Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse Now Available

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse
Atlus has recently announce the launch of the latest entry in the Shin Megami Tensei franchise, Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse which is now available in North America. The game retails at $49.99/CA$64.99 and is available as a digital download via the Nintendo eShop. You can watch the launch trailer below.

The story of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse is one of human pawns being shuffled across a chessboard by the higher deities. One lone Hunter, the game’s protagonist, meets an early demise and through a pact with a lesser god named Dagda, is brought back to life in exchange for his pledge of servitude. From there, the protagonist allies with other Hunters in the ruins of post-apocalyptic Tokyo beginning a plot that crosses over with the events of the original Shin Megami Tensei IV.

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse features:

  • The Eternal Struggle Between Gods- The Shin Megami Tensei series, known for exploring the tenuous symbiosis between man and deity, reaches deeper than ever in Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, as the band of main characters must decide which side of peace or anarchy they are on.
  • Partner Up for Success – A new twist on the SMTIV combat formula allows players to bring one of seven partners to battle (in addition to the standard three demons), each with their own unique skills and AI. Plus, partners will fill up a meter that will interrupt the enemy, do massive damage, and give players an extra turn. Given the excruciating difficulty of battles in Shin Megami Tensei, the partner system will allow for new player strategies.
  • Demons Aplenty – Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse has a series record 450+ demons to fight, fuse, or recruit to player parties. With demons from a wide selection of cultures and religions to choose from, players will be able to customize their party to their liking.
  • Fuse For Affinities – Demon fusion, combining two or more demons to form a more powerful one, is one of the cornerstones of Shin Megami Tensei games, and now demons will have affinities for certain skills, giving players more decisions to make about which skills fusions will inherit.
  • Press Turns and Smirking – The Press Turn system returns, which gives players (or enemies!) extra turns for exploiting weaknesses. The Smirk system returns as well, which gives huge offensive and defensive boosts to party members (or enemies) and now unlocks bonuses for certain skills, such as insta-kill attacks.

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  • KissDisqus

    “$49.99”

    I’ll wait for the sale and play DQ vii instead.

  • Brian OLeary

    I thought it had a physical version too. It shows on GameStop’s website.

    • Panpopo

      Yep! I picked my copy up from gamestop earlier today 🙂

  • Jeremy Barnes

    Is the menu performance crap like DQ7 unless you have a N3ds?

    • Panpopo

      I personally have not come across any issues, but have only played a few hours. YouTube gameplay videos or twitch should give you an idea. Feels just like SMTIV to me.