Shin Megami Tensei IV’s Limited Edition Unboxed

By Spencer . July 4, 2013 . 7:02am


Atlus sent over a copy of Shin Megami Tensei IV and all of the goodies inside the Limited Edition Box set. First print copies include a music CD and a Strategy & Design Book.


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The 176 page book is the main item in the Shin Megami Tensei IV box set. The first pages in the book have sketches, art, and background information about the world. Most of the book is a walkthrough that takes players through the beginning of Shin Megami Tensei IV. It also contains fusion charts, a weapon list, and a detailed walkthrough with maps of the game’s dungeons.


Shin Megami Tensei IV is slated for release on July 16. Laura has been playing the English version since last week so stay tuned for her impressions.

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  • Jurec

    Bring this to Europe. NAO.

    • Armane

      Preferably not dubbed…

      • Jurec

        Totally agree, but we shouldn’t be picky – with Atlus’ head company having problems, I just hope we are getting this ASAP, dubbed or not. Yet another reason for Nintendo to cancel the stupid region lock.

        • Armane

          But Index already said it doesn’t affect Atlus.

          I’m also expecting Nintendo of Europe to publish the game, partly in preparation for SMT x FE.

      • riceisnice

        I prefer Atlus dubs. They’re high quality and guaranteed to not have screeching high-school batgirls.

        • supervamp

          why did this person get voted down they are right atlus is high on the list when it comes to dub they aren’t as bad as nis.

          • kmantle

            Nis and Atlus share many staff amongst their translation and dubbing teams

          • supervamp

            All of the voice actors from nis are used by atlus but they don’t come out with the same quality

        • Armane

          You appear to be confused. This is SMT, not Persona. This game doesn’t have any shrill female characters, as far as I’m aware.

    • JMaster3000

      Its coming in 2013.

      • Probably either the end of the year or early next year. Localization is slow in Europe if no one has ever noticed.

        • JMaster3000

          ……Rune Factory 4……
          And Nintendo Direct revealed the 2013 release in Europe.

          • Hey I’m not betting on “2013 release”. That means absolutely nothing unless we get at least god damn month.

      • Jurec

        I am greedy and I want that limited edition :3

    • Tom_Phoenix

      It’s already been confirmed that it will be released in Europe.

      That said, I wish we knew more about the European release. It’s kind of surreal that it’s almost the middle of summer, yet we still don’t know the exact release date, whether or not we will be getting the First Print edition and even who the European publisher actually IS (so far, no publisher has actually stepped forward and claimed that they are handling publishing in Europe).

      Seriously, everything about the European release (beyond the fact that it’s happening) is so shrouded in mystery that I’m honestly starting to get worried…

      • malek86

        If this ends up like P4A, I’m gonna be very annoyed…

  • Keima88

    I usually have lots of patience but after seeing this…

    I want SMT4, SMT4, SMT4…

    • ShawnOtakuSomething I’m with you, bro!! us hyped dogs has to stick together

    • Warboss Aohd

      that picture rather disturbs me.

    • doubleO7

      Whoa, what show is that dog from? Those eyes…

      • Keima88

        Inu to hasami wa tsukaiyō one of the new anime this summer. I rather like it because the MC is a guy who like books (very addicted to reading) but got killed before he got to read the final volume of his favorite author. He came back to life as a dog and those eyes are the result of not reading books for 1 week. Its a mystery comedy anime.

        Edit : I can relate to the MC because I refuse to roll over and die before I finish playing the games that I want to play included : SMT 4 and Persona 5. So if you ever see a penguin in the future trying to play games thats probally me.

        • doubleO7

          Thanks, I think I’ll have to check that out.
          LOL I got downvoted by someone for asking about the dog?

          • Keima88

            Dont worry about that I think its just a random someone who likes to down vote people. And have fun watching the first episode.

        • Göran Isacson

          Ooh, I heard about that one. Think I may check it out since it seems to be an anime with jokes that aren’t just references and very quickfired crazy gags… not saying I don’t like a show like that every once in a while, but I’ve seen WAY too many of those lately.

    • Juan Andrés Valencia

      That’s the face I made when I saw Kite for the first time. God damn it No Doubt!

  • Zero_Destiny

    Looking at the back of the CD case only 8 tracks, was hoping for more but considering Atlus’ recent track record (ha ha that can kinda work as a pun!) I’m not too surprised. Give or take it seems that the CD is about 21 minutes long, reasonable but I guess I’ve been spoiled by some of the nicer CDs given out by XSeed. At the very least one of my favorite tracks for the game is on the CD, so that’s nice to see.

    Anyways the book really is the main draw here like Spence said and I imagine printing a color 176 page book was actually a pretty expensive procedure. Looks great too, and hearing about the maps makes me think of back in the day when those used to be given out with RPGs. :)

    The box it all comes in looking like a giant 3DS case is also really awesome. But I’m still at a loss for what to do with it! xD The huge outer box is too big to fit on the shelf I put 3DS games on. lol Maybe I’ll stand it up on top of the entertainment center ^^; show it off all cool like.

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  • Albert Calderon

    Just watched the unboxing video on the Atlus USA youtube channel and my body is ready.

  • Sardorim

    I’m going Neutral as I loving flipping off the other two extreme sides. Though I wouldn’t be surprised if the girl is on the Neutral Route since the other two are plastered for the other routes on the cover.

    • I am fairly certain she is.

  • Jesse Torres

    any word on persona 5?

  • What’s nice is that is that it has a Club Nintendo code. Other than that the CD is small but eh. Dat book. <3 Can't wait to pick this up.

    • Mozendo

      Don’t all games have club nintendo codes?

      • Exkaiser

        It’s not mandatory for 3rd-party games.

      • They re doing so more now, but no.

  • Musashi234

    Longest 12 days Ever!!!!!

  • Istillduno

    We need this in Europe.

    Seriously, I will throw my wallet at the screen as soon as someone announces this package for Europe.

    • artemisthemp

      Better throw it ad something else, since a crack screen = Cost you money

  • Crap. I preordered this from my local Gamestop, but I’ll be away for the rest of July. Hope I’m not in danger of missing the special edition or bonus DLC if I pick it up late.

  • darkfox1

    Gah I hate you right now Spence!!! This wait is suffering as I cannot contain my hunger.. I need this!!!

  • AnnoNomis

    I really want to throw my money at you, Atlus; however I can’t unless you give a European release date ASAP (or by some miracle, Nintendo removes region-locking) :(

  • Ferofax

    Japan is just about to get it, and somebody is already playing the localized version?! EDIT: Scratch this, apparently I just got addlebrained by the fact that… oh…

    *wallows in bitter tears of envy*

    EDIT: I absolutely despise how when I upvote someone, a LIST POPS UP AND BLOCKS THE FREAKING TEXT. I’m like, “The hell, man? Let me read the damn thing!”

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