Siliconera reported on an interesting leak at Amazon.ca – if you search for Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, a product listing pops up. Atlus hasn’t made any formal announcements yet, but it appears that the latest DS Shin Megami Tensei game could be arriving in North America on March 10, 2010. The listing also prices the game at $39.99.
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey came out October 8, 2009 in Japan. An unknown dimension has appeared over the South Pole, and you’re part of a team sent to investigate what is going on and stop it from spreading. You don Demonica suits, thats what the character on the cover is wearing, and head into unknown dungeons in this new dimension. It’s a standard, turn-based, RPG where you get to recruit demons as your allies. Dungeon crawling is conducted in a manner similar to Etrian Odyssey, as it offers a first person view. Players also able to make choices and decisions during the game that can lead to multiple endings. It got a Cero C rating in Japan, meaning it was recommended for ages 15 and up.
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey is supposed to be a great game, so this is fantastic news. While the leak hasn’t been confirmed by Atlus yet, it is a safe bet that it is legitimate, since practically all the Shin Megami Tensei entries have been released in North America. Personally, I’m thinking after that, after seeing this, I should start checking Amazon.ca for Persona 3 Portable listings in a month.
Update: Atlus has just confirmed Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey will be released Spring, 2010 in North America and announced that an official Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey website is now open.
Editor’s Note: Updated November 5, 2009 2:06pm CST.