The original Shin Megami Tensei, originally released on October 30th, 1992 for the Super Famicom in Japan, is finally coming to the iOS App Store in North America on March 18th, Atlus USA announced today. It will be available for $7.99.
Atlus’ previous parent company, Index Corporation, released a Japanese language version of Shin Megami Tensei for iOS in February 2012. Atlus USA are translating that version of the game, which is an emulation of the Game Boy Advance port with music taken from the PlayStation release, into English.
Loosely based on Megami Tensei, a novel and Famicom game series in Japan, Shin Megami Tensei is the first game in the long-running role-playing franchise about the struggle between Law and Chaos. It has spawned numerous sequels and spin-off titles, including the popular Persona series.
Watch the official announcement trailer for the iOS version of Shin Megami Tensei here:
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.