How Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final Protagonist Revives And Becomes A “God Killer”

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Atlus showed us how we’ll have demon allies in Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final, but the protagonist of the game didn’t always have the powers to summon them. This week’s issue of Famitsu magazine shares a few more details on the story.


As seen in our earlier report, here’s a tidbit on the story:


The stage is set in Tokyo of the year 203X.


In order to avoid destruction from the war against the gods that suddenly broke out 25 years prior, thick bedrock was made to cover the sky, which also prevented any contact with those outside.


It wasn’t long until the battle ended, and the people of Tokyo began to fight and murder others for the little amount of supplies and resources that remained, as they’ve become ruled over by the angels and demons that stood atop the food chain.


The protagonist (voiced by Hiro Shimono) has been spending his days as an apprentice of an organization called the Outlaw Hunters. He takes a surprise attack from a demon while out on a mission, then dies.



After his death, the protagonist wanders around the kingdom of Hades, and it’s where he encounters the Majin (Demon God) known as “Dagda” (shown above). The young man reluctantly comes to an agreement with Dagda, who had plans of his own.


“From this day forward, you will be my ‘God Killer.’ Together, we will kill all gods.”


Dagda then provides the young man with a new life, and the “demon summoning” ability, that lets him call out demons to his aid. The young man goes back to reality with his newfound power that is more than enough to make it through the fights at the Demon Capital, Tokyo, alongside Dagda, who resides inside the protagonist’s smartphone, as he begins to monitor the young man…


During this time, the “Final War” between the Archangel Merkabah and the Demon King Lucifer was nearing its end; however, a group of gods called the “Association of Gods” have descended.



Led by the Majin Krishna, with the objective of “relieving all humans,” the group begins to demand mankind to relinquish their souls.


Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final will release in Japan in February 2016 for Nintendo 3DS.

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