As of today, Atlus’ parent company Index Corporations is officially a subsidiary of Sega Sammy Holdings as Sega’s Dream Corporation, which in turn has been renamed to Index Corporation with Yakuza series producer Toshihiro Nagoshi and Atlus USA president Naoto Hiraoka on the company’s board. It is likely that Devil Survivor 2 Break Code‘s second delay, pushing the remake back to 2014, is due to these business transfers and shuffles.
Franchise > Games > Kyūyaku Megami Tensei
- Updated the in-game information page by putting the data in tables, added magic skills and finished the list of demons sort by race for KMT’s Megami Tensei. Data for the second KMT game will follow soon.
Readings > Background articles
- Tumblr user artemis-maia, who zealously writes about the Megami Tensei series in relation to religion, mythology and symbolism on Tumblr, will henceforth publish these articles under artemis-maia’s musings as well.
- Guan van Zoggel. “The Utopia of Apocalypse: Anti-human exceptionalism in Shin Megami Tensei & A critique on the anthropocentric understanding of established notions of utopia in science fiction studies”. MA Thesis Utrecht University, 2012.
In the background, kouhai buromu is working on the translation of the summary of the third Digital Devil Story novel whilst I myself try to put Kazuma Kaneko’s interview and art process description from 2003’s Comickers into proper English.
To wrap up this update, I’d like to call attention to three interesting projects. There’s Dsyfo’s Tumblr with ongoing Megami Tensei romhacks, the heavily Megaten inspired promising indie game Gate at Indie DB and DDS-NET’s Serebii inspired compendium.