Atlus is Releasing the Original Shin Megami Tensei on iOS

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Atlus has confirmed that they’re bringing the original Shin Megami Tensei to iOS devices this month. The first in the Shin Megami Tensei series, it originally launched on the Super Nintendo back in 1992. It’s noteworthy that this is the first time the game has been officially released outside of Japan.

The original game was remade on a multitude of platforms later, includeing the Game Boy Advance and the original Playstation. This iOS port is based off the 2003 Game Boy Advance version, which saw release on Japanese iOS devices last year.

Check out the game’s official synopsis:

Step away from clear notions of good and evil, right and wrong. There are demons in the world, but whether they are ally or enemy depends on player actions. In Tokyo 199X, a mysterious murder leads to the emergence of demons and an escalating global conflict thanks to the rise of a charismatic rebel leader in possession of a demon army, and external forces that wish to crush such threats with extreme measures.

As the protagonist, players have an unusual ability (via computer program) to communicate with and recruit demons to fight for them. As they collect demons, the program will allow you to store, summon, and fuse them to create the right team to negotiate the ever-changing balance of powers, and fight for the kind of world you ultimately wish to live in.

Also revealed is the iOS port’s official trailer:

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