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Ghostlight Hatches A New Plot To Bring Devil Survivor 2 To Europe

Posted by Andy Green

A cunning plan

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 was released in the US well over a year ago now and poor old Europe has yet to have the game grace its presence.

It appears that day may not be too far off, as UK-based publisher Ghostlight has devised a scheme to finally bring the DS game to European shores.

Essentially, it's playing it very safe and will only release Devil Survivor 2 if it is commercially viable. The best way to do this is to distribute the title exclusively through its online store to those who pre-order it beforehand. That way it knows just how many need to be sent out and the costs will all be covered.

Ghostlight set the conditions on its blog, confirming there will be a minimum threshold of pre-orders that will need to be reached within a month in order for Devil Survivor 2 to be manufactured. Should it fail to obtain the interest the game will fade away once more. Interestingly, as a special little thank you, the publisher will add your name to the manual should you pre-order.

We realise that we’re asking for a huge amount of trust and support from our fans on this one, but we know that you are a very special lot and you all seem to fully appreciate what we’re trying to achieve in bringing over JRPGs like DS2. We simply couldn’t do what we’re doing without you and with your continued support for the Ghostlight cause we’re hoping we can give DS2 its best shot at getting a European release.

Ghostlight recently launched Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked in Europe but it didn't go totally to plan. The popular RPG had game-breaking bugs within it but thankfully they have now been fixed and it's now fully playable.

There is a chance that the 3DS remake of Devil Survivor 2 - which is to be released in Japan - will emerge in the West, but Ghostlight believes there is some value in releasing the DS version now:

I know some of you have said you’d rather wait for a potential release of the new 3DS remake, which is fair enough, but for anyone who’s sitting on the fence I must say that I’ve really enjoyed Devil Survivor 2 and think that it would be the perfect game for any of you looking for your SRPG fix after finishing Fire Emblem and Devil Survivor Overclocked.

More will be revealed on how you can pre-order next week.

Would you pre-order this given the chance, Europe? Let us know in the comment section below.


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Metalslime said:

Hang on wasn't this released in the US anyway? So are they doing a multi language release or just giving us the American edition with a European rating? Either way I'm buying it. Gonna show support for publishers who will take a chance to publish in Europe.

If only more publishers would do this. I mean even a limited release is better than no release at all right?



Bensei said:

I'm confused... Isn't Overclocked a 3DS remake of that game? I saw that on amazon and gamestop, so it's available in Europe. Or is DS2 different than DS2 Overclocked?



Expa0 said:

It's just the basic pal release of Devil Survivor 2, completely identical to the usa release with the exception of the "slight" delay. I'm sorry, but any European with half a brain that wants this game has already imported.



FlawlessBiscuit said:

Wonder how many glitches this release will have.
In any case, I think they should just hold out and release the 3DS version of DS2 when it comes out, and try and reduce the delay this time.



LeVideoGamer said:

Even if they offer the DS game through their online website, I'll wait to see if there are any progressions with the 3DS remake. I'd much rather have the new additions that the 3DS version will get.

And if we don't get Break Record for the 3DS, I can always import the American version of the original, since the DS isn't region locked.



unrandomsam said:

This seems like a waste of time to me. If you are going to translate it to German / French / Spanish then might as well do it with the 3DS version it would be probably easier as you could account for it better beforehand and the more resources make it less of an issue.



Hunter-D said:

Hmmm. I want this but I also want Break Record (3DS remake), but considering how long it's taken for Overclocked to arrive I may as well pre-order this to show my support.



Aaronzord said:

Ghostlight are just messing around now. They announced in April 2012 that this was getting a UK release:

It's been available to pre-order on sites like Amazon and Shopto since then. Presumably anyone who's ordered from other sites will find their pre-order cancelled...unlucky.

All this business about a "plot" and a "scheme" is just sensationalising the fact Ghostlight have got cold feet about releasing a game they promised us over a year ago.

My confidence in them was already damaged, after they managed to release a broken game, so they're not doing themselves any favours by deciding they may or may not release a game they promised us in 2012. Now they're asking us for "trust"? Sorry, Ghostlight: you released a broken game and then changed your mind about giving another one a proper release. This is amateur stuff...I don't trust you.



Metalslime said:

Well tbh I think maybe we will get a shot at the 3DS remake if this sells well enough. I'm not gonna play it just in case I can play the updated version later on in my own territory but at least in worst case scenario I'll have a personal collector's edition of it all to myself



CrimsonMoonMist said:

Too little too late, already got it imported.
Won't have that luxury with the remake though, so hopefully it get brought over.



Spoony_Tech said:

Well here is one game I own and still have yet to play it! I refuse to play it till I best the first! That's not going to well btw lol!



TheAdza said:

I appreciate what Ghostlight are trying to do, but it really is a bit too late. Should be trying to get the 3DS version happening, not bother with an old DS game that of anyone that would have wanted it would already have imported it seeing it was a DS game and region free. Ah, the good old days.



Kafei2006 said:

@TheAdza just above said it all. It's easy to just import if you want it on DS. My message to Ghostlight is to just bring the 3DS remake over, and forget about the old game. 3DS is region locked. DS wasn't. Shouldn't take a genius to figure that out.



Bensei said:

@Melkaticox: Thanks for explaining. Actually, I'm interested in checking the series out, as there'll be the crossover Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem. Is DS a spin-off series, or is DS just a subtitle to indicate it's a remake? (Like the Dragon Quest Games got subtitles in Europe)? Or should I wait until SMT4 reaches Europe? I wnat to check out the main series first before dving into spinoffs



WYLD-WOO said:

I will wait for the remake, thanks, GHOSTLIGHT. ATLUS, please leave the Europe DS version alone and start work on the Europe 3DS version. We may as well wait some more.

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