16 posts tagged shin megami tensei iv
New SMT IV trailer teaches the Samurai Way
Shin Megami Tensei IV’s samurai don’t seem too traditional, based on their “way” shown here. I don’t recall any Kurosawa films in which the samurai vanquished demons, recruited navigational AIs, or downloaded demon fusion apps.
Nice English voice acting, though!
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Sweet Shin Megami Tensei IV art
Ahead of Shin Megami Tensei IV’s release in Japan next week (where Famitsu just gave the 3DS game a 37/40, which probably means nothing or maybe something or whatever), Atlus posted these nice pieces from guest artists like Tomomi Kobayashi, Hideo Minaba, Enami Katsumi, and Mitsumi Inomata.
And over in North America, Atlus put out this new English trailer for the game:
Shin Megami Tensei IV’s U.S. boxart
Atlus has announced that Shin Megami Tensei IV, the first numbered entry for the cult first-person RPG in almost a decade, will release to North America this summer. That’s much sooner than anyone expected (not that a U.S. release was guaranteed), and not long after the series’ Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers spin-off ships here in two weeks!
This M-rated 3DS exclusive features over 400 demons to recruit/collect/fuse, voiced dialogue, branching plot lines, StreetPass stuf, and more. It also has an unusually expensive $50 price tag — perhaps Atlus will throw in the usual art book and OST? Quick plot details:
“The story of SMTIV revolves around the Samurai, the sacred protectors of the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado. As a newly appointed Samurai, players will struggle with factions that have nefarious designs on the world as they defend their home kingdom from a growing army of demons. Decisions players make throughout the course of the story will have lasting repercussions, as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.”
As you can tell from the boxart, the packaging is almost identical to the Japanese edition, though it won’t have the black case that mature titles in Japan have.
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New Shin Megami Tensei 4 trailer
Atlus, take your time announcing a Western version of this. I’m kind of overloaded with games (and other stuff) right now, and I’m going to drop whatever I’m playing when this comes out.
This is a pretty comprehensive trailer! Battles, exploration, story, old voxel guy…
Shin Megami Tensei IV’s visible equipment
Who doesn’t love visible equipment/gear changes in their RPGs? I mean, Dragon Quest IX’s Slime helmet and armor? Come on!
Shin Megami Tensei IV will have the same silliness — you can mix and match your character’s 14th century samurai garb with bike helmets, riot gear, and capris.
Shin Megami Tensei IV wallpapers
You can get these in an overwhelming variety of sizes at the official site, along with the now-standard Twitter icons.
I imagine a lot of people are in the same spot I am when it comes to SMT: I finally picked up Persona 4 (Golden), it changed my life, and now I’m desperate to take a crash course through the SMT series before the eventual, unannounced US release of this game. This is complicated by the fact that I’ve also just discovered and fallen for Fire Emblem, plus the usual basic time concerns that keep me from shotgunning multiple RPGs.
Shin Megami Tensei IV Japanese box
And a version of the new trailer (along with last week’s Nintendo Direct segment for the game) with English subtitles! See, visiting Tiny Cartridge during the weekends pays off.
Limited edition Shin Megami Tensei IV 3DS XL
Number of limited edition 3DSes for third-party Japanese games that have also released in North America: 0.
Number of limited edition 3DS XLs that have released in North America: 0.
Shin Megami Tensei IV continues to look cray. There’s a mess of new/old screenshots and art you can see here — too many to fit in just one Tumblr photoset!
Shin Megami Tensei IV’s protagonist, characters, and more. The fellow in the top images is the 3DS game’s hero, who you’ll get to name (if this releases in the U.S.).
“SMT IV is set in East Mikado, a country that draws from medieval Europe, but has samurai instead of knights. SMT IV takes place in 1492 where East Mikado is protected by walls that cover that perimeter. Higher walls in the center of the city shield the castle and King Ahaziah Mikado.
… The protagonist is an 18-year-old male. He has a revelation in a dream that his choices will shape the world. When he wakes up he completes the Gauntlet Ritual and becomes a samurai. In SMT IV, samurai hunt demons in secret. Only a few people know demons exist.”
The game releases in Japan early next year.
Extended Shin Megami Tensei IV trailer with nearly five minutes of footage — another video that got lost in last week’s jumble of eShop news and underwear posts.
Shin Megami Tensei IV continues to look and sound hot in this new Japanese trailer, and this time we get a lot of gameplay footage. I know Atlus doesn’t want to distract away from Code of Princess, but it needs to announce this and Etrian Odyssey IV for the U.S. already.