Shin Megami Tensei Leaves Japan

Awesome news coming out of Japan with the revelation that developer Atlus will bringing the latest Shin Megami Tensei IV title out of Japan and to North America.

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This instalment comes nearly 10 years after the original for this popular RPG which includes new additions such as bigger dungeons, larger and more ferocious demons, huge story arcs with different branches in the plot, decisions that you make will alter the end of the storyline plus loads more new features all built in for the Nintendo 3DS. Throw in enhanced graphics, dungeons in full 3D, new voice dialogue, StreetPass ability and you have one hot title in your hands.

Taking a leaf out of Persona, Devil Summoner, and Devil Survivor titles from Atlus, this game is the first real successor to Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne from 2004. The story essentially revolves around the Samurai, the sworn protectors of the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado. As a new Samurai, the player will have to contend with different factions that have their own visions for the world as they in turn have to defend their homes from a growing horde of demons.

Some more of the new features for this 3DS version are:-

  • 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.

Source: My Nintendo News