Atlus is bringing their RPG/SRPG hybrid Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor to North America this June. Seems pretty cool.
Tokyo has been sealed by the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces due to a demon outbreak, and it will be seven days before the whole capital is wiped out. The protagonist, a 17 year-old high school student, is trapped with his two friends Kihara Atsurou and Tanigawa Yuzu within the city, and is forced to make contracts with demons to survive.
ATLUS WELCOMES NEW DEMON OVERLORDS WITH RPG/SRPG HYBRID SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI®: DEVIL SURVIVOR™ FOR NINTENDO DS™
Faithful, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor is coming to North America this June. It represents the first venture for the series onto Nintendo DS, and brings with it a unique RPG/SRPG hybrid engine, sure to be a breath of fresh air for genre fans. ZOMG, Faithful. ZOMG, indeed.
This is a complete SMT experience; nothing has been lost in the translation to a handheld. Character customization is as deep as ever, with players given the ability to manually apply stats to not only their party characters, but their demons, too. The process of collecting and fusing demons plays out differently than in any SMT game prior, with a new Demon Auction system completely changing how players acquire new demons. The combat engine, a hybrid of tactical maps and old-school first-person battle, is refreshingly different and pleasantly fast, sparing players the exposition of other RPGs and letting them get through the action as fast as they’d like.
Even the game’s story breaks a few traditional RPG clichés. For one, you’re not out to save the world. The Japanese government has gone ahead and taken care of that for you. Trouble is, they did so by putting a part of Tokyo under quarantine. I guess they were worried all those invading demons that appeared out of nowhere might get out… demons you’re now kinda trapped with. Forget saving the world; start with trying to save yourself! Decisions made throughout the game will affect the course of the story, ultimately ending in a showdown where your choice of alliance will determine the survival of thousands.