Play Shin Megami Tensei in English for the first time on iPhone

Saqib Shah
March 18, 2014

English-speaking fans can finally play the seminal Super Famicom dungeon-crawler  Shin Megami Tensei (SMT),  without the need for a  Japanese dictionary, by grabbing  the first officially localised version of the game on iPhone.

This is the first game in the  SMT  series (the latest of which,  Shin Megami Tensei IV, came out on 3DS last year), which has spawned countless spin-offs like  Persona,  Devil Summoner, and  Devil Survivor.

Set in a demon-infested ’90s Tokyo, this 1993 game gives you a handy ability, via a computer program, to chat with demons and recruit them to fight for you.

Across the lengthy 40- to 60-hour story, you’ll have to fuse monsters to create the right team, make critical decisions that change the outcome of the game, and fight hundreds of enemies.

You can  get the game now on iPhone  (there is currently no native iPad version) for a special launch price of £3.99 / $5.99. It will shoot up to £5.49 / $7.99 on 31 March.

Check out the game’s trailer below:


About the Author

Saqib Shah

Tech/gaming journalist for What Mobile magazine and website. Interests include film, digital media and foreign affairs.

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