Shin Megami Tensei IV announced for the 3DS

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#1 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19834 posts) -

Via Famitsu:

Famitsu has some major Atlus news this week. The magazine reveals that development has started on Shin Megamitensei IV. The target for this latest numbered entry in the Megaten franchise is 3DS.

So all you people who have stood their ground in saying that Strange Journey was not SMTIV... you were right.

The official site for the game will apparently open tomorrow. It's currently locked: http://megaten4.jp/

Well, guess it's time I got a 3DS. That purple one looks cool.

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#2 Posted by Dagbiker (7025 posts) -

Good, now they can continue not working on Persona 5.

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#3 Posted by Phatmac (5928 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

Good, now they can continue not working on Persona 5.

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#4 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19834 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

Good, now they can continue not working on Persona 5.

The new Half-Life (episode) 3?

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#5 Posted by ckeats (496 posts) -

What ever happend to that Persona for 3DS? I bet we'll never see that.

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#6 Posted by Phatmac (5928 posts) -

COME ON ATLUS GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY REALLY WANT! PERSONA 5 MAN!

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#7 Posted by Turambar (7948 posts) -

Do I really have to buy both a Vita and a 3DS now?

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#8 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

@Dagbiker said:

Good, now they can continue not working on Persona 5.

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#9 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19834 posts) -
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#10 Posted by Animasta (14848 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

Good, now they can continue not working on Persona 5.

They have more than one team you know

also

fuck you Atlus I don't want a 3DS

but

goddamnit

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#11 Posted by TehFlan (1954 posts) -

Awesome. That'll make this the first numbered SMT game I play.

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#12 Posted by ervonymous (1299 posts) -

Can't blame them for choosing 3DS over Vita at this point, but region locks still suck. I'll probably have one by the time ghostlight or someone gets around to printing a few copies...bleh.

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#13 Edited by Mcfart (1993 posts) -

I just want Nocturne 2 with modern mechanics (such as no random encounters) but with Nocturne's amazing Press Turn system. I've always been okay with Persona's combat system, but Nocturne's is so much better. Strange Journey was no Nocturne since it didn't even have the Press Turn system.

edit: Also why does Atlus always spread their games on both handhelds? Can't we have games on both the Vita and 3DS instead of having Persona 3 Portable on the PSP and Devil Survivor on the DS?

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#14 Posted by Dagbiker (7025 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@Dagbiker said:

Good, now they can continue not working on Persona 5.

They have more than one team you know

also

fuck you Atlus I don't want a 3DS

but

goddamnit

I know that I was just being facetious.

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#15 Posted by Justin258 (13892 posts) -

I want a 3DS. Other than Gravity Rush, the Vita has nothing that I can't get my fix on elsewhere.

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#16 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@AlexanderSheen said:

@Phatmac said:

@Dagbiker said:

Good, now they can continue not working on Persona 5.

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#17 Posted by Animasta (14848 posts) -

psh I'm just mad it's on the 3DS, fuck persona 5

SMT > Persona

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#18 Posted by alternate (2809 posts) -

This isn't taking anything away from P5. They loooove them balls (Persona money). I bet they have two persona teams, one just for coming up with new Persona marketing ideas "How about a set of Yosuke branded ceramic kitchen knives?"

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#19 Posted by AndrewB (7813 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Dagbiker said:

Good, now they can continue not working on Persona 5.

The new Half-Life (episode) 3?

Only when Episode/Half-Life 3 actually releases.

Might as well wait for the next Playstation at this point. I'm glad that I have another game to buy for my 3DS someday! That somewhat kind of makes up for no Vita and Golden (actually, this is a new game, so maybe it's better).

@ckeats said:

What ever happend to that Persona for 3DS? I bet we'll never see that.

Yeah, I always thought they had specifically announced it would be a new Persona game. We didn't even see yet another port of a game. I guess plans changed.

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#20 Posted by Video_Game_King (36565 posts) -

@Turambar said:

Do I really have to buy both a Vita and a 3DS now?

Unfortunately, I was always planning on both.

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#21 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19834 posts) -

@AndrewB said:

@ckeats said:

What ever happend to that Persona for 3DS? I bet we'll never see that.

Yeah, I always thought they had specifically announced it would be a new Persona game. We didn't even see yet another port of a game. I guess plans changed.

They had announced both an untitled Shin Megami Tensei game and a Persona game. The untitled SMT game turned out to be this, so the Persona game might still exist.

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#22 Posted by ckeats (496 posts) -

@AndrewB said:

@ckeats said:

What ever happend to that Persona for 3DS? I bet we'll never see that.

Yeah, I always thought they had specifically announced it would be a new Persona game. We didn't even see yet another port of a game. I guess plans changed.

They announced Persona, regular SMT, and Devil Survivor for 3DS in that big list from E3 2010. People seem to think the 3DS Persona got replaced by the Soul Hackers remake.

Either way I'm thrilled for any thing SMT related.

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#23 Posted by Animasta (14848 posts) -

If this follows the actual story from SMT3 I am so buying a 3DS with money I don't have

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#24 Posted by ESREVER (2882 posts) -

If this and Project X get localized... I'm going to have to get a 3ds.

*sigh*

I don't want a 3ds...

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#25 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@Dagbiker said:

Good, now they can continue not working on Persona 5.

They have more than one team you know

also

fuck you Atlus I don't want a 3DS

but

goddamnit

Strange Journey was on the DS, and they announced an SMT game for the 3DS two years ago. You should have been more prepared! :P

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#26 Posted by WMWA (1223 posts) -

Ugh...right when I was sold on a Vita to play Persona 4 for the first time. Maybe I can *borrow* a friend's 3DS for an extended period of time? I'd really rather not buy both. =\

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#27 Edited by Soren (304 posts) -

Well, if any game could sell me on a 3DS, it's probably this one.

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#28 Posted by SlightConfuse (3996 posts) -

more great 3DS games I'm happy

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#29 Posted by marchismo (87 posts) -
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#30 Posted by rachelepithet (1646 posts) -

I don't want persona 5, I want persona 4-2

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#31 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

Cool, something to play on my goddamned 3DS. Man, this shit better pick up soon.

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#32 Posted by Amethus (72 posts) -

Pretty damn excited. Just finished Strange Journey and I'm down for some more SMT goodness.

Gotta agree with some of the other guys here though, I hope it's more like Nocturne. SJ was great and all but I'd like the press turn system back.

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#33 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19834 posts) -

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#34 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1759 posts) -

Keep using those PS2 assets, Atlus. 

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#35 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19834 posts) -

@Vegetable_Side_Dish: Yeah, not only is the 3DS the smart platform to go with because of its popularity in Japan, but also because the PS2 assets won't look out of place compared to if they were used on something like the Vita.

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#36 Posted by Eirikr (1083 posts) -

Man, if SMT starts to outnumber Persona I am going to be...even more sarcastic. PRIORITIES, ATLUS, PRIORITIES (Also if anyone hasn't requested the Shin Megami Tensei 3DS page to be renamed to Shin Megami Tensei IV, I can't because I am posting from a ghetto Japanese computer that I might punch through the screen if I hit the kana button one more time)

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#37 Edited by Zeik (4077 posts) -

I this is a Nocturne-styled SMT I really hope that they don't actually just reuse the PS2 assets again. I love Atlus, but I got pretty tired of the same old demon models by the end of the PS2 era. Not that I expect completely redesigned demons, since they are modeled after classic Kaneko designs, but there are definitely ways to make them fresh again.

Plus if they reused that lazy Amaterasu model from Nocturne again I'm going to be pissed.

Man, if SMT starts to outnumber Persona I am going to be...even more sarcastic. PRIORITIES, ATLUS, PRIORITIES (Also if anyone hasn't requested the Shin Megami Tensei 3DS page to be renamed to Shin Megami Tensei IV, I can't because I am posting from a ghetto Japanese computer that I might punch through the screen if I hit the kana button one more time)

Considering SMT has been around far longer than Persona the fact that it's not already outnumbering Persona is pretty strange.

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#38 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

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Wait, no. Bad idea. Terrible idea! OK, uh...

Hail Lucifer!

Wait. SHIT. I don't even know if that's worse! All right then, uh...

Give thanks to...whatever deity you want! Yeah, that's it. Play it neutral...

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#39 Posted by Zeik (4077 posts) -

Neutral is always the way to go. Everyone else in SMT is usually a douche.

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#40 Edited by Animasta (14848 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

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@FluxWaveZ said:

Ad:

Praise YHVH!

Wait, no. Bad idea. Terrible idea! OK, uh...

Hail Lucifer!

Wait. SHIT. I don't even know if that's worse! All right then, uh...

Give thanks to...whatever deity you want! Yeah, that's it. Play it neutral...

praise the demifiend, he always knows the way!

also the neutral deity was Noah so yah D:

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#41 Posted by Eirikr (1083 posts) -

After waiting years and years after Nocturne for SJ, this announcement almost seems too soon. I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm excited as all get out, but I guess I'll need to see some screens and new Kaneko art to be 100% froth.

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#42 Posted by macgetmalled (11 posts) -

After Strange Journey, I am ready for them to do anything.

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#43 Posted by Kscorps (60 posts) -

I'm down for any new SMT game, mainline, Persona, or what have you. It's all awesome, and I love a great RPG. It would be cool to see another game in the vein of Nocturne, though.

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#44 Posted by sub_o (955 posts) -

Man, I don't want to buy a 3DS just to play SMT 4. I was hoping that Atlus would develop it for HD consoles.

Now I need to plan and start saving for a 3DS.

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#45 Edited by Bocam (4099 posts) -

I still want them to remake 1 and 2. Or release the original novels as e-books.

I wonder if they'll have a guest character

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#46 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14247 posts) -

As long as it is balls hard like Nocturne but doesn't have the incredibly dumb demon negotiation system, I will be on board. Oh wait. It will totally have the demon negotiation system. Because that's a SMT "thing". If we want to talk about one of the reasons why I haven't finished Nocturne yet, that is one of them. The other is that it's really hard and that kind of difficulty grinds on one after a while.

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#47 Posted by Animasta (14848 posts) -

@ArbitraryWater said:

As long as it is balls hard like Nocturne but doesn't have the incredibly dumb demon negotiation system, I will be on board. Oh wait. It will totally have the demon negotiation system. Because that's a SMT "thing". If we want to talk about one of the reasons why I haven't finished Nocturne yet, that is one of them. The other is that it's really hard and that kind of difficulty grinds on one after a while.

really? It was dumb but past the first like... 5-6 hours? I didn't really care about demon negotiation THAT much. I used it, sure, but, that's not a really good reason to not play that game.

it's difficult and grindy at spots? yes, but the demon negotiation is not that annoying.

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#48 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14247 posts) -

@Animasta: I just feel like it has no real purpose from a raw mechanical angle, kinda just throwing money and items at enemies and then hoping that they'll join you. Yeah, my distaste for it is more principle than practice, but it is pointless and should be discarded or made meaningful again.

Also, I should probably mention that Skyrim came out. That was another reason I stopped playing.

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#49 Posted by MEATBALL (4222 posts) -

@Turambar said:

Do I really have to buy both a Vita and a 3DS now?

Yes. Do it.

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#50 Edited by Animasta (14848 posts) -

@ArbitraryWater said:

@Animasta: I just feel like it has no real purpose from a raw mechanical angle, kinda just throwing money and items at enemies and then hoping that they'll join you. Yeah, my distaste for it is more principle than practice, but it is pointless and should be discarded or made meaningful again.

Also, I should probably mention that Skyrim came out. That was another reason I stopped playing.

well if you wanted to play a worse game there are plenty out there...

go back to it; where'd you leave off? There's definitely a point where it drags' if you're doing the Amala stuff or I remember Yoyogi park being super annoying.

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