Shin Megami Tensei IV's Latest Video Previews Game's Demons

posted on 2013-02-21 18:30 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Atlus' 3DS game to ship in Japan on May 23

Nintendo streamed a five-minute video on Thursday during its Nintendo Direct presentation for Atlus' Shin Megami Tensei IV Nintendo 3DS game. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata noted that the game will feature more than 400 types of demons, and the video itself previews many of these demons, including the franchise's signature Jack Frost.

In the game the 18-year-old protagonist becomes a "samurai," a group that hunts demons. Cast members for the game include Hiroshi Kamiya (Nisemonogatari's Araragi) as Jonathan, Shintarou Oohata (Beck's Chiba, Innocent Venus' Kyoushirou) as Navarre, Miyuki Sawashiro (Persona 3's Elizabeth and Chidori) as Isabeau, and Katsuyuki Konishi (Tales of Symphonia's Lloyd) as Walter. Other voices include Kazuya Nakai, Atsuko Tanaka, Yuko Kaida, Marina Inoue, Kazuhiro Yamaji, Junpei Morita, Hazumi Goda, Houchu Ohtsuka, and Jouji Nakata.

Kazuma Kaneko is in charge of the original scenario and series demon design, and Kazuyuki Yamai is directing the game. Masayuki Doi is handling the character design and Ryota Kozuka will serve as the sound composer.

The game will ship in Japan on May 23 for 6,980 yen (US$75). Customers who pre-order the game will receive a “sound & art collection” for the game. The game is also getting a limited-edition themed Nintendo 3DS XL in Japan.

Update: Atlus has posted a higher-quality version of the first three minutes of the video from the Nintendo Direct presentation.

[Via Siliconera]

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