Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse to Launch in North America During September

Ready to continue the story of Shin Megami Tensei IV? ATLUS USA have announced that Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse will be available exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS in the Americas starting September 20th 2016.

This news closely follows the company confirming a PAL region publishing partnership with Deep Silver, which will see niche ATLUS USA and SEGA video games including Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, brought to Europe (and presumably Australia and New Zealand as well). Unfortunately the release date above is only relevant for the Americas, meaning we will have to sit tight for more confirmation. Let’s just hope the year long wait that came with Shin Megami Tensei IV isn’t repeated.

Complementing this announcement, ATLUS USA shared the above trailer. This video highlights some of the characters you will meet along the way, including:

  • NanashiNanashi is the silent player controlled protagonist who’s trying to become a full fledged member of the Hunter Association.  He gets murdered early in the game by a demon, but is given a second chance at life by the god Dagda.  In return, he must serve as Dagda’s personal “Godslayer” in the world changing events to come…
  • AsahiThe ever optimistic Asahi is Nanashi’s childhood friend/Hunter Association teammate. She’s eager to prove herself in the field, but will need to overcome her doubts in order to become a key member of the group.
  • NavarreThis familiar Samurai from the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado is making a return. Well sort of, because Navarre is no longer what we would call “alive.” He’s now a green ghost who can use his ethereal powers to the benefit of the team.
  • NozomiNozomi is another familiar character who is the newly appointed Fairy Queen working under the protection of the goddess Danu. She’s a level-headed and mature ally who will provide valuable skills and insight for the party.
  • HallelujahThis young gray haired individual is a member of the Ashura-kai gang, who is ordered to join Nanashi and co. in their journey to “watch” them. Hallelujah is accompanied by his foxlike pet demon Chironnupu, who will support him in battle.
  • GastonGaston, or as he likes to call himself Gaston the Magnificent, is the brash and arrogant younger brother of Navarre. He is the leader of an elite squad of Samurai called the Crusaders and will undoubtedly be a useful partner during fights. That is, if players can stand his braggadocios nature, but you know what they say, “no one fights like Gaston!”
  • TokiThis mysterious Oni mask wearing girl in black is an assassin for the Ring of Gaea faction. She absolutely does not have an ulterior motive for joining the squad. Nope, totally doesn’t have a hidden agenda or anything like that.
  • IsabeauThis steadfast Samurai is the best friend and confidant of the heroic Flynn (the protagonist of Shin Megami Tensei IV). Isabeau is an experienced warrior who will act as a great role model for the younger members of the party. 

[Character bios provided by ATLUS USA].

A few years ago, Shin Megami Tensei IV allowed players to look into the sacrifices and heroics made by the Samurai of the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado. But this is not the only story that ATLUS have to share in the universe. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse shifts its attention to a nameable hunter cadet who unfortunately meets an untimely end as the game begins. But using the machinations of the god Dagda, he is resurrected under the god’s servitude. The protagonist then becomes a pawn in a much larger plot which skirts the boundaries of peace and anarchy.

Developed by ATLUS, Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse will be available on the Nintendo 3DS in North America from September 20 2016.

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