Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux Western Release Set for May 15

Atlus has announced the release date for Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux.

The new 3DS remake for the 2009 DS RPG will launch on May 15th in the Americas and Europe. Alongside the release date announcement is a reveal of the game’s new covert art, which you can view above.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via Atlus:

A spatial distortion full of demons appeared in Antarctica, threatening to engulf the Earth in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey. The United Nations responded by tasking a team of highly advanced specialists with piercing the anomaly and figuring out how to stop it from the source. Well, get ready to don your Demonica once again in this new expanded port: Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux. Expect new story content, additional endings, a new dungeon to explore, and more in the return of this sci-fi tinged Shin Megami Tensei adventure.

Key Features:

  • A Stranger Journey Back – In Strange Journey Redux, you play as a brave United Nations soldier investigating a spatial anomaly called the Schwarzwelt–a dome of dark energy that threatens to consume the world. Inside, you’ll find it home to a nightmare mirror of our own Earth, populated with demons dying to meet you. The game touts brand-new illustrations by Masayuki Doi, updated visuals, UI tweaks, and more to make this journey back into the Schwarzwelt… even stranger.
  • Additional Story Content and a Brand-new Character – You won’t be retreading the same nightmarish path as before because a brand-new character named Alex will play a major role in how the story unfolds. Much about her is a mystery, but there is one thing you know for sure: she’s got a bone to pick with you. Joining her are new demons you might recognize from other Shin Megami Tensei entries, new endings, and a new dungeon to die in–I mean, discover.
  • A True Shin Megami Tensei Adventure – With its twisted demonic sci-fi story, addictive demon-collecting fun, and multiple narrative paths to explore, Strange Journey Redux is an essential Atlus JRPG adventure that can’t be missed!
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  • Snorlaxation

    Been awhile since an SMT game came out that I’ve wanted to play (minus the cousin Persona series). Looking forward to it

  • -blank-

    TBH I wasn’t too crazy about SMT4’s art style, but oddly enough it’s a good fit for Strange Journey.

  • Michael Richardson

    Jesus, May is going to be a really packed month for me!

    Looking forward to this.

  • Matz

    And I’m here without even starting with Apocalypse, might play this first because I loved Strange Journey when I played it on my DS

  • BFG
  • Sir Sog Muffin

    personally I think the outstretch hand looks way better than the pointed gun. But still censorship is always a bad thing

  • Cheshire

    Is this some ESRB thing? I remember Etrian Odyssey II did this too, and that was 10 fucking years ago.

  • Feniks

    I imagine they did this for Europe because if there’s one thing Burgers love (besides hamburgers) its guns.

  • SLoWMoTIoN🐍

    Still not feeling that persona 4 girl being in this game at all.

  • sanic

    This was my most aggravating SMT game, I’m ready for another round though.

  • Kakaku

    Yup. Its some idiotic rule from the ESRB that guns can’t be directly pointed at the reader. I’ll post a link.

    That said, not sure its inforced. If you’ve seen the Red Dead Redemption and Halo:Combat Evolved covers, both Marston and Master Chief are pointing their guns at you. Both being slightly pointed so those 10 degrees might have gotten them a break. That could be the other reason

  • Cheshire

    I see. Yeah, when it just says “guidelines” and squirms around with “Rather, they highlight certain types of content that publishers should avoid when creating qualifying advertising” it’s very hard to tell how this is enforced.

    Well, frustrating as it is, at least they’ve secured their M-rating and the content itself will probably be left alone.

  • SiliconNooB

    Would have preferred this on Switch TBH.

  • Kakaku

    I think it would be fantastic if the ESRB actually released statements on this sort of thing. They never clarify anything and only leave vague guidelines from the paleolithic era. I seriously have no memory of the ESRB ever commenting on something.