The most generous publisher on the face of the Earth is holding what seems like its fifth or sixth sale of the year. Atlus is breaking onto the iOS market for the first time by releasing its previously un-localized Super Famicom classic, Shin Megami Tensei, and it wants to celebrate by also slashing the prices of its entire Nintendo 3DS library.
Much like the iOS sale dropping Shin Megami Tensei to $5.99, this sale will sale extend through March 31. The lower prices and exposure on another platform will hopefully want to make mobile gamers seek out their modern day masterpieces as well.
Seriously, Atlus is just dying for you to play its awesome games, and now that Square Enix finally has a popular hit on the handheld platform, perhaps we can get some fair competition between the two. Well, That being said, Atlus is still the front-runner of this race because it has both the brilliant games and legroom to deliver them to your cheaply.
Shin Megami Tensei IV – From $49.99 to $29.99
Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl – From $39.99 to $19.99
Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan – From $29.99 to $19.99
Devil Survivor Overclocked – From $29.99 to $19.99
Code of Princess – From $29.99 to $19.99
Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers – From $29.99 to $19.99
If you want a recommendation, Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan and Shin Megami Tensei IV are two of my favorite games on the platform, and you’ll easily be getting your money’s worth at that price. I’ve sunk well into 40 hours on both games, and rest assured that they are two of the most challenging and forward thinking games in the genre.
I am excited to see how Square Enix responds to them, and surprisingly how Nintendo responds as well. Between these two series, Bravely Default and Fire Emblem, we have ourselves an exciting JRPG scene blooming on this device.
Code of Princess is also a solid little beat ‘em up with a ton of content to unlock. Fans of Treasure’s classic action game Guardian Heroes will fall right in line with this game, and you can even play as any enemy from the game.
For the sake of collector’s mentality, I might snag up Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millenium Girl and the other two Shin Megami Tensei games someday. It might be through this sale, or it might be through another inevitable sale later this year. You’re never short of shopping options with Atlus these days now that it has found a home on the mobile market as well.