Atlus is finally localizing the original Shin Megami Tensei

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  1. FireEmblemGuy
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    ...on the iPhone.

    The game releases March 18, 2014 for $7.99 on the App Store; you can find more info on Atlus' own page here.

    Worth noting: This seems to be based on the PSX(?) remake, not the original SNES version. I wouldn't get your hopes up for a SNES release on the Virtual Console or anything. It does bode well for the older SMT games in general, though. Maybe we'll finally see a translation for SMT If..., which saw an iPhone release last spring in Japan.
     


  2. Foxi4

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    Ehh... at least they're localizing it - I'm cool with that. If the game sells, maybe it'll find its way to Android or consoles as a digital release.
     
  3. Flame

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    why not android?

    damn you ATLUS... why cant they just port everything on to the android like sega


    my bad its already on android but the port is BS.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.indexweb.android.megaten1&hl=en_GB



    Foxi for a report you didnt do your research... its JAP tho....


    :hateit:
     
  4. FireEmblemGuy
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    There is an official Android release, which appears to be identical to the iPhone version. I've tweeted at Atlus asking about the possibility of an Android release, but no response so far. It's worth noting that the Android version states in the description

    "!WARNING
    This game is not translated and displays Japanese text only."

    while SMT II's page says
    "WARNING! This is a Japanese language role playing game with no English translation now or ever."

    Dunno if the same holds true for the iOS app pages.
     
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    Localization and porting are two different matters entirely. The above video is clearly in English, which is the whole point. :P

    If it makes you feel better then I'll specify - I hope an English version of the game will make it to Android or to consoles as a digital release. There. ;)
     
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    tell you the truth i typed that... wiping out is too much effort for me. i like to be efficient... or efficazy.
     
  7. CompassNorth

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    Touch controls yuck.
    ;___;
     
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    Not worth it, pick up the rom and a translation if you need it. If this was on the eshop, I'd be for it, not good Atlus especially since SMT IV is a 3DS exclusive, you could've put this on the Eshop for the same price.
     
  9. CompassNorth

    CompassNorth Denko (´・ω・`)

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    AtlusUSA only localizes games, they don't make them.
     
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    i cant wait to try this on my Ipad when its out, i have almost played everyother one in the series.
     
  11. Sakitoshi

    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

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    Is not that touch controls matter on turn based RPGs anyway.
     
  12. Lilith Valentine

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    Really? Why couldn't it have been on the 3DS and Vita?
     
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    OP set me up for disappointment. Both that its for iphone and that Atlus is taking the easy way out and slapping a silly touch controller over a polished emulator.
    This is also disappointing
     
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    You might like your thumbs taking up the game screen, but I don't
     
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    It's Ok, but Sometimes I feel like some console games like Gta, Persona, and so on should not be on touch screen, I just don't like the fact that I have to press on the screen with my thumbs and taking over the game screen time to time, (when the game was originally made for console), it just don't feel appropriate to have it on a mobile device, UNLESS it's a spinoff like Deus Ex the fall, (Which was specifically made for mobile).
     
  16. pokefloote

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    I feel the same about touch screen controls, but I still have an xperia play, so... It's not too bad for me. :D
    And if I ever upgrade, a PS3 controller works as well (though I wouldn't wanna bring it out of the home, hah).

    This game is extremely dated, but the story is excellent, imo.
     
  17. Guild McCommunist

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    Are you guys playing on two inch screen phones or do you have thumbs the size of flappy sausages?

    Like play on something with a decent screen and you'll be fine.
     
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    I saw this, and was disappointed that it was for ios. I thought hey, at least it will be better than the emulated copy of the fan translation I currently have on my phone right? Then I saw the virtual buttons and all hope was lost

    If nintendo and sony were really thinking, it would be a good idea for them to include a virtual machine for a custom version of android available for their handheld. they could program the buttons to be recognized similar to the controllers already available on that platform, and then the 3ds and vita would have compatibility with an even broader range of software like this. They could even make a profit off it if they charged a small fee
     
  19. FireEmblemGuy
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    The good news is that it does seem to be, essentially, running inside an emulator with touch input. I'll admit I don't know much about how secure iOS apps are or how they're compiled, but if that's the case, it might not be impossible to rip the ROM out for use in other places.
     
  20. Gahars

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    When pressed for an answer, Atlus shrugged.
     
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