Shin Megami Tensei IV delayed to late October in Europe

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Atlus have announced that they have had to push back Shin Megami Tensei IV’s European release until late October at the earliest.

Already arriving over a year past the game’s Japanese and North American launch, Atlus US PR manager John Hardin explains that they have “encountered a few last-minute issues” that they must fix. Appreciative of how long they have made European fans wait, he confessed that they “truly feel awful” pushing its now digital-only release back even further.

“After some unscheduled changes to the SMTIV mobile website raised some eyebrows, a lot of you asked for more details, so I’ll be upfront,”Hardin began on Twitter. “We encountered a few last-minute issues specific to the EU version, and we have to fix them. Given the current timelines for production, it looks like SMTIV won’t be out in EU until late October.

“No one likes delays. Our fans in Europe have been waiting for SMTIV for a *very* long time, and it pains us to have to move the release date back even further. I have talked to a few of you on Twitter, I’ve seen the angry posts on Reddit, NeoGAF, Facebook, etc., and wanted to be as direct as I could.

“We truly feel awful having to say “wait a little longer” for a game you’ve been so zealously patient for, but there is no other recourse. We’re doing everything we can to get the game out in Europe as fast as we can, so please bear with us.”

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