Whilst the Megami Tensei series never really made it out of Japan until the mid 2000s (unless you count the Virtual Boy spin off Jack Bros), the series has since seen a huge following worldwide. In an attempt to catch up on the titles we missed out on, ROM hackers have translated all but one of the Shin Megami Tensei games... at least until now.
Released on the Super Famicom in 1994, Shin Megami Tensei: If... was a side story to the series instead of being a direct sequel, albeit featuring similar gameplay to the previous games- first-person dungeons to explore whilst fighting off the various demons in turn-based encounters. The way 'If' did differ from that of its siblings though was in how it offered an all new experience allowing gamers to explore a 'what if' situation to various past events in the Megami Tensei timeline.
The previous two Shin Megami Tensei games on the Super Famicom were fan translated by ROM hackers Aeon Genesis in 2002 and 2004 respectively. Eight years later, Aeon Genesis have announced they are finally working on translating 'If' once and for all as we speak, something many RPG fans will be pleased to hear!
Shin Megami Tensei: If... (Super Famicom) Untranslated Gameplay Video
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