Atlus has announced that they will be releasing an updated version of Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, which will be in the form of the Redux version. The game has not received an official release date yet, but is currently scheduled to launch for the 3DS early next year.
The game will cost $39.99 and will include plenty of new content to give even those who played the original version a reason to come back for more. Fans of the series’ Japanese voice acting will be happy to know that this version retains the original Japanese voices. The following is a breakdown of the game:
“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 Shin Megami Tensei adventure.”
Going into more detail regarding what will be different in the Redux version, the game will feature brand new illustrations by Masayuki Doi, updated visuals and UI tweaks that will give the overall game a significant visual upgrade. A big change will be coming with the game’s narrative, as the new character actual plays a major role in the story and how it unfolds. There will also be new dungeons and enemies to take on, resulting in this being a pretty beefy package when all is said and done.
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey originally launched for the DS in 2010 in the US, so even if you have played the original it will likely have been long enough so you don’t remember much. The game wasn’t one of the highest-rated games of the series, so hopefully this new version will address some of the issues.