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Shin Megami Tensei
The logo for Shin Megami Tensei.
Developer(s) Atlus
Publisher(s)
Year introduced
Genre(s) RPG

Shin Megami Tensei is a spin-off of the Megami Tensei (or MegaTen) series. The series encompasses a number of different media, and originated as a series of novels (Digital Devil Story by Aya Nishitani). To date, the publisher of these titles in Japan and the US has been Atlus (and Atlus USA), except for the Famicom MegaTen games published by Namco.

Shin Megami Tensei itself has a number of spin-off series, including Persona, Digital Devil Saga, and Devil Summoner.

Story[edit]

Storylines vary between the titles (and especially between spin-offs), but the general thread that runs between the games in the series is that the games take place in a modern-day setting, often in a Japanese city such as Tokyo. The main character (usually named by the player in the main series, but occasionally given a name in the spin-offs) will have the ability to summon demons or influence them to join in battles. There is often an element of being able to resolve battles without fighting, usually through negotiation with the opposing demons.

Games[edit]

Shin Megami Tensei[edit]

Title Year Genre Systems
Shin Megami Tensei 1992 Flag of Japan.svg SNES, TG16, Wii VC
Flag of Japan.svg Remake: SCD, PS1, GBA
Globe.svg Mobile phones
Shin Megami Tensei II 1994 Flag of Japan.svg SNES, PS1, GBA, Wii-VC, mobile phones
Shin Megami Tensei If... 1994 Flag of Japan.svg SNES
Flag of Japan.svg Remake: PS1
Giten Megami Tensei: Tokyo Mokushiroku 1997 Action-RPG Flag of Japan.svg PC98, MS-Win
Shin Megami Tensei: Nine 2002 Flag of Japan.svg Xbox
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (US)
Shin Megami Tensei: Lucifer's Call (EU)
2003 Globe.svg PS2
Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine 2007 MMORPG Globe.svg MS-Win
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey 2009 Globe.svg NDS
Shin Megami Tensei IV 2013 Globe.svg 3DS
Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE 2015 Strategy Globe.svg Wii U
Shin Megami Tensei IV Final
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (US)
2016 Globe.svg 3DS
Devil Summoner
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 1995 Flag of Japan.svg Sat, PSP
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers 1997 Flag of Japan.svg Sat, PS1
Globe.svg 3DS
Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army 2006 Globe.svg PS2
Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon 2008 Globe.svg PS2
Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Intruders 2007 Strategy Flag of Japan.svg Mobile phones
Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers New Generation 2008 Pokémon-like Flag of Japan.svg Mobile phones
Devil Survivor
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2009 Strategy Globe.svg NDS, 3DS
Globe.svg Remake: NDS, 3DS ("Overclocked")
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 2011 Strategy Globe.svg NDS, 3DS
Globe.svg Remake: NDS, 3DS ("Record Breaker")

Persona[edit]

Title Year Genre Systems
Megami Ibunroku Persona
Revelations: Persona
1996 Globe.svg PS1, MS-Win,
Globe.svg Remake: PSP
Persona 2: Innocent Sin 1999 Globe.svg PS1, PSP
Persona 2: Eternal Punishment 2000 Globe.svg PS1, PSP
Persona 3
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3
Expansion: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3: FES
2007 Globe.svg PS2, PSP
Persona 4
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
2008 Globe.svg PS2, PSV
Persona 5 2016 Globe.svg PS3, PS4
Side games
Persona 4: the Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena
Persona 4 Arena
2012 Fighting Globe.svg Arcade, PS3, X360
Persona 4: the Ultimax Ultra-Suplex Hold
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
2013 Fighting Globe.svg Arcade, PS3, X360
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth 2014 Dungeon crawl Globe.svg 3DS
Persona 4: Dancing All Night 2015 Rhythm Globe.svg PSV

Devil Children[edit]

Spin-off series developed for younger players.

Title Year Genre Systems
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children (Black Book-Red Book) 2000 Flag of Japan.svg GBC, PS1
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children (White Book) 2001 Flag of Japan.svg GBC
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children (Book of Light)
DemiKids: Light Version
2002 Globe.svg GBA
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children (Book of Dark)
DemiKids: Dark Version
2002 Globe.svg GBA
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children Puzzle de Call! 2003.07 Puzzle Flag of Japan.svg GBA
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children (Book of Fire-Book of Ice) 2003.12 Flag of Japan.svg GBA
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children Messiah Riser 2004 Strategy Flag of Japan.svg GBA
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children 2011 Flag of Japan.svg Mobile phones