'Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse' releases for 3DS

'Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse' releases for 3DS ATLUS

Atlus unleashes Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse in the Americas exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS.

The game is the latest entry of the storied Shin Megami Tensei JRPG series (of which the popular Persona series is a splinter) where players both fight and recruit demons as a means to defy the gods.  The timeline of Apocalypse overlaps the original Shin Megami Tensei IV, but developer/publisher Atlus stresses that it's not a direct sequel.  It also features enhancements such as a refined combat system, streamlined quest mechanics, legendary difficulty, improved overworld map, and so on.  Furthermore, it's a completely new story told from the perspective of the oppressed survivors of the ruins of Tokyo.

The story of Apocalypse is one of human pawns being shuffled across a chessboard by the higher deities.  One lone Hunter, the game's protagonist, meets an early demise and through a pact with a lesser god named Dagda, is brought back to life in exchange for his pledge of servitude.  From there, the protagonist allies with other Hunters in the ruins of post-apocalyptic Tokyo beginning a plot that crosses over with the events of the original Shin Megami Tensei IV.

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse is rated "M for Mature" by the ESRB.

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