Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Release Date Pushed Back

Atlus has announced that the release date for Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey has been pushed back to March 23, 2010.

To compensate for this pushing back of the release date, Atlus will be including a soundtrack CD featuring tracks from the game’s  score, all packaged within a collectible outer box, with the game. From master composer Shoji Meguro, of Persona 3 and Persona 4 fame, the Strange Journey soundtrack is an ambient experience, combining elements of synth and electronica with ominous Gregorian-style chanting to heighten the sense of desolation and apprehension that the player experiences exploring the mysterious void.

Atlus has also launched the official website for the game. The official full website will soon be updated wallpapers, avatars, and a banner that fans can post to their online profiles, blogs and forum signatures. Also featured on the site are the Strange Journey story, cast, demon password system, mission briefing, and a special “What is SMT” section, where fans can learn a little about the history of the critically-acclaimed series.


When the black spot appeared in the Antarctic, mankind became nervous; when it began to spread, that anxiety turned to panic. The Joint Project, convened to discuss how to deal with the expanding anomaly, decided to send in four ships carrying humanity’s finest soldiers and most cutting-edge technology. The mission: to investigate what lay on the other side of what had been dubbed the Schwarzwelt and find out if there was a way to stop it from eventually covering the Earth.

You are an elite soldier hand-picked for the Strike Team, outfitted with a Demonica environment suit and posted to the Red Sprite under Commander Gore. Upon entering the Schwarzwelt, the crew finds itself forced to deal with harsh conditions, supernatural interference, and throngs of demons populating the bewildering world. What exactly is the Schwarzwelt? What awaits at the end of this strange journey? It is entirely in your hands to find out…

Key Features

  • Shin Megami Tensei goes beyond – Strange Journey’s game mechanics represent a return to the proud tradition of the all-time dungeon-crawling classic SMT: Nocturne, while its story takes players into the near future on a mission to save Earth and to understand humanity’s position within the larger universe.
  • A dark turn into science fiction – Who or what is causing the black hole that is engulfing the Earth? A mission to investigate the cause uncovers a whole world of demons that humans knew nothing about. Do they seek your destruction or will you seek theirs? Will you decide to save Earth or choose another path for humanity?
  • Team up with demons – Demons may be friends or foes depending on your ability to negotiate, bribe, and coerce them to join your party. With more than 300 types of demons, you’ll have a huge variety of battlefield encounters and an equally large base of options on which to build your party strategy.

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