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Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey gives cult hit new life on 3DS

This enhanced port goes deep

Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey is heading to Nintendo 3DS later this fall, Atlus announced this weekend. It’s an enhanced version of the 2009 Nintendo DS game Strange Journey, which won cult acclaim with series fans.

The trailer above teases the improvements to come when Deep Strange Journey is out later this year. These include visual and artistic improvements, like voice acting, cutscenes and more animation, as well as quality-of-life changes for the dungeon-crawling role-playing game.

Those who loved the original game will want to check out the remake for new characters and storylines, including an exclusive ending.

Those same fans are mostly happy that other people will get to check out Strange Journey, which deviated in some key ways from the traditional Shin Megami Tensei formula. The game has demons to fight and tame as usual, but it’s a first-person adventure through a dystopian version of Earth, with players assuming the role of a United Nations task force to stop a black hole from engulfing the planet.

While it received positive reviews upon release, the DS version of Strange Journey had lackuster sales worldwide. There’s no U.S. release announced yet, but Deep Strange Journey shows Atlus is willing to give the game a new life — especially now that games like Persona 5 have greatly boosted the series’ profile.