By Tom Tolios / February 8th, 2016
The Japanese Youtube channel 4GamerMovie posted an 11 minute video of gameplay for the retail build of Atlus; forthcoming Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final for the Nintendo 3DS. While the naming convention might have some believing this is an enhanced remake, it is in fact a sequel to Shin Megami Tensei IV, and takes place sometime during the 2030s. In the game, the world has been ravaged by a devastating war between the angels and the demons, but Tokyo was preserved by the creation of a giant rock dome that protected the metropolis from suffering the same fate as the rest of the planet. But as time has gone on and the rule of the angels and the demons in Tokyo has resulted in a reduction of resources and more fighting, the situation has grown dire and a fight for survival between the sides is in full swing.
The protagonist of the game is killed during this fighting but is contacted in the afterlife by a demon named Daguza who apparently has his own idea of how he’d like to see the struggle come to an end. He offers to restore the protagonist to life in exchange for becoming his own supernatural hitman, called ‘God Killer’. When the protagonist returns, he finds that the forces of both the angels and the demons are beset upon by a third faction called the Polytheistic Alliance, led by an entity known as Krishna, who professes to want to save humanity. So there are now three separate forces to deal with, and it’s a near certainty that this trio will align with the game’s three tiered alignment system that offers the choices the player makes, how the game’s story progresses and, ultimately, what ending they receive. Take a look at the trailer below to get a glimpse of what we can expect when the game is released in Japan in just a couple of days on February 10, 2016.
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final will be released for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on February 10, 2016, developed and published by Atlus. The game is not currently confirmed for a western release, but the second we know anything about it, we’ll be sure to pass the news along.
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