Re-release planned for Shin Megami Tensei.
In a recent announcement, Atlus made public its intentions to re-release the popular Shin Megami Tensei franchise on Sony's PlayStation game console. Shin Megami Tensei originally saw light on the Super Famicom. Despite its aged roots, the title will receive updates on the PlayStation, as Atlus is planning to augment the aesthetics while retaining the premise and gameplay found in the popular series. Shin Megami Tensei will hit Japanese retailers in spring 2001.
Shin Megami Tensei 2 and Shen Megami Tensei If are to receive new life after the aforementioned installment of the series in 2001's summer and fall, respectively. Fans of the series have been waiting for Shin Megami Tensei 3 for quite some time, and their prayers will finally be answered in the form of a PlayStation 2 incarnation as early as winter of 2001 in Japan.
Atlus has historically relied heavily on the Shin Megami Tensei series, and its influence on the videogaming industry isn't hard to see. The franchise is the inspiration for two spin-offs: the Persona series, which was released on the PlayStation, as well as the Devil Summoner line which was featured on the PlayStation and Sega's Saturn. It has not been revealed whether or not Atlus plans to release Shin Megami Tensei for the PS overseas.
12/14/2000 Bryan Keers