The Shin Megami Tensei series has seen a rise in popularity in the West thanks to a few games released during the past and the current generation. Most of it came from the Persona series, but Shin Megami Tensei is much much more, with many games using the same overall themes with different spins: the Persona series has a more involving plot, the main line games are more focused on exploration and battle, some games have sported an action-rpg gameplay formula and so on.
A new Shin Megami Tensei game will be hitting North America this spring: Atlus has finally announced the release date for the remake of its 1997 role playing game Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner. The game was originally released on Sega Saturn before seeing a slightly enhanced port on the first Playstation. Both versions have never left Japan.
Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers will be launched on April 14 in North America. As usual, no news on an European version of the game, which may be coming at a later date. With Atlus not having an European Branch, all its games get release in Europe with ridiculously big delays so if you’re in Europe you may not want to hold your breath waiting for an announcement.