Built specifically for the 3DS system with optimized graphics, 3-D dungeons, voiced dialogue, and StreetPass functionality.
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.
As one of the samurai protectors of the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado, the game's protagonist must battle and negotiate with demons in style, so in addition to the pre-order bonus costumes for various retailers that were revealed previously, a variety of in-game items will be available as DLC at launch:
- Three custom looks will be available for the protagonist to alter his look by changing hairstyles. These DLC items will be permanently free for anyone to download.
- In addition to fighting in style, there will be a beneficial armor item free for the first month. The Platinum Surcoat Set offers a little bonus to stats in the early stages of the game, and will help players new to the franchise keep the upper hand. The armor will be available for free for the first month after SMT IV's launch on July 16. After the first month, the price of the armor set will revert to $1 permanently.
- There will also be a map pack available at launch to help players gain more experience. Suitable for the early stages of the game, the new maps will help players gain extra experience to boost their characters with enemies and a collectible demon exclusive to the DLC. The map pack will be $2 at launch.
Additional DLC items will be revealed closer to launch.
Shin Megami Tensei, rated M for Mature, will retail for $49.99.
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