Radiant Historia isn’t the only Nintendo DS JRPG that Atlus is tapping for a remake on the Nintendo 3DS. During a livestream event over the weekend, the publisher announced that it plans to give its excellent Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey a similar update on Nintendo’s aging handheld.
Hopefully, Atlus is able to make better adjustments to the game than its ridiculous title. Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey will be released in Japan this coming fall, and a press release from Atlus spells out a few of the changes that will be made.
Environmental destruction and ethnic conflict… on a future earth where various problems still haven’t been solved, it suddenly appeared.
Schwarzwelt, the ruined land that appeared in the Antarctic, continued to expand while swallowing everything on the earth into nonexistence. This appears to be how the history of mankind will meet its end…
Hoping for humanity’s survival, a Strike Team is sent to this mysterious land. However, the things they witness… will reveal the terrible truth of Schwarzwelt.
New Character: Alex (voiced by Megumi Han)
A mysterious girl who suddenly attacks the protagonist during exploration of Schwarzwelt. What is her goal in targeting the life of the protagonist with such open hostility?
- Protagonist (voiced by Jun Hirose)
- Gore (voiced by Unsho Ishizuka)
- Jimenez (voiced by Takahiro Sakurai)
- Zelenin (voiced by Maaya Sakamoto)
- A must-see for every Shin Megami Tensei fan! It’s that popular title with new elements added and various elements brushed up for 3DS.
- Enjoy a dramatic story with new from-the-chest-up illustrations and full voice overs.
- About 350 demons will appear. A “DEEPer” demon experience.
- A new character named Alex will appear, as well as a new ending route.
Shin Megami Tensei meets The Thing…
Usually, the Shin Megami Tensei series revolves around alternate demonic universes on the underside of modern or post-apocalyptic Tokyo. One reason that Strange Journey avoided a numerical tag on the end of its title is because of its setting’s huge deviation from the rest of the series.
This game brings all of the usual Shin Megami Tensei tropes like dungeon exploration, negotiating with demons, buffs and debuffs, and elemental triangle to the bottom of our planet. The game’s Antarctic setting have made it a fan-favorite over the years, and if you are new to the series thanks to Persona or Shin Megami Tensei IV, this is the best place to start branching out.
No word on an English localization yet. Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey will be released for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan this fall.