Atlus has announced the latest original title in the Megami Tensei series, though fans are unlikely to be overwhelmed…
The game is set for release on the 8th of October, with a typically Shin Megami Tensei-esque story about exploring a mysterious dimension, though the game has an obvious science fiction style to it.
The platform will be the DS, which is probably enough to end interest in it, unless one of its female characters turns out to be a crossdressing boy.
Fans might be forgiven for lamenting the fact that no confirmation of the supposed PS3 release of Persona 5 is forthcoming. As with the recent Valkyria Chronicles PSP “sequel,” few are likely to be enthused by a DS game either.
If the Japanese gaming industry wants to regain its global market share, perhaps it should stop prioritising development for handheld systems over home consoles, as it seems the vast majority of successful franchises originate on these platforms, to say nothing of the technological straitjacket imposed by development on portable hardware…
Handheld sales might be strong, but they do not seem to contribute much to developing long term competitive strength.