Shin Megami Tensei IV's Force Trailer Posted
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Game developer Atlus posted a new trailer to its official website for the Nintendo 3DS game Shin Megami Tensei IV. The 5 ½ minute “Force Trailer” describes the story and gameplay of the game. In the game's story, 18-year old youths who are recognized by a pair of magical gauntlets during a ceremony are given the title of “samurai”, and are sent out as demon hunters. The main player, Jonathan, has his normal life changed when he is caught up in a battle between the gods and demons.
By fighting the demons, the player has the opportunity to also add the demons to their team by negotiating with them. Over 400 types of demons you are able to capture exist in the game. Players are also able to create even stronger demons by fusing them together. Also, if the player dies in battle, they have a chance to return to the world of the living by giving the boatman at the River Styx a large sum of money. Other samurai fighting alongside you will aid you in battles as well.
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.