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.
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