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Atlus Lifts The Lid On Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Box Set

Posted by Orla Madden

A nice pre-order bonus

Last month we reported that Atlus is bringing Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers to North America on 16th April this year.

Today, the publisher has revealed a nice little treat for true fans of the series who pre-order the game at participating stores: a limited edition box set containing the game along with a CD filled with arranged versions of the game's wonderful musical themes. Quantities will be limited, so make sure to get your pre-orders in quick if this exclusive bundle appeals to you.

The game will also be available for download from the 3DS eShop on launch day, however you won't be able to grab the CD unless you purchase the retail copy.

What are your thoughts on this box set? For those of you in Europe, are you hoping this makes its way across the pond? Leave a comment to let us know.

[via atlus.com]

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THENAMESNORM

#2

THENAMESNORM said:

Due to the upcoming Wii U Fire Emblem crossover I am now interested in buying one of these games! Here's hoping it comes to Europe!

Placlu

#3

Placlu said:

We got the other 3DS SMT Game right?
Considering that in the EU direct, they showed SMTxFE, that's confirmed for Europe/Australia (or a giant iwatatroll)... so maybe? Logic & reasoning? :D

Ed_Rod

#4

Ed_Rod said:

i'm reserving a bunch of things, including this on payday next week!

Spoony_Tech

#5

Spoony_Tech said:

This might be the last game I get on my 3ds blitz of games I get this first 4 months. I've never wanted Soooo many games before in such a short period!! Not sure if anything else in April is coming out to pick up but this will be mine!

Oh and I'm always more in favor of CDs then art books. It's really the only reason ill pre order now a days.

Pokefanmum82

#6

Pokefanmum82 said:

already pre-order mine when they annpunced the release date for it. so i am getting the CD i guess

Windy

#8

Windy said:

The RPG's are coming in the next few months. I will probably get this one also depending on where im at in Etrian Odyssey

Spoony_Tech

#9

Spoony_Tech said:

@Windy Good luck with that. I've only finished the first one and they can be quite hard. Now I just never got around to beating 2-3 though.

Svengoolie

#13

Svengoolie said:

You should totally just get the download for the same amount of money even though you're getting less out of it. >_>

AceSpadeS

#15

AceSpadeS said:

@THENAMESNORM
I don't know which ones are available in Europe, but I would reccomend starting with Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor (Or Devil Survivor Overclocked) for starting out with these on a Nintendo platform. The other one to be released on the DS (Or any console since the NES, I think), Strange Journey, is a good game too, but far less captivating than Devil Survivor. It's also obscenely tough.

If you happen to own a PS2/P/Vita, however, the Persona series are also amazing Shin Megami Tensei games. If you enjoy RPGs with incredible characters, dialog, and stories, you will not be disappointed.

CanisWolfred

#17

CanisWolfred said:

I'm surprised people find Strange Journey that difficult. It's the easiest in the main-line SMT games (though I've yet to play SMT If..., not sure how difficult that's supposed to be). Yes, it's still difficult, but so is every SMT game to some degree. You just have to bring the right equipment and demons along, and you'll be good for most of the game.

Zodiak13

#18

Zodiak13 said:

I hate the fact I know I will buy this game and probably never play it. The last SMT I've actually played through was Nocturne, and I have never liked the Persona series. I always seem to buy them when I have other games I'm more interested in.

AceSpadeS

#19

AceSpadeS said:

@CanisWolfred
I tend to be pretty bad at the old-old school dungeon-crawler-grid-first-person RPGs like Strange Journey, and I'm not sure why. Most other RPGs types I play on hard for the fun of it, but Strange was just evil to me. Even that game can't hold a candle to the Might and Magic series for difficulty to me though...

Rapido

#20

Rapido said:

Any Shin Megami Tensei; You Bring, I'll Buy!!

I think I have an idea how the FExSMT crossover will look like. :)

BertTheBluBerry

#21

BertTheBluBerry said:

I love the fact Atlus will give a soundtrack CD with their games, I bought Code of Princess and got the Artbook/Soundtrack CD which is awesome. I would get this game just to show support for Atlus. Then you tell me it is an RPG game? Never played any of the Shin Megami Tensei games, but I've got to start somewhere!

CanisWolfred

#22

CanisWolfred said:

@AceSpadeS To be fair, I've heard a lot of people complain about the difficulty of Strange Journey, but I just didn't have much of a problem with it. Outside of a few boss battles, I didn't have much of a hard time. And I'm a wuss when it comes to difficulty. I've certainly perservered through far worse, though. Nocturne, The Dark Spire, and Etrian Odyssey, for instance.

TheXboxHero

#23

TheXboxHero said:

Thats very neat, but I think I should watch some videos as I never had a Shin Megami Tensei game.

CazTheGamerGuy

#26

CazTheGamerGuy said:

@Placlu Yup, Shin Megami Tensei IV is a 3DS exclusive, as far as my knowledge goes. Maybe they planned this announcement after so more people would take interest in the series... clever girl...

CanisWolfred

#27

CanisWolfred said:

SMT4 (If that's what you're talking about. There's also Devil Survivor Overclocked) isn't out in Japan yet. They usually wait about 3 or 4 months after it's out in Japan before announcing an NA release.

retro_player_22

#28

retro_player_22 said:

Anything from Atlus is pure awesome, I might get this once it release. Code of Princess was awesome as well.

Nintendawg

#31

Nintendawg said:

Pre-ordered mine today, Atlus is on a roll! :)
@Tech101 Remember, there's a casual mode in EO IV now, so Windy (or anyone, for that matter) might be able to finish it in a fraction of the time required, compared to previous instalments :)

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