Shin Megami Tensei IV’s Staff Have Worked On These Games

By Ishaan . April 10, 2013 . 8:30am

In their recent announcement for Shin Megami Tensei IV’s Summer release in North America, Atlus mentioned that the game is being worked on by developers who have been involved with games like Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, Strange Journey, Persona and Soul Hackers.

 

Those are some of Atlus’ more notable games, so we decided to take a look at the staff list on Shin Megami Tensei IV’s Japanese website, to see just what the game’s lead designers have worked on in the past. You can find the translated list below. (Note that this is more of a literal translation to ensure accuracy.)

 

Scenario original draft: Kazuma Kaneko

Shin Megami Tensei series demon design

 

Director: Kazuyuki Yamai

Maken X – Level Design

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (PS1) – Level design, EX dungeon supervisor

Maken Shao – Lead level design

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne – Lead level design, NPC dialogue

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Maniacs – Director

Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army – Director

Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon – Director

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey – Events, scenario support

Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (3DS) – Director

 

Character Designer: Masayuki Doi

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne – Concept art

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Maniacs – Concept art

Digital Devil Saga – Concept art

Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army – Concept art, sub-character design

Trauma Center: Second Opinion – Character designer

Trauma Center: New Blood – Art director, character designer

Trauma Center 2: Under the Knife – Character designer

Trauma Team – Art director, Character designer

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (PSP) – New character design

Devil Summoner 2: Soul Hackers (3DS) – New character design

 

Art Director: Eiji Ishida

Kartia: The Word of Fate – Movie scenes

Maken X – Character modelling, motion

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne – Background graphic supervisor

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Maniacs – Art director

Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army – Art director

Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon – Art director

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey – Director

Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (3DS) – Art director

 

Main Programmer: Satoshi Ooyama

Persona 2: Innocent Sin (PS1) – Dungeon tools programming

Maken Shao – Main programmer

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne – Main programmer

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Maniacs – Main programmer

Digital Devil Saga – Main programmer

Digital Devil Saga 2 – Main programmer

Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army – Main programmer

Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon – Main programmer

Catherine – Bar Nightmare Stage Dance Floor program

Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (3DS) – Technical director

 

Sound Director: Kenichi Tsuchiya

Revelations: Persona (PS1) – Sound creator [Composer, sound effects]

Shin Megami Tensei (PS1) – Series porting sound director [Composer, SE]

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne – Sound creator [Composer, sound effects]

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Maniacs – Sound creator [Composer, SE]

Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army – Sound creator [Voice Recording & MA]

Persona 3 – Sound creator [Sound effects]

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey – Sound creator [Sound effects]

Tokyo Mono Hara Shi – Sound director [Composition, sound effects]

Catherine – Sound creator [Composition, sound effects]

Persona 4: Golden – Sound creator [ Composition, sound effects]

 

Sound Composer: Ryouta Kozuka

Persona 4 – Sound creator [Composer]

Persona (PSP) – Sound creator [Sound effects/new movies BGM etc.]

Persona 3 Portable – Sound creator [Sound effect creation]

Trauma Team – Sound creator [Composer, sound effect creation]

Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time – Sound creator [New OP/ED songs]

Persona 2: Innocent Sin (PSP) – Sound creator [Arranged BGM, new song comp.]

Devil Survivor 2 – Sound creator [Composer]

Devil Survivor: Overclocked – Sound creator [New OP song]

Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers – Sound creator [New OP, composer, SE porting]

 

The team of designers working on Shin Megami Tensei IV is called the “Maniacs Team,” presumably due to their heavy involvement in the Maniacs edition of Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (and in some cases, the original version, too).

 

Update: Added Kaneko’s involvement.


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