Shin Megami Tensei 1 coming to the West for the first time ever

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While the Shin Megami Tensei franchise has been very popular and many people are fans of Atlus’ games, you might not realize that when Shin Megami Tensei 1 was released on the Super Nintendo back in 1992 in Japan, it never made the journey West.

Now today Atlus USA has announced that they will be bringing the game to the iOS with an English translation with a price tag of $7.99. This is the port of the 2003 GBA version that was released in Japan and to go along with this announcement the company released a story synopsis, a few screenshots, and a gameplay trailer, both of which can be found below.

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.

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