Shin Megami Tensei IV Has A GameStop Exclusive DLC Costume

By Ishaan . April 18, 2013 . 3:00pm

Shin Megami Tensei IV is getting GameStop-exclusive DLC in North America, in the form of a special armour with a red-and-gold oriental motif. Pre-ordering the game from GameStop will allow you to download the costume:


As previously reported, all first-print copies of Shin Megami Tensei IV will be in the form of a limited edition boxed set that comes with a Strategy and Design Book and a music collection spanning a number of Shin Megami Tensei games. The game will be released on July 16th in North America, and will be available in Europe, too, but doesn’t have a release date in that territory yet.


Food for thought:

Shin Megami Tensei IV has costumes tied to specific retailers in Japan, too.

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  • gold163

    Oh man, good thing it looks ugly as hell. Would hate to be a patron to Gamestop again. And retailer exclusives suck.

    • Great! So they get the marketing boost from Gamestop, and I don’t feel like I missed anything XD

    • Magus KilIer

      Maybe they did it on purpose,as a stealth insult to pre-orders,and to get some publicity(like Ovada Bey says)

  • Ceci “Ruzuzu” Kiyomizu

    Great! More stuff is good :3

  • RoxasTheUnknown1

    It’s ok. That gold kinda ruins it. The GS tag ruins it altogether. Let me dress as The Demi-Fiend, Serph, Raidou, Narukami, etc and you got a deal. xD

    • AkuLord3

      Ah man, A Raidou Costume would be awesome…i’ll be slightly disappoint if its not in the game already

      • Shane Guidaboni

        Someone downvoted your want of a Raidou costume? HERESY!

    • dahuuuundge

      good thing it’s not Gamestop exclusive demon party member, macca/ exp boost, protag skin from other SMT games. Then I’ll either drop the game or finally succumb to gamestop preorder syndrome.

  • surakian

    Do not want. Look, it even has a GS logo on it. I like the Japanese retailer ones better.

    The Amazon one better be perfect, and have a smile on it considering this game uses grinning to determine vulnerability/strength. It’s be perfect lol.

    • $36598391

      I wonder if IV has some form of multiplayer and you can see other MCs running around with costumes on

  • Spirit Macardi

    Awesome, a reason to get the game from anywhere but Gamestop XD

  • Eh.

  • Not a fan of this. I’d much rather have costumes based on other SMT games. That and I hate shop-exclusive DLCs.

  • Quinton Cunningham

    Hey, do you guys remember when you said you wouldn’t buy Game X because of preorder DLC? Are you gonna stick to your word here too, or become a hypocrite? ;)

    Regardless, I’m indifferent to it. I preorder Atlus games from GameStop anyway so I can actually get the games they days they come.

  • Natat

    Huh… this gotta be the first time I haven’t been angry at Gamestop having some exclusive item with a game.

    • Why would you be angry? ( I only buy new copies of games at gamestop if Im getting it early since most of their deals pale in comparison at time unless your a poweruprewards member)

      • Natat

        Not American.

  • AuraGuyChris

    That’s a nice costume righ-
    *Notices GS printed on the front*
    Like I want the MC look like a walking billboard when fighting demons! (On the other hand, demons could destroy GameStop).

  • Neppygear

    Dear goodness, that looks hideous.

    • Jesse Thompson

      Absolutely hideous…now I’m worried that if I DO purchase a copy through Gamestop, will it be preloaded on my cartridge? o.O

      • Space_Ghost

        I doubt that. It will more than likely just be a code to download it.

  • Ethan_Twain

    There! NOW we have the ultimate special edition. I had previously said that exclusive DLC was the only thing this package didn’t yet have…. but now we do.

  • Herok♞

    I kinda like it because its um … Unique

  • Solomon_Kano

    Didn’t see that coming lol.

  • Haseyo

    Not the greatest design to my appealing, but I never turn down more pre-order bonuses.

  • Edzo04

    i refuse to give gamestop money unless they have an exclusive LE or some sort of cool physical preorder bonus. cant stand gamestop.

  • EdgeKun

    Interesting. So this confirms that SMT4 does in fact have costume DLC implemented in some form. Now I’m wondering if we’ll see other not-so-retailer-exclusive costume DLCs crop up. (Plenty of ideas in other comments here!)

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    big yellow target… nope

  • ryne11

    Already preordered from Amazon :(

  • Hork

    Preorder canceled, consoles thrown out, called the cops, hid the wife.

    • Animikean

      1 point for your comment, 1 point for Anita

  • Lazulis

    There have been worse costumes. What does it look like from the back? Guess I get this costume. Wonder if Amazon will have an exclusive costume too…

  • Tom_Phoenix

    Even after the fall of civilisation as we know it, there will be Gamestop.

    • You’ll go there to buy used demons that other players have traded in.

      • raymk

        I’m gonna trade in a used pixie. I mean its one of the monster used in early fusions in games.

  • mockturtle

    I think the real problem here isn’t the “GS” (which you could pretend stands for Gold & Silver, if you wanted to) or the gaudy gold color, but the shape of the costume as a whole. It literally has no form. And what’s with the belts? The one is enormous! Note to the designer: Tetsuya Nomura you are not.

    • Ethan_Twain

      I might respectfully suggest that if this costume is a little bit ridiculous for your tastes, you should just quit the JRPG genre this instant. For the genre, this is absolutely understated.

      • mockturtle

        I think you misunderstand me, sir: my problem with the costume is that it’s not ridiculous enough. I love crazy costumes. This is just drab.

        • raymk

          Agreed its bland and boring. Still I order at gamestop and I’ll be getting it so meh.

    • PoweredByHentai

      You’ve never seen a Medieval Norman Knight uniform? That and the Knights Hospitallers are still dressed that way, big belts and all.

  • Warboss Aohd

    doesn’t really make me want ta pre-order from dem……not at all.

  • vileBrenman

    oh god I hope that the GS stand for gold samurai

  • vileBrenman

    Meh. I’ll still buy it from Gamestop since I live right next door to one basically that way I can grab it the minute it comes out

  • benhofb

    I wonder how you get this…? Like a DLC code? Or will there be a batch of games made specifically for GameStop?

    • vileBrenman

      Yes that’s how it works Ben

      • benhofb

        … go away Brendan.

    • If you buy it in-store the receipt has the code at the bottom. If you buy it online I dunno.

  • Barrylocke89

    It’s too bad America probably won’t get that hoodie costume from Tsutaya. Blue and Yellow makes for a nice contrast.

    Ah well, it ain’t about the clothes, it’s about the demon action, now with grinning.

  • Guest

    Looks like a last minute DLC costume promo or something (-__-;)

  • Nikokuno

    SMT IV The Golden :p

  • TeyNyan

    It’s like they made it bad on purpose

    • Maybe Gamestop asked for something and they were like “Meeh… Here”

  • Alena Ipatyeva

    Fucking gamestop

  • Maybe he got dressed in the dark and since it was an emergency was like “Screw it! Demon killing first, change later.” He doesn’t look happy in that sunshine-y yellow (._.; )

  • Clifford Michael

    This outift is atrocious.

  • Guest

    I would prefer looking like the protagonist from the first SMT or Nakajima from the original novel. You get what you get though.

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