Atlus gave us some great news this morning. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor for the DS will hit American shores on June 23, 2009. The SRPG franchise has been lighting up the PS2 of late, and now the action is coming to the DS in Devil Survivor.
The game places players in a quarantined Tokyo after a massive demon invasion. This DS version of SMT will feature a revamped game system, more character customization options, and a Demon Auction trading feature that will allow you and your friends to share and fuse demons to amp up your party.
February 6, 2009 – Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today announced that Shin Megami Tensei®: Devil Survivor™ for Nintendo DS™, a new RPG/SRPG hybrid in the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei franchise, is coming to North America this summer. This may be the first Shin Megami Tensei epic to land on Nintendo DS, but no aspect of the experience–story, visuals, music, or gameplay–has been shrunk in the process. In fact, Devil Survivor invigorates the series with an unprecedented RPG/SRPG combat system and more character customization options than ever before, all wrapped within a compelling, branching narrative. For the first time in the series, players can use a new Demon Auction feature to collect and eventually fuse demons as they seek to create the most powerful party.
The government has quarantined Tokyo after a surprise demon invasion. No one within the isolation zone is safe. Can you and your peers turn the demons against themselves before time runs out and all is lost?
Devil Survivor invades retailers on June 23, 2009 with an MSRP of $29.99.