Shin Megami Tensei is coming back to Europe. Almost a year after Shin Megami Tensei IV was released in North America, Atlus is pleased to announce that they will be self publishing it in Europe after what they call "an unplanned hiatus." The Samurai aren't so easily stopped and will be available as an English only digital download title this fall.
The story focuses on the Samurai, an ancient brotherhood that has long protected the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado. Players will take on the role of a newly appointed Samurai and deal with various factions that have their own plans for the world while defending the kingdom of Makado from demons pouring out from the dungeon Naraku at the same time.
As with previous games in the series, the choices made will affect the overall outcome of the story. Be careful about saying no to helping someone, it could hurt later. Dealing with so many issues at once also won't be easy for the Samurai, who will likely find themselves fighting the same battles over and over again at some point. After all, it wouldn't be a SMT game without having battles capable of causing someone to involuntarily throw their 3DS into a wall.
There have been many spinoffs and various games bearing the Shin Megami Tensei name over the past several years, but Shin Megami Tensei IV is the first true sequel to the series since 2003's Nocturne release on the PS2 and subsequent release as a PlayStation 2 classic last month. DLC, price, and a more specific date for Shin Megami Tensei IV's European release aren't known yet, but will be made known in the coming months.