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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2

Platform(s): Nintendo DS
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Atlus U.S.A.
Developer: Atlus
Release Date: Feb. 28, 2012 (US), Early 2012 (EU)

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'Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2' (NDS) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2012 @ 1:20 a.m. PST

What would people do if they could see others' deaths before they come to pass? As devastation and ruin begin to spread, the player will have to use a mysterious website with the power to predict casualties in order to save lives, save themselves, and ultimately, save the city.

Devil Survivor 2 delivers everything fans loved about the first game: an intense narrative with multiple endings based on player actions, the beautiful visuals and sounds the Shin Megami Tensei series is renowned for, the addicting challenge of collecting, customizing, auctioning, and fusing every last demon in the game, and much more.  Moreover, a system akin to the Social Links found in Persona 3 and 4 allows players to invest time in developing bonds with their party members to unlock special rewards.  Those relationships become all the more precious since every party member in the game is vulnerable to permanent death based on critical player choices over the course of the game.  Every decision could easily be a matter of life and death.

When a new website that shows the manner of people's deaths in advance makes the rounds amongst Japanese high schoolers, a trio of students is shocked to witness their own deaths in a terrible subway accident just minutes away. They narrowly escape the carnage, only to find themselves in a worse situation-facing otherworldly demons. Desperate to survive, they fend off the demons and flee, but the destruction at the station is only the beginning...

Key Features

  • What if You Could See People's Deaths Before They Happened?-The spread of a mysterious website that offers a preview of people's deaths, and the great calamity that suddenly strikes Japan-mere coincidence, or part of something larger?  A band of high school students must use the website to avert their own deaths, as well as others', amidst the amidst the unprecedented nationwide chaos.
  • Recruit Your Party, Build Bonds-Adding tons of dimension to traditional party mechanics, players recruit new members to their team and then invest time into developing relationships with them.  The closer the connection, the more effective they'll be in battle.  Every party member is mortal and susceptible to death, however, making it essential that every decision be weighed carefully lest they be lost to the user forever.
  • Collect, Customize, Barter and Fuse Every Last Demon!-Endlessly addicting, the task of discovering and enlisting new demons to aid you in battle is a staple of the Shin Megami Tensei universe.  With nearly twice as many demons to find and unlock as in the original game, there's no shortage of work to be done in assembling and managing an army of demons for battle.

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