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Shin Megami Tensei IV for Nintendo 3DS Coming To North America Summer 2013


It’s been nearly ten years since the last chapter closed in the original Shin Megami Tensei role playing game (RPG) series, but the long wait is nearly over. Developed by the award-winning ATLUS team, Shin Megami Tensei IV (SMTIV) features powerful new demons, expansive dungeons, epic story arcs with branching plot lines, game-altering decision making, and more. Built specifically for the Nintendo 3DS system with optimized graphics, 3-D dungeons, voiced dialogue, and StreetPass functionality, SMTIV will be a premium title available this summer.

Building on the styles of ATLUS’ Persona, Devil Summoner, and Devil Survivor titles, SMTIV is the first true successor to 2004’s Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne. 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.

Shin Megami Tensei IV blends familiar features from previous SMT games with all-new features that take advantage of the Nintendo 3DS system, including:

  • 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.

30 thoughts on “Shin Megami Tensei IV for Nintendo 3DS Coming To North America Summer 2013”

    1. With the recent release of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Oerclocked and the upcoming release of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 in May, I have a good feeling that Shin Megami Tensei IV will be released in Europe.

        1. I’m American and I much prefer Japanese style games and developers to their Western counterparts. This news brings me great joy. Picking this up along side project x zone and any other gems that come this summer

    1. Any RPG fan wouldn’t pause a moment for this game. Or at least they shouldn’t. SMT is one of the deepest most hard-core RPGs out there. Anyone who played SMT Nocturne knows what i’m talking about

  1. What glorious news! I’m so happy!
    Yes, Project X Zone is also something I can’t wait for. As well as the combination of SMT and Fire Emblem.
    Call of Duty sucks.

  2. what Shin Megami games should I play if I’m in US? Want to start the series but idk where to start. Have ds/3ds/wii/wii u

    1. I would personally start with Devil Survivor Overclocked for the 3DS.

      Great story and gameplay, better graphics and voice acting. Also, it has an 8th day. (extended content) that I thought added to the ending nicely.

      Part 2 is out for the DS, but I’m banking on an “Overclocked” version of part 2 as well.

  3. About damn time!
    Seriously looking forward to it, I was hoping I could play a main series SMT game before Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem comes out.

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