Koyorin’s artwork from the past 3 years that was based on various SEGA and Atlus franchises. On the side of Atlus and Vanillaware you’ll find fanart based on the Persona franchise, Catherine, Dragon’s Crown and Odin Sphere, while on the SEGA side there’s artwork of Selvaria from Valkyria Chronicles, Bayonetta, as well as Hatsune Miku and KanColle.
Atlus U.S.A. has issued a press release today regarding the formation of Studio Zero, a new internal studio of Atlus in Japan. We wrote more about the studio in an earlier article, and the official press release below contains more information. At the same time, Atlus of Japan has updated the new website and also posted a concept video for the new game the studio will be working on, currently titled PROJECT Re FANTASY. The video features real-life footage and outlines Atlus’ vision for the game. It seems the reaction to the video isn’t entirely favorable, as some people apparently expected gameplay footage. Keep in mind the team was only just formed and PROJECT Re FANTASY is still in the concept phase.
Deep Silver, SEGA of America and Atlus U.S.A. have announced that both Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (Atlus) and 7th Dragon III Code: VFD (SEGA) will be released on December 2nd day in Europe and other PAL regions. Both JRPG games will be released exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS, and will be available for €39.99 / £34.99 at retail stores and via digital download. The retail version of 7th Dragon III Code: VFD comes with a 28 page artbook. Deep Silver has also released two EU videos for the games, which you can watch below!
The Persona official website published an announcement of a Persona 5 cafe opening in Japan! It will open from today October 14 (in Japan) to November 23 in the second floor of Pasela Resorts in Shibuya. Following the strong commercial performance in the first weeks of the game’s release, this is a welcome promotion.
The menu features eight dishes and eight different soft drinks. The drinks are shown above. Each item is themed after a different Persona 5 character. Some of the available food items include a tomato cream pasta, a basket of fried food (onion rings, fries, etc.), fondan au chocolat noir, and a dessert pizza. Some of the drinks include a mojito-inspired drink, a strawberry soda, and a coffee drink.
All drinks cost 650円, while prices vary for the food items.
Be on the lookout for Persona 5’s release in the West on Valentine’s Day, next year!
Atlus U.S.A. has released the launch trailer for Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, their upcoming RPG for the Nintendo 3DS. The game will be available in the Americas on September 20, in both a retail and digital form. For the EU, Deep Silver is planning to release the game this Winter, but the exact date isn’t know yet. free theme will also be made available on the Nintendo eShop on September 15. You can view the launch trailer below, as well as a quick overview of what the game has to offer, courtesy of the press release from Atlus.