A Closer Look At Japan’s Shin Megami Tensei IV-Themed 3DS XL

By Ishaan . February 20, 2013 . 10:30am

As reported last night, Nintendo and Atlus will be releasing a limited edition Shin Megami Tensei IV-themed Nintendo 3DS XL in Japan. Famitsu.com provided a closer look at the system this morning:



The 3DS XL will come with a copy of the game pre-installed on it. Shin Megami Tensei IV will be released in Japan on May 23rd. Atlus haven’t announced a North American release for the game yet.


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  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    10/10 would buy. It looks sick!

  • surakian

    Too gorgeous!

  • Javen

    too bad the best things stay in japan

  • SirRichard

    Looks pretty damn swanky, Nintendo are really putting the effort in on these special editions.

  • http://www.fogalchemist.com/ caleb1993

    This is the nicest looking XL that I’ve seen. Very cool!

  • Sakurazaki

    Meh… Not much of a black/white guy. Still better than the other XLs on the market sans Pikachu

  • kupomogli

    We can’t even get the Cosmo Black XL released over here, I don’t see this one coming over here. I’ll eat my hat if it does. Just kidding.

    • Testsubject909

      About eating your hat or getting it?

  • http://twitter.com/ValeFalkren Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    The bottom is black as well correct? I would totally buy this after I get my FE 3DS and ZombiU Wii U bundle

    • Zarx

      Looking at the shoulder buttons the bottom is most likely white, though they might have the design parts on the back as well.

  • http://simplephilistine.wordpress.com/ Arla

    Second to the Charizard XL. Lots of the regular 3D LEs look better though.

  • Zarx

    I love that they used the silhouettes of the new demon designs.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_42AD7BXAVNLT35L7YDCMAILIOA dajuanb

    horrible, smt is dead

    • Testsubject909

      You lost me there.

      Care to explain yourself? An unique design for a hardware on which the software (SMT game) will be sold on is hardly something that I’d say makes it that a franchise is dead.

      I don’t even see how that relates to the quality of the game itself. It’s really just something on the side that’s themed to match a game…

      So… Explain?

    • Shane Guidaboni

      If anything, SMT is getting more and more popular. What world are you living in?

  • Testsubject909

    If I had the money. I’d go for it since I do plan on eventually getting a 3DS in the future if at the very least for Ace Attorney 5.

    edit: Granted of course it comes to NA.

  • dahuuuundge

    time to get a 3DS XL

  • http://truner.beluva.hu/ Truner Razer

    Yep, THAT is still sexy.

  • Mavalex
  • Lazulis

    It’s so nice gyaaaah. Get localized please! This is on par with the FE:A 3DS XL. The shiny blue is nice, but THIS IS SO NICE TOO.

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    So if I buy this one will I be able to control demons in real life?

  • Alexander Aubert

    if they release that in north america, i would buy it

  • http://hedjahead.wordpress.com/ Hedja

    The Fire Emblem 3DS XL for Europe left me kinda disappointed, it was essentially the same logo slapped onto a blue XL without the borders, looked cheap and horrible.

    But this, if this comes out in Europe, I’ll definitely grab it. That’s if something better isn’t announced. I usually not a fan of white hardware but I can let this one slide.

  • Nivans

    Not a huge fan of the series, but i’d still buy this if it comes to NA

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    I want it! ;-; Come to the damn US please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-;

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    I hope we get it on the US.

  • SetzerGabbiani

    Not a fan of the new demon designs, but that is outstanding! Frost Ace or Helel silhouettes would have made me purchase this 3DS xl…I still might cause i need a jp 3ds for srw:ux.

    • puchinri

      I like it as something stylized (and that feels like it matches the title), but I’m guessing/hoping that these aren’t spot on and are more “cool factor” looking.

  • Mazdian

    Damn, they’re making a good case for importing this beauty! >.>

  • Valtiel Ikari

    I would like to know if there will be a 3DS version with the second analog stick build in. Not knowing actually has me undecisive if I should get one.

  • neetyneety

    Wow, this rivals the Fire Emblem 3DS in beauty for me. If I had the money, I’d buy bought that AND this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1108660337 Nickienator van Darkenstein

    Thank god this is Japan only, or else I was gonna have to go back on my plan to buy a damaged 2nd hand old 3DS model for as less as possible, just for SMTIV.

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