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 the 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.
Shin Megami Tensei IV will have a similar feel to it like their previuos games Persona, Devil Summoner, and Devil Survivor but Shin Megami Tensei IV will be a true successor to the 2004 Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturn. Shin Megami Tensei IV's story will revolve around the Samurai protectors of the Kingdom of Mikado. The player a newly appointed samurai will struggle against factions as they defend their home kingdom from the 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 Shin Megami Tensei 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.
"The return of the legendary Shin Megami Tensei series is one of the biggest milestones yet for ATLUS and the 3DS,"said Naoto Hiraoka, president and chief executive officer, Index Digital Media, Inc.
"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."