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Megami Tensei / Game

Megami Tensei (女神転生, Goddess Reincarnation), commonly abbreviated as MegaTen, is a Japanese console role-playing game metaseries which was originally based on the novel series Digital Devil Story by Aya Nishitani (taking its name from the title of the first of those novels) and has gone to become one of the major franchises of the genre in its native country.
The games are published by Atlus with the exception of the Famicom games, which were published by Namco.

Although most games in the series have independent stories, the Megami Tensei series has many common elements. Demons and mythology are prominent in each installment, usually giving players a chance to recruit demons into the battle party. Other elements include game mechanics and plot themes.

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne - Japanese Trailer

Megami Tensei games have met commercial and critical success and the series is usually known as the third main RPG series in Japan, after Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy. Several games from the series have been released in North America and found praise from critics.

Shin Megami Tensei Digital Devil Saga 2 Opening

The first game, Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei, was based on the novel of the same name by Aya Nishitani. It was released in Japan in 1987 for both the MSX and the Famicom. These are the only two games in the series to have only Megami Tensei in their name.
Kyūyaku Megami Tensei (旧約・女神転生), the title of the Super Famicom remake of the first two MegaTen games, translates to "Old Testament Reincarnation of the Goddess". The flagship series then became the Shin Megami Tensei (真・女神転生) series, which translates to "Reincarnation of the True Goddess", the Shin in this case being a pun on the shin (新) meaning "new". As a spin-off of Megami Tensei, it eventually became the de facto subtitle of all non-Japanese Megami Tensei games.

Other games under the Shin Megami Tensei title include Shin Megami Tensei II for the SNES, released in 1994, Shin Megami Tensei if..., also released for the SNES in 1994,[6] Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne for the PlayStation 2, and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey for the Nintendo DS.

An MMORPG, Shin Megami Tensei: IMAGINE, was released in January 2008, developed by Cave and published internationally by Aeria Games. The game takes place between the first and second Shin Megami Tensei games, and players assume the role of a Devil Buster who ventures into an apocalyptic Tokyo in light of humanity's resurgence, as well as a sudden onslaught of demons.

By A.S. on Oct 14, 2010
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