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Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux, known as Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey in Japan, is a game for the Nintendo 3DS console. It is an updated port of Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey.


The game includes various Quality of Life changes and improvements, new artwork for the characters--including portraits for every crew member, new EX Missions, updated visuals for the dungeons, revamped UI, voice acting (Japanese only), animated cutscenes, a new dungeon revolving around a new character named Alex, three new endings related to Alex and the dungeon, as well as the following new demons: [1]

Zeus (New design) Amon (New design) Anahita (New design)
Demeter (New design) Anat Isis
Ixtab Vasuki Vritra
Kali Kikuri-Hime Cybele
Zaou-Gongen Shaytan Jack Ripper
Thanatos Tsuchigumo Night Stalker
Nadja Nebiros Hypnos
Belial Beelzebub Volvo
Master Therion Mada Mad Gasser
Maria Lucifuge Sandalphon

The following QoL changes include but are not limited to:

  • The introduction of difficulty modes: Casual, Standard, Expert and Impossible. Impossible is only available on New Game Plus and cannot be changed to another difficulty once selected.
  • A setting to speed up battle animations or skip them entirely.
  • Healing in the sickbay is free.
  • The sub-app limit was removed. The player can equip as many non-conflicting sub-apps as they want.
  • The Visualizer apps now automatically map Dark Zones. As a result, the Scanning Zero sub-app that enabled this function in the original was removed.
  • The ability to sprint in dungeons by holding down the B button.
  • Using a demon source in fusion allows for the selection of skills to be passed onto the child demon.
  • Field Save, a single-save file that allows the player to save anywhere in the dungeon without the use of a terminal, was added.
  • Various new sub-apps related to combat and dungeon crawling were added, e.g. March to Death, a sub-app preventing a game over if the protagonist is petrified or killed as long as allied demons can fight. It becomes available as soon as the player gets access to sub-apps but is not available on Impossible.
  • Commander Skills were added, which are player-exclusive abilities that are unlocked by equipping the proper sub-app. Some are used like regular skills that take up the protagonist's turn, while others activate automatically, the frequency of which is determined by the protagonist's Luck and other context-sensitive factors. Manual commander skills have a cooldown lasting between 5-8 turns depending on the skill.

Difficulty Differences[]

Casual Standard Expert Impossible
Damage dealt 1.7x 1x 0.8x 0.7x
Damage received 0.3x 1x 1.3x 1.7x
Weakness multiplier 1x 1x 1x 1.3x
Critical multiplier 1x 1x 1x 1.3x
Co-op multiplier 1x 1x 1x 1.3x
Repelled damage recieved 0.3x 1x 2x 3x
Repelled damage inflicted 3x 1x 0.5x 0.3x
Hit rate 1.5x 1x 1x 1x
Critical rate High Standard Standard Standard
Escape chance 100% Standard 0.7x 0%
Ailment hit rate 1.5x 1x 1x 1x
Enemy ailment hit rate 0.3x 1x 1.2x 1.5x
Preemptive attack rate High Standard Standard Standard
Enemy ambush rate Low Standard Standard High
Successful negotiation rate High Standard Standard Standard
Damage tile multiplier 3% max HP 10% max HP 15% max HP 25% max HP
Poison Tile hit rate 0.3x 1x 1.1x 1.3x
Sleep tile hit rate 0.3x 1x 1.1x 1.3x


The game was announced as part of the Shin Megami Tensei 25th Anniversary alongside Shin Megami Tensei V.

AtlusUSA announced the localization of Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey along with Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth and Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology. However, the localization team decided to rename the game as Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux. In a PR e-mail, it was revealed that it wouldn't have English voice acting unlike the other two titles for localization.

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Other Game Collaborations[]

  • Code of Joker Pocket Re:Birth (trading card game for smartphones by Sega Interactive) includes cards of multiple demons, including Demeter and Amon.[2] [3]





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