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.