SMT: Strange Journey – Packaging Information

Cover (North American version)

Back

A mysterious, growing void has appeared at the South Pole. Fearing it will eventually engulf Earth, you and your team of elite explorers are sent inside, where you discover a previously unknown world of demons…

  • Over 300 demons to battle with or recruit to your team
  • Upgrade and customize your Demonica battle suit
  • Soundtrack CD included [Only on carton sleeve]

Manual (North American version)

Story

It is the beginning of the 21st century, and Earth’s population stands 7 billion strong, yet mankind faces extinction due to the sudden appearance of a spatial anomaly in Antarctica.

Dubbing this anomaly the Schwarzwelt, the United Nations discreetly establishes a counter-organization to deal with the problem without causing a global panic. But in the face of a phenomenon beyond human understanding, the project is powerless to act.

With the Schwarzwelt slowly expanding and mankind’s clock running, the U.N. approves drastic measures to dispatch a manned investigative unit into the void. Nations put aside their differences to form the Schwarzwelt Investigational Team, consisting of top scientists and soldiers gathered from countries around the globe and trained in the world’s most advanced technology.

The utmost precautions are developed, including next-generation landing vessels hardened with plasma shields to grand them access to the Schwarzwelt and the cutting-edge Demonica combat suits designed to withstand the harshest of conditions inside. So armed, the Schwarzwelt Investigational Team departs into a world where danger beyond their imagination awaits, to save mankind’s future from utter annihilation.

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Schwarzwelt
An unknown void that appeared without warning near the South Pole. Originally, it was a mere meter in diameter, but its radius has since grown to several hundred kilometers with no indications of slowing. The plasma cloud on the Schwarzwelt’s outer edge destroys anything it comes in contact with.

Demonica Suit
High-tech combat gear equipped with a state-of -the-art computerized guidance system developed for next-generation warfare. The airtight suit is designed to withstand harsh environments and the onboard AI can automatically enhance the wearer’s abilities.

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Characters

Protagonist
A USMC officer who underwent intense combat and command training between tours of duty. He was transferred to the Schwarzwelt Investigational Team by U.N. request. As a member of the Strike Team, his duties include off-ship missions and providing security for the expedition. He is on the crew roster for Ship 1, the Red Sprite.

Zelenin
A Russian scientist recognized for her research on the Schwarzwelt. Her position as the First Lieutenant of the Monitor Team was one of the first appointments made. Her chief duty is to research the Schwarzwelt’s true nature along with her crewmates on Ship 3, the Elve.

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Jimenez
Another member of the expedition with an American military background. Jimenez began his career as an enlisted man and is now a private contractor, attracted to the expedition by the promise of financial gain. He serves on Ship 2, the Blue Jet, as a member of the Strike Team.

Gore
The overall commander of the Schwarzwelt Investigative Team. He was originally a military officer serving a large country; the leadership abilities he displayed during his service earned him the top position on the team that now holds the fate of mankind. He commands the Red Sprite directly in addition to overseeing operation on the other three ships.

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Credits

Japanese staff

Original concept
Kazuma Kaneko

Music
Shoji Meguro

Scenario
Shogo Isogai
Kazuyuki Yamai
Tatsuya Watanabe

Main Programming
Atsushi Motouchi
Lancarse Ltd.

Event Scene Planning
Kazuyuki Yamai
Hironori Satou
Yuusuke Ikenaga

2D Character Graphics
Teisaku Seki
Takashi Kato

Event Movie
Miho Obara
Shuji Fukasawa

Event BG
Hanako Uchibe
Taku Aoyagi
Yuki Terada

Programming
Shunsuke Ozeki
Lancardse Ltd.

Battle Unit Planning
Sawao Kato
Ken Koga

2D Character Supervision
Megumi Shiraishi

Battle 2D Character Animation
Teisaku Seiki
Takashi Kato

Battle Effects
Keiichi Ueda
Mayumi Iwata

Programming
Atsushi Motouchi
Lancarse Ltd.

Field Unit Planning
Mitsuru Hirata
Tatsuya Watanabe
Tsukasa Okayasu
Takumi Mitsui

EX Misson Planning
Tatsuya Watanabe

Field Modeling
Taku Aoyagi
Keigo Oshima

Artwork assistance
Masayuki Doi

Programming
Shinzi Kanesaka
Lancarse Ltd.

Subsystem Unit

Demon Talk Planning
Yuki Sakamoto

Demon Fusion Planning
Kenichi Takamori

Demon Fusion Programming
Kazuya Honda, Lancarse Ltd.

Demonica Menu Planning
Yuki Sakamoto

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Interface Design
Takashi Kato
Miho Obara

Interface Programming
Kazuya Honda
Lancarse Ltd.
Shop Planning
Ken Koga

Shop NPC Planning
Yuki Sakamoto

Shop Programming
Yasuhiro Watanabe
Lancarse Ltd.

Sound Effects
Kenichi Tsuchiya

Graphic Supervision
Kazuma Kaneko
Megumi Shiraishi

Debug Management
Sawao Kato
Ken Koga
Yuki Sakamoto

Development Cooperation
Lancarse Ltd.
Mitsuhiro Hoshino

media vision entertainment
Ai Yoshida
Mariko Shiobara
Daiju Honma
Shingo Nozawa

Boom Co.,ltd

FONTWORKS JAPAN Inc.

Project Manager
Akiyasu Yamamoto
Htoshi Sadakata
Mika Matsuoka

Project Support
Atsushi Yagi
Nozomi Yamamoto
Yuki Shindo
Takeshi Hiruta

Package Artwork
Megumi Shiraishi
FIX INC.
Masao Nagashima

Special Thanks
Katsura Hashino
Shinjiro Takata
Atsushi Morita
Kazuhisa Wada
Hirokazu Tohyama
Shigeo Komori
Yoshihiro Komori
Azusa Kido
Akiko Kotoh
Satoshi Ooyama
Miyuki Harigai

Direction Support
Kazuyuki Yamai
Mitsuru Hirata

Development Division
Manager
Naoto Itagaki

General Manager
Kouzouo Itagaki

Executive Producer
Shigeru Igari

Director
Eiji Ishida

Producer
Kazuma Kaneko

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US Localization
Atlus U.S.A., Inc.

Executive Producer
Shinichi Suzuki

General Manager
Mitsuhiro Tanaka

Director of Production
Bill Alexander

Project Lead
Yu Namba

Project Coordinator
Hiroyuki Tanaka

Translators
James Kuroki
Mai Namba
Madoka Ueno

Editor
Nich Maragos

QA Manager
Carl Chen

QA Lead
Richard Rodrigues

QA Testers
Joel Ellis
C.K. Hickey
Meriel J. Regodon
Gerald Rempis
Rob Stone
Sing Tang

VP Sales & Marketing
Tim Pivnicny

Sales & PR Manager
Aram Jabbari

Marketing Manager
Robyn Mukai

Creative Designers
Jeremy Cail
Michiko Shiikuma
Web Designer
Amanda Dalgleish

Assistant Media Producer
John Tubera

Sales Admin. Manager
Sally Ortiz

Sales Administration
Monica Lee

(C) 2009 ATLUS
SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI and SMT are registered trademarks of Atlus U.S.A., Inc.

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Soundtrack

The soundtrack, which comes in a cardboard sleeve, was a pack-in with first copies of the game.  There were manufacturing problems with the discs produced; they wouldn’t play in a CD player, though could be read/ripped through a CD drive in a computer. Atlus gave out replacements for a time, and didn’t require any sort of proof of purchase.

TRACKS/MORCEAUX

  1. THE ETERNAL THRONE
  2. BEGINNING OF THE END
  3. KINGDOM OF DECADENCE
  4. AWE
  5. FURIOUS WRATH
  6. LAND OF THE WAY
  7. CHAOS
  8. LAW
  9. LAND OF BIRTH
  10. SCEPTER OF JUSTICE
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