Shin Megami Tensei IV Confirmed for U.S.
Waking up to the news that Shin Megami Tensei IV is coming to America is the best way to wake up. Although there have been numerous Shin Megami Tensei spin off games, Persona 4 Golden being the best of them, this is the first time an entry in the main franchise has been seen since Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, way back in 2003.
For those who may have skipped this series so far, the Shin Megami Tensei games are like a combination of Pokemon and a demonic apocalypse. You befriend and fuse (yes, actually fuse) various demons you come across in your journey to save, or damn, the world. The Shin Megami Tensei series is one of the longest running RPG series in the world, and it’s certainly one of the most interesting and mature. If for no other reason, you should get Shin Megami Tensei IV to hang out with Jack Frost the greatest mascot/demon in the world.
Okay, now that all the newsy stuff is out of the way:YES! This is just wonderful. It would have been nuts for Atlus to not release Shin Megami Tensei IV in America, especially since we’re getting Soul Hackers in a month, and I don’t think we really expected it to not show up but the confirmation is like Christmas all over. It certainly makes up for the sheer stupidity of yesterday’s April Fool’s.
(Seriously, I hate you April Fools. Go away forever.)
Shin Megami Tensei IV is scheduled to come out sometime in summer of 2013 on 3DS.