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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

whoo

Edited by lordog0407

Songmurai, best pronunciation ever

Edited by mrfluke

post apocalyptic world, and now the main dude is essentially a samurai?

fuuuuck, wished this wasnt exclusive to 3ds.

Edited by SolidOcelot

Why are so many JRPG developers content with producing content only for handheld consoles.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
Posted by McGhee

Year is 1492? What?

Posted by McGhee

Why are so many JRPG developers content with producing content only for handheld consoles.

Yeah, it's a shame.

Edited by FrenchFriedFool

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI GAMES, BECAUSE I SURE AS HELL DON'T.

Edited by Winsord

Saw-moo-rye, saw-moo-rye, saw-moo-rye!

Posted by oldenglishC

Not to sit here and wish my life away, but July should hurry up and get here.

Posted by DirkGently

@solidocelot: They are where the action is in Japan. Check out the charts.

http://mynintendonews.com/2013/03/13/japan-playstation-vita-overtakes-nintendo-3ds-as-best-selling-gaming-platform/

Posted by Atwa

based atlus

goty all year every year

Posted by D_W

It's super annoying that this is on a handheld. Especially since it doesn't look as good at SMT: Nocturne. Those battles looked exactly like the other portable SMT games for the DS. While those games were fine. I would think they'd go with something much more dynamic and interesting for SMT 4.

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Edited by PresidentOfJellybeans

It's been a while since I've read up on it, so sorry if I'm wrong, but in Japanese the "a" is always pronounced like the "a" in "father". Which would explain how samurai is pronounced in this video.

Posted by Doskias

@solidocelot: I imagine the cost of producing a 360/PS3 (or PS4/whateverthefuckthenewxboxis) game vs what a game like this would sell on those consoles is a factor.

Posted by crusader8463

@mcghee said:

@solidocelot said:

Why are so many JRPG developers content with producing content only for handheld consoles.

Yeah, it's a shame.

Because it's cheaper to make and they don't sell enough to warrant a bigger budget and to be put on the bigger platforms. As much as I hate it, I don't see it going away anytime soon unless JRPG's suddenly become hugely popular again.

Posted by Demoskinos

Why the heck is there a weird border around this video?

Posted by Sweep

A samurai has two duties:

  • To quell the demons
  • Taking Nanako to Junes
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Edited by Video_Game_King

Sah-murai? I haven't heard it like that, and I can't even tell what the right pronunciation is (spoiler alert: you don't encounter the word 'samurai' a lot in Japanese).

Edited by Sneakybadger

Saah murai

Posted by Godmil

It's been a while since I've read up on it, so sorry if I'm wrong, but in Japanese the "a" is always pronounced like the "a" in "father". Which would explain how samurai is pronounced in this video.

I thought the 'a' was like in 'hat', but in the video it sounds more like a 'o' as in 'hot'. The second a (in ai) should have the same sound. I pronounce the 'a' in "father" the same as in 'hat' but I guess that could change depending on English dialect.

Posted by FrostedMiniWheats

@solidocelot: Because JRPGs are biggest in Japan, and handhelds are bigger than consoles in Japan.

Not just by a little bit, it's honestly a huge difference. The 3DS has already outsold the PS3 in Japan. It did so six months ago, so after only 18 months on the market or so. I would expect any game that's aimed primarily at the Japanese audience (as SMT titles most surely are) to release on a handheld at this point. Console releases are for games that prioritize the western audience. So Resident Evil? Console. Monster Hunter 4? 3DS.

Edited by Mjolnir

That's definitely the Japanese pronunciation of "samurai" (except for the hard 'r'), though it does still sound a bit strange.

Edited by Hailinel

@video_game_king: "Saw" is the correct Japanese pronunciation. Pronouncing it like the name Sam is phonetically incorrect.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@hailinel said:

@video_game_king: "Saw" is the correct Japanese pronunciation. Pronouncing it like the name Sam is phonetically incorrect.

I was going to reply to this with "I want to make a game called 'Samurai Sam' just to fuck with people", but a quick Google search put an end to that.

Edited by Ravelle

And now us Euro duders play the waiting game.

Edited by BeefyGrandmole

IS THERE MORE?

Posted by Nikoran

HOPEFULLY THERE WILL BE A EURO RELEASE IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS WHO KNOWS

Posted by siLVUR

Thank you based Atlus.

SONGMURAI HERE I COME.

Edited by neoepoch

As a heads up, the main character is a silent protagonist, as per SMT traditions. It is his friend (Issachar, Isakal? I'm not exactly sure what the localization is) that is making all the noise about being a sawmoorye.

And I'm already pretty annoyed with all the Persona references this has already gotten. At least it isn't as bad as the youtube video's comments.

@mcghee Well it maybe 1492, but obviously a lot of things seem anachronistic for the time period (i.e. the gauntlet comps) so obviously there is more than what is being told. Just like at the end of the video it is like "OR IS THERE MORE!?!?" Well obviously there is more than that in a Shin Megami Tensei game.

Another interesting thing about the game is the fact that apparently there are no direct ties to I, II, III: Nocturne, or Strange Journey (aside from the Black Harmonica Demonica...wow I'm tired.), so it'll be interesting to see where the story goes.

@sweep You should rephrase to a sawmoorye's 2 duties are as follows.

1. Pick an Alignment

2. Kill your best friends.

Edited by EquitasInvictus

@sweep said:

A samurai has two duties:

  • To quell the demons
  • Taking Nanako to Junes

Does that make Yu Narukami... the last samurai?!

Posted by civid

Wauw, the 3DS has a DVD-tray? SWEET!

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Posted by EthanML

Was hyped but this was seriously underwhelming.

Posted by Sidoran

Did the other SMT games have Dragon Quest battles? I'm confused.

Edited by geirr

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI GAMES, BECAUSE I SURE AS HELL DON'T.

IT'S A WEBSITE

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@solidocelot said:

Why are so many JRPG developers content with producing content only for handheld consoles.

It's been that way for years and I'm guessing because it's cheaper and less risky. Kind of just how this generation went. If you want JRPGs, look toward handhelds. The stuff released on consoles just isn't as plentiful which is unfortunate for people who like to play on a couch with a big TV.

@sidoran said:

Did the other SMT games have Dragon Quest battles? I'm confused.

A decent chunk of SMT games have battles in first person. As I understand it they're making it 3D outside of combat like in Nocturne (SMT3) and having battles in first person like in Shin Megami Tensei 1 & 2.

Posted by Phatmac

I WANT TO BE A SAMURAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!

Edited by Mrsignerman44

Nice! I've been playing Strange Journey to cope with the wait and for anyone disappointed about the lack of 3D battles, you get used to the first person battles real quick. The fusion and battle systems are so addicting that it doesn't really matter after awhile.

I'm pretty excited that they're adding 3D exploration in this one though since the first person exploration can feel a little outdated.

Edited by Hailinel

@sidoran: Yeah. Most games in the series feature battles presented in that style.

Posted by j0lter

If it weren't for 3DS i would buy it. Their loss lol

Posted by leinad44

Yep bought my 3ds at just the right time :D

Edited by metalsnakezero

Time to become a samurai and talk to some demons.

Edited by flasaltine

Korra?

Edited by flasaltine

So I made my previous comment after just seeing the image capture... So that is a dude... the fuck?

Posted by neoepoch

This game is looking to be extremely inspired by the first game, and I mean there are a lot of mirrored things from it. From previews I read even the very beginning of the game has a cutscene that sounded almost exactly like the intro to SMT I. There is also a ton of remixed music from the first two games, you have your law and chaos heroes, whose names could possibly be inspired from Kaneko's writings on the first two law and chaos heroes (the first syllable sound), and even STEVEN. Granted there are plent of things that they have improved upon from what it seems and I'm so damned hyped for this release, especially after playing through the first three games already.

Posted by doe3879

I saw nothing but "Persona V" as the title and was going wtf as I watch the trailer

Edited by CaptRocketblaze

Sah moo rye

Edited by SatelliteOfLove

Look kid, you can be a samurai, okay? Will you please just shut up about it?

That guy speaking will be...

A) Eaten by a demon

B) Dismissively smote by an angry god.

C) Turn into a monstrous human-elder thing hybrid in a bid for supernatural power and be killed by the protag.

Glorious Megaten plot goodness.

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