Change Your Appearance With Equipment In Shin Megami Tensei IV

By Ishaan . March 1, 2013 . 12:00pm

Atlus have shared a new Shin Megami Tensei IV video on the game’s official website that gives one a look at the equipment screen. There are five equipment categories in the game—swords, accessories, and three armour categories divided into head, body, and legs. Depending on the items you equip in each of the armour categories, the main character’s appearance will change:



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

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  • Richard N

    Sweetness, I love cosmetic changes in a game. One of the reasons I really loved Resonance of Fate. So much money spent on clothes that could’ve been spent upgrading my guns.

    • Zonic505

      Agreed. I also liked it in Persona 4 Golden with not only the costume changes, but the fact your weapons would change as well. It’s a real nice touch.

      • Detrimont

        the weapons changed in the original p4 as well as in p3, + p3fes and p3p had costume changes as well

      • MediaMindControl

        I feel like weapon changes should be necessary in games like Jrpgs. otherwise I don’t really feel the statistical upgrade I have purchased or earned. Armor changes should be the same as well. I find it strange when games choose to have the Main character look the same, in the same clothing the entire game.

        • Richard N

          I feel Nocturne did a pretty good job of replacing equipment with Magatama. They weren’t really meant for stat bonuses though so you probably wouldn’t feel much satisfaction there. Managing and planning which skills to learn though was very intuitive.

          I wouldn’t say weapon or armour changes are needed in JRPGs, if there’s a nice alternative anyway.

          • MediaMindControl

            well if you aren’t fighting with weapons than of course not. I am always saddened when the game is simply scaled the entire game. so as your decisions make little impact on the actual flow of the gameplay. choosing skills is always a nice alternative. I.e. pokemon. I don’t need to give pikachu armor although a lightball is all he needs.

  • benhofb

    Olaala…. I’m looking forward to making my protag look like a bunny.

  • Nightmesh

    *crosses fingers in hope it changes cut scene models*

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I wish more RPG did this

  • Shuga Suenaga

    kewl who doesnt love to customize his character :D

  • $39420547

    good work Atlus you make me want this game more and more i better see a European release

    • Akuosa

      Atlus? European? Yeah,,, in a couple of years, maybe :/

      • $39420547

        i can live with that :) maybe Nintendo will pick up the publishing since now they are collaborating with them on a game am sure they wish to push it as much as they can… at least that’s my hope

  • I couldn’t be any more excited for this one even if I tried.

  • Prinnydoom

    Damn i want this bad >__<

  • ARGH!!! I’ve got Atlus’ demons on one side, NIS’s “colourful” characters on the other and a whole bunch other titles and an ever-growing backlog in between. Oh, woe is me! But this game is looking good.

  • This game just *becomes* more epic each day. I need English version.

  • personablaze

    I hope they add this feature to Persona 5,Would be cool to mix an match gear so we could have a custom MC..Still this is a day one buy for me

  • Pockystix

    I wonder if this means they’ll put character creation in their next installments

    • I’m very surprised there’s no female main character.

      • Nightmesh


  • ragingmerifes

    Amazing YouTube frame, btw.

  • Isaac Newton

    You can change costume while the battle is First Person seems legit…..

    • But the dungeon crawl is 3rd person.

  • I can’t wait!

  • IshimaruKaito

    this game is just SEX!

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Ninja MC coming soon.^_^ Who need samurai anyway lol.

  • MediaMindControl

    that is how I decide what to wear each day. statistical advantages.

    • s07195

      And always end up looking silly. :)

  • Haseyo

    Probably one of my most favorite features in any game. I hate when I get a badass sword in another RPG in the thumbnail but in combat it looks exactly like the beginning weapon.

  • Fango

    terrible graphics

  • I honestly didn’t see this feature coming. Not a necessary one, but I like it.

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