In case there was any doubt about what game the Atlus Faithful email from last week was alluding to, we now know. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon is coming to the PlayStation 2 on May 12, 2009.
This action RPG is said to improve on its predecessor in every way. This includes a MAG balancing system, dodge and hide abilities, and commanding two demons in combat. Weapon alchemy has been modified to create new unique swords for Raidou. Demon negotiation is back and there are twice as many demons to recruit. Kazuma Kaneko is handling the new character designs and SMT staple Shoji Meguro is handing the soundtrack.
A new threat to 1920's Tokyo brings Raidou Kuzunoha the 14th back into action. It begins with a woman asking the Narumi Detective Agency to find a man, but Raidou's boss is hesitant. Soon it is clear that there is more than meets the eye to the case as crooked gamblers, masked ninja, and strange insects lead Raidou to the mysterious King Abaddon.
At launch, a limited number of Devil Summoner 2 copies will include a rare Raiho plushie doll. Only a small number will be made and each will be numbered to ensure its rarity and value. Should there be a second print run of the game, the plushie will not be available for it.
When Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon launches on May 12, it will retail for $39.99. Every single copy of the initial launch will contain the Raiho collectible plushie.