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Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux Coming in May

Today, Atlus announced the release date for their upcoming title Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux for the Nintendo DS.  We can pick up the re-release of the Shin Megami Tensei series this May 15th for $39.99.  This title will include an additional character (Alex), additional story content, and new illustrations by Masayuki Doi.


Are you a Shin Megami Tensei fan? Will you be checking out this title? Let us know in the comments!


Dragon’s Crown Pro – Battle Hardened Edition

Dragon’s Crown Pro Battle Hardened Edition is now up for pre-order.  Why get this version? For the seven collectible cards and the limited edition case, of course!


Dragon’s Crown Pro features:
  • Visuals Fit for an Ancient Dragon – With beautifully refined artwork and 4K resolution support, Vanillaware’s signature art style will come alive as you bludgeon, cleave, shoot, and loot through the dungeons of Hydeland.

  • A Rousing Adventurer’s Soundtrack – A newly recorded soundtrack by fabled composer Hitoshi Sakimoto, supported by a live orchestra, will accompany daring treasure hunters on their search for the Dragon’s Crown.

  • Glorious Presentation – Rejoice because English and Japanese audio options will now be available! Plus, game text will be localized in French, Italian, German, and Spanish.

  • All the Royal Bells and Whistles – If you already own Dragon’s Crown, your saves won’t go to waste. There will be online cross-play & cross-save compatibility with existing PS3 and Vita versions. Oh, and all patches, features, and the Storyteller Voice Pack DLC from the original game will be included!

  • Four Player Frenzy – With the fun local couch co-op and online multiplayer you remember, up to four players can experience countless hours battling together.

While I am not too thrilled about the offerings on the Battle-Hardened Edition, I would absolutely love the collectible cards.

Have you played Dragon’s Crown? What did you think of the game? Will you be picking up Dragon’s Crown Pro? Let us know in the comments!


Catherine: Full Body announced for PS4 and PSVita

Atlus has announced Catherine: Full Body for Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita. The title is being developed by Studio Zero, the studio led by Persona 5 director Katsura Hashino.

Catherine is an action puzzle game released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011. It follows the story of Vincent, a 32 year-old man who cheats on his fiancée Katherine with a woman named Catherine, and is desperately trying to survive while suffering from nightmares that come as a result of his actions. Catherine: Full Body will feature a “third Catherine” whose personality and aura seem to be quite different from the previous two, as well as new scenes with Katherine and Catherine.

Here is everything we know so far:

  • Development is a collaborative effort between Atlus and Studio Zero.
  • The third “Catherine” is named Rin (voiced by Aya Hirano). She is a pianist at Vincent’s regular bar, and has an exceedingly honest and gentle personality. Rin’s involvement in the story will introduce new branches for the other two “Catherines.”
  • A large amount of new endings, episodes, anime movies, and sexy events are being added.
  • The subtitle “Full Body” was chosen from the wine term, and exemplifies an even richer and somehow more erotic new Catherine.
  • A wide range of difficulties and convenient systems are being prepared.
  • There is a new mechanic where you move blocks where multiple are connected. There is also a new mode.
  • There are online battles.
  • There is cross-save support.
  • The idea and direction of the Atlus-style traditional fantasy RPG has been solidified.
  • There is a feeling among the studio that “something interesting can certainly be made.”
  • While talented individuals have been recruited for the project, there still are not enough programmers and designers.
  • In the sense of fusing the creativity assembled by the resonance of Atlus and Studio Zero, it is important to create Catherine: Full Body together. The thought is that this will have a positive influence on Project Re Fantasy.
  • Catherine: Full Body and Project Re Fantasy are of different genres at first glance, but are connected by their developers.
  • The new “Catherine,” Rin, is described as a healing existence that assists the nightmare-ridden Vincent and shows him new values. While her speech and conduct give off an aura of considerably lacking in common, she is a very straightforward and gentle character.
  • The scenario is mainly being made by full-time staff.
  • The wide range of difficulties and convenient systems being prepared will enable people who are interested in the story to enjoy the game until the very end.
  • In puzzle action stages, there is a new mechanic where you have to think about not only how to move cube-shaped blocks, but also blocks in a state where multiple are connected.
  • You can switch between new and traditional modes during the story.
  • There was unexpected excitement for the competitive mode overseas, so online battles are being included.
  • There is more than one new ending.
  • Development is currently 50 percent complete.
  • A release date and price are still to be announced.



“Persona 5 The Animation” has been announced

Atlus has announced that a new Persona 5 anime from A-1 Pictures titled, ” Persona 5 The Animation” will be airing in Japan sometime in 2018.main01.png

The voice cast will be done by the cast who voiced from the game:

  • Protagonist (voiced by Jun Fukuyama)
  • Ann Takamaki (voiced by Nana Mizuki)
  • Ryuuji Sakamoto (voiced by Mamoru Miyano)
  • Morgana (voiced by Ikue Otani)
  • Yusuke Kitagawa (voiced by Tomokazu Sugita)
  • Makoto Niijima (voiced by Rina Sato)
  • Futaba Sakura (voiced by Aoi Yuki)
  • Haru Okumura (voiced by Haruka Tomatsu)
  • Goro Akechi (voiced by Soichiro Hoshi)

You can check out the teaser trailer below.


Shin Megami Tensei Moving to Switch

Even after all the thrilling news of the Switch’s shiny new features, we all waited for the game titles.  Of all the games announced during the Nintendo Switch conference, Shin Megami Tensei was the title that Sold me on the counsel. Almost.

Celebrating 25 years, Shin Megami Tensei will have two new games; one for the DS and one for the Switch.  Unfortunately, there is no official title or release date for the Switch title since it’s still too early in development.

I think I can wait until later after March to pick up the new Switch counsel.