Shin Megami Tensei is a series familiar to DS and 3DS owners that keep a good eye on the output of Atlus, with Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse due in North America on 20th September. With various new entries and remasters / re-releases in recent years, it's an IP that's popped up a lot on these pages.

Plenty of followers, like this writer, are likely unaware of the rich history behind this IP, however. It was Japan-only for quite some time, appearing on a host of systems in various forms; for less-involved followers its extensive library of games may be surprising. Thankfully Did You Know Gaming? has a video to reveal some interesting details about the IP's history; there's even a fun bit of Virtual Boy trivia. Check it out below.

It's a welcome history lesson ahead of the arrival of Apocalypse, in any case. Thankfully it's a series very much part of the Nintendo scene right now, which will hopefully remain the case for years to come.

[via youtube.com]