Devilish New Details for Shin Megami Tensei IV

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

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For those rabid fans starving for more new information about upcoming 3DS game Shin Megami Tensei IV, we’ve got the following smorgasbord of it. The new title is set in a land that shares many similarities to Europe’s Middle Ages. King Ahazuya Mikado technically rules the lands, but in actuality, the Convent monopolizes all the real power with the voice of God on their side.

Now, in Shin Megami Tensei IV, demons can “Ash Level Up” into entirely new demons, as well as teach you new skills as they level. SpotPass will also be utilized to some effect to swap information about your avatar to other players using the Digital Devil Service, which provides a visual representation of avatars and their attached demons. The attached demons can also receive gifts and status gains from other players. Apparently, the game utilizes an operating system called Burroughs, a fairy apparently, to mainstream the “Demon Summons Program”, and thereby control the primary combat system. Burroughs will also allow players to accept various quests.

Also new is the fact that the primary class controlled by players is that of Samurai. They go through the Gauntlet Ritual during their 18th birthday, after which they are provided with a Gauntlet that utilizes the Burroughs operating system to control their demons.All in all, Shin Megami Tensei IV sounds like an interesting new entry in the storied series. 3DS players in Japan should be able to enjoy it May 23 of this year, with US and Europe hopefully not too far behind.

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