Shin Megami Tensei IV demonizing North America this summer

Upcoming sequel in mothership Megami Tensei title exclusive for 3DS.

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Atlus just launched a website announcing the North American localization of Shin Megami Tensei IV, the sequel to Shin Megami Tensei III that was previously on the PlayStation 2.

Cover yourself in gold while summoning demons this summer.

The sequel is slated for a summer release and will be launched for the Nintendo 3DS. Role-playing game fans of the series can preorder the title on the official site.

Players control a member of a futuristic samurai group who can control demons using a pair of special gauntlets. The player character is tasked with salvaging a post-apocalyptic Tokyo while figuring out which faction they should align with - Law and Chaos - to determine the fate of the earth.

Atlus has yet to mention if it will be bringing the Shin Megami Tensei special edition 3DS in the region.

For more information, check out GameSpot's preview. To find out more about the last Shin Megami Tensei spin-off, head to GameSpot's coverage on Persona 4 Golden.

Discussion

77 comments
Kiyosuyo
Kiyosuyo

Stop putting these games on multiple different platforms. This is fucking INFURIATING as a gamer. First it's playstation only, then Persona 4 Golden is released for Vita, cool, I have a reason to get that. Now this is on 3DS? Ugh, I'll never buy that crap.

musalala
musalala

F*cking hell now I have to buy 3DS .....

Tribesmaster
Tribesmaster

My god, release an SMT game for Xbox360 already. (not P4 arena)

digitaltiger
digitaltiger

I saw a SMT game at amazon.ca a few days ago and was wondering if it was a mistake because it has a release date in july. Now it makes sense, if only the vita would get good rpgs to. P4 golden is the only one I like at the moment for the vita.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

A boring Japanese RPG release for the 3ds is newsworthy? I know a small sect liked the game, but it didn't sell gangbusters to warrant a story.

Poinciana
Poinciana

I'm confused. Wasn't this already released on the Vita ? Persona 4 Golden ?

Jyakotu
Jyakotu

Atlus, where is the next Persona game? Please let it be for PS3 or PS4!

Jestersmiles
Jestersmiles

Why is atlus avoiding next gen console like the plague? Get with the program already....

DinoBuster
DinoBuster

Screw the portables Atlus. It's beyond time to put an SMT on the consoles again.

X-RS
X-RS

=(

i really want a console smt game

GSJones1994
GSJones1994

Even though I haven't played a single Shin Megami Tensei title, I'll get a 3DS with this game, probably this game will be a good place for me to get started with the series.

91210user
91210user

I'm not getting it or bothered with. The third game nailed it and I don't know how this development team is going to improve on that.

armin0jrpg
armin0jrpg

Europe please!?!?!? PLEASEEE?! Im buying 3DS for this game! LOVE IT CANT WAIT

GSJones1994
GSJones1994

Where is that idiot queuing_for_ps4?

GSJones1994
GSJones1994

now this along with the new Mario & Luigi game, Project X Zone, and Pokemon X & Y will sell lots of 3DS units when they come out.

leeko_link
leeko_link

So glad it's not an April Fools, this game is now on my must-buy list.

Drilbit777
Drilbit777

Well I'm already getting Soul Hackers for my 3DS so I guess I'll pick this up too. I wonder what the title will be in the U.S since they changed SMT 3 to just SMT Nocturne in the U.S back in 2004. 

Supabul
Supabul

I like the black cases Mature games get in Japan, I hate the white cases they should all be black

dingdongding
dingdongding

Man what a great year I chose to buy a 3ds you have my personal system seller Fire Emblem Awakening add two Shin Megami Tensei games , Project X Zone  and Pokemon X/Y

PETERAKO
PETERAKO

the title is misleading. I thought it meant that it shows the USA as evil in the game :\

beny_pimpster
beny_pimpster

@Kiyosuyo its pretty fair.. P4G came out on vita so haha guess theres a saying "4X4" lol

rappy0
rappy0

@Kiyosuyo "First it's playstation only." No, first it was on NES.


Bellum_Sacrum
Bellum_Sacrum

@Tribesmaster Why would anyone want to develop an overly expensive game for current/next gen consoles when it is never going to sell enough? It is no coincidence that the handhelds are seeing more love than usual this generation.

FuryX-4
FuryX-4

@Jyakotu Persona 5 is in development. It might come out both, but it's probably just for PS3.

Chico86_basic
Chico86_basic

@Jestersmiles The next generation doesn't really matter if the best games can still be made with less resources.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@DinoBuster 

It will, but it'll only be exclusive to the Wii U since it's going to be a crossover with Fire Emblem :P

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

@91210user  Funny...I thought the same with Bioshock infinite...I thought "it cant possibly top the first one since Bioshock 2 failed at that as well"  but it actually blew me away when I reached the end...lesson is just because a previous game was good is no indication that the next will suck...that only exists for CoD trash

SNESNOSTALGIA2
SNESNOSTALGIA2

@91210user I don't think I've ever heard that kind of reason for NOT buying a game LOL

P_R_E_Y
P_R_E_Y

@91210user Not going to try and change your opinion, but I was the same, P4 didn't interest me, however I got it for the Vita and fell just as in love with is as P3. There's more humour, good story and its structured a bit better in terms of the dungeon crawling.

I can recommend it just as much as P3, so you can perhaps try it but that's obviously up to yourself. Kinda sucks this is 3DS but there are more and more games coming out for it that it is a slightly tempting purchase but I like the Vita enough, it just needs more support.

Tseng
Tseng

@91210user That is the dumbest reason not to get a game.  How about we put this in perspective using numbers.  Lets say you consider SMT 3 to be rated 100 out of 100, far above the average of 85 (all theoretical to prove a point, of course).  If SMT IV was 99/100, it wouldn't be as good as 3 but still far better than average.  You're saying you wouldn't buy it?

ADO300
ADO300

@GSJones1994 lol you hate that guy too? xD man that kid is annoying as diarrhea!

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

@GSJones1994  Agreed.  The 3DS is acquiring a nice library of games for itself that make it worth owning....if they can release those jap exclusives overseas then it will be unstoppable

kohle36
kohle36

@PETERAKO It'd at least win some serious originality points if it did though... =P

Tribesmaster
Tribesmaster

@Bellum_Sacrum@Tribesmaster  I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure Persona 5 is going to be on a current or next gen console. Either Way I just want an SMT game on Xbox360. A Persona 4 remake for 360 would be awesome as well, but obviously won't happen