Shin Megami Tensei IV – Win with a Chesire Grin

Monday, February 11th, 2013

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Shin Megami Tensei IV Smile

Interesting news today from Dengeki Online regarding upcoming Atlus 3DS title Shin Megami Tensei IV. Set to hit Japan sometime in 2013, with a hopeful pending US localization sometime soon thereafter, it will feature a few new gameplay mechanics. Most notable is the capacity to “grin” during battle when your characters repeatedly penetrate an enemy weakness.

Grinning impacts your defenses by temporarily buffering them, making your team less susceptible to enemy attacks. The same technique can be applied by enemy demons, however, so players will have to be careful that they don’t let their character’s defenses get impacted.

SMT IV will also feature variable difficulty, allowing newbies to the series to get  the full tactical experience without getting walloped by demonic forces. Finally, the game will allow players to save anywhere in the game, a welcome feature in any portable game. Now if Atlus would only announce US localization, we would have much more to smile about…


About Josh Speer

Josh Speer is addicted to two things in equal measure : Books and Videogames. He has a degree from the University of Washington in English with an emphasis on writing. He joined Operation Rainfall last year while following it on Facebook. His two giant life goals are to write his own series of fantasy / science fiction novels and to get into the creative side of the video game industry. He is beyond pleased to now have his proverbial foot in the door thanks to the opportunity provided by Oprainfall!

  • It’s Atlus we’ll undoubtedly get it, but don’t expect news until it’s Japanese release is behind us…

  • can’t wait for this and Fire Emblem x SMT