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Slowdive

This upcoming "new style" RPG is developed by former ATLUS staff who previously worked on Shin Megami Tensei entries.

The game will come to the West in 2022 by courtesy of Nippon Ichi Software. It will be released on PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 as well.


Outline and story:

"In an academy linked to a mysterious realm known as the Otherworld, four companions lead to four destinies. Nourish your Ego and madness to harness the power of Daemons in this tactical RPG."

"You suddenly awaken in Shin Mikado Academy.

Before you is a barrier separating the campus from the rest of the outside world.

Within the academy grounds are the madness-inducing Mist, cryptic phone calls that connect to the Otherworld, and seven Pactbearers--each with their own Daemonic Authority ruled by their Egos.

To resist the irrationality surrounding you, you acquire the Authority of Vanity, a Daemonic power that subsists off of your Ego and madness."

Key features:

  • Wield Your Madness to Your Advantage – Activating your Authority grants you power in exchange for raising your MAD Gauge. When your MAD Gauge reaches max, you enter a state of Madness, causing you to attack enemies and allies alike for several turns before self-destructing. Controlling the madness effectively can help turn the tide in battle.
  • Fight Back Against the Daemonic Forces – Control up to six characters in a turn-based, free movement battle system. Attack enemies from behind and resonate with surrounding allies to perform combo attacks. Situational awareness and calculated decision-making are the keys to victory.
  • Explore an Academy Thrown into Disarray – Within the Mist are phone calls that connect you to the Otherworld. You must explore every inch of the Mist to resolve the mysterious anomalies plaguing the academy.
  • Seven Axis Points Map Out Your Desires – Pride, Wrath, Envy, Lust, Greed, Gluttony, Sloth. Your affinity for each will change according to how you answer the diagnostic tests you are given throughout the story. How your Ego develops rests upon your own desires.
  • Fiends: Reflections of your Ego – Fiends are Daemons that answer only to you. Different types can be unlocked for each of your seven desires. Strengthening your Ego increases the range of cosmetic customization options for your Fiends, as well as how much their equipment can be enhanced.

Trailers:

Preview of the game's BGM:

Online presence:
Official site
Official YouTube channel

Will update as more content and information becomes available.

Edited on by Slowdive

Magician

With the developing staff comprised of some former SMT devs, that gives me hope that this will be at least a good rpg. But I look at the gameplay and it isn't twisting my nipple. It looks like an Enchanted Arms clone, only with a darker tone. Which...isn't a bad thing. But what I see doesn't justify the $100 NISA are asking for the LE.

I'm waiting to see if there'll be a $50 standard version on Amazon or something.

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jump

Needs more Mara!

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BruceCM

Slowdive wrote:

@BruceCM Me too. I'm waiting for the site reporting on and adding the game. I've created a thread for the game as well. Don't want this to become too mixed with this Megami Tensei thread.

Oh, so I found now ..... I see NISA is doing physicals for Switch & PS4, for those who like such things here, too

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