Megami Tensei announced for PlayStation 3

Atlus' role-playing series is in development for Sony's next-generation console; details yet to come.

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Ever since the Megami Tensei series made its debut on the Famicom (Japanese NES) in 1987, the franchise has been Atlus' most popular product, aside from the Print Club sticker machines that died out in the 1990s. It's no surprise that the company would capitalize on the franchise's notoriety by kicking off its next-generation development with a familiar face.

According to the latest issue of Famitsu, Atlus has announced it is currently developing a new Shin Megami Tensei game for Sony's PlayStation 3. No details have been disclosed, but the company may release some additional information during the Tokyo Game Show next week.

The latest Shin Megami game announced by Atlus is a series spin-off for the PlayStation 2, titled Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou. No release date has been announced for the game yet.

Discussion

60 comments
MAXAM999
MAXAM999

They will announce 2 titles for the PS3 this year .. one of them is Persona 5 .

VioletX360mania
VioletX360mania

Does this mean it will be for Vita? If so, that would be awesome. But no, for PS3 or 4? Damn no, can't afford that!

silna33
silna33

I really liked Devil Survivor

Rizer
Rizer

So...it's been a little over 5 years...where is the update on this?

sirius237
sirius237

something like nocturne? YES PLEAASE!!

ratchet200
ratchet200

Oh please let this be Persona 5! Oh for the love of god please!!!!

Xico6
Xico6

Well... we have: Nocturne, Devil Summoner, Digital Devil Saga, Persona.. and that Catherine thing too.. So.. I guess we'll have another Big One soon... Can't Wait!

the22for4
the22for4

mmmm it will be the 1st on in ps3 it will be great they will work hard for it cuz they know i'll buy it then play it.lol

aerialstrike
aerialstrike

360 owners might as well buy a Sony console if they wanna play any of the persona or SMT games. Atlus is a hardcore japanese publisher and it means that they support japanes products and market, the president of the company might as well commit harakiri than import their #1 franchise to a western console. And to add insult to us westeners they give crappy subpar imports to 360, not that i care cause i only buy sony and nintendo products.

Zlakael13
Zlakael13

please ATLUS i'm begging you, make this game like the other PERSONA.

FabioPizzini
FabioPizzini

@saqibislam because Atlus is a company that look at japan market and in Japan few hundred of xbox aren't so interesting.

EkoHoshunin
EkoHoshunin

this article is from 2005 hope they've done something in 5 years

saqibislam
saqibislam

why these guys don't make games for xbox 360

ahnzz
ahnzz

nocturne, as of right now dont know how much it cost, but i know last year i bought a used one for 45 dollars and still have it. a remake of nocturne no but a new story in the nocturne series would be nice. it be awesome if they made persona 5 and introduce a new battle system.

The_Mad_Hatter
The_Mad_Hatter

i will go for a remake of NOCTURNE for the PS3 because i couldn't get it on the ps2... but persona 5 sounds awesome

Ribbaby
Ribbaby

I would be soooo freaking happy if they made it Persona 5. Persona 3 and 4 are awesome!!! I loved them, just imagine a Persona 5!!!

Yasviele
Yasviele

Definitely Persona 5 please! Wow I tot this would take longer but :P already in process!

VXLbeast
VXLbeast

I would be happy wioth either Persona 5, Devil Survivor adaption for the PS3 (with 3D graphics!), or something completely new. Either way, I am stoked.

X-RS
X-RS

id love to see anther smt, been like 3 personas in the last 3 years. also like to see the first devil summoners come out. *sigh* just a matter of time.

CapitaoNinja
CapitaoNinja

Both Nocturne and Persona are equaly awesome in different ways. Now I start thinking about buying a PS3. hehehhe

Chaosraven21
Chaosraven21

THERE IS NEVER GONNA BE A GREATER GAME THAN SMT - NOCTURNE!!

Ribbaby
Ribbaby

I HOPE HOPE HOPE this is Person 5!!!!

VXLbeast
VXLbeast

Playing Devil Survivor has got me hooked, I need more Shin Megami Tensei!

nocturner2
nocturner2

Tokyo Game Show 2009. Still no news...

DragonicB
DragonicB

SMT is an awesome RPG games series . . . But, I would prefer to see Persona 5

Yandere
Yandere

I'm so freaking buying this.

zungerman090
zungerman090

Multiplatform please. :D hey dun flame me cuz i dont own PS3

Rizer
Rizer

Cool! I'm already hyped up for this. I hope it's ether a Persona edition or similar like Devil Survivor or Nocturne. I like the normal and mundane met sudden unpredictable doomsday in Japan feel slightly better than the alternate reality or post-apocolipse themes.

Takkun9019
Takkun9019

Nocturne is SMT proper, as in it is the third actual SMT game. Nocturne is really the special edition that was released in Japan with the added content.

Neosword
Neosword

Wow, been awhile since we heard anything about this. If we don't hear anything soon I'm going to consider it vaporware.

DFBTG
DFBTG

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Gr33nHippo
Gr33nHippo

multiiiiiiplatformmmmmmmmmmm please

BC20FLY
BC20FLY

I think this will be at this years e3

krisgale
krisgale

something more along the lines of Nocturne for ps3 please. that would rule!

Roman16
Roman16

Persona 5 maybe??? either way it will be something to look forward too (i just hope it won't be japan only)

Koto2291
Koto2291

OMG HELLZ YES!!! more persona? doesn't matter, it's SMT!!! F-Yeah

SickzLife
SickzLife

It's been 3 years, I hope we'll hear more information about this game. English Version please!

christania
christania

I love the Shin Megami Tensei series! I don't care if it's persona 5 or one of the others, they just about all rock especially Nocturne. Anyway, I truly hope this does see a North American release, but if not I would probably buy the Japanese version. Hoo better keep practicing Japanese! lol maybe by release time I will have improved somewhat I hope.

LORDCOSMOS
LORDCOSMOS

LORD COSMOS HOPES IT WILL BE SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI, PROPER; as in shin megami tensei IV

BC20FLY
BC20FLY

Hope it is Persona 5, Persona 3 was tight and im looking forward towards Persona 4. Next Gen Persona oh yeah

Roman16
Roman16

Persona 5 plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!

valar20
valar20

still no new info and I'm getting impatient

Amnesiac23
Amnesiac23 moderator

Come on! Any info, I'll take anything! Hopefully TGS 2008 will have some info.

Shadow_Fire41
Shadow_Fire41

...............Japan loves holding out on us.

connell66
connell66

Will this be available outside of Japan?

tokyo_at_dawn
tokyo_at_dawn

Persona 4 was recently announced for PS2. I'm willing to bet this was the same game originally slated for PS3. If Japan gets this game sometime this year, North America may not see it til 2009.