Yep, Atlus USA’s Mystery SMT is Devil Summoner 2!

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Late this past Friday, Atlus USA teased us with the impending unveil of a new Shin Megami Tensei game. Thankfully we weren’t teased for long with confirmation arriving today that the new SMT is Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon for PS2, as was the common guess amongst the Atlus Faithful community. Devil Summoner 2 is due to ship on May 12th in extremely, EXTREMELY limited quantities, with all launch copies of the game sold bundled with a rare Raiho plushie doll. Future print runs of the game after launch are a possibility, but don’t count on them. And even if more copies are produced down the road they will not come with the plushie. Better act fast, game collectors!

Hit the jump for screenshots and additional game info.

About Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha versus King Abaddon:

A new threat to Japan’s Capital calls for the return of its case-solving, tube-slinging Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha the 14th. When a woman walks into the Narumi Detective Agency and asks to find a man, Raidou’s boss is reluctant to accept, but soon it’s clear there’s more to the case than it seems on the surface. It isn’t long before Raidou is on the trail of crooked gamblers, masked ninja, and strange insects… a trail leading him inexorably to the mysterious King Abaddon.

Key Features:

* Massively upgraded battle system – Advancements to the battle mechanics include a MAG balancing system, dodge and hide abilities, and the ability to command two demons in combat. Use the retooled Weapon Alchemy system to create new swords with unique special attacks.

* Deeper demon integration – Demon negotiation returns with more than twice the number of demons to attempt to recruit to your side. Create more powerful demons through fusion and skill transfer. Control two demons in battle and choose from more tactical options.

* Phenomenal creative team – The rich environment of this Taisho-era Japan comes to life with the character designs of Kazuma Kaneko and the musical score of Shoji Meguro.Over 500 character possibilities – 10 races, 2 genders, 3 alignments, and 15 majors add up to incredible opportunity to customize your party! Change majors for further customization at higher levels.

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