Shin Megami Tensei IV English Trailer Goes Through Dungeons And Battles

By Ishaan . May 15, 2013 . 3:00pm

Shin Megami Tensei IV begins with the player taking the test to become a Samurai. Atlus USA’s new English trailer for the game shows off a bit of this sequence as well as battles and dungeon exploration. Check it out below:



Shin Megami Tensei IV will be released on July 16th in North America. The game is described by its director as a “punk production” that serves as an antithesis to traditional RPGs.

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  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    One of the people sound like asbel lhant, i think?

    Game looks different than I imagined when I preordered, cautiously optimistic now I guess….

    • Well prepare to be pleasantly surprised as your expectations burn to ash in a fantastic pyre of indoctrinated will .Its Shin Megami Tensei. I guess only the Atlus faithful will grasp what lays before us

    • Barrylocke89

      Different how? I assume you didn’t see many of the jp videos?

      • XYZ_JolteonZ980

        No this was the first video I opened for the game, been out of the games loop for quite some time now unfortunately. I guess I thought it would be more like a visual upgrade of sorts and like DeSuOC.

        • Barrylocke89

          Ah, I see. Does what you see exceed your expectations, or were you preferring what you thought it would be like?

          • XYZ_JolteonZ980

            No its actually below my expectations, I thought it looked visually a bit more as well as aplay a bit more strategically tactical. I guess it will be fun to roam an overworld, but I dont think Ill ever explore unless a guide tells me too. I liked the simple point and click to fight type of thing, made it more immersive and streamlined.

        • natchu96

          Well, expecting a main series game to look like a visual upgrade to an unrelated spinoff never fails to defy expectations.

    • Kenny Loh

      Asbel Lhant:”i will became a knight” SMT4 main character:”i will became a samurai”

      • Nameless App 1989



        .hack//Legend of the Twilight – Shugo Kunisaki
        Ah My Buddha – Ikko Satonaka
        Blue Exorcist – Rin Okumura
        Bleach – Additional Voices
        Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo – Patchbobo
        Buso Renkin- Shusui Hayasaka (credited as Dick Smallberries Jr.)
        Durarara!! – Masaomi Kida
        Eiken – Densuke Mifune
        First Squad – Valya
        Green Green – Yuusuke Takasaki
        Kanokon – Omi Kiriyama (credited as Dick Smallberries Jr.)
        Kekkaishi – Hiromu Tabata
        MÄR – Jack
        Marvel Anime: Blade – Edgar Frost (Ep. 10)
        Noein – Isami Fujiwara
        Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan – Kappa, Ryota Nekko
        Someday’s Dreamers – Go ‘Smiley’ Kato
        Sword Art Online – Kirito
        Trigun – Vash the Stampede (Young, credited as Dick Smallberries Jr.)
        Vampire Knight series – Hanabusa Aido

        Video games

        Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel – Aoto (uncredited)
        Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk – Ernie Lyttelton
        Dissidia Final Fantasy – Zidane Tribal
        Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy – Zidane Tribal
        Dynasty Warriors series – Guan Ping (uncredited)
        Fire Emblem Awakening – Henry
        Lost Planet 2 – Various
        Radiata Stories – Jack Russell (uncredited)
        Saints Row 3 – Multiple Voices
        Star Ocean: First Departure – Dorne Murtough
        Tales of Graces – Asbel Lhant (uncredited)
        Trinity Universe – Lucius (uncredited)
        Warriors Orochi series – Guan Ping (uncredited)
        Wild Arms XF – Levin (uncredited)

        • XYZ_JolteonZ980

          Precious Masaomi Kida in my OT3. (Masaomi, Shizu, and Izaya).

          • Nameless App 1989

            What’s “OT3?”

    • Spirit Macardi

      That’s because it’s Bryce Papenbrook, Asbel’s VA.

      • Marcelo Gouvea

        He’s being cast as a lot of main characters later. Lowenthal and Bosch are facing competition, eh.

        • Spirit Macardi

          Yeah, though what’s surprising is that he’s only gaining recognition recently, even though he’s been voice acting for years. Hell, he was in the original Digimon dub, and he played young Vash in Trigun.

          Even more, his father was the late Bob Papenbrook, a very prolific voice actor for a lot of Saban and Geneon/Pioneer’s work. So voice acting is actually in his DNA!

    • Ethan_Twain

      Like, different from expectations in a good way? In a bad way?

      I’m just curious what your perspective is because mine has mostly been that this seems a fairly conservative, familiar design.

  • Barrylocke89

    Looking good. BTW, I notice that the games appear to be going with the old school/strange journey style of skills (using MP for all skills instead of MP for magic and HP for physicals like in the PS2 games). I think this is a very good thing.

  • Haku_Luvs_You

    Wow the dungeon crawling looks spectacular. Right now I’m playing through Soul hackers and I recently bought Strange Journey. Hope I can beat them before this comes out…

    AUGH I forgot I have Nocturne too… I love these games, but I’m thinking this is all too much… Well I better get started.

    • I know the feeling. I too am suffering from this. Strange Journey and Nocturne are still resting on my plate, as are P4, P2:IS and DS:O

      • Zero_Destiny

        I guess I can say me three, then. xD My SMTIV hype caused me to finally play through my copies of P1, and P2 (which were just collecting dust for the longest time until a few months ago ><), SMT1, and then Soul Hackers.

        Now that I got through all of those I'm playing Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless army that I just bought from the recent reprints. It never ends, too many good games. lol

        • Mike G. Moran

          The Soulless Army is really underrated. Keep playing it and the story takes a lot of really unusual turns. The music is extremely good too.

          Persona 1 and 2 I think are two of the worst games in the entirety of SMT. They’re a mess compared to the rest of the series. Soul Hackers was ahead of its time, though. It’s still not as good as any of the PS2 or DS games, but Soul Hackers was great for its time.

          • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

            Takes all kinds. Persona 2 is pretty clunky by today’s standards, but it’s still one (two) of my favorite games of all time.

            Persona 1 has an awesome soundtrack and some cool ideas, but I agree it’s way too clunky to be enjoyable. The PSP port was even more unplayable to me because of ditching the soundtrack and upping the encounter rate…

          • Zero_Destiny

            I’m liking Soulless army a good bit so far, it took a little while but near the end of Episode 1 it started to pick up and I’ve been enjoying it since.

            Ironically Persona 2 is my favorite. xD I put the most time in it outta all the SMT games I played over the past years and I just absolutely love the games to death.

            I think P2 was actually the closest to getting what the whole Persona series is about with the best use of Jungian psychology and good mix of classic SMT tropes. Plus the cast and story in general were great. P1 is rough around the edges and I can tell why people may not like it today but I found it pretty enjoyable too, especially love the PSP’s soundtrack for it. But hey, to each their own.

    • kmantle

      I don’t know about Soul Hackers (I just ordered it and it should arrive by may 25th), but Strange Journey took me like 80 hours to finish the story for the first time

      • Haku_Luvs_You

        That worries me….. A LOT!

        • Zero_Destiny

          If it helps it took me around 30-something hours to clear the story in Soul Hackers. I did a bit of a speed run since I wanted to get into some other games as soon as I could but honestly the story shouldn’t really take any more then about 40 hours tops. There is a good chunk of stuff to do after the story if you wanna keep playing though . . .

    • Mike G. Moran

      Nocturne is part of the main series, just like IV will be. Strange Journey is an honorary member of the series, but it’s not official because the setting isn’t Tokyo.

      Main series entries are the most brutal. There is no comparison. These are games that will take you months to beat if you don’t have tons of patience. They’re masterpieces, but ones that most people cannot handle, and even better players will likely need to put down once in a while.

      Strange Journey took me like 3 months to finish. Nocturne took me 2 attempts over the years, and even on the second attempt over a month.

  • Tales_of_Master

    Yup, still looking awesome.

  • stealth20k

    who doesnt want this game?

  • redhood56

    The only thing I got out of this trailer is that the main character says ‘samurai’ funny.

    • Marcelo Gouvea

      True. I guess they went for a “let’s try pronouncing it more Japanese-like” (sah-murai instead of sam-urai).

      Reminds me of the “man-a” vs “mah-na” [mana] thing in the Tales of Symphonia games. Pronunciations are fun.

      • Pajaro Pitoshura

        I believe it’s intentionally mispronounced, sort of like how the Nintendo Direct showed the hero running around in “Kiccigiorgi” Forest instead of Kichijoji.

        • 愛憎

          It may sound odd to a lot of people, but that is how samurai is pronounced in Japanese.

    • Ben Ruiz

      The main character is a silent protagonist. It is his friend that is doing the talking.

    • Brion Valkerion

      Sounds like Sau~murai lol

  • riceisnice

    It’s the year Phourteen-nienty-too!

  • I cannot wait to see how this turns out. Very excited for the game’s release.

  • Staffan Blonde

    So, does anyone know if it will come with Japanese audio? It would be really awesome if that’s the case.

    • Silver Citizen

      Judging by Atlus’s track record, no, it will not.

      • NimbusStev

        Well the Persona games all came with dual-audio so ya never know.

  • Prinnydoom

    Once again i am completely jealous of america. -_- Ambiguous european release date is ambiguous.

  • I am going to get this game for sure. I just WISH the battles were third person as well as the exploration. But I am going to be open minded and I might enjoy first person battles like this.

    • LightZero

      Um…did you watch the trailer or have you been living under a rock for the past year? The exploration is in third person. Only the battle system is in first person but that’s more of a throwback to old school titles. Anyway first person battles aren’t as bad you might think. I hate first person games but I make an exception when it’s megaten or Deus Ex HR.

      • Niyari

        considering how weak the 3DS is, it’s more likely that the system can’t handle it.

      • Hraesvelgr

        He was saying he wishes the battles were third-person, like the exploration. The wording is just a bit off.

  • KingGunblader

    I haven’t pre-ordered yet, but I am the minute I get paid. I want that guide book so bad it nearly hurts.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I will become a Somoori, I must become a somouri.

  • (Facepalm) Dear Lord, I hope the word samurai doesn’t kept being said throughout the game lol

    But yeah, so looking forward to playing this =^_^=

    • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

      I get the feeling the character who’s hoping to become a samurai will get his wish cruelly subverted and end up broken, insane, transformed into a monster, or all three.

      But yeah, the opening of that trailer makes me think of Tales of Graces. FRIENDSHIP! I WANT TO PROTECT MY FRIENDS!

  • Kelohmello

    sahmurye sahmurye sahmurye

  • Junko Enoshima

    This is one of the most visually pleasing 3DS games for me, honestly.

    • Aerozeta

      I can agree with that… however, YOU are not very visually pleasing, Mara.

      • Junko Enoshima

        You’ve got a lot of balls saying that.

        • Aerozeta

          i c wut u did thar

  • 愛憎

    He is pronouncing samurai more like how it is pronounced in Japanese. I can see why it sounds strange to many, though.

  • TagAnarchy

    Shin Megami Tensei, you never let me down.

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