Shin Megami Tensei Nine

Moby ID: 11059
Note: We may earn an affiliate commission on purchases made via eBay or Amazon links (prices updated 4/22 1:53 AM )


This is not the ninth Shin Megami Tensei game; "nine" is the number of character attributes and alignments used in the game: Law, Chaos, Light, Dark, Neutral, and their variants. The game is set in the future. Tokyo, Japan's capital, was destroyed in a nuclear explosion early in the 21th century. But some years later the Tokyo of the nineties was digitally recreated. People live in a virtual world, and everything is ruled by computer programs. But some programs don't work correctly, and one day, a pop concert is disrupted by a terrible demonic vision. A special agency recruits the hero of the game, Kei (which can be either female or male, depending on your choice), to travel through the virtual world and to confront the hackers who might pull the strings behind the scene.

Like in all Megaten games, demon summoning plays an important part in "Nine". You can have several parties, up to eight characters each, and form them at your wish from the demons you manage to recruit. Talking to enemies is even more important now, as you get experience points from equipping items and not from battles. You can also fuse demons to get more powerful ones. The battles are now in real time, both parties attack simultaneously, and precise timing is required. In addition, some portions of the game are occupied by virtual battles between hackers, which resemble a strategy board game.


  • 真女神転生 NINE - Japanese spelling
  • 真女神转生NINE - Chinese spelling (simplified)

Groups +

Credits (Xbox version)

196 People (185 developers, 11 thanks) · View all

Character Design
Digital Devil Design
Main Scenario Writer
Devil Talk Writer
Main Programmer
Sound Director
Art Director
Graphic Design
3D Model Producer
3D Model Production Manager
[ full credits ]



Average score: 2.4 out of 5 (based on 2 ratings with 0 reviews)

Be the first to review this game!



Much of the soundtrack consists of arrangements from the music of the first entry in the series, the original Shin Megami Tensei.


MobyPro Early Access

Upgrade to MobyPro to view research rankings!

Related Games

Shin Megami Tensei
Released 1992 on SNES, 1993 on TurboGrafx CD, SEGA CD...
Shin Megami Tensei
Released 2001 on PlayStation, 2003 on Game Boy Advance, 2012 on iPhone...
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
Released 2003 on PlayStation 2
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Released 2013 on Nintendo 3DS
Shin Megami Tensei If...
Released 1994 on SNES, 2011 on Wii, 2013 on iPhone...
Shin Megami Tensei II
Released 2002 on PlayStation, 2003 on Game Boy Advance, 2010 on PSP...
Shin Megami Tensei If...
Released 2002 on PlayStation, 2010 on PlayStation 3, PS Vita
Shin Megami Tensei V
Released 2021 on Nintendo Switch
Shin Megami Tensei II
Released 1994 on SNES, 2010 on Wii, 2021 on Nintendo Switch

Identifiers +

  • MobyGames ID: 11059
  • [ Please login / register to view all identifiers ]


Are you familiar with this game? Help document and preserve this entry in video game history! If your contribution is approved, you will earn points and be credited as a contributor.

Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Unicorn Lynx.

Additional contributors: Donatello.

Game added November 17, 2003. Last modified March 2, 2023.