Shin Megami Tensei IV DLC Lets You Dress Flynn In A School Uniform

By Ishaan . July 23, 2013 . 9:30am

The next round of downloadable content for Shin Megami Tensei IV is now available in North America. Here’s what you get:


Symbolic Equipment ($0.99) – Three Delivery Quests, each one rewarding you with an armour piece of the Freedom Armor, pictured to the right.


Underworld Money-Maker ($2.99) – A Challenge Quest that lets you collect items with high resale value. It also lets you unlock Beast Asterius for fusion. (Recommended progress: Ikebukuro)


Death Has Its Applications ($2.99) – A Challenge Quest that lets you collect bonus items that give you App Points. Also unlocks Fiend Plasma for Fusion. (Recommended progress: Ikebukuro)


Note that the “Symbolic Equipment” DLC quest reads “Free” in the add-on menu, but you’ll see it actually costs $0.99 once you tap on it for more details.


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  • r0gamer940

    enjoying the dlc now. helps on the end game.

  • riceisnice

    Why’s it called freedom armor when they’re school clothes. xD

    • I thought it was going to be some kinda of suit of armor when I first saw the name. It seems our Blessed Samurai went to Freedom High (o.o )

    • wasad

      I was expecting an American Flag or a Bald Eagle or something.

    • Altin

      That’s deep, dude…

    • GibbRS

      Because an education gives you the freedom to be whatever you want to be.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Also gives you the power to use the card of polymerization to transform into demons

    • Rubashova

      There’s actually a really good in-game reason to call a school uniform “Freedom Armor”…but it’s really spoilery.

  • Enzo

    Is $.099 a typo?

    • Sardorim

      No, it isn’t free… It’s an error. Contact Nintendo if you bought it on accident over the error, they may try and make it up to you.

      • Enzo

        But if it’s $.099 then that’s basically 10 cents.

        • It is a typo, kind of. The cost is $0.99 Would be interesting if it was 10 cents though haha.

  • “Note that the “Symbolic Equipment” DLC quest reads “Free” in the add-on menu, but you’ll see it actually costs $.099 once you tap on it for more details.”

    This confused me sooo much haha! I almost got then saw I was being charged. I’ll hold off still my second replay. Using the rest of the credit money towards Animal Crossing ლ(╹◡╹ლ)

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      ……AC will take over your life………you have been warned

      • Shane Guidaboni

        In one month I’ve already played 66 hours. It took me 4 months to play EOIV for 66 hours.

        • Holy… This is going to be one of those games Animal Crossing here I come goodbye life ( ;~;)

          • Let go of your life
            To live a digital one
            Quite an irony

          • Ha! It is indeed. Love this haiku by the way ( ^.^)-b

          • Bigabu Beaze

            Aimless traveler

            Others wasted by drinking
            but me by riding

          • LOL! Nice! A thumbs up for you too ( ^.^)-b

        • My Little endy

          274:34 hours between 6/10 and today, for me.

          • Whoaaa Does it pay to leave AC running? I usually switch between games depending on my mood.

          • My Little endy

            I don’t really leave it running. I switch out of it to do Mii Plaza and other things. I’ve been playing that, the new Mii Plaza games, Mighty Switch Force 2, Shante, and a few Steam games.

            My wife and one friend have similar times on their copies of Animal Crossing. She’s been replaying EarthBound (and always turns AC off when she’s done) and he has been playing SMTIV, though he does leave the game on – but it doesn’t count playtime if it is in sleep mode.

          • Aah I see. Interesting. Thank you so much for the info :D!

      • I’m… I’m both scared and excited. (O.O; )

    • Sardorim

      I’m guessing it’s an error because the first DLC armor was free for a limited time. They most likely used the same method they put that up and forget to remove the “Free”.

      • Aah I see that would make a lot of sense. I kept staring at it like I had misread it or that there was something wrong with my 3DS until I read this article >_<

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    (ಠ⌣ಠ) give me, give me

  • Corey Schulz

    Symbolic Equipment is not free, just in case anyone wants to know… It shows up as free in the store, though.

  • Shane Guidaboni

    Demi-Fiend costume or bust!

  • There’s DLC for Apps too? Huh…

    I guess it’d be nice to have for quick plays in the future, but for the time being, I’ll try to clear the game first without any aid from grinding DLC.

    • RoxasTheUnknown1

      Yep. Exactly how I look at it. It’ll make every playthrough after the first much more smooth. The money grind is a big help if you want a 100% compendium.

      • I died twice and unlocked the difficulty option, but I haven’t felt the need to change from the default one so far. Sure, I’m never completely impervious to the surroundings because of how easily tides can turn in a battle, but I don’t feel pressured because I have enough tools of my own to work with and never feel like I’m crippled in terms of available facilities.

        • RoxasTheUnknown1

          The app that raises the lvl limit for fusion destroyed the diffilculty for me lol. Good stuff. But yeah. The DLC is for speeding through NG+ for me.

          • FrancoDHorse

            But wouldn’t you like to feel the change of the newly unlocked Master difficulty? Even being limitless won’t save you~! OoOoOo~!

    • Haseyo

      I’m getting the DLC for the sake of it being there. If I happen to get the items for it, I’ll turn it in but I won’t go out of my way. I see no harm in it.

      The fun in SMT is demon fusing for me, not so much ridiculous challenge. I use my Pokemon mindset in this game, and boy does it get me killed talking to demons too often.

      • FrancoDHorse

        I wouldn’t get the Money, App, or EXP DLC since it can be abused and break the challenge that is well known in SMT games. The equipment DLC is fair play IMO, because I like dressing up my MC. :D

        • Haseyo

          By the sounds of it, it doesn’t break any challenge, merely saves time grinding. I’ve always been a firm believer that grinding =/= challenge as it’s merely time consuming. Now if it allows you to exceed maximum potential that the game intended to have (such as being Lv150 when the game normally has Lv99) then I’d be against it. I’ve only used the costume DLC so far. The real reason I got the other DLCs is for the demons to fuse whenever I get to that level.

  • Dashiell A.T., esq.

    BRB buying these even if I don’t plan on using them until NG+

  • LightGenx

    I look forward to dressing you up soon Flynn. Just have to wait for the game to find its way to Europe.

  • Does anyone knows why does it ask you for a zip code when you try to download a DLC? Just wondering.

    • My Little endy

      Some states tax digital goods, like Washington.

      • So just for that? Can someone give me a zip code in which they don’t?

        • Try a California zip code.

        • Haseyo

          Maryland doesn’t have digital tax either. I have so much random change from getting so many $X.99 games.

  • celery

    Sexy school outfit + sexy megane head equip = happy me.

  • KnifeAndFork

    I want a Bruce Lee game of Death yellow track suit

  • KuroNathan

    Free app points? WHY MUST YOU TEMPT ME SO ATLUS

  • kiu

    Hmmmm, I can see all of the DLCs in the store except for the Symbolic Equipment? Is it only me?

    • Thard

      Same here :( what’s the deal?

    • Haseyo

      I was looking for it as well. Thought I was crazy.

    • celery

      Not just you, I was really confused when I didn’t see it lol! I guess they took it down to fix the Free/But actually it’s 99cents thing, which is good…but I want my outfit lol ;-;

    • Thard

      i checked again today and its up, for sure taken down to fix the 99 cents thing

  • ragingmerifes

    The outfits DLC is great. The other ones, not so much. I got to level 97 (it’s really easy getting that much experience in the final dungeons).

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    I mistook that for the school uniform for SMT: If… at first, and got excited. Oh well.

  • Takuya

    for some reason my game listed the dlc as expired .. anyone experience this?

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