Update: Deep Silver has confirmed that Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux would also be released in Europe, presumably at the same time as North America.
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Shin Megami Tensei series, Atlus is going to release Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux this Fall in Japan. Just like Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, it’s an expanded port of the Nintendo DS cult-classic with additional content (gameplay and story), and more. It will be released in Early 2018 in North America (and Europe).
A quick reminder about the story: years ago, lots of demons started to appear in Antartica following an unexplained spatial distortion. As if the demos themselves were not bad enough, that spatial distortion is threatening to engulf the Earth itself. To stop this menace, the United Nations send a team of advanced specialists there, in order to solve the mystery behind the phenomenon, and stop it from the source.
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux features new story content, additional endings, an extra dungeon, and more. Unlike Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth and Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, it will retain its Japanese voice acting.
Here’s the announcement trailer:
Here’s the main features of the game:
- A Stranger Journey Back – In Strange Journey Redux, you play as a brave United Nations soldier investigating a spatial anomaly called the Schwarzwelt–a dome of dark energy that threatens to consume the world. Inside, you’ll find it home to a nightmare mirror of our own Earth, populated with demons dying to meet you. The game touts brand-new illustrations by Masayuki Doi, updated visuals, UI tweaks, and more to make this journey back into the Schwarzwelt… even stranger.
- Additional Story Content and a Brand-new Character – You won’t be retreading the same nightmarish path as before because a brand-new character named Alex will play a major role in how the story unfolds. Much about her is a mystery, but there is one thing you know for sure: she’s got a bone to pick with you. Joining her are new demons you might recognize from other SMT entries, new endings, and a new dungeon to die in–I mean, discover.
- A True Shin Megami Tensei Adventure – With its twisted demonic sci-fi story, addictive demon-collecting fun, and multiple narrative paths to explore, Strange Journey Redux is an essential ATLUS JRPG adventure that can’t be missed!
And ere’s a short video + a few screenshots… in Japanese:
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux (3DS) comes out this Fall in Japan, and in Early 2018 in North America. The Upcoming Releases page has been updated!