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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse

IGN sat down with Atlus to show off new English gameplay from Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. You can view 14 minutes of footage below.

Next week, Atlus will be bringing out a material book for Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse in Japan. The official name is “Shin Megami Tensei IV Final Official Setting Document Collection + Journey to the Mythology World”.

The book will have plenty of content, including columns about mythologies and religions of the world written by Nobuyuki Shioda with additions and revisions. It will also contain many unpublished draft drawings by character designer Masayuki Doi. On top of that, fans can expect exclusive production commentary from development staff, three newly written novels (Krishna’s past and two more), plus an interview.

The Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse art book goes on sale on June 30. A few preview images are in the gallery below.

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Update: We also have a look at some pre-order armor from Amazon / Amazon.ca, Best Buy, and GameStop / EB Games Canada:

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The GSEB Power Suit is a bold red and black jumpsuit that will strike fear in the hearts of demons, and should effectively hide wounds sustained in battle!

The Prime Suit is a packaging-themed jumpsuit that lets demons know that their lives will be ended swiftly and without any hassle!

The sharp yellow, blue, and khaki colors of the Retail Hero jumpsuit are perfect for those who opt for a more professional demon-hunting look.


Original: A new Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse from Atlus has gone live focusing on the RPG’s story. You can give the video a look below.

For more on the story, read up on this overview from Atlus:

The story of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse is one of human pawns being shuffled across a chessboard by the higher deities. One lone Hunter, the game’s protagonist, meets an early demise and through a pact with a lesser god, is brought back to life in exchange for his pledge of servitude. From there, the protagonist allies with other Hunters in the ruins of post-apocalyptic Tokyo beginning a plot that crosses over with the events of the original Shin Megami Tensei IV.

The North American Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse website is now fully open. Access it here for all sorts of information about the RPG. It also includes a bunch of screenshots, giving us a first look at the localization effort.

Atlus has revealed its E3 2016 lineup through the expo’s official website. For Nintendo fans, the big one is Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, which will be at the company’s booth and will probably be making its first playable appearance in English.

The listing states:

ATLUS U.S.A., Inc. is known for high-quality, deeply immersive, uniquely Japanese and indie video game experiences. Our award-winning catalog continues to grow across a variety of genres and platforms. Visit our booth featuring highly anticipated titles from ATLUS and SEGA, including Persona 5, Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, and Yakuza 0.

7th Dragon III Code: VFD isn’t mentioned here, but since it’ll be out after E3, I wouldn’t be surprised if that one shows up as well.

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Today, Atlus unveiled a special launch edition for Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. All pre-orders and launch copies will include a metal emblem set while supplies last.

There are three in total, each one measuring roughly .75″ in diameter. They also have a high shine finish.

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Update 3 (4/18): Bumped to the top again. The 20% Prime pre-order discount is finally live on Amazon.


Update 2 (4/16): Bumped to the top. Now available for pre-order on GameStop here.


Update: This is now live on Amazon Canada here.


Original (4/15): Yesterday, Atlus announced that Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse is heading to North America this summer. Pre-orders for the game are now starting to go live.

You can reserve Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse on Amazon here. The 20 percent discount isn’t up for Prime members yet, but it should be soon.

We’ll keep you informed as other retailers open up pre-orders.

Shin Megami Tensei IV Final will be released in North America this summer as Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, Atlus announced today. The game will be sold physically and digitally for $49.99 US / $64.99 CA.

Here’s everything you need to know:

The story of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse is one of human pawns being shuffled across a chessboard by the higher deities. One lone Hunter, the game’s protagonist, meets an early demise and through a pact with a lesser god, is brought back to life in exchange for his pledge of servitude. From there, the protagonist allies with other Hunters in the ruins of post-apocalyptic Tokyo beginning a plot that crosses over with the events of the original Shin Megami Tensei IV.
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse features:
  • The Eternal Struggle Between Gods– The Shin Megami Tensei series, known for exploring the tenuous symbiosis between man and deity, reaches deeper than ever in Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, as the band of main characters must decide which side of peace or anarchy they are on.
  • Partner Up for Success – A new twist on the SMTIV combat formula allows players to bring one of seven partners to battle (in addition to the standard three demons), each with their own unique skills and AI. Plus, partners will fill up a meter that will interrupt the enemy, do massive damage, and give players an extra turn. Given the excruciating difficulty of battles in Shin Megami Tensei, the partner system will allow for new player strategies.
  • Demons AplentyShin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse has a series record 450+ demons to fight, fuse, or recruit to player parties. With demons from a wide selection of cultures and religions to choose from, players will be able to customize their party to their liking.
  • Fuse For Affinities – Demon fusion, combining two or more demons to form a more powerful one, is one of the cornerstones of Shin Megami Tensei games, and now demons will have affinities for certain skills, giving players more decisions to make about which skills fusions will inherit.
  • Press Turns and Smirking – The Press Turn system returns, which gives players (or enemies!) extra turns for exploiting weaknesses. The Smirk system returns as well, which gives huge offensive and defensive boosts to party members (or enemies) and now unlocks bonuses for certain skills, such as insta-kill attacks.

A trailer for Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse can be found below. You can read a piece from Atlus talking about the western name change here.

Source: Atlus PR