Atlus Announces A Trio Of 3DS RPGs For The West

Atlus Announces A Trio Of 3DS RPGs For The West

In case you were worried about the state of JRPGs on the Nintendo 3DS, Atlus just announced not one but three new games coming to the console in the US in late 2017/early 2018, with Australian release dates yet to be announced — Etrian Odyssey 5: Beyond the Myth, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux.

The fifth main instalment of the Etrian Odyssey series is joined by remakes of excellent DS titles Radiant Historia and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey. Both “expanded ports” contain additional story content and updated presentation elements.

Etrian Odyssey 5: Beyond the Myth is due out in the US this spring, with the two updated games slated for early 2018. Gotta pace ourselves.

Here are the official descriptions for each game, via Atlus press release.

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth – The fifth main instalment of the long-running Etrian Odyssey series is finally arriving! Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth chronicles the quest of a new adventurer (hey, that’s you!) as he or she attempts to reach the top of the towering Yggdrasil Tree. For it is said that whoever braves the dangers of the dreaded Yggdrasil Labyrinth and reaches the summit will have their greatest wish fulfilled…

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology – It’s been six years since Radiant Historia was released on Nintendo DS in 2011, but it’s time to return to Vainqueur and unlock the time travelling power of the White Chronicle once again in Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology. This beloved classic is an expanded Nintendo 3DS port of the original game that will contain a great deal of added gameplay/story content, updated presentation, and new ways to experience the adventure!

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux – A spatial distortion full of demons appeared in Antarctica, threatening to engulf the Earth in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey. The United Nations responded by tasking a team of highly advanced specialists with piercing the anomaly and figuring out how to stop it from the source. Well, get ready to don your Demonica once again in this new expanded port: Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux. Expect new story content, additional endings, a new dungeon to explore, and more in the return of this sci-fi tinged SMT adventure.


  • I love how they’re making Radiant Historia for a superseded platform *again*. The game is one of the best on the DS despite no one buying it due to how late it came out, and it’ll be one of the best on the 3DS too, but why is it not on Switch or at least multi-platform?

      • I own a switch but will still be buying both it and Etrian Odyssey. But at the same time I wish they were both on the more modern platform because I hate the 3DS hardware. It’s old and clunky and sits in the hands like a literal brick.

  • My copies of Radiant Historia and Strange Journey are both sealed. Time to buy them again and not play them lol

  • Does Nintendo bloody realise their new console has almost no games for it?? FFS RELEASE SOME GAMES FOR THE SWITCH. I realise they make money off the 3DS but jesus christ you think they would learn a thing or two from the Wii U experience right?


    Wake up Nintendo ffs

    • This is Atlus, not Nintendo. If Atlus doesn’t want to support the Switch yet then Nintendo can’t do anything to force them to do so. And I can understand why Atlus might be wary of it, since they make niche games that sell to a fraction of a percent of the total number of owners of most platforms, so they want to target the tens of millions of people who own a 3DS rather than the millions that own a Switch.

      It does seem like Nintendo should be sweetening the pot for third-party developers though. Especially for JRPGs, which are a genre their platforms generally have done extremely poorly with outside of first-party Nintendo offerings.

  • While I understand people thinking, “Make them for the switch, dammit!” at the same time I’m just going, “wheeeee more atlus jrpgs” with a big grin.

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