Shin Megami Tensei IV Website Says: “And Then…”

By Ishaan . August 31, 2012 . 10:30am

Atlus have overhauled their official website for Shin Megami Tensei IV with a new piece of music and a silhouette of the ponytailed character from the game.


They also posted a cryptic message that reads: “First trailer included with Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers… And then…”


And then, what? No idea! That’s all the message says. Hopefully, it means we can look forward to more updates in the near future. In the meantime, in case you missed it, you can watch a trailer for Shin Megami Tensei IV here.


Shin Megami Tensei IV will be released in 2013 for the Nintendo 3DS.

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  • Ethan_Twain

    Well well, what have we got here?  I see that they’re keeping the black/white dichotomy going which is pretty normal for the franchise with it’s moral choices leading to different endings trademark maneuver.  The ponytail character could still be a female – some commentors disagreed with me when I speculated that saying that the body type is wrong, but this still silhouette still looks potentially female to me.

    Has Atlus hinted at WHEN in 2013 this might happen?  We’ve only just gotten our first trailer so I kind of assumed we were a full year away, but could this tease be leading to an early release date or a demo?

    • LightZero

      It looks very much like a man. If you played enough jrpgs or watch enough animes you could easily tell it’s a guy. A bishie but a guy nonetheless. It’s not uncommon for guys to have ponytails. As I mention in my initial post Kenshin had that same style. Plus Yuri from Tales of Vesperia had his hair in a ponytail for one of his costumes. 

      • Chiupon

         It’s likely a man, but it wouldn’t be totally senseless for the character to be a female; the silhouette isn’t feminine around the torso/midsection, but the jacket the character wears isn’t exactly tight. Also, it’s SMT. So we’re likely going to get an effeminate man with sharp eyes — If it was a female, she’s probably going to have a masculine personality, just based on the posing/style. The silhouette could suggest femininity though, judging by the length of the legs and shoulder width— although that could just be a style thing.
        it’s probably a man though, don’t get any hopes up.

      • Vyrus

        You have a point, but it’s not always like that. For example, Kazuki Fuuchouin from Get Backers or Ryo Akizuki of [email protected] look like girls, but they’re guys.

  • rinalicat

    Bloody cliffhangers; I can’t wait to hear more!!!

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  • imaguni

    I hope this means good things coming to TGS!

  • LightZero

    The MC silhouette reminds me of Kenshin (younger Kenshin) hopefully he will have an iaijutsu like style too. Plus the music sounds pretty good. It’s definitely has a SMT feel with some modern touch. 

    • For me he/she looks like Korra lol XD 

      • kylehyde

        Is the silhouette turns to be a female characters that looks like Korra I will be more than happy.

  • KyokoSasegawa

    Can’t help but to say “And ttthhheeennn…” like the fast food lady in Dude Wheres  My Car.

    • AJ

      No and then.

  • Dem cliffhanger. “And then we met at TGS??”

  • and then we all paid Atlus a butt-load of money in excitement.

  • Tales_of_Master

    That picture gives me a Pokemon Black/White vibe :c But damn, that’s some awesome music they’re playing on the site. Somehow now I’m less impatient to get the game. The idea that no matter how long I’ll wait, the product I’m gonna receive is gonna be so ungodly awesome that I’m gonna forget all the wait have somehow dulled the pain of waiting.

    I’m seriously thinking of not following any more news about SMTIV until the day I get the game. I want to feel the same way I felt while playing through Nocturne for the first time. The feeling of playing something so awesome and stylish that came right out of the blue with me not having any prior knowledge of it. This game is gonna redefine the RPG genre to me, just like Nocturne did before.

  • personablaze

    That website’s Music is Awesome an It looks so…Mysterious..Hype isn’t what I feel  right now its….something more :).

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Is the next word going to be “If…”?

  • Shane Guidaboni

    This music is so good! This game is going to be incredible. I can’t wait to see it in action.

  • Not digging the (Main Character?)’s hairstyle. Pony tail is nice, but I don’t know, it ain’t jiving with me. Maybe if it was a little more luscious and beautifully flowing.

    • Shane Guidaboni

      So we’re nitpicking hairstyles now? Oh, boy. 

      • Indeed I am, like how I don’t like Snakes mullet, but still consider Metal Gear an amazing series. Don’t get me wrong, the game is destined to be fantastic, doesn’t mean I gotta like the character design though.

        • Anime10121

           ! How can you NOT like Snake’s mullet.  I hate mullets too, but Snake looks FANTASTIC!  You MUST OBEY THE MULLETT, LOVE THE MULLETT :P

      • Evan Groman

        Come on, is it really that wrong to not like a character’s hairstyle?

        It’s not nitpicking. Call me an idiot, but appealing character designs make me want games more frequently than anything else.

        • Shane Guidaboni

          It’s not wrong to dislike a character’s hairstyle, or a character design, but in the grand scheme of the whole entire game I think it’s a little silly to focus on that and complain about it. Good character designs appeal to me too, which is one of the reasons I’m into the SMT series, but it’s not a huge reason I would or wouldn’t buy a game.

  • And then I pass out from not being able to handle the teasers D:

  • Go2hell66

    some kind of “Dude where’s my car?” reference?

    also that site bgm is sick!

  • and then……go to console ^_^

  • Isaac Newton

    and then

    you have a custom character than you could create and can change appearance from head to toe or can change to being a hito-shura(oh I want to be like SMT 3 MC) if you side with chaos something like that….

    Side Notes from the other comments I see: Did you know that Most Samurais have ponytail hairstyles…… So to assume that that the mc is Fem is not 100%

  • Göran Isacson

    To anyone with even a smidgeon of good taste and decency: I apologize for what I’m about to post. But I likes me some stupid humor sometimes, and I ain’t afraid to show it.


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