Atlus Details Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker's DLC

By Shawn Collier on April 19, 2015, 7:40PM EDT

Atlus's Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker is set to release in only a few more weeks and the publisher has announced their DLC release plans for the game post-release.

In the new post-game content, entitled the "Triangulum" arc, Nicaea is back online and the protagonist and the others will have to confront their own deaths to alter their fates and save the world. This new portion includes around 40 hours of new content including new characters, settings, bosses and more additions.

The Nintendo 3DS version of the game includes fully voiced content for both the original "Sepentrione" arc and the new post-game arc. Atlus also included new StreetPass and SpotPass functionality. Additionally, those who've played the original game can skip straight to the new post-game content if they wish.

All DLC will take be Free Battles in the game (essentially side battles you can partake in at any time when not in a story-related mission or narrative segment). There's a mix of both free DLC and paid DLC available, some of which is available on the game's release and some that will be released in waves following the game's release.

For the free DLC:

Beginner's Brawl
This is the one Free Battle that won't scale with level, so make sure to tackle it early on. The enemies are a little on the weak side, but can still pack a punch if you're not careful. Defeating them will earn you some quick Macca (demonic currency) to blow at the Demon Auction and get your team started off right.

Lost Demon Rescue
A persuadable demon is caught in the middle of two hordes. If you can protect the demon and survive the onslaught, the demon will join your party! Use it to bolster your ranks or keep it for fusion fodder. (Not to mention that some of the demons you're up against have useful skills to crack!)

And for the paid DLC:

Macca Makes an Escape
This battle poses a chase scenario. Demons are fleeing with their pockets stuffed with Macca, and it will be up to the player to run them down and beat the payout out of them. The demons are carrying three times the usual amount of Macca, and even though they're fleeing, they'll put up a good fight if you catch them.

All Skills Must Go!
Scattered around the battlefield are memory sticks loaded with powerful skills for your party. But the demons around have their eyes on them too, and will try and abscond with the memory sticks. This is one situation when you're going to want to make sure to use non-combat skills that slow down enemies and/or speed up your party, because nothing is as infuriating as watching a Moh Shuvuu fly off with a powerful healing skill.

Let the Demons Grow
This is an old-fashioned free-for-all battle. These demons are loaded with extra experience, so systematically pick them off to reap EXP rewards and level your entire party.

This battle is for higher-level characters, but is hugely beneficial towards the middle of the game when you can start implementing add-ons to your fusion. Basically, the add-ons give the fused demon a specific bonus, and can mean the difference between an average demon and all-powerful killing machine.

And for those who want to know the exact release schedule, here it is:

May 5
Beginner's Brawl, Macca Makes an Escape!

May 12
All Skills Must Go!, Lost Demon Rescue, Let the Demons Grow

May 19

Note that the SpotPass content mentioned earlier by the publisher which will send out new demons to fuse with as well as new skills for you characters will be delivered during the same periods.

Along with the usual soundtrack CD, featuring music from Atlus's renowned composer Shoji Meguro, and collectable outer box included with most of Atlus's first-party releases, Atlus will also be including several decal sheets featuring characters from the game and the logos for the death video website Nicaea and the paramilitary organization JP's.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker will be released in North America on May 5 at retail and digitally via the Nintendo eShop.

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