Shin Megami Tensei IV DLC Announced For North America

By Ishaan . June 7, 2013 . 3:00pm

Atlus USA have revealed partial details about downloadable content for Shin Megami Tensei IV in North America. Here’s the DLC that will be available at launch:


  • Three custom looks will be available for the protagonist to alter his look by changing hairstyles. (These ones we reported earlier) These DLC items will be permanently free for anyone to download.


  • In addition to fighting in style, there will be a beneficial armor item free for the first month. The Platinum Surcoat Set offers a little bonus to stats in the early stages of the game, and will help players new to the franchise keep the upper hand. The armor will be available for free for the first month after SMT IV’s launch on July 16. After the first month, the price of the armor set will revert to $1 permanently.


  • There will also be a map pack available at launch to help players gain more experience. Suitable for the early stages of the game, the new maps will help players gain extra experience to boost their characters with enemies and a collectible demon exclusive to the DLC. The map pack will be $2 at launch.


Additional DLC items for North America will be shared closer to launch. Some of it we already know about from the game’s Japanese release, such as the Asmodeus DLC. Shin Megami Tensei IV will be released on July 16th.


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  • benhofb

    Sweet! Hopefully they won’t be too expensive…

  • Byas

    And everything for free except for the “casual helper” ones. Thanks Atlus, love ya.

  • riceisnice

    That is such a female pose.

  • Haseyo

    I like free. I’m down with it.

  • Lazulis

    Whoo free DLC.

    Haha, casuals have to pay more for help. Though I guess it’s also for the people who hate grinding?

    • Haseyo

      Or for those who want to get far in the game but have very busy jobs / daily activities.

      Don’t say “Then don’t play SMT” because everyone should have a chance to play any game.

      • NimbusStev

        Amen to that! I don’t have as much time to play RPGs anymore, but you better believe I still enjoy them every bit as much as I used to.

        • Dave

          Funny thing about the map DLC is that it’ll take some grinding and there’s a ‘minimum’ recommended level if you will. That or waste a lot of your time saving and loading if u go in too early.

      • Teddy

        There’s always the option of just playing it very slowly, though.

  • roadierun

    BUYING ALL THE DLC even tho i am a megaten vet

  • Rini11

    I want it all and I want it now it sucks being in Europe:(

  • Free? Did I hear the word free? I like free. In fact… I love it!

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I’m getting all the DLC!!!!! All!!

  • malek86

    So the Exp Boost map pack is the only one not free at launch. Can’t say I’m terribly excited about the idea, because it smells a lot of “pay to win”. At the very least, they could have made it available for free for a month, like the other one.

    • Dave

      The exp boost is alright, it’s useful for leveling up demons, not to make them stronger (since the SMT system doesn’t reward high stats) but to unlock their skills. The ability points reward is the highlight of the DLC. It does shorten the game/enjoyment/grinding once you’re able to break into it.

  • DyLaN

    Well, this should shut some ppl up for the time being I guess.

  • AdhesiveBoy

    Free! And it’s not even ugly.

  • Covnam

    Anyone know if this requires a certain amount of play time like Fire Emblem required unlocking the gate or is it available to download from the start?

    • Dave

      Available to download right off the bat, but you will have to meet certain requirements to acquire the dlc items.

      • Covnam

        Cool, thanks for letting me know.

  • Dave

    Have all 3 DLCs and one of the problems with the free silver/platinum DLC is that it is easily one of the best sets for awhile in game. You’ll be skipping on some pretty cool looks/armors and not to mention pre-order bonuses(not that you could afford it! macca is hard to make early on, by the time you have enough you won’t be touching the early armors).

    The map pack DLC is pay to win, i agree. Though it makes leveling/macca/demon fusing a lot easier. For me it eliminated the need for a second playthrough and i’m on track for 100% demon compendium.

    • Dave

      Seeing a lot of comments about map DLC being a ‘casual gamer helper’. I would actually discourage the casual gamer looking for leg up to purchase as it’s not immediately accessible.

      I’m glad the SMT team put some requirements into the DLC as you can’t get uber right off the bat.

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