Hell has frozen over folks! I wonder if THIS is what was happening when Nick was hearing about Persona on Xbox? Well, anyway, I loved LOVED Soul Hackers 1 on 3DS. I’m super excited for this, I kinda hope we can get a port of 1, it’s quite dated by now (it’s a Saturn game), but it still holds one of the most unique JRPG settings of all time.
Not sure if it will actually keep the “Shin Megami Tensei” title. I put it in the title because the 3DS game did (though this was always a marketing thing Atlus West did. Japanese version was never called SMT)
EDIT: They are not retaining the “Shin Megami Tensei” name for the Western version, so I removed it from the thread title.
Etrian Odyssey Next? Okay this one I’m skeptical on. It’s probably very much a Switch game through and through. But I think this Soul Hackers 2 marks Atlus wanting to do multiplat development from now on.
And the big daddy of them all? Persona 6? Yep, I’m getting the feeling that’s on lock for an Xbox launch. No way Xbox was talking to Atlus and didn’t bring up motherfuckin Persona.
We didn’t used to have Yakuza, Dragon Quest, Danganronpa, Nier, Tales was gone, and so on. Phil visited Japan and we got them all. Things are improving for damn sure. Small market on Xbox for these games, but yet they make the effort. Much, much appreciated!
I said it in the community thread but SMT V was not running too well on Switch. I beat it 100%. Enjoyed it a lot. But the performance? Not good, and this game is looking like it might be more higher fidelity. Nintendo’s gotta hurry up with that Switch 2 or this could start happening more.
as someone who doesn’t play any games remotely like this, though I think one of the 360 games I played is like this, would Enchanted Arms on 360 be similar to this game? that is the only Japanese style game I’ve played (lol)
The trailer has some snippets of gameplay, but considering it looks pretty much like how Persona 5 played, and Persona 5 was quite a lot of people’s first JRPG and managed to hook them, I think this game could easily do the same.
Flashy turn based battles against demons, hitting their elemental weaknesses to give yourself extra turns (they can do this to you too), also having conversations with the demons to recruit them, fusing demons together to create more powerful demons to fight with… This is all what is found in a typical SMT game. Probably sounds like a bunch of gibberish, I’m sure. I’m sure this will be very accessible for JRPG newcomers though, again, many people got into the genre from Persona 5.