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Ghostlight May Yet Bring Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 To Europe

Posted by Andy Green

Publisher is considering its options

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked will finally be released in Europe on 29th March. It's being published by Ghostlight, which took up the task due to Atlus only localising it for North America.

Attention has now switched to the game's sequel Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2, which has been out in North America since February 2012 - again courtesy of Atlus. Ghostlight can publish the game in Europe — it's finished and has been approved by Nintendo — but it's not as simple as just throwing it out into the market.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 is a DS title, a system that isn't receiving a lot of support due to other consoles understandably taking up shelf space. As a result it seems unlikely that the game will make it over to Europe, but all hope is not lost.

Speaking on its blog, Ghostlight said that it is exploring ways to make it happen:

We haven’t given up though and we’re currently looking into several different ways of making this fantastic game available to you all. One way that I’ve heard being discussed on the Ghostlight grapevine is that we may release a Collector’s Edition of the game exclusively through our website which will mean we’d need your full support in making this release happen.

It looks as though if it does ever come out, you'll only be able to get hold of it through Ghostlight's online store, which is certainly better than nothing. The publisher may wait and see how sales progress with Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked before making any decisions.

An updated version of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 for the 3DS has recently been announced in Japan; it's unknown if it will ever be localised. Considering the title is already available in North America on the DS, we'd have to say it's fairly unlikely.

What are your thoughts on Devil Survivor 2, Europe? Would you like to see it made available? Let us know in the comments section below.

[via blog.ghostlight.uk.com, siliconera.com]

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User Comments (11)

CanisWolfred

#1

CanisWolfred said:

Unlikely? I'd say the chances of us getting Devil Survivor 2: Break Code are very high. Unless Overclocked completely bombed, of course, but apparently it did better outside Japan than inside.

Spoony_Tech

#2

Spoony_Tech said:

Funny how its not even out yet and they are already talking about the sequel. Let's just see how overclocked does first and at the very least they could import the other if wanted but I'm sure that would be a pretty penny!

Ralizah

#4

Ralizah said:

Atlus is very good about bringing its games to NA. I'd be very surprised if we didn't get the enhanced 3DS version within a year of its release in Japan.

Tough luck for the rest of the non-JN/USA gaming world, though. I wonder if Atlus doesn't think there's a market for its games in the European territories?

Sweet Jesus, am I the only person who sees a lot of neon green on this page? My eyes are watering!

BakaKnight

#5

BakaKnight said:

Geez... Give me the time for play Overclocked first Ghostlight!!!

It's great, amazing and all that they are working hard for finally make the Devil Survivor series avaible in Europe, but now they are rushing too much XD

First they moved a week sooner the release of Overclocked and we still didn't reach that date that they are talking of publish here the sequel?
Seems the publisher is even more excited than the gamers about bringing here the serie XP
But then again... that's not a bad thing at all, right? :)

FonistofCruxis

#6

FonistofCruxis said:

Seeing as SMT: Persona 3 on PS2 had an updated re-release on the same console with both versions getting a localisation as well as both SMT: Devil Survivor on DS and and SMT: Devil Survivor: Overclocked getting an NA release I think its very likely that SMT: Devil Survivor 2: Break Code will get an NA release so I would rather Ghostlight waited and released that in Europe instead of the DS original.

Chrno-x

#7

Chrno-x said:

@FonistofCruxis: I totally agree with you, they should wait and release DS2: Break Code instead of normal DS2. Maybe it would be more expinsive to publish but then again I think it will bring more profit and show Atlus that they shouldn't leave Europe in the hands of other Publishers (or somethin like that).

gojiguy

#8

gojiguy said:

Why not just wait for Devil Survivor 2: Break Code?

Maybe then you could actually release in time with the NA release!

LeVideoGamer

#9

LeVideoGamer said:

All for it. It's sad but understandable that we don't get games like this immediately, but I'd be very happy to finally get my hands on it, whether it's for the DS or the 3DS.

sweetiepiejonus

#10

sweetiepiejonus said:

Wow I didn't know Europe hasn't had the pleasure of this title yet. That's unfortunate and I hope enough people buy it for the publisher to feel it was 'worth' releasing so you guys don't have to wait on future titles.

I'm curious why Code Break hasn't been mentioned much. Is it because it's not really official yet or what?

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