While we have seen many titles released internationally with the Shin Megami Tensei header over the years – from Persona to Devil Survivor games, But this year we are set to receive an English localized release of the fourth major numbered installment in the Shin Megami Tensei series “Shin Megami Tensei IV”. ATLUS USA have today confirmed that this won’t be a series they will just be releasing and leaving it at that, with plans to release a standard edition and a first-print Limited Edition Box Set as pictured above.
The features of this LE pack include:
- Strategy & Design Book – Produced by Prima Games, longtime publishers of video game strategy content, and packed with walkthroughs, charts, maps, tips, and more, this official starter strategy guide will give the newly selected Samurai a distinct advantage as they begin their journey through the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado and beyond. The design side of the book will feature full-color pages of artwork ranging from concept art to in-game pieces to never-used designs from new Shin Megami Tensei series character designer, Masayuki Doi.
- Shin Megami Tensei Music Collection – Offering a collection of tracks specially selected from across the 20-plus-year history of the Shin Megami Tensei series, this CD presents the series’ musical history highlights from the ethereal atmospheric music to the classic power-guitar anthems. It also includes a special recording exclusive to the Music Collection CD.
- Collectible Slipcase Packaging – SMTIV will come in a deluxe-sized slipcase package featuring full-color key art designed by Masayuki Doi and depicting the divergent paths of law and chaos between which Samurai must travel and make their choices knowing of the potential foes and allies that lay on either side.
All bonus collector’s items are limited to the first printing of the game, and all subsequent releases will contain only the game.
The story of SMTIV revolves around the Samurai, the sacred protectors of the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado. As a newly appointed Samurai, players will struggle with factions that have nefarious designs on the world as they defend their home kingdom from a growing army of demons. Decisions players make throughout the course of the story will have lasting repercussions, as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.