If you’re a Shin Megami Tensei fan and you’re dying to see some real gameplay footage, you’ll be happy to know that the Japanese site 4Gamer has released a 10 minutes long video which showcases many of the game’ s features like the intro, dungeon exploration and battles. In the video you’ll also be able to check out the demon fusion process and the navigational AI called Burroughs: you can check out the video here.
Shin Megami Tensei IV is the first numbered entry of the series to get released on a portable console, with all the previous entries getting home console releases. Many of the series’ staples will come back in the 3DS entry of the series: demon negotiations will be in and deeper than ever, the press turn battle system will come back with a few tweaks which give a good advantage to both player and enemies if weaknesses are exploited multiple times. Shin Megami Tensei IV will also include the usual karma system which will influence some parts of the story as well as the ending.
Demon fusion is also back and better than ever: Atlus has streamlined the process a lot so that players won’t have to go through many menus in order to produce some new demons.
Making the best out of the 3DS unique features, Shin Megami Tensei IV will also include some exclusive Streetpass features.
Shin Megami Tensei IV will launch in North America on July 16th: the European release will come during this Summer.