Shin Megami Tensei IV will be arriving in North America this summer.
The game is said to revolve around the Samurai, the sacred protectors of the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado. You play as a newly appointed Samurai which struggles against factions that aren’t exactly “good”. In addition to this, your job is to defend Mikado from an “army of demons“.
Below are the features available in the game:
- A World to Discover, A Mystery to Uncover - The life of a Samurai is fraught with peril. Players must leave the safety of the kingdom in order to defend it from the invading demons. There the story unfolds as they become involved in a fierce battle between God and demons.
- Demon Collection and Fusion - The core mechanic of the Shin Megami Tensei series returns with more than 400 demons to recruit, collect, and fuse together. Players will constantly be challenged with balancing the strengths of their demons to ultimately excel in battle.
- Choices and Consequences - Throughout the player’s journey, they must choose their own path. The choices will affect them, other NPCs, and the overall outcome of the story. Branching story paths require careful consideration since the fates of the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado and the rest of the world hang in the balance.
- Pressing the Combat Advantage - The Press Turn system requires strategic thinking for every battle. Pinpointing an enemy’s weakness will provide a vital extra turn for players to exploit. But there are dangers as well…reckless attacks against demons cause players to lose their turns and give the enemy an opening to strike back.
“The return of the legendary Shin Megami Tensei series is one of the biggest milestones yet for Atlus and the 3DS,” said Naoto Hiraoka, president and chief executive officer at Atlus parent company Index Digital Media. “Since this is the first title from the original Shin Megami Tensei series in a decade, we tapped the best developers from many of Atlus’ acclaimed projects including Nocturne, Strange Journey, Persona, and Soul Hackers to create a premium experience that lives up to our fans’ and our own expectations.”
Shin Megami Tensei IV will be released to Nintendo 3DS for $49.99.
In addition to that game, Sony is also planning to release more games available for free for the PS Plus subscribers. Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny, Malicious, Labyrinth Legends, and Zombie Tycoon 2: Brainhov’s Revenge will all join the lineup. When they’ll be available remains to be seen.
However, this means a few games will also disappear. Spec Ops: the Line is gone today (April 2nd), Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition will go away on April 9th, and finally Anomaly: Warzone Earth will disappear on April 16th.
You may want to check out the PlayStation blog for more details.
The game will cost you $19.99 to download and play. A celebration for the game’s digital debut has also been announced. The event, Pure White World Tendency, will be held from January 8th to January 14th. This event will reveal new features and offer less difficulty during the time the event is held.