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App description: !WARNING
This game is not translated and displays Japanese text only.

Shin Megami Tensei (literally True Goddess Reincarnation) is a role-playing video game from Atlus that was originally released on October 30, 1992 in Japan. The game was extremely well received and would spawn a variety of sequels and spin offs.

PLOT
The story is set in Tokyo in the year 199X. Demons from the nether-realm of Makai have found their way back to Earth, and as such have upset the balance of power. A charismatic Japanese leader attempts a coup d'ιtat using these demons as a potent military force, forcing America to intervene with its military. The player, as the hero, becomes involved when sent a Devil Summoning Program via email which allows him to converse with and recruit demons to fight for him, storing them as digital data on his computer.

In the aftermath of the ensuing destruction, the hero must decide what kind of world should be created on its ruins. Will he side with the angels and create a kingdom of absolute order that would last for a thousand years, or will he side with the demons and bring about an eternal anarchy, or will he choose neither, and destroy everyone who opposes him?

GAMEPLAY
The game features two types of characters: Humans and Demons. A key facet of game play involves collecting demons. The human Hero acquires these demons via negotiation, bribing and coercion during battle. Once acquired, they can be stored in the party's portable computer and summoned for a small amount of money to be used in battle, and a constant feed of Magnetite (a secondary currency in the game) to be maintained outside of combat. If a demon is defeated during a battle, they must be revived before they can be used again.

A notable aspect of the game is that the player can combine two or three demons and create a more powerful demon.

HUMANS:
Human characters can equip firearms with special ammo, melee weapons, and multiple pieces of armor from helmet to boots, although certain weapons can only be wielded by a character of a specific alignment. Humans are also the only ones capable of leveling up and having their Stats upgraded at the discretion of the player.

DEMONS:
There are a wide variety of demons from various mythologies in Shin Megami Tensei; each has its own unique statistics, and a skillset of up to three abilities or spells.



!WARNING
This game is not translated and displays Japanese text only.

squarezero's comments:


The good news is that this is the real deal (Index Corporation owns Atlus, the publisher/developer of the long-running RPG series). The bad news is that it's Japanese only. Still, it's encouraging to see anything from Atlus in th App Store -- hopefully we'll see some English language ports at some point in the future.
02-23-2012, 05:15 PM
#2
nice. almost every game in the series is excellent! would be awesome if we got some ports of the ds versions. the ps2 ones were great too, but don't know how they would translate to IOS.

02-23-2012, 05:16 PM
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OMG i want this<3!:]

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02-23-2012, 07:54 PM
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This is in the US store.

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02-23-2012, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by CygnetSeven View Post
This is in the US store.
Aus store as well, though the description is entirely in Japanese. I'm curious about this one but can't really see it working out if the game text is all Japanese for a game of this type. (Unless you're able to read Japanese of course. )
02-23-2012, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
Aus store as well, though the description is entirely in Japanese. I'm curious about this one but can't really see it working out if the game text is all Japanese for a game of this type. (Unless you're able to read Japanese of course. )
Ah, that's what they meant by Japanese only. Sorry.

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02-23-2012, 08:23 PM
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Wow... here's another amazing game released as Japanese only. Is it really that difficult to muster up multiple language translations/support?

The user interface implementation looks iffy anyway.

Last edited by undeadcow; 02-23-2012 at 08:25 PM.
02-23-2012, 08:24 PM
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oh damn.. i hope they start putting more on here. i wish the newer devil survivors would make it on the ipod
02-23-2012, 08:43 PM
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what the...!? all the sudden!?
02-24-2012, 01:21 AM
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Too expensive, sorry.