European Megaten fans will unfortunately be waiting another month for Shin Megami Tensei IV. Despite the digital release being originally slated for September, Atlus US PR Manager John Hardin announced today on TwitLonger that it will be delayed until October.
Hardin stated the following as Atlus’s reasoning:
After some unscheduled changes to the SMTIV mobile website raised some eyebrows, a lot of you asked for more details, so I’ll be upfront. We encountered a few last-minute issues specific to the EU version, and we have to fix them. Given the current timelines for production, it looks like SMTIV won’t be out in EU until late October.
After that, he apologized for the delay but clarified that it was unavoidable:
No one likes delays. Our fans in Europe have been waiting for SMTIV for a *very* long time, and it pains us to have to move the release date back even further. I have talked to a few of you on Twitter, I’ve seen the angry posts on Reddit, NeoGAF, Facebook, etc., and wanted to be as direct as I could. We truly feel awful having to say “wait a little longer” for a game you’ve been so zealously patient for, but there is no other recourse. We’re doing everything we can to get the game out in Europe as fast as we can, so please bear with us.