With Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem all but canned—likely because Fire Emblem proved to be just a tad too…”marketable,” let’s say, for the likes of Shin Megami Tensei—that doesn’t mean SMT fans should lose all hope for a quality crossover title. Indeed, there are a host of evergreen, license-fee-minimal syndicated franchises just begging for modern relevancy. Just look at the possibilities:
Shin Megami Tensei X Roseanne. PITCH: Roseanne wakes up from a dream where she rules as Queen of Demons…only to find the dream is real.
Shin Megami Tensei X All in the Family: PITCH: Archie Bunker’s bigoted ways land him in hot water…in the mouth of Abaddon.
Shin Megami Tensei X Magnum, P.I. PITCH: When Thomas Magnum receives a strange wrist computer from his benefactor Robin Masters, he subsequently finds Higgins’ throat shredded by claw marks…and the Hawaiian islands in supernatural upheaval.
Shin Megami Tensei X ALF. PITCH: After discovering a mysterious email on Willie’s computer, ALF accidentally triggers a portal to a demonic dimension…replete with divinely appetizing felines.
Shin Megami Tensei X The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. PITCH: Carlton Banks makes a Faustian deal to attend an Ivy League university…at the cost of becoming the vessel of Chaos.
Jake Doyle’s 1968 Pontiac GTO is as much a character on Republic of Doyle as he is. Could you imagine Magnum P.I. without the Ferrari 308 GTS? The Dukes of Hazzard without The General Lee? Or Scooby Doo without The Mystery Machine? Of course not!