26. Jan, 2015 13:13 (HKT)

GAME OF THE WEEK: Devil Survivor 2: Break Record With Timed DLC Info!!!

After a long delay, we are proud to finally feature the enchanced port of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 with this Nintendo 3DS exclusive: Devil Survivor 2: Record Break!


Nintendo 3DS™ [Tactical RPG] Release: (JPN) January 29, 2015 (US) April 7, 2015

While receiving positive reception from Gamers and critics alike, the original Devil Survivor 2 for the Nintendo DS alienated some with it's high level of difficulty and lack of innovation in the tactical RPG genre. With Devil Survivor 2: Break Record, Atlus has enhanced the title, with extra features including voice acting for most if not all dialogue, a new female character, and an extra scenario which can be considered as a standalone RPG in itself!

Set within a story of a group of Japanese high school students who enter a pact which enable them to summon demons, common to the Shin Megami Series, this group must fight mysterious creatures and prevent the destruction of Japan.

Gameplay revolves around a 3v3 battle phase, and battle is presented as first person traditional turn based; players will be controlling one character and 2 summoned demons. Just like Persona, the "Extra Turn" mechanic is a huge factor in success, as being able to chain up attacks by exploiting the weaknesses of enemies becomes a huge strategy. As well, players can steal enemies skills.

Outside of battle, the story unfolds differently depending on the player's actions and interactions with other characters throughout the game as they explore the country, with the result being multiple branching endings. Your interactions with the other demon users will create close bonds with them allowing you to befriend characters as well as experience conflict between them; this is called the "Fate System." 

With the new content, is the game is split into two scenarios, both accessible from the beginning. The first one is the "Septentrione Arc" which us the scenario from the original title; the "Triangulum Arc" continues immediately and cumulates the experience with brand new cut scenes and even characters! 

As well, for Devil Survivor 2 aficionados, Break Record comes in two difficulties that players can select between: the casual "Gospel" difficulty or the standard "Apocalypse" difficulty. 


Three Durarara!! characters from the light novel Durarara!! are available as party members by downloading through the internet connection added in game. Illustrated by same character designer Suzuhito Yasuda of Devil Survivor series, the characters and their time limits are:

Izaya Orihara: January 29 (0:00) - February 4 (23:59)
Shizuo Heiwajima: February (5 0:00) - February 11 (23:59)
Celty Sturluson: February (12 0:00) - February 18 (23:59)

Devil Survivor 2 Break RecordNintendo 3DSJPN US$ 49.991w
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record BreakerNintendo 3DSUS US$ 42.991w

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