By Annie Gallagher / August 17th, 2014
For the longest time, despite the series having increased popularity outside of Japan, fans of the Megami Tensei games were never able to play the original titles in English. The Shin Megami Tensei games on the Super Famicom have had English translation patches available for quite some time, and there was even an official localization of the first Shin Megami Tensei released earlier this year for iOS. Despite this, their predecessors, Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei 1 and 2 for the Famicom never received a translation patch. Until now, that is.
Romhacking.net user ddstranslation has posted a translation patch for Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei on the Romhacking.net forums. This patch has translated the entire game into English, and now allows English-speaking players to finally experience the games that kickstarted Atlus’s flagship RPG series. It should be known that the patch is not entirely finished, and that there are some game-crashing bugs, but ddstranslation has encouraged users to report any of these bugs to him.
Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei, or Megami Tensei: The Old Testament, was a compilation that contained remakes of both Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei 1 and 2 and was released in Japan back in 1995.
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