Last week, Cyberpunk 2077 was $5 at Best Buy. Amazon is giving away games like elden ring Get a free discount with a purchase of two. And PlayStation’s spring sale, which runs all month, has some solid deals on a slew of games. But the real best low-key video game sales of the season was secretly on the 3DS, where persona, Shin Megami Tenseiand a number of other JRPGs are cheaper than ever.
Atlus and Sega will be there until April 17th ongoing steep discounts their digital goods on Nintendo’s latest generation handheld in front of his eShop finally begins closing in May 2023 (You can still download stuff you’ve already bought). This includes the lively dungeon crawling series Etrian Odysseyand Shin Megami Tensei‘s lesser-known tactics spin-off, Devil Survivor. For example, you can download current Etrian Odyssey V, devil survivor 2and Person Q for a grand total of just $25.
These games all range from decent to great, and since they typically cost $20-$30, getting them for just a few bucks feels like the sweet spot for the kinds of things you might be excited to try and then never have the time to come back to. Why bother filling up your gas tank when you could instead be sitting at home listening to hundreds of hours of demonic nonsense? Especially since most of these games will probably never get ports or remasters.
Here is the list:
- Shin Megami Tensei IV – $8
- Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse – $9
- Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux – $10
- Devil Survivor: Overclocked – $8
- Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker – $8
- Devil Summoner: Soul Hacker – $8
- Etrian Odyssey Nexus – $10
- Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond Myth – $9
- Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titans – $8
- Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight – $8
- Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl – $8
- Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth $8
- Persona Q2: New cinema maze – $10
- Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology – $10
- Stella glow – $8
- 7. Dragon III code: VFD – $9
If you’ve already played some of these games, this is the perfect opportunity to round out your collection. If you are not sure where to start, shortcut is the Etrian Odyssey Dungeon grind at its deepest and most sophisticated devil survivor 2 is similarly improved over its predecessor, although personally I prefer the overall story and tone of the first game better. Person Qmeanwhile combined casts from different persona play with Etrian‘s dungeon exploration. However, some people prefer the first Q2 is more noticeable and contains characters from individual 5. You can’t go wrong with that either Radiant historywhich is Chrono trigger-lite with some novel twists in time travel storytelling and turn-based combat.
I personally took this opportunity to finally pick up Strange Journey Reduxa remake of the 2009 DS game that brings John Carpenter-esque space horror energy to the demon-filled JRPG series the thing. I’ll finally play too 7. Dragon III code: VFD, whose art has mocked me for years. As the weather warms up, it’s the perfect time to sink my world-weary eyes into 40+ hours of gaming commitments that I’ll likely be munching on for the next five years.
It’s also not a bad time to watch shows like Etrian Odyssey and devil summoner. After its first teaser in 2018, a new entry in the dungeon crawler could be revealed any day now. And Atlus revealed Devil Summoner: Soul Hacker 2 last month and later this year on August 26th on all platforms (except Switch). In the meantime, it’s 2022 and I’m about to put my 2DS XL through its paces again.
Correction: 4/12/22 10:25 PM ET: Corrected the 3DS eShop shutdown date.
https://kotaku.com/spring-game-sale-atlus-sega-3ds-persona-smt-etrian-odys-1848785029 3DS JRPGs are having huge spring sale discounts right now