Finally Announced for Europe! (along with Devil Survivor II)

#1 Posted by DeF (4808 posts) -

From the press release:

Ghostlight have today announced that they will be releasing their first Nintendo 3DS™ JRPG. As anticipated by many fans, Ghostlight’s first title on the platform is the eagerly awaited Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked, the Nintendo 3DS™ remake of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor. They will also be releasing the amazing Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor II on Nintendo DS™ throughout the PAL region.

About SMT: Devil Survivor Overclocked

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.

*Nominee - Best RPG (2009), GameSpot.com

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I was worried that Europe had to miss out on this (fuck that stupid region locking on the 3DS) but thanks to Ghostlight we're finally getting SMT:DS Overclocked (and Devil Survivor II)

#2 Posted by LordAndrew (14424 posts) -

Does Ghostlight do anything other than publish Atlus games?

#3 Posted by mwng (921 posts) -

Just a quick note in case anyone missed it, game release has been brought forward a week, now out at the end of this month (29th).

#4 Edited by mwng (921 posts) -

Another quick note: Game is out, game is broken. It's only taken like 2 years to break though, so there's that.

Edit: might actually make a new thread about it for people who just glance the forum when deciding weather or not they should buy it...

#5 Edited by Neurotic (632 posts) -

While it does totally suck that it's broken after such a long wait, I'd played 12 hours without running into either bug. I rarely have enough demons to call for reinforcements and if I do, it's not worth it. And the Auction thing strikes me as similar to the Fusion Mistakes in Persona games (neither mechanic should exist, they're dumb) and it hasn't happened to me and seems to be rare.

A more minor bug I've noticed is that the name input for the protagonist is broken. So when people refer to you by your first name, they actually say your second name and you'll notice on the profile screen that Naoya is called 'Naoya <Protag first name>. This is not me misreading which name input was which at the beginning, by the way.

So the bugs are avoidable and shouldn't mean you can't finish the game as some have suggested (the GL blog even said that too). Again, no excuse for it being broken after such a long wait but I'm not flipping out too hard.

#6 Edited by Petiew (1332 posts) -

The guys working at Atlus probably made a drunken bet at their Christmas party on who could annoy Europe the most.

"I'm going to delay ALL of the releases!" "Oh yeah? Then I'll just break all of them. Coding bugs for everyone."

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