ATLUS announces Shin Megami Tensei V releasing west for Nintendo Switch

While we knew Shin Megami Tensei V was coming to the Switch in Japan, it was still unknown (but pretty much assumed) that the game would be coming west. Today, ATLUS has confirmed that Shin Megami Tensei V will be coming west for Nintendo Switch via a short press release and announcement trailer. Set in modern Tokyo, the game has players facing a new onslaught of demons in the latest entry from the highly-acclaimed Shin Megami Tensei series. ATLUS tells us that more details, including release date and pricing will be announced at a later date. I would not be surprised if we see a cool launch edition. After the break, check out some screenshots from the upcoming game!

Stay tuned to SEGAbits for those details and more.

Review: Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (3DS)

shin megami tensei iv: apocalypse review

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse is not quite a sequel, side story, or even an expansion to the well-received Shin Megami Tensei IV.

If you took the movie Die Hard and filmed a What If ending showcasing what could happen if Reginald VelJohnson’s character Sgt. Al Powell had infiltrated the Nakatomi Plaza instead of waiting on the sidelines, then you would find yourself in a similar situation. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse uses this What If scenario to fine-tune the gameplay from its predecessors and treat players to a very satisfying RPG for the Nintendo 3DS.

Atlus announces Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final for 3DS


While at Tokyo Game Show this year, Atlus teased that they had a brand new title to announce. It seems that title could be the newly announced Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final for the Nintendo 3DS, which is due to release in Japan on February 10th, 2016.

Staff working on this game: 

  • Producer: Kazuyuki Yamai
  • Director: Satoshi Ohyama
  • Character Designer: Masashi Doi
  • Sound Composer: Ryota Kozuka
  • Setting Plan and Series Demon Designer – Kazuma Kaneko

Details on what the difference between this version and 2013’s Shin Megami Tensei IV are unknown as of right now, but Famitsu has confirmed its a brand new title (not a re-release like Atlus has been known to do). For now you can check out the game’s teaser page here.

[Source: Gematsu]

SEGA 3D Classics, Atlus sale on 3DS eShop


SEGA and Atlus have given 3DS owners another reason to check out their games on the eShop, where the companies have put ten of their games on sale.

The following SEGA 3D Classics titles are being sold for half-off at $3 a piece until July 2:

  • Streets of Rage
  • Space Harrier
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Shinobi III
  • Galaxy Force II
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Altered Beast
  • Super Hang-On

If you haven’t ever played these games before, now is a good a time as any to try them!

Atlus, meanwhile, is selling both Shin Megami Tensei IV and Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked for a third off, at $20 each, until June 29.

Atlus discounts various titles on the Nintendo 3DS eShop

Hey, if you still have room on your 3DS SD card and have been looking for a few more games to tickle your portable gaming fancy, check out these games on sale on the eShop. One of the games I would say is worth picking up is Shin Megami Tensei IV and even Etrian Odyssey series if your into rogue type games.

  • Shin Megami Tensei IV – $19.99
  • Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers – $14.99
  • Code of Princess – $14.99
  • Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl – $14.99
  • Etrian Odyssey IV – $14.99
  • Devil Survivor: Overclocked – $14.99
  • Conception II – $29.99

Sure the sales aren’t as steep as you would find on Steam or even PSN, but this is a Nintendo service so be grateful for the discount given as they say.


Persona Q could be the second Atlus game priced at $49.99 on 3DS


No doubt that handheld gaming has increased in cost over the years. One of the things that always surprises me is how slowly software prices have risen as well. Atlus seems to have been trying to add a premium price tag to their titles, starting with last year’s 3DS exclusive Shin Megami Tensei IV. They justified their price tag due to the fact that it was translated and released so quickly (2 months after its Japanese release).

It seems that they want to continue this trend with the upcoming Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth since Amazon and Gamestop have both listed the title for $49.99. Speedy translation? This title took 4 months, 50% more time to be brought over than their last premium priced title, Shin Megami Tensei IV. Shin Magami Tensei IV also came in a nice limited edition box set if you bought a first print run of the game. That included an awesome 176 page strategy guide with concept art, eight track CD and a collectible slipcase while Persona Q only has 12 tarot cards.

What do you guys think? Is $49.99 too steep for any Nintendo 3DS game? Let us know in the comments.