The latest Shin Megami Tensei game, “Strange Journey” tells of how humans have reached the point where the population has exceeded the 70 billion mark but without resolving the many issues that damaged the natural habitat of Earth, an odd phenomena has occurred in the Antarctic. A giant magnetic hole has appeared and is slowly expanding, absorbing everything in its path. While providing a cover up to prevent any more public panick, the UN has dispatched a team as part of Operation Schwarzbirth to find out what’s inside but things don’t go well at all.
Very typical save the world against evil storyline so far.
The official site for Atlus’ latest Shin Megami Tensei title, Strange Journey is up as mentioned it would be last time.
It’s not for the PS3 as I was expecting from the “leak” last time but maybe that’s good news since I’ll be able to play it! I guess the DS could be considered “new hardware” since it has received a proper SMT game yet.
Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey will be for the DS on October 8th. Taking place in the early 21st century, a portal to another dimension in the South Pole, dubbed “Schwarzbirth” by the United Nations, has appeared and is threatening mankind’s existence. In order not to spread panic it is kept a secret but as the portal grows in size, a Schwarzbirth Investigation Unit is formed to find out what’s inside.
The RPG will feature…
- An upgradable “Demonica Suit” using software applications.
- Conversation system to convince demons to join you.
- Over 300 demons at your fusion disposal.
And the staff are…
- Producer/Character and Devil Design: Kazuma Kaneko
- Director: Eiji Ishida (SMT3/Raidou/Raidou2)
- Scenario: Shogo Isogai (SMT3/Raidou/Trauma Centre series)
- Composer: Shoji Meguro
The official site will be open next Monday together with a trailer.