Shin Megami Tensei IV’s Battle System Detailed, New Screens Of Ruined Tokyo

By Spencer . November 30, 2012 . 2:10am

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Shin Megami Tensei IV gets rid of random battles. The Symbol Encounter system puts demons on the field. Strike an enemy and you’ll get a first strike when the battle begins.

 

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Like other Shin Megami Tensei titles you can talk to demons and invite them to your party. Shin Megami Tensei IV uses the press turn system from Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne that rewards players that exploit enemy weaknesses with extra turns.

 

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Demon fusing is back too. You can combine demons to make more powerful ones.

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Tokyo is overrun by demons in Shin Megami Tensei IV. The protagonist and Samurai from East Mikado are sent here to protect the city. Atlus specifically mentions a battles between "law and chaos" and "god and demons" will take place here.

 

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East Mikado… year 1492. When people become 18 years old they go through the Gauntlet Ritual to become samurai. Samurai are armed with a demon summoning program and hunt demons in secret. Only a few people know that demons exist in the world.

 

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How do these two worlds connect?


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