RPGFan


Liz Maas
Yet More Shin Megami Tensei IV Videos
Covering a nice variety of topics. Almost all of them demons.
05.04.13 - 12:44 AM

While Atlus USA just today opened Shin Megami Tensei IV's official English website, the Japanese site has been open for a while, and has had all kinds of short clips on various features from the game. The most recent center around the Digital Devil Service Cards, which are traded between players by way of StreetPass. These will show your protagonist's stats, a demon of your choosing, and a generic note. You can possibly do special fusions once you've received other's DDS cards.

Like Nocturne before it, the protagonist can use the spells that demons do. Only he doesn't ingest Magatama to do it - he learns them through the whisper system. The demons, of course, do the whispering and then you choose what skill of theirs you want.

Next, you've probably figured out that the main character uses a device not unlike the COMP in Soul Hackers. Residing in the 'Gauntlet' is an AI named Burroughs, who will warn you of enemies approaching and keep track of your quests, their detail and their rewards. Aside from main missions, there are apparently 100 challenge quests, which tie into sidestories.

Finally, these are from last week, but Atlus is trying to make demon fusion easier in SMTIV. The demon compendium will have more info, allowing you to search up demons by the skills you want and the game will show you which fusions will create them. You can even choose what skills you want to carry over from the monsters being fused. If you're less picky, you can always go by the game's own fusion recommendations.

Shin Megami Tensei IV for Nintendo 3DS releases in Japan this month and July 16th in North America.


Back





Coming Up on Twitch

Vandal Hearts
Sunday, Apr. 30 • 10am PDT/1pm EDT

To Be Announced!
Every Tuesday • 12pm PDT/3pm EDT

Tales of Symphonia
Every Wednesday • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

Horizon Zero Dawn
Every Thursday • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

Featured Content
Random Encounter 126
Random Encounter 126
Podcast
NieR: Automata OST Review
NieR: Automata OST
Review
Major/Minor Review
Major/Minor
Review
Retro Encounter 79
Retro Encounter 79
Podcast
Pillars of Eternity Official Soundtrack Review
Pillars of Eternity Official Soundtrack
Review
Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom Review
Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom
Review