After several months of waiting compared against their North American counterparts, Australian JRPG fans were this week set to dive into both Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse and 7th Dragon III Code: VFD.
Although reasons for the delay have not been provided – regional distributor Five Star Games have confirmed that both titles will be delayed by one week. Initially to be available at retail for $69.95 apiece on December 2nd, you will now be able to purchase the games on December 9th 2016 at the same price.
Being published in PAL regions by Deep Silver, Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse was released in North America by ATLUS USA. 7th Dragon III Code: VFD on the other hand was released in North America by SEGA. Both games will be available exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS.
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (SMT4A) depicts the remnants of Tokyo ravaged by a catastrophe. Demons and humans co-exist, but in this state the remains of humankind are just a prize being fought over by the higher deities. One lone Hunter, the game’s protagonist, meets an early demise and through a pact with a lesser god is brought back to life in exchange for his pledge of servitude. From there, the protagonist allies with other Hunters in the ruins of post-apocalyptic Tokyo, beginning a plot that crosses over with the events of the original Shin Megami Tensei IV.
7th Dragon III Code: VFD takes place in the year 2100, where dragons have descended upon earth and humanity is at the mercy of these terrifying beasts. However, not all is lost. As the protagonist, the player will team up with Nodens Enterprises—a video game company dedicated to stopping the dragon menace—to become a dragon hunter and eventual saviour of the universe. Although times are bleak, Nodens Enterprises has found a way to tip the scales in favour of mankind by traveling through time to three different eras, the protagonist can upset the balance of the dragons’ power.