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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final Introduces Sukuna-Hikona, Guardian Of The Ark

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Atlus released their latest video for Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final, with an introduction to the demon Sukuna-Hikona, based on the Japanese dwarf deity of healing and sake brewing.

 

Here are details on the history behind the Japanese deity:

 

Sukuna-Hikona, or in full, Sukuna-Hikona No Kami, is the Japanese dwarf deity of healing and sake brewing and is associated with hot springs. He assisted Okuninushi in building the world and formulating protections against disease and wild animals in myths from the Izumo region.

 

He first arrived in Izumo in a small boat of bark and clad in goose skins. Later, he was picked up by Okuninushi, Sukuna-Hikona promptly bit him on the cheek. The two, nevertheless, became fast friends.

 

His shrine is located in Dosho-machi, Osaka.

 

In Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final Sukuna-Hikona is the guardian of the Ark, which seals away members of the Polytheistic Alliance and other forces that could threaten everyone who lives in Tokyo.

 

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final will release in Japan on February 10, 2016 for Nintendo 3DS. You can check out the other demon introductions in our earlier reports with Dagda, Vishnu, and Medusa.

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