Shin Megami Tensei 4 First Print Bonuses Announced, First English Footage

First print goodies? Yes, please.

Shin Megami Tensei 4, you're so far and yet so close. We won't have to wait much longer, with the release of SMT4 set for July 16 in North America. This release's goodies are limited to the first edition of the game as opposed to preorder holders. What are the goodies, you ask?

  • Prima Games' 176-page Strategy & Design book, featuring a starter strategy guide and concept art by Masayuki Doi.
  • The Shin Megami Tensei Music Collection CD featuring tracks from several SMT titles.
  • A Deluxe slipcase featuring art by Masayuki Doi.

This isn't too bad, to be honest -- but it certainly isn't the limited edition 3DS XL that Japan is getting. Seeing Masayuki Doi's name twice also makes me miss Kazuma Kaneko being the head designer for the series. Doi's art is nice, but I far prefer Kaneko's darker, more bizarre artstyle.

First English Footage!

Shin Megami Tensei 4 made a special appearance on today's European Nintendo Direct presentation. The video describes SMT4 as a "blend of traditional Shin Megami Tensei gameplay and new ideas". I'll keep my traditionalist mouth shut.

Check out the video (footage begins at 35:35), and don't forget SMT4 will be coming out in North America in July 16!

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Published Apr. 18th 2013
  • Jared_6116
    I need an entire article about the "these new designs are you kidding me," because only that will encapsulate my rage over 'oh hey yeah, Super Sentai rejected these concepts so we'll buy em for dirt cheap.'

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