Meet Burroughs, The Mysterious AI Inside Shin Megami Tensei IV’s Gauntlet

By Spencer . May 2, 2013 . 2:36pm


Remember the GUMP in Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers? The protagonist in Shin Megami Tensei IV also has a COMP-like device. The Gauntlet he wears is a computer with a living operating system. Burroughs, the name of the AI program, greets the hero and calls him master. Atlus shared footage of her on the game’s website.



When a strong demon is nearby Burroughs will warn players. She also manages your quests. When Hope needs the hero to do something, the message is relayed through Burroughs who records the quest and reward. Burroughs is there to help and to keep you company while you’re exploring dungeons.



On top of the main story, Shin Megami Tensei IV has over 100 challenge quests. These challenge quests open up side stories for players to see.

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  • Shane Guidaboni

    This game looks INCREDIBLE!

  • Sakurazaki

    … Is her cleavage talking?

    • yoUNg_grOUp568

      Yes. Yes, it is.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      add [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅5̲̅)̲̅$̲̅] to hear what she has to say…..again

  • Chris Yuen

    pre-order deposit for SMTIV first print edition paid yesterday…picked up a 3DS and Fire Emblem Awakening too.

    • Keima88

      Have fun with Fire Emblem.

      Currently over 120 hours and no sign of stopping yet.

    • MrTyrant

      Have fun with SMT IV

      Currently I expect to play over 120 hours and there will be no sign to stop there.

  • ragingmerifes

    Reminds me of Nemissa, somehow…

    • MrTyrant

      Maybe it’s her (mindblown)

    • Saraneth

      Must be the pale skin and black lipstick.

  • Kelohmello

    These graphics are so great for a 3DS game. Can’t wait to play some good old classic SMT, too.

  • Jonattas F.

    This feature is so…. puking rainbows!

  • ShawnOtakuSomething


  • So this is what Arthur would look like as a woman. Certainly hotter than EDI as a robot for sure. Then again, she doesn’t look like she could sing “Daisy Bell.”

    • Barrylocke89

      For being A.I., Arthur was quite the bro. I was just waiting for him to betray the team in an “I’m sorry Dave…” sort of way, but it never happened. Hopefully Burroughs will be just as loyal.

      • Exkaiser

        Quite the contrary, really. Arthur is a bro until the end. He certainly does give off the HAL vibes early in the game, though, doesn’t he?

      • So did I!

      • I don’t know. She seems like she may not be trustworthy or at least have a major role.

    • Oscar Alberto Abrego Suarez

      In my eyes no AI will ever replace Arthur of SJ, he is the best AI in the series.

  • Silversun92

    I would be awesome if Tricia Helfer (who voiced as EDI in Mass Effect) will voice Burroughs in the English version :D

    • Alex

      Not gonna happen. Atlus doesn’t have anywhere near the budget. =)

      • Silversun92

        I’m talking about Atlus hiring Tricia, not Atlus funding Cerberus to create an Unshackled AI to do the voice acting.

  • Joan Burroughs?

    Let’s show them our “William Tell” act.

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