Shin Megami Tensei IV’s Mysterious Black Samurai Speaks

By Ishaan . February 23, 2013 . 1:30pm

We missed these earlier in the week. Along with the field exploration and videos of the main characters, Atlus also shared videos of the Black Samurai and other supporting characters in Shin Megami Tensei IV, like Tayama and Kaga, on the game’s website. Take a look at them below:







For some reason, the Black Samurai appears to have knowledge of both Mikado of the East as well as Tokyo, the two settings in which Shin Megami Tensei IV takes place. She shows up in front of the main character every now and again, speaking in riddles containing clues for him.


Meanwhile, Tayama is known for negotiating with demons in order to maintain order around Tokyo, while Kaga prefers to exterminate them instead, being opposed to Tayama’s methods. The two are part of different factions.


Shin Megami Tensei IV will be released on May 23rd in Japan.

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  • Prinnydoom

    Ive always loved the art for SMT In any series they just no how to make characters look………….well strange or off-putting. That black samurai’s mask always sends a shiver down me. ^__^ brilliant can’t wait to see it in all its glory.

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  • benhofb

    The japanese voices sound pretty legit. Hopefully Atlus makes the US localization top-notch with the voices…. You know. Atlus… When they announce the damn game for the states already…. I have my money ready, ya’know.

    • Zeik56

      I expect to hear something within a few months after the game is released in Japan. They don’t seem to have a lot else on their plate after Soul Hackers, so that’s probably their next project.

      • benhofb

        I sure as hell hope so. Come to think of it, Atlus USA doesn’t have too much that they’re doing this year. There is that God Mode game and Dragons Crown, but that’s all I can think of.

        • Alexander Aubert

          if i’m not wrong, atlus said that they would release 5 games this year. it’s an old article though. and benhofb you forgot etrian oddyssey iv

          • benhofb

            Yeah, I totally forgot about etrian. Well, all those games combined makes four, so hopefully SMT IV is number five, granted the do the whole five games thing.

          • Ferofax

            People also seem to be forgetting that Devil Survivor 2 project that was teased but wasn’t announced yet. It could very well be another Overclocked, which I personally wouldn’t mind.

  • ragingmerifes

    Sexy voice and eye-to-eye smile… what a dangerous combination.

  • Shane Guidaboni

    Atlus: “Simultaneous release date for N.America and Japan. SURPRISE!” I can dream.

    • benhofb

      Oh god please. That would be amazing. Sadly unlikely though ;_;

    • Considering that this is out in Japan in May, it’s probably going to be Atlus USA’s Fall game.

  • She has the voice of a goddess and the face of an angel lol

    • THE LOOKS IS A LIE!!! *proceed to slap AzuNova* Its how they always gets you…..

      • “Phew” Sorry, sorry. I’m back now. I was lured in by her ruby eyes =P

  • Tom_Phoenix

    I hope someone will collect these into one video and translate them. I MUST KNOW MORE!

  • SetzerGabbiani

    I’m almost certain that Black Samurai is Lucifer.

    • benhofb

      That would be plausible, but I doubt it. They already did that with Nocturne… My money is on it being some sort of female demon like Succubus or something. Unless Lucifer is a chick now or something.

      • MrTyrant

        Remember Strange Journey? Louise Cypher who was Lucifer in the original SMT is a girl in Strange Journey. She call herself Louisa Ferre.

        I think Its pretty plausible that black samurai is Louisa + wearing a demonica suit :) if it’s not her I don’t think she would be a random demon, she could be a completly original character or another cameo, the original Lilith could be. Forgot that chick’s name.

        • benhofb

          Aw, crap. Forgot about strange journey. Yeah, then it is definitely possible. Hmm, I guess we’ll have to wait and see who this mysterious lady is…

  • Sylveria

    Hmm.. do I side with Frank from Dead Rising or the hot goth girl.. choices choices…

  • dahuuuundge

    Cmon Atlus. America is long due for more special edition 3DS XL!

  • -So BS is the one tht narrate the later part of TGS trailer I see…. Her voice :D
    -Why do I have a feeling tht Isakal might fail the test….

  • The Black Samurai wears a Demonica helmet. Could it be assumed that SMT IV happens some time after the events of Strange Journey?

  • Looks like I’ll be on Tayama’s side.

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