Charon Is Your Buddy In Shin Megami Tensei IV

By Spencer . January 30, 2013 . 3:02pm


Charon is an ally in Shin Megami Tensei IV. If your party gets wiped out in battle you can pay Charon a fee to revive your team. I hope Charon turns on players like Odin in Final Fantasy Legend II / SaGa 2. If you keep dying Shin Megami Tensei IV will give players an option to change the difficulty level, which makes the Nintendo 3DS game more beginner friendly than other entries in the series.


Shin Megami Tensei IV uses the press turn battle system introduced in Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne. If you exploit enemy weaknesses you gain extra turns. This works both ways—enemies can also get extra turns if they hit your weak points.


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Famitsu also says demon designer Kazuma Kaneko worked on the scenario for Shin Megami Tensei IV. Shin Megami Tensei IV is in development for Nintendo 3DS.

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  • Oh hey so Kaneko is still involved in a big way? That’s great. I wonder if he will design at least one new demon or supervising.

  • ragingmerifes

    That looks like a guy who can be trusted.


  • LightZero

    Yup you can trust that if you don’t pay him macca his hire muscle behind him will break your kneecaps and drag you to hell.

  • imaguni

    That’s a “heeeyyyy kiiiiids I got the goooooods :))))” face if I’ve ever seen one.

  • kaizin

    yeah so do not trust him you can break my legs and break my arms but thou shall never get my macca XD

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    That face.O.o
    And the fact that if we keep dying they will lower the difficulties makes me remember of being called Ninja Dog in Ninja Gaiden lol.^_^

  • puchinri

    I was really wondering what Kaneko-sensei is up to, so it’s really amazing to see him involved with the scenario of the game. I’m even more excited now. >u<

  • Göran Isacson

    “What’chu buyyiing, stranger?”
    “Oh, just my life back”.
    Man now I’m imagining Charon, the RE4 Salesman and Malo and Tingle teaming up. My god. The havoc they would wreak.

  • LynxAmali

    -Famitsu also says demon designer Kazuma Kaneko worked on the scenario for Shin Megami Tensei IV.

    I find this more interesting. So they let Kaneko work on the scenario itself?

    Oh boy, I like where this is going.

  • Pythia Brixham

    It may be me, but it even though you have to pay, it seems like this is just another way to make the game easier. I mean, there is nothing wrong with that, but knowing that it is SMT… Making the game easier just seems kind of disappointing.

    • Hinataharem

      You could, you know, not pay.

    3445 M!?? Holy cow….. Not to mention Charon creeptastic face….

    I still hope tht they at least redraw the demon Oh well fair enough since Kaneko is working on the story. I wonder how much mind**** this game has ^.^;

  • Klaus00

    I need an adult

  • This about like any DMC game works, if you suck at it enough, the game takes pity on you and holds your hand until you stop being a baby about it.

  • Isaac Newton

    I still want him as a Demon Designer his designs really strike me the most. His mature way of drawing demon and there appearance resemblance to there meaning. Also the way he drew his character especially Hito-Shura and Serph was really GOOODDD!

  • Worst (or… best?) cabbie ever.

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