Atlus Announces Strange Journey Remake, Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2

by Donald Theriault - March 27, 2017, 2:19 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Atlus

No word on localizations yet, obviously.

Atlus held their anniversary livestream yesterday which featured a couple of new announcements.

In addition to re-announcing the Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology, Atlus announced Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 and Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey. Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 is a sequel to the 2015 roguelike crossover, while Deep Strange Journey is an enhanced remake of the 2010 first-person RPG that features a new playable character and story path.

Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 will release in Japan on August 31, and Deep Strange Journey is slated for release this fall.


OedoMarch 27, 2017

Yes! Super excited for Deep Strange Journey! Strange Journey was my first MegaTen game and, for me, still has the best story and setting of any game I've played in the series so far (though that's far from every game). I'm not going to spoil anything, but if you played SMT IV and IV:A and thought the setting and premise of those games felt suffocating, you're in for a treat with Strange Journey. This game is on another level.

I also thought the gameplay struck a balance between punishingly difficult and outright unfair extremely well, so I'm a bit saddened to read elsewhere that the difficulty is going to be toned down. However, some of the brutal dungeon design towards of the end of the game and having save points in an already difficult RPG is just not going to fly in 2017, so I understand why they're doing it.

Syrenne mentioned on RFN a while ago that SMT IV:A did well in North America, so I'm hoping that means the odds of this getting localized are good (even if it means an early 2018 release in North America).

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