Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux Gets a Western Release Date

Come May, Western fans of Atlus' sci-fi, post-apocalyptic RPG series can grab its newest entry, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux for Nintendo 3DS.

Western MegaTen fans rejoice! Atlus announced via Twitter that Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux will release May 15th in the West. Publisher Deep Silver later added via Twitter that European fans can get their hands on the 3DS RPG come May 18th.  

This newest addition to the Shin Megami Tensei series isn’t wholly original, but rather an updated version of Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, released in 2010 for the DS. Redux adds 300 new fusible demons, modernized artwork and UI, an extra dungeon, and a new character, Alex, who acts as a catalyst to additional story content.

The plot follows typical Shin Megami Tensei conventions: an ominous rift dubbed the Schwarzwelt has mysteriously appeared above Antarctica, forming a bridge between Earth and a hellish mirror version inundated with demons. You play as a United Nations soldier tasked with investigating the nightmarish landscape and keeping said demons from overwhelming the planet.  

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux also marks the newest addition to Atlus’ 25th-anniversary project for the series, which launched last year. Fans anticipate an announcement concerning Shin Megami Tensei V at the project’s culmination, as the project’s logo references the four previous titles’ release dates in a star formation, with an ominous “Next” topping the shape.

In the meantime, MegaTen fans can check out the teaser trailer below, and stay tuned to GameSkinny for all your Shin Megami Tensei information.  

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Published Jan. 22nd 2018

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