The Digital Devil Saga (デジタル・デビル・サーガ?), also known as the Avatar Tuner series (アバタール・チューナー?) is a series in the Megami Tensei franchise. As opposed to the modern or post-apocalyptic settings of most Megami Tensei games, it takes place in a futuristic dystopic wasteland and has strong Hindu architecture, mythology, and themes such as "reaching the next karma" instead of leveling up.


Digital Devil Saga original trailer

Digital Devil Saga original trailer

Digital Devil Saga is the third game developed by Atlus for the sixth console generation. It reused the 3D graphical engine of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne and reuses the Turn Press Battle system. Shoji Meguro returned as the main composer for his previous success with few additional tracks composed by Kenichi Tsuchiya. Other aspects of the game were outsourced: the artistic concept of the world was provided by Kusanagi studio; Ichirō Itano was hired for the screenplay, renowned for his work on Macross; story was originally penned by novelist Yū Godai but was shifted to inhouse Atlus writer Tadashi Satomi due to Godai's health issues. Godai later wrote several novels based on the world of the game, namely Dogdays and Quantum Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner.

The game was initially revealed in the Japanese version of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Maniacs. A special trailer is viewable when choosing between new game or load game. It was advertised as the "New Goddess" (新女神?) near the end of the trailer.


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