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There’s A New Shin Megami Tensei RPG On Mobile And It’s Out Now
Dx2 stands for "Devil Downloader"
Shin Megami Tensei, the long-running JRPG series which the Persona was derived from, now has a free-to-play mobile game. Dubbed Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx2, the game has you investigating strange disappearance of people while you battle, collect, fuse, negotiate and summon demons (i.e. your typical SMT gameplay) as a new Devil Downloader, Dx2 for short.
You will be joined by a group of new colourful characters, all fully voiced in Japanese, to meet with some assisting you as party members.
Developed by Atlus’ parent company Sega, it has now released on iOS and Android in English. The Japanese version of the game launched early this year.
There’s certainly some big production value being seen here. The battles have all the demons rendered in 3D, the UI is slick and the character design sure pops up, as you would expect from an SMT game. A lot of the core mechanics from the series like hunting for weakness and responding the right way to win demon negotiations remain in tact as well.
Since it’s free-to-play, there are indeed microtransactions and gacha-like system where you can roll for a random good demon, though there are design choices in place to stop it being pay-to-win at first glance- you can’t fuse two already good demons from a gacha roll for example.