Like the DS before it the 3DS is becoming a terrific portable for RPG games, with Atlus delivering some of the very best examples. The publisher and developer has been busy in recent times yet has, nevertheless, announced another exclusive title for the portable — Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker.
This, unsurprisingly, is an improved and expanded version of DS title Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor. The 'Record Breaker' part of the title refers to an all-new episode in the 3DS version that apparently 'nearly doubles' the length of the overall experience, and as the press release excerpt below explains those new to the game can tackle the original content first before moving onto the new storyline, or those familiar with the original can simply jump into the fresh episode.
The world of Record Breaker is on the brink of non-existence. Just before the heralding of the apocalypse, when life was normal, some thrill-seekers were registering on a website that promised to deliver fake videos of their friends being killed. As people wondered what these videos could mean, an invasion began and humanity was forced to face a struggle to survive in an unprecedented catastrophe. For the main character and his friends, they stand up for humanity when the very same website uploads an application on their cell phones, summoning demons. From there, newly minted demon tamers begin the fight to survive and save the future of mankind, but the protagonist's decisions aren't without consequences. What he chooses may save the lives of his friends, or seal their fate.
For those who played the original Devil Survivor 2, the new plot expands the story by continuing the game from the ending of the original game. This continuation introduces a new character to the game, Miyako Hotsuin, but her origins are deeply shrouded in mystery. Record Breaker gives players the option of either skipping to the new content right away or playing through the original game first, suiting the needs for all experience levels.
There'll also be new abilities and fully-voiced English dialogue for the whole game. It's set to hit the Americas in early 2015 at a price of $49.99, with no European details given as yet.
You can check out the official website for more details, while below we have a trailer and some screenshots; is this now on your 3DS wishlist for early 2015?