Ghostlight announces PAL localisation of Shin Megami Tensei 3DS and DS titles.
Ghostlight, who may now be one of your favourite publishers, has just announced on their official blog that they will be working with ATLUS to bring Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked for the Nintendo 3DS and Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 for the Nintendo DS to European shores.
The announcement came from intense fan demand, with many fans emailing the publisher requests to publish both games. While Devil Survivor 2 will be region free, obviously, it’s great to see a publisher bringing Devil Survivor Overclocked to the 3DS and in a format that anyone in Europe, the UK and Australia can play.
For those not in the know, Devil Survivor Overclocked is a remake / enhanced port of the original Devil Survivor game for DS, building upon the original release and adding voice acting, extra chapters, and remastered and redrawn artwork. Devil Survivor 2 is, of course, the sequel.
While neither of these games have been confirmed for an Australian release from local distributors just yet, this news at least means Australian players can get their hands on a playable version of the Overclocked that will work on their system at some point in the near future.
Nice move Ghostlight!
Both games fact sheets are attached direct from Ghostlight for your convenience below.
About Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked
[quote]Considered one of the best RPGs of 2009*, the original Devil Survivor presented gamers with a novel premise: Tokyo is in full lockdown, the government’s swift, coldblooded response to a surprise demon invasion. While you and your friends must solve the nature of the inter-dimensional rift through which the horrific creatures are entering your world, saving the world is not your highest priority; staying alive, on the other hand, is.
Expanded and enhanced, Devil Survivor Overclocked for Nintendo 3DS builds upon the game’s original release with the addition of voice acting for the entirety of the game’s lengthy, unconventional narrative. Moreover, that very story, already boasting multiple endings based on critical decisions by the player, now concludes with a special eighth chapter, a rousing epilogue for Shin Megami Tensei fans. The game’s beautifully remastered hand drawn artwork and character portraits benefit from the new system’s higher resolution screens, offering players a crisper, higher fidelity experience.[/quote]
About Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2
[quote]Hailed as “a solid sequel” by Nintendo Power, SMT: Devil Survivor 2 continues a long tradition of excellence for the acclaimed Shin Megami Tensei universe of games. Destructoid.com gives Devil Survivor 2 a resounding 8.5 out of 10, citing the game as having “an even better story, better characters, more demons to collect and a bunch of gameplay improvements.” ZT Game Domain hands out an impressive 8.8 out of 10 score along with their Editor’s Choice Award, stating that “the story is very well told, and the situations and story driven set pieces are actually more enjoyable than the first game.” RPGFan calls Devil Survivor 2 “a fantastic game worth every dollar” and gives it a massive score of 89%.
With an all new story and cast, an expanded roster of demons to manage, vastly expanded party interaction plus a host of refinements and improvements over its predecessor, SMT: Devil Survivor 2 delivers everything fans loved about the first game and more. The sequel boasts an all new soundtrack from composer Kenji Ito along with an intense narrative and multiple endings based on player actions. There are also of course, all the beautiful visuals and sounds the SMT series is so renowned for, not to mention the highly addictive challenge of collecting, customizing, auctioning and fusing every last demon in the game!
When a new website that shows the manner of people’s deaths in advance makes the rounds amongst Japanese high schoolers, a trio of students is shocked to witness their own deaths in a terrible subway accident just minutes away. They narrowly escape the carnage, only to find themselves in a worse situation–facing otherworldly demons. Desperate to survive, they fend off the demons and flee, but the destruction at the station is only the beginning…
What if You Could See People’s Deaths Before They Happened?
The spread of a mysterious website that offers a preview of people’s deaths, and the great calamity that suddenly strikes Japan – a mere coincidence, or part of something larger? A band of high school students must use the website to avert their own deaths, as well as others’, amidst the unprecedented nationwide chaos.
Recruit Your Party, Build Bonds
Adding a new dimension to traditional party mechanics, players must recruit new members to their team and then invest time into developing relationships with them. The closer the connection, the more effective they’ll be in battle. Every party member is mortal and susceptible to death, making it essential that every decision be weighed carefully lest they be lost forever.
Collect, Customize, Barter and Fuse Every Last Demon!
Endlessly addictive, the task of discovering and enlisting new demons to aid you in battle is a staple of the Shin Megami Tensei universe. With nearly twice as many demons to find and unlock as in the original game, there’s no shortage of work to be done in assembling and managing an army of your own demons for battle.[/quote]