Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked release date revealed via trailer

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked, Atlus' remake of the DS original, has a new trailer which reveals that the game'll be available for North American players on August 23. The game's three biggest selling-points – higher-resolution graphics, fully-voiced script and another day added to the story – are hard things to highlight in trailer form, but the video gives it the old college try. Have a look and see what you think.

Of course, you can't really get too far into plot details without turning your trailer into a great big spoiler-athon, though it mostly involves fashionable Japanese teens trapped in Tokyo trying to figure out why demons are invading. Unfortunately, even though the up-rezzed visuals are a mite crisper than the DS version's, they can’t really shine in the shrunk-and-cropped format on show here. Though there sure is lots of speech – including the admonition that “fighting demons isn't a game”, always a weird line to include in something that definitely is a game – so if that's what you're in it for, you'll be in hog heaven with this trailer.

Despite being a remake, Devil Survivor is the first RPG for the system, so 3DS owners starving for HP, MP, and monster collecting should be on board. We gave the DS original a 9, so we hope Atlus can maintain the magic the second time around. By the way, this title is the first time EVER a Shin Megami game has come out in America before Japan. As we’re having fun on 8/23, Japanese players must wait till September 1.

Jul 7, 2011


  • Fraught - July 13, 2011 12:43 a.m.

    That trailer did NOT really make the game look impressive. The voicework seemed mediocre, and the graphics are, like, identical! Could've at least given it some kind of a facelift, rather than just raise resolution. With that said, god damnit did I love this game on the DS, and god damnit if I didn't finish it on the DS. I still have my DS and still have the game, but it may just happen that I put it off 'til the day I find myself having a 3DS and the chance to buy this game and I'll decide, "Hell, I'll just get the "superior" version!"
  • Rinaldvonizeburn - July 11, 2011 2:50 p.m.

    They should have just made the voices japanese and englis subtitles
  • Relayer71 - July 11, 2011 12:30 a.m.

    So new Nintendo system and only games I'm excited about and may give me a reason to buy the system are both remakes/enhanced versions - this and Ocarina Of Time.
  • UsernameLoser - July 8, 2011 4:45 p.m.

    @DeifiedData Devil Survivor 2 was in development before the 3DS rumors even started.
  • metroid2099400 - July 8, 2011 4:06 a.m.

    Whoah, that's Spike Spencer (Shinji Ikari) from NGE! I may have to buy it now just for him... That it seems like an awesome game will, of course, be a sweet bonus.
  • Siion - July 8, 2011 2:17 a.m.

    Listen to that beautiful beautiful voice acting.
  • DeifiedData - July 7, 2011 10:34 p.m.

    So weird that this gets a 3DS release while Survivor 2 is stuck with the original DS. Where's my improved sound and graphics for the sequel?
  • sirdilznik - July 7, 2011 10:08 p.m.

    The voice acting is atrocious but despite that this is a day one purchase for me. So pumped for this.
  • UsernameLoser - July 7, 2011 8:46 p.m.

    Tom, they revealed the release date a long time ago. This trailer's better than the last one though.
  • meh - July 7, 2011 7:45 p.m.

    First one was AMAZING. One of, if not, the best creative RPG on the DS, next to The World Ends With You. I agree about the voices though, they sound a little grating, it would be sweet if we could get a japanese voice over option.
  • Demoneyes - July 7, 2011 7:26 p.m.

    This is awesome.
  • jackthemenace - July 7, 2011 7:14 p.m.

    Is that... Johnny Young Bosch...? if it wasn't on 3DS, I'd totally give this a try. I may actually have to look into Giving Shin Megami Tensei another chance, after absolutely despising Lucifers Call.
  • EvilPandaPirate - July 7, 2011 6:53 p.m.

    The original game was GREAT, but I'm not sure I'll be picking this up. That voice just seems to detract more from the game than it adds. Maybe it's just me, but the voice actors sound really bad. Don't think I'll be getting this one.

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