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Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker Is Heading to North America Early Next Year

Atlus has announced some awesome news – they’re bringing Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: Break Record to 3DS in North America next year.

The game will be localized as Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker. Featured above, you can view the game’s debut English trailer.

Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker is an enhanced 3DS port of the 2011 original, which saw a release on the Nintendo DS. The game comes with full English voices, a redone script, and a new episode that follows after the final day of the original Devil Survivor 2. In total, the new episode is almost double the length of the original scenario. Also, you don’t have to play the original to enjoy its sequel, so newcomers are welcome.

Find the press blurb just below:

Summary

The world of Record Breaker is on the brink of non-existence. Just before the heralding of the apocalypse, when life was normal, some thrill-seekers were registering on a website that promised to deliver fake videos of their friends being killed. As people wondered what these videos could mean, an invasion began and humanity was forced to face a struggle to survive in an unprecedented catastrophe. For the main character and his friends, they stand up for humanity when the very same website uploads an application on their cell phones, summoning demons. From there, newly minted demon tamers begin the fight to survive and save the future of mankind, but the protagonist’s decisions aren’t without consequences. What he chooses may save the lives of his friends, or seal their fate.

For those who played the original Devil Survivor 2, the new plot expands the story by continuing the game from the ending of the original game. This continuation introduces a new character to the game, Miyako Hotsuin, but her origins are deeply shrouded in mystery. Record Breaker gives players the option of either skipping to the new content right away or playing through the original game first, suiting the needs for all experience levels.

Main Features

  • Tactical Combat with a Side of Demon Fusion – The elements that make the Devil Survivor series great are back and better than ever with robust, turn-based strategic combat. Since the game is part of the Shin Megami Tensei franchise, fusing demons together to form a stronger army is back as a core mechanic!
  • Choose Your Own Fate – The line between life and death is razor-thin in Record Breaker. Actions have their consequences, and in the wake of the apocalypse, a wrong choice can result in the permanent death of a character. Multiple endings present the challenge of making all the right choices at the right time.
  • Extra Content Atlus is Known For –Record Breaker expands on the original Devil Survivor 2 by nearly doubling the amount of storyline for a total of more than 100 hours of strategic game play and consuming plot, with the additional mystery of Miyako Hotsuin to unravel.
  • New Personalities to Discover – For the first time, Devil Survivor 2 is getting fully voiced English story dialogue. The voiced dialogue in both the new content and the original story gives added depth in bringing the game’s characters to life from ominous beginning to dramatic end.
  • Enhanced game play –Record Breaker gives player characters new abilities, and the world is chock full of more demons to fuse.

Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker is coming in both retail and eShop flavors, for $49.99.

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14 comments
  1. Tyrannikos
    Tyrannikos
    December 10, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    There it is. Very excited.

    I’m only left with one weird feeling upon hearing this announcement: I miss the Break Record title.

  2. TerriblePerson
    TerriblePerson
    December 10, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    FINALLY! After 3,000 years of no news we finally have Record Breaker on the horizon…

    I could cry tears of happiness…

  3. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    December 10, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Definitely not the only one. Seems to happen every time a game people have been waiting for changes names when localized.

  4. Ace
    Ace
    December 10, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    fuck yes

  5. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    December 10, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Guys, I gut you’re excited so am I, but a little proof reading please. =P Devil Summoner 2 should be Devil Survivor 2 and what do you mean ‘double the length of the original screen’? Is that supposed to be original scenario?

    Also that stuff you insert into people’s clipboards when they copy and paste something from your website doesn’t actually trick anyone into pasting it. It just annoys your users.

    Can’t wait for the game, but it really annoys me how Atlus is charging a premium for all their games.

  6. Sylveria Shini
    Sylveria Shini
    December 10, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    I concur. Break Record sounds like one of those lovely engrish subtitles that make no sense but sound really cool.

  7. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    December 10, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Ah good looks – apologies for that. Yeah I was scrambling to post it before I left for my day job. Updated now.

    Also I’ll turn off that copy+paste code. I put it in by default when I first installed the share plugin, but you’re right, it’s mostly useless and annoying now.

    I’m curious, do you share the written stuff w/friends or on FB, etc?

  8. sanic
    sanic
    December 10, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Will buy.

  9. Landale
    Landale
    December 10, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Hard to tell on just one line, but I’m not sure I like Makoto’s voice. Still looking forward to this though.

  10. William Calderwood
    William Calderwood
    December 10, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Already in my Amazon waitlist. Same with MH4

  11. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    December 10, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    If I share it I usually just copy/paste the link to the article. I only copy paste parts when I want to look something up or quote a specific part of the article.

    Thanks for removing the code! Other websites I used to browse weren’t very accepting of corrections or criticism from users. Probably part of why this is the only gaming site I visit regularly.

  12. Cy
    Cy
    December 10, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Dammit, this looks good, and I still haven’t even started SMT4 yet or gotten around to finishing Nocturne. 2015 will be the year of SMT for me it seems.

  13. MrAndrewJ
    MrAndrewJ
    December 10, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Devil Surivor 2 is my favorite Shin Megami Tensei game by a very long stretch. I don’t care if this makes me sound like a heretic. It was one of the most amazing looks at polarized philosophical/political debates that I have ever seen in any media. I know that a lot of SMT games deal with it on some level. Devil Survivor approached it in my favorite way.

    So, even though I look at starting 2015 scraping from one paycheck to the next, I’ll still skimp on a couple of travel meals and put a few dollars at a time toward a pre-order.

    I’m that excited.

  14. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    December 12, 2014 at 10:09 am

    And Europe waits another 3000 years. :)