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Coverage of IMAGINE will be Coming Soon…

Sabato, 1 Novembre 2008 by Digital Devil Database at

We have our phasers set to IMAGINE! And are dedicated to finally giving Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE some timely coverage. We are committed to covering everything Megami Tensei in-depth even if it sometimes takes a little longer than we’d like to rally our forces. Expect retro-posts and up-to-date posts and updates just over the horizon. Including detailed information pages just as soon as we can get them to print.

We have a new author, Aren, who has volunteered to focus efforts on IMAGINE exclusively. We have their word they’re committed to the cause. The rest of our crew will be doing everything they can to help. And our new administrator, yksehtniycul, is also banging out a new IMAGINE page with up-to-date and in-depth information regarding the Japanese IMAGINE experience so far.

IMAGINE is filed under the database’s Megaten Online page. These pages our by far our most popular at this moment in Megaten history. We’d like to apologize to our readers, who were probably unable to find their sought information within our pages. We hope however that our pages have been there to shed some light on IMAGINE to date.

update: There is a new IMAGINE news item retro-posted just a few posts down from this one on the front page…

Retro-posted Gennaio 21st, 2009

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Aeria Games & Entertainment Picks Up Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE

Martedì, 9 Settembre 2008 by Aren at

Aeria Games & Entertainment announces that it has obtained the rights to host and translate Shin Megami Tensei Online IMAGINE, a Megaten MMORPG produced by CAVE headquartered in Japan. This announcement comes only a week after a polled petition was spotted in Aeria’s game forums. Out of the 1230 votes cast 70 percent of respondees pledged interest in patronizing a local edition of Imagine. » New Game - Need Your Opinion

I’d donate a Kidney to play this!
Looks very interesting!
Well, I’d try it.
Doesn’t look all that interesting
Definitely wouldn’t play this.
 25% (316 Votes)
27% (340 Votes)
23% (285 Votes)
13% (170 Votes)
9% (119 Votes)


Aeria appears decided in marketing the title “MegaTen”, though the original title has not been airbrushed from promotional materials. Announced are plans for eventual North American and European releases including English, Spanish, German, and French services. So far it is unclear whether any restrictions will be placed on foreign currencies as is now done for the long running Japanese market.

Aeria (located in Santa Cara, CA) is a company well known within the online gaming community for it’s freely playable online games including Shaiya, Twelve Sky, Domo, and Last Chaos. This is Aeria’s first Megami Tensei title and it is yet to be seen how MegaTen might differ from Atlus USA’s offerings. As stated by Aeria all Aeria productions are “free-2-play” or based on some variation of the “cash shop” business model where an “item mall” allows players to buy virtual commodities via AP or Aeria points, which are in turn purchased in exchange for domestic currency, or “real world” money, at Aeria’s website. Unlike MegaTen’s Japanese counterpart, it is reported Aeria has a history of rewarding players AP. Otherwise it is unknown how Aeria’s version might differ in terms of game-play.

The following day “SpencerC” explained his role as “the producer for MegaTen” and announced a need for “tech savvy volunteers” to aid with translation and localization. Unfortunately Aeria has chosen to remove these announcements from public view, including the acquisition press release. If anyone has remaining copies of these materials, would like to include this information in its database.

Retro-posted Gennaio 23rd, 2009

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Raidou vs. King Abaddon and ‘Plus’ Edition hits Japan

Venerdì, 1 Agosto 2008 by DevilRy at

Kuzunoha Raidou vs. King Abaddon Kuzunoha Raidou vs. King Abaddon Plus

October 23rd has been set as the Japanese release date for Devil Summoner Kuzunoha Raidou vs. King Abaddon, the new installment in the Devil Summoner series. A limited release version subtitled “Plus,” will also be available and features an extra disc: “Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne Maniacs Chronicle Edition,” a new edition of Maniacs rumored to have Dante’s character replaced by Raidou. The regular edition contains a bonus soundtrack CD.

King Abaddon throws you back into the role of Raidou some years after the events in the previous game. This time around there’s over twice the amount of recruitable demons and up to two can be summoned at once. Demon negotiation has been brought back from previous titles and your demon companions are able to help you out in the process. You are even able to forge your demon partners into new types of weapons.

As of yet Atlus USA has made no announcement on a possible North American release of the ‘Plus’ edition of King Abaddon or of ‘Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne Maniacs Chronicle Edition.’

Retro-posted Ottobre 6th, 2008

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Persona 4 Released in Japan

Giovedì, 10 Luglio 2008 by DevilRy at


Persona 4 has been released in Japan. The new addition to the series takes place in the rural town of Inaba where unsolved murders have been taking place on the foggy days after heavy rains. Rumors circulate the community about a mysterious television station that airs only at midnight called “Mayonaka TV,” where one is supposedly able to see a broadcast of their shadow-self.

Persona 4 brings back many elements of the previous incarnation of the series, blending glossy anime sequences with slick, cartoonish graphics. There are some minor tweaks to the gameplay as well as other presentational changes. For instance, the suicidal Evokers from Persona 3 & FES have been replaced by the use Tarot cards and the Velvet Room is now located inside a limousine. Gameplay-wise there are 5 stats instead of the previous 3 and now other party members can take direct orders as well. By and large Persona 4 retains many of the features from 3 and FES, such as the Commu (Social) Links, “One More,” and “All-out Attack,” while offering plenty of new content for those still itching for more after Persona 3.

Atlus USA has announced that a North American release is planned for December 9th, 2008 and is slated to be packaged complete with a soundtrack CD and “Visual Data” art book companion.

Price: 7300¥

Retro-posted Ottobre 17th, 2008

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