It’s been just under a year since RPG fans were treated to the first ever official English release of Atlus’s Shin Megami Tensei [$3.99], the game that launched the brand Atlus built its company around. It’s a great port that mixes various pieces of different remakes to create the ultimate version of the game, though its UI in portrait mode sure does look strange. It was on the RPG Reload list of the best iOS ported RPGs of 2014, owing largely to its unique atmosphere and teeth-gnashing challenge level. There’s really nothing else quite like it on iOS, and now you can own it for just $3.99, half the usual price.
That’s an excellent deal for a game that offers more than 50 hours of awesome demon-catching action. If you’re looking for more information on the game, you can check out my review from when it released in March of last year. While it’s not the first time the game has been on sale, it’s not exactly frequent with its price-drops, so RPG fans should probably jump on this if they haven’t already. The only drawback with this version of the game is that it’s an iPhone app, so iPad players will have to use the dreaded zoom. A Universal update seems quite unlikely at this point, too. Luckily, the game supports both portrait and landscape, so it’s quite comfortable to play no matter which way you like to hold your device.
I’d like to say this sale is a prelude to an English version of Shin Megami Tensei 2, but there’s been no word of anything like that out of Atlus. At the very least, putting the game on sale shows they haven’t forgotten about it, so hopefully they’re at least considering English versions of the other two Shin Megami Tensei games that are already on the App Store in Japanese. For now, you can get started on the road to the Tokyo demon apocalypse with this excellent game. Hee-ho!