Atlus Registers New Megaten MMO Website Domain Names

Following the news that the MMORPG Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine would be shutting down in Japan on May 24, 2016, Atlus has recently registered several new website domains pertaining to the Megaten massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

According to a WHOIS domain lookup, Atlus has registered three different official domain names seemingly related to the Megaten MMO last week on May 10, 2016.

With “ATLUS CO.,LTD.” as the registrant organization, the following are the three domains:


The current official website for Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine is MEGATENONLINE.COM.


The WHOIS domain search for MEGATENIMAGINE.JP brings up the following information:



The WHOIS domain search for MEGAMIONLINE.JP brings up the following information:


The WHOIS domain search for MEGATENONLINE.JP brings up the following information:


The reason as to why these new website domains would be registered by Atlus just as the Japanese version of Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine is planned to be shut down in only a week is unknown.

The previously registered website domain by Atlus of note was MEGATEN4F.JP on September 24, 2015, which would turn out to be the official website for Shin Megami Tensei IV Final.

SMT IV Final Logo

Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine is a massively online multiplayer RPG with the framework of an SMT game that was released on April 4, 2007. The game takes place in a collapsed Tokyo, with players assuming the role of “Demon Busters” who fight and converse with demons to survive in its harsh world. The English version was shut down on February 28, 2014 and the Japanese version is set to shut down on May 24, 2016.

Thanks to @MysticDistance for the news tip.

  • Valwin Mediaz

    talking Persona 5 hopefully a Slink via the computer with a past character

  • ScottyWired

    Off-topic: I’m playing P3 Portable and the header image made me realise how much they demolished the graphics.

  • ArminJrpg

    OMG yes please I was wishing for this the whole week <3

  • LorD

    new online megaten i guess wooooooot

    • Mornedil

      It’s possible they just registered the URLs so other people couldn’t abuse them. They already have the .com variants of these registered, so this seems like a natural step to just prevent others from creating fake websites.
      If it was a new megaten online game.. then why use the name imagine?
      If it was a reboot plan for the international servers.. why use a japanese domain?
      I wish nothing more than to play this game again, but won’t be sure until (and if) they release an actual website

      • LorD

        Yeah ik, but all we can hope is another smt online games, that’s all

  • 如月 久遠


  • What the actual heck?

  • Ignatius Pratama

    I hope they open the global server again ‘-‘

  • zrex2metagor

    idgaf about persona 5, give us a god damned new version of megaten imagine!!! I love persona but persona is in no way or form as close to reality as imagine is. Dont even bother replying if you arnt a Megaten Imagine player

    • Rei Akira

      Rei has played both. and each has/had their own charm. but y’know Rei really just misses being able to talk in the third person as Rei in babel with sisika and Rei’s Morri Ren.

      so Rei guesses what Rei getting at is Rei feels what you’re saying

      • killer69

        are you by any chance `Reimilia?

        • Rei Akira

          Rei is just Rei of the Akira Variety. Rei does recall seeing `Reimilia though alot-ish though o.o

          • killer69

            oh lol, what was your In game name on smt?
            hard to believe there was more than one Rei who spoke in 3rd person

          • Rei Akira

            during the last few months Rei was literally just Rei`Akira (the worst LB melee) and before that some assortments of Aviri, Averywindheart, Averii, and AvirinLast (DD, Crap melee, not-quite-good enhancer and a random rapid) those are the names i had that i was atleast somewhat knownk by atleast. i referred to myself in the third person as all of them… and i broke character and didnt feel like going back to change it

          • killer69

            ohh okay yeah
            I’ve seen you around but I was thinking of someone else

  • Jaspreet Sandhu

    Is there a similar game to this one I can play instead?
    One of the things I love about this game is that I can battle and capture demons, I can also summon them and use them to fight, are there any games out there that have something similar or like this?

  • Kiro

    Would be nice to see this game running again on a new engine but I don’t know if I would be able to play it as much as back when the english server was up… probably not… Still would love to see it running again, I miss my demons sometimes.

  • Akaza Akari

    i used to play this when i was little and i had the sudden craving to play it again.. its a shame to see it shut down. :( it was a fun game