Today at E3 we got to take a look at the first true sequel in 10 years to the Shin Megami Tensei series. Shin Megami Tensei IV will be released in the U.S. on July 16th and they promised ‘soon’ for Europe.
Shin Megami Tensei IV will tell the story of a peasant attempting to join the aristocracy and become a samurai. It takes place in 1492 in the kingdom of Mikado where, at the age of 18, your main character must undergo a rite of passage to become a samurai. A black samurai soon starts handing out books that turn people into demons, and you are sent to investigate why.
We will be seeing a very in-depth story unfolding across many hours of gameplay. The Shin Megami series has always had a great story and this new title promises not to disappoint the fans. The all new ability to talk to and negotiate with demons is a unique and interesting idea. A successful negotiation will end up with the demon joining your party giving you the ability to summon them, but watch out–trusting a demon may result in them stealing your swag and disappearing.
The developers said today that if you are a super skilled player and run straight through the story, doing no side quests, you might be able to knock it out in 40 hours. With over 400 demons and more than 30 brand new demons, if you are anything like me you will have to catch them all, so I am sure we will be spending a lot of time on this one. Shin Megami Tensei IV will be available for the 3DS on July 16th so get your pre-orders in now.