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Gateway Games: How I Got Into The Shin Megami Tensei Series

Gateway Games - SMTWelcome to Gateway Games. This is a series where I talk about games that either got me into a series or an entire genre. For a series, I had to have played a later game in the series lifespan. For Genre, any game of said genre would do (except if they were the genre starters).

Like many of us on both The Wired Fish and beyond, most of the gaming populace spent most of their gaming lives knowing next to nothing about Shin Megami Tensei (MegaTen or SMT for short). Sure we’ve played Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Phantasy Star, but nothing on the then Japan-Only SMT. The series had some of its entries make it over here, like Persona, Last Bible (under the name The Demon Slayer), Jack Bros., and DemiKids, but they were part of different sub-series of SMT, and all of them except DemiKids didn’t have the Shin Megami Tensei name in it. The first mainline game to make it over was Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, followed by the sub-seires Digital Devil Saga, and the series’ big break in the West, Persona 3. This is where we begin this first entry of Gateway Games.

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Devil Survivor 2 in the works, already 95% done

The week’s Famitsu revealed that Atlus is currently working on a sequel to Devil Survivior, a DS RPG released in 2009. Not only that, but Famitsu lists the game at being 95% complete! The story follows three classmates who gain the power to summon demons. They must use this power to stop mysterious entities known as the Septentrion, who attack Japan one Sunday and follow suit each day after. The cast only has seven days to stop them.

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