Jun 8, 2011

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Atlus to Bring Devil Survivor 2 to North America

Atlus to Bring Devil Survivor 2 to North America

Along with their announcement of King of Fighters XIII yesterday, Atlus also announced the North American release for Devil Survivor 2. The Nintendo DS sequel to the popular and award-winning fan favorite, Devil Survivor, is being slated for a 2012 release. Manager of PR and Sales at Atlus, Aram Jabbari, comments;

Devil Survivor 2 continues the successful marriage of RPG and strategy RPG gameplay elements introduced in the acclaimed original title. With an all new story and cast, an expanded roster of demons to manage, vastly expanded party interaction, an all new soundtrack from composer Kenji Ito (SaGa series), plus a host of refinements and improvements over its predecessor, Devil Survivor 2 doesn’t simply deliver more of the same-it delivers more and better, exactly what we believe a good sequel should.”

The information that we do know about Devil Survivor 2 is the story follows a trio of students as they experience firsthand a new website’s promise of showing the manner of people’s deaths. Surviving their foreseen demise has the new cast going against otherworldy demons and destruction. New features of the game have been noted as:

  • What if You Could See People’s Deaths Before They Happened?–The spread of a mysterious website that offers a preview of people’s deaths, and the great calamity that suddenly strikes Japan-mere coincidence, or part of something larger?  A band of high school students must use the website to avert their own deaths, as well as others’, amidst the amidst the unprecedented nationwide chaos.
  • Recruit Your Party, Build Bonds–Adding tons of dimension to traditional party mechanics, players recruit new members to their team and then invest time into developing relationships with them.  The closer the connection, the more effective they’ll be in battle.  Every party member is mortal and susceptible to death, however, making it essential that every decision be weighed carefully lest they be lost to the user forever.
  • Collect, Customize, Barter and Fuse Every Last Demon!–Endlessly addicting, the task of discovering and enlisting new demons to aid you in battle is a staple of the Shin Megami Tensei universe.  With nearly twice as many demons to find and unlock as in the original game, there’s no shortage of work to be done in assembling and managing an army of demons for battle.

A definitive date has not been set yet and the official website is still under construction. Follow us as we keep you up to date on more Devil Survivor 2 as we get the information.

[Source: Atlus]