Apr 3, 2013

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Shin Megami Tensei IV Announced For Summer 2013

Shin Megami Tensei IV Announced For Summer 2013

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Great news for those who had been eagerly awaiting the next entry in the Shin Megami Tensei series since SMT: Nocturne was released nearly ten years ago. SMTIV will be released in North America this summer. Though it might not be on one of the home consoles, fans who haven’t picked up a 3DS yet might want to do so soon.

SMTIV will feature all new powerful demons, expansive dungeons, and epic story arcs. Not to mention that some decisions you make in the game can and will have a way of altering it. Below is a small list of features that combine ones from previous entries and all new ones that take advantage of the 3DS:

  • A World to Discover, A Mystery to Uncover - The life of a Samurai is fraught with peril. Players must leave the safety of the kingdom in order to defend it from the invading demons. There the story unfolds as they become involved in a fierce battle between God and demons.
  • Demon Collection and Fusion - The core mechanic of the Shin Megami Tensei series returns with more than 400 demons to recruit, collect, and fuse together. Players will constantly be challenged with balancing the strengths of their demons to ultimately excel in battle.
  • Choices and Consequences - Throughout the player’s journey, they must choose their own path. The choices will affect them, other NPCs, and the overall outcome of the story. Branching story paths require careful consideration since the fates of the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado and the rest of the world hang in the balance.
  • Pressing the Combat Advantage - The Press Turn system requires strategic thinking for every battle. Pinpointing an enemy’s weakness will provide a vital extra turn for players to exploit. But there are dangers as well…reckless attacks against demons cause players to lose their turns and give the enemy an opening to strike back.

Naoto Hiraoka, President and Chief Officer of Index Digital Media, Inc., comments:

“The return of the legendary Shin Megami Tensei series is one of the biggest milestones yet for ATLUS and the 3DS. Since this is the first title from the original SMT series in a decade, we tapped the best developers from many of ATLUS’ acclaimed projects including Nocturne, Strange Journey, Persona, and Soul Hackers to create a premium experience that lives up to our fans’ and our own expectations.”

Shin Megami Tensei IV will be a 3DS exclusive premium title and is set at a MSRP of $49.99. While the rating is still pending, it is expected to be rated M for Mature. Stay tuned as we bring you more news.

[Source: ATLUS]