Shin Megami Tensei Liberation Dx2 wants to be the complete console experience, but on smartphones
July 24, 20181 min read
Taking a popular console or PC game and transforming it into a mobile title isn't always a recipe for success. Sure, developers sometimes strike gold with titles like Pokémon Go and Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, but a hit isn't always guaranteed. Just ask Nintendo or Capcom. With hundreds of millions of dollars on the line, developers and publishers are going to keep pushing out smartphone versions of traditional platform franchises because, well, what's the downside? I can't name a situation where a mobile port has irreparably tarnished a franchise, so it just makes sense for developers to at least try their hand at the market. The latest series to make the jump from console to smartphones is Shin Megami Tensei with its free-to-play title SMT Liberation Dx2.
The game launched in Japan less than a year ago and has already been downloaded five million times. Today, it launches in English for western app stores. The game revolves around Devil Downloaders, people with the ability to download demons via a mobile app, who become members of a group known as Liberators, trying to save the world from a nefarious organization known as the Acolytes. Liberation Dx2 will feature single-player and PvP content, as is pretty standard with F2P games, as well as the traditional Shin Megami Tensei elements like press-turn combat, demon fusion, and demon talk.