Devil Survivor 2 terrorizes DS

Sequel to Shin Megami Tensei DS spin-off to be released this summer.

Atlus has garnered a chunk of success with its Shin Megami Tensei games for the Nintendo DS. Even with the upcoming release of the Nintendo 3DS, the company will resume its fondness for the system with its upcoming sequel to the Devil Survivor series, titled Devil Survivor 2. The news was announced recently on Famitsu.

The game's story puts players in the shoes of a male protagonist who, alongside his male childhood friend Daichi and female honors student Io, has to fight off mysterious invaders known as the Septentrion that are taking over Japan. Players will have to defeat them within seven days by signing a pact with the devil to become a devil messenger and command a demon army.

The main characters of Devil Survivor 2.

The game's combat is more or less the same as in the first game: Players control the protagonist and his group in turn-based combat done on grids much like a strategy role-playing game. When the heroes collide with the demons, the screen switches to another battle screen where players assign combat commands to deal with the mob. Instead of being confined in Tokyo as in the last game, however, players will get to explore the major cities in Japan for the sequel.

The first game's demon auction system returns as well, where gamers can get new demon allies by bidding for them. New to the series is the destiny system, which lets gamers unlock new party members and demon ally skills depending on the protagonist's moral choices throughout the story.

One of the Septentrion invaders.

Devil Survivor 2's characters are designed by Suzuhito Yasuda, who has done illustrations for the light novel series Durarara!! and created the manga Yozakura Quartet. The designs of the Septentrions is done by manga artist Mohiro Kitoh, who created the manga Shadow Star. The game's soundtrack is composed by Kenji Ito, who is renowned for his work on the Final Fantasy Legends and SaGa series.

The game is 95 percent complete and will be out this summer in Japan.

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19 comments
DARKNESSxEAGLE
DARKNESSxEAGLE

Maybe if everyone wrote to Ghostlight asking for it (as well as Devil Survivor Overclocked) to be released in Europe, they may be kind enough to do so.

buft
buft

pleases bring this to Europe

metalkitten
metalkitten

cant wait for this one! the first was the best ds game our of many good!

Ceraby
Ceraby

I got high hopes for this one. =D

Anti_FoRM_X
Anti_FoRM_X

I used to dislike tactical RPG until i've played devil survivor (first edition). Before i realized, i'd become addicted with this game LOL @_@. Now i can't wait until this second edition released.

sickorange
sickorange

Yay, DS still gets some love. I still haven't finished all the endings of the first SMT: Devil Survivor, though.

LordAndrew
LordAndrew

@DennisWZH: It's DS only, but don't rule out an eventual 3DS port.

jagman111
jagman111

Does anyone else think the protagonist looks like Vincent from Catherine?

soulless4now
soulless4now

Still haven't played the series yet...but it's good the ds will still get some love this summer.

Rizer
Rizer

Cool! I loved the first game. My only wish now is that there would be a Shin Megami Tensei that had ps3 graphics sometime soon...

mattg90520
mattg90520

I need to get into this. I know SMT: Devil Survivor is being rereleased for 3ds, which Ill get, and thats the third, right? This is the second, are they games you should play in order or it doesnt matter (like Final Fantasy, etc?)

phoenixgaiangel
phoenixgaiangel

@DennisWZH : It was announced for DS. It's not a 3DS game like Devil Survivor Overclocked.

sims_13
sims_13

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sims_13
sims_13

Woo.... The first one is awesome. Hope this one will bigger and better than the first one.

DennisWZH
DennisWZH

is this for DS too or just 3DS?

apolloooo
apolloooo

sweet!! hoping for september-november release on us!

Dragard_Kaos
Dragard_Kaos

Pure awesomeness. The world needs more Shin Megami Tensei. I hope you can kill YHVH.

Dgarl67
Dgarl67

Crossing fingures for an announcement about a North America release