Tokyo, Japan, July 2, 2018 — Today SEGA announced that the pre-registration period for their new mobile RPG SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI Liberation D×2 is starting now. That means that you can subscribe to be notified and be able to download the game as soon as it’s released in your region.
Coming this Summer
The game is planned to be released on both Android and iOS platforms, and while the pre-registration can be done only at the Google Play Store, the Japanese entry on the iTunes app store is the harbinger of an English release for iPhone users as well. Both OS releases are planned to happen this Summer.
Atlus is the developer of SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI Liberation D×2, and while SEGA has already published the game in Japan, this is the first time that the title will be available in English. The game itself is about collecting and summoning demons for combat with NPCs or engaging in PvP. It’s further noteworthy that the title is sporting AR (augmented reality) features. Judging from the footage we’ve seen so far, this could be compared to the AR feature of games like Pokémon GO.
AR and other features
Here is an excerpt from the official announcement quoting the features of the game. “In this all-new episode of the Shin Megami Tensei series, players can take advantage of enemy weaknesses in combat through the press-turn combat system. Demons can be conversed with through negotiations, and demons can be strengthened by combining them through the fusion system:
- Features new elements such as evolvement, enhancement, and assisting other players in battle.
- Familiar series demons are reproduced with high quality, 3DCG models.
- “Aura Gate” 3D dungeons provide a challenge, and for PvP, there’s “Dx2 Duel” that lets players compete with others and test their strength.
- The game features a story of Devil Downloads, also known as Dx2, wherein a secret organization called the “Liberators” are fighting in conflict against the opposing faction of antagonists, known as “Acolytes.”
Free, but comes with ads
SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI Liberation D×2 will be free, just like many other SEGA releases for smartphones, but there will be ads. How these ads will look like or work like, cannot be said until the game is out, but in general, it’s a fair practice to leverage ad revenue when the games are released for free to the fans.
YouTube: D×2 Shin Megamitensei Liberation Store Intro
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Source: SEGA press release