Posted Thu Apr 14, 2016 at 10:03 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
A new name coming this summer.
Known in Japan as Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final,' 'Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse' is coming to the Americas this summer for a price of $49.99. The game sees a hunter cadet, having been killed by a demon in Tokyo, return as an instrument of the mysterious god Dagda.
In spite of the 'Shin Megami Tensei IV' name, Atlus has promised that this Nintendo 3DS game is both a new experience, and a story suitable for newcomers.
The plot of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse overlaps with Shin Megami Tensei IV (and features some familiar characters), but no previous experience with the original is required! The game features:
Divine Intrigue - Choose between peace or anarchy while being a pawn in the gods' chess game.
Combat Partners - Hunting demons is dangerous, so count on some backup! Alongside the standard three demons, players will be able to rely on one of seven partners to help win battles.
Oodles of Demons - Be on your guard because Tokyo is infested with a series record 450+ demons to fight, fuse, or recruit.
Revamped Demon Fusion - Demons will have affinities for certain skills, so players can better plan the outcome of fusions.
Classic SMT Combat - Prospective Hunters will exploit weaknesses, boost attributes, and unlock skill bonuses with the returning Press Turn and Smirking systems.
As for the name change, it's a challenge of language that Atlus faces frequently. See here.
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