ULTIMATE PREVIEW: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker

81VSAAO-DkL._SL1500_Just one more week until the release of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker, so we’ve decided to put together everything you need to know about this upcoming turn-based SRPG. If you’re unfamiliar with this series or if you’re on the fence about picking it up next week, this quick recap will give you everything you need to know to make your decision. We’ve got the breakdown for this game with tons of glorious video content and images for this upcoming release.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker (DS2RB) is the next release from the acclaimed Japanese developer, Atlus, that brought us incredible series like Persona, Shin Megami Tensei, Digital Devil Saga, Etrian Odyssey, and SO much more. Record Breaker is a hardcore SRPG with deep strategic gameplay, a darker theme,  and an overabundance of content to dig into. I haven’t quite finished DS2RB yet, but I can tell you that this is definitely a game that Atlus and SRPG fans will want to pick up when it releases. Be sure to look out for our review of DS2RB coming next week, May 4, 2015.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker is set to release on Tuesday May 5, 2015 with a Special Edition for players who pick up the release copy.

Overview:

Before you decide whether or not this game is worth your $49.99, you first need to know what DS2RB is. DS2RB is not just a repackaging of the original DS release from 2012; Record Breaker 2 is actually two RPGs combined into one. It is an enhanced version of the original DS2 with a fully-voiced story AND a full-length sequel that continues where the events of the original leave off. If you didn’t play the original, don’t worry! This will be a stand-alone story that allows new players to easily jump in without having played the original DS game, Devil Survivor, from 2009. With each of the two included stories giving you between 40 and 60+ hours of content, you will definitely be getting your money’s worth with this collection.

Announcement Trailer

Story:

“As one of thirteen demon tamers, you must stand against the mysterious and formidable invaders who seek to destroy Japan. By forging contracts with the demons that appear in the wake of a disaster, you will fight not only for your survival, but the survival of all humanity! One of these invaders will lay siege to the world each day. What will you do in only a day’s time to turn back each of these beasts? Who will stand beside you? And who will stand against you? How will you survive? This is only the beginning…” (Atlus)

Story Trailer

Fate System Gameplay Trailer:

Story Trailer

ds2rb_thumbProduct Information:

The Launch Edition of SMT: DS2RB includes:

  • Collectible Game Box
  • DS2RB Soundtrack
  • DS2RB Decals

 

Unboxing Video

Title: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker

Developer/Publisher: Atlus

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Genre: SRPG (Tactical RPG)

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

MSRP: $49.99

ESRB: E

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Derrick D
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Derrick has been an avid gamer since before he even started kindergarten. He is a video games enthusiast first and foremost and has a unconditional love for the gaming industry. His fun-loving personality, wide array of experiences, as well as his background in gaming and the film industry have helped him to develop a unique perspective that is always thoughtful and invariably entertaining.