Site Update: Community Blogs patches *incoming*   |   Report a bug

Meet the Shin Megami Tensei IV protagonist, a samurai

2:00 PM on 11.15.2012

Dale North

Former Dtoid EIC

Protagonist is a guy with pretty hair

Famitsu has the scoop on the main characters and setting of upcoming 3DS game Shin Megami Tensei IV.

Forget the modern-day setting we've grown accustomed to. This new one takes place in the distant past, in 1492, in medeval-ish East Mikado, beginning in a high-walled city. It's a world of samurais, where some of them become secret demon hunters.

That's the case for the 18-year-old ponytailed protagonist. He dreams that he is destined to save the world, and then wakes to take place in a ritual that makes this so. It works out that he is a samurai by day, and a demon hunter in secret, as most of the citizens of this world do not know of the demons and devils.

Famitsu also shows off a couple of lead characters. Hope is the leader of the samurai, and Issachar is a childhood friend of the same age. These guys seem great, but their clothing is pretty boring.

Finally, some bonus shots show off some of the demons. It seems Nekomata is being her usual seductive self again.

Can't wait. Hurry up, Atlus! You had better be localizing this right now.

Get comment replies by email.     settings



Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our comment moderators

Can't see comments? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this. Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your security software's whitelist.


More Shin Megami Tensei IV  updates:

review ( ! ) news ( 31 ) galleries ( 31 ) videos ( 31 )

Good lord, did Atlus take its sweet time, but Shin Megami Tensei IV is finally out in Europe. Also, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Better late than never! The role-playing game is available for &eur...
It's happening. It's finally happening. The long wait is nearly over. Shin Megami Tensei IV is coming to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand on October 30, Atlus announced today. Wow! That's a lot of p...
Atlus has reported that the European release of Shin Megami Tensei IV has been delayed from September to October. John Hardin, Atlus USA's PR manager, revealed the news on Twitter. He stated that due to a few last-minute EU s...
Shin Megami Tensei IV will be summoned to Europe this September, Atlus announced today. The role-playing game will retail for €19.99/£17.99 via the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Atlus notes all the downloadable content will ...
I've got some good news for you, European JRPG fans. Shin Megami Tensei IV is finally coming your way. Atlus will publish it as a digital download on the eShop as an English-only release. The price is still being worked on, b...
Happy Shin Megami Tensei IV day! How are you all getting on so far? Not to brag (brag!) but I'm well into my second go around, working to get a different ending. I hope you're loving it as much as I did. And if you're having...
Shin Megami Tensei IV is without a doubt a Shin Megami Tensei game. What do I mean by that? Well, it has a pretty steep learning curve that hits hard and fast very early, and unless you're a JRPG fan at heart, it can get a li...
It has been nine long years since we've enjoyed Atlus' role-playing masterwork, Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne. Yep, it's been nine long years since we've seen a numbered title in Atlus' core franchise (though Shin Megami T...
DO YOU WANT TO SEE SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI IV UNBOXING VIDEO? DO YOU? ME NOT KNOW YOU WELL ENOUGH. GIVE ME 1 [Life Stone]. AWOOOOOOOO! NOT SATISFIED. GIVE ME 677 MACCA. AWOOOOOOOO! GIVE ME 1 [Medicine]. OK. I SHOW YOU VIDEO. WE CAN BE FRIENDS.
Shin Migami Tensei IV will have an assortment of downloadable content available at launch, Atlus has announced. In addition to retailer-specific pre-order bonus costumes, the publisher will be offering a variety of DLC to hel...