Atlus Reveals Demon Password System for Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

Today, Atlus revealed that Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey will feature a password exchange system. This password exchange system will allow players to generate a code for a monster they have, and give it to their friends, so their friends can create that monster. The code also ensures that the monster keeps its abilities, so, for instance, if a player needs a monster with good fire magic, and their friend has one, they can get it that way.

Atlus described the system as:

Due to the game’s in-depth demon management system, which includes the ability to level, specialize, and uniquely fuse demons for use in battle, players can eventually craft a distinct party of rare demons on their mission to save Earth. With the demon password system, all of those important leveling and customization decisions can be provided to fellow Strange Journey players through easily exchanged passwords. Need a powerful chaos-aligned demon with fire attacks? A friend with just such a member in their party could generate a unique password that, when entered into the demon compendium, will unlock said demon for the player.

Atlus will also release a very limited number of passwords for use in the demon compendium which will unlock rare, otherwise inaccessible demons, adding yet another layer of deep customization and endlessly addictive demon collection. Fans are encouraged to be on the look out for these finite codes, as they may not necessarily all come at the same time or even from the same source.

And, in a bit of humor, Atlus shares why some of their past games have been delayed:

“We’ve been using passwords to unlock demons at Atlus for ages,” disclosed Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales at Atlus. “We’ve grown exceedingly cautious in recent years, though. There was this one time when we wanted a tester demon, but because we screwed up one tiny part of the password, we ended up with a big slime that ate half of our QA team, significantly delaying the release of a game.”

More information about the game can be found here.

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