G-Mode has announced it will release the Atlus-made RPG Megami Tensei Gaiden: Shinyaku Last Bible as a 'G-MODE Archives+' title for Switch eShop in Japan. As you might already know, this is a spin-off of the Megami Tensei series, and was originally released on mobile devices in Japan in 2007.
There's no word on a release date and price just yet. Here's a bit about it, via Gematsu:
"The story is set on the tragic planet Galleria, where the Demon Lord is resurrected and launches an invasion every 100 years. With the Demon Lord’s resurrection approaching, the protagonist sets off on a journey to save the world as a candidate to become the next “Gaia Master”—the savior who will defeat the Demon Lord"
Is this a game you'll be taking a look at when it arrives on the Nintendo Switch? Leave a comment below.
[source gmodecorp.com, via gematsu.com]
Holy smokes! Persona 5 Royal confirmed for Switch!
Those G Mode releases tend to be Japan only. I’ve bought a few of the Cave shooters from the Japan e-Shop, but I don’t think I can read this…
@JustMonika 🤣🤣🤣 Yes, it’s amazing how Atlus listens to its fans and always gives them exactly what they want!
(This does look quite fun, but even if it was translated, which I suspect it won’t be, I doubt it will rock anyone’s world)
I really hope they would release Final Fantasy Dimensions in a similar style.
I hate how the more popular localised smartphone version looks.
A pixelated 16-bit style port of the game with the soundtrack from the smartphone version, however, would be great.
The original game was made for G-MODE Japanese feature phones.
It would also be great if they could release Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, Kingdom Hearts coded, and Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII this way, since all of these G-MODE games are lost to time.
Before Crisis is completely lost aside from a fanmade RPG Maker remake, with an official 3D turn-based remake being made as part of Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis; Kingdom Hearts coded was remade as Re:coded on the DS and was adapted into a movie for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX; and Final Fantasy IV: The After Years was ported to the Wii and PSP plus remade in 3D for smartphones and Steam; Final Fantasy IV has been ported multiple times already and originated on the Super Famicom.
However, their Japanese mobile versions are unique. Kingdom Hearts coded had 2D characters and less complex cutscenes, while this version is lost; Final Fantasy IV had exclusive dungeons and items that were not ported to the PSP and PIxel Remaster versions; The After Years had different pacing in the original Japanese release and some exclusive items and dungeons; Before Crisis was only ever officially released on these mobile phones.
Square Enix and G-MODE should collaborate on preserving their mobile games such as their exclusive versions of Kingdom Hearts coded, FFIV, FFIV: The After Years, and BC:FFVII.
this is a good portend considering how many of the megami tensei phone games are lost forever, but i dunno if they'll all be released...
I want as MANY G-Mode Archives to release as possible. Mobile gaming is the most at-risk kind of gaming media to be lost forever.
Have just finished my gargantuan playthrough of V. Will definitely look into this.
These G Mode games are total sh#t
Is this not a remake of the original Game Boy game?
(which got upgraded to a color version, and that version got released in North America as Revelations: The Demon Slayer)
Japan got the SNES games on NSO, too. :/
Is it going to be translated? If not I guess its time to whip out a manual and play it LoZ Spanish style, because I will play this no matter what.
@KingMike Bro thats what I thought too! I LOVED Revelations on my GBA and thought this was it but it looks like a remake or something which I never knew existed!
Aiyah! I feel Ecstatic!
I hope that other lost Megami Tensei games get re-released this way. There are a lot, especially after the demise of Docomo.
Wow, that's a deep cut. I hope some of the other SMT games are released for Switch, i would love to see a SMT4 remaster collection.
With how deep Atlus is going with Megami Tensei releases, I wonder if SMT Nine stands a chance of being released on a newer console than the original Xbox.
Still waiting on Heracles No Eikou to get translated…
@KingMike oh never knew about it, playing it now on my GBC, looks great! Is it same game?
@KingMike If it's titled "The Last Bible" then yeah I think it must be a sort of mobile remake of the B&W Game Boy game known outside Japan as Revelations: The Demon Slayer, and which I think itself got a Game Boy Color re-release much later. If not a remake it must at least be somewhat related and part of the same spin-off series of MegaTen
I'd love an official release and localization of this one, but I know it probably won't happen.
I've never had the chance to play the Last Bible games, and would love to try them out.
@KingMike Apparently not. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megami_Tensei_Gaiden:_Last_Bible
Go to titles and notice how there is also a game called SMT: Last Bible Special which is not a remake or anything of the original SMT: Last Bible. Underneath that you'll find scant details about this hitherto mobile-only release.
I wonder if they'll release all three in the phone series, or if they're related in a significant way. Does anyone know if these G-mode mobile phone releases have some sort of TATE mode that allows you to rotate the screen and console Wonderswan-style?
@Browny I often hear that Last Bible III from the Super Famicom is the one to play. I believe there's a fan translation out there for that one.
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