Atlus Spills More Strange Journey Details

Atlus has a new RPG for the DS coming out in the spring, did you hear about it?  Yeah, it’s a little title called Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey.  It’s kind of a big deal…if only for Atlus or JRPG fans.  Sarcasm aside, some new information was revealed on the game today – a demon password system.

You have no idea what that is, do you?  Don’t worry, you’re probably not alone.  Let’s see if I can explain things.  Strange Journey allows you to collect and customize demons, which shouldn’t come as a surprise if you’ve been following the Shin Megami Tensei games for any length of time.  What can you customize?  Just about everything about them.  You can level the up through game play, specialize them so they can perform the tasks you want to use them for and you can then fuse them together to create even more bizzare combinations of demons with interesting abilities.  Once you have a customized demon, you can then exchange codes – or passwords – with others so they can make use of the demon you customized.  So, it’s a fairly simple and nifty way to share demons with friends.

In addition to that, Atlus is looking into releasing a limited number of passwords for demons of their own creation, which will likely become very rare indeed.

Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales at Atlus had this to say about the interesting “demon password” system:

“We’ve been using passwords to unlock demons at Atlus for ages. We’ve grown exceedingly cautious in recent years, though. There was this one time when we wanted a tester demon, but because we screwed up one tiny part of the password, we ended up with a big slime that ate half of our QA team, significantly delaying the release of a game.”

We wouldn’t want that to happen again, it leaves nasty green goo on the carpet and clogs the toilets.  Not good.  Along with all this, you can enjoy some new screens of the game below while you look forward to Strange Journey‘s spring 2010 release.

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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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