Shin Megami Tensei IV U.S. release date set
posted on 04.17.13 at 11:43 AM EST by (@salromano)
Buy it early to get the First-Print Edition.

Hot off the heels of its European announcement, Atlus has confirmed the North American release date for Shin Megami Tensei IV as July 16.

Additionally, it’s announced a limited-run first-print edition. All copies of the game will come in this edition while supplies last. It includes:

  • Strategy & Design Book – Produced by Prima Games, longtime publishers of video game strategy content, and packed with walkthroughs, charts, maps, tips, and more, this official starter strategy guide will give the newly selected Samurai a distinct advantage as they begin their journey through the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado and beyond. The design side of the book will feature full-color pages of artwork ranging from concept art to in-game pieces to never-used designs from new Shin Megami Tensei series character designer, Masayuki Doi.
  • Shin Megami Tensei Music Collection – Offering a collection of tracks specially selected from across the 20-plus-year history of the Shin Megami Tensei series, this CD presents the series’ musical history highlights from the ethereal atmospheric music to the classic power-guitar anthems. It also includes a special recording exclusive to the Music Collection CD.
  • Collectible Slipcase Packaging – Shin Megami Tensei IV will come in a deluxe-sized slipcase package featuring full-color key art designed by Masayuki Doi and depicting the divergent paths of law and chaos between which Samurai must travel and make their choices knowing of the potential foes and allies that lay on either side.

Shin Megami Tensei IV follows the Samurai, the sacred protectors of Eastern Mikado. As a newly appointed Samurai, players will struggle with enemy factions and defend their home kingdom from demons. And decisions made throughout the story will have consequences.

  • Jontaku

    That is sexy and comes out the day after my birthday. Hope the Eu release isn’t too far off.

    • artemisthemp

      Be ready to wait 6 months.

      Really hope EU is getting this edition also, since I don’t want to import the game

      • Arcliff

        With Atlus working with NISA, it might be less longer.

  • RyoonZ

    Worth more than $50!

  • DarthBrian


    Still not worth $50 as the download version is also going to be $50 so you’re getting free goods for your extra $10 is all.

    But, it’s a limited pressing and I like limited editions.

    I think they’ve hooked me. >__>

    (Also, side note, I really hate the character designs for this game. Doi is not nearly as good as Kaneko is. As a MegaTen fan, it really is disappointing.

    EDIT: Kaneko >> Soejima >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Doi)

    • zangkief

      Kaneko >>>> Soejima = Doi >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Harada

      • DarthBrian

        On no planet are Soejima and Doi the same. You are crazy.

        • HeatPhoenix

          Correct, Soejima has this weird-ass gradient over all the faces of his characters, like they all went skiing or some shit.

      • HeatPhoenix

        What does Harada have anything to do with this discussion, is it because he’s using a Disgaea avatar? If so, that makes it an ad hominem, which means you’re just being a petty commenter.

        Stop that.

        • zangkief

          Pollock >>>> Harada

      • PrinceHeir

        what games did Harada do?

        • DarthBrian

          He’s trolling me because I have an Etna avatar. Takehito Harada did the character designs for Disgaea.

          • PrinceHeir

            ahh i thought it was from SMT XD

            forgive me since despite owning some Disgaea games, i don ‘t know who’s the artist.

    • PrinceHeir

      yes wtf is the digital price as $50 as well O___O

      and yeah i agree Kaneko is too godlike!!!!!

      love his Digital Devil Saga art :P

  • 罪罰

    Based Atlus slapping the shit out of the haters
    >Not worth 50 bucks! waa!

  • Haku_Luvs_You

    So glad I preordered

  • surakian

    Gorgeous. This is worth way more than $50 and I am so glad Atlus put the time and money into getting all of this set up for fans. Already preordered SMTIV, and I cannot wait for July to come!

  • weyou

    I see.

    First print with premium stuffs: 50$

    Second print with game onlly: 40$

    Third print with…

    That’s pretty fair. I will wait for _____ print.

    • $30632660

      All prints are 50 dollars, even the digital version lmfao

  • new_tradition

    Whoa O.O

    Preordered >3>

  • Zero

    Something else for me to buy. xD

    I got tears in me eyes… all these games coming out between May-August this year. So much for those slow months where you can save up cash for the big holiday months. lol

  • kuusou yume

    I pre-ordered this a few weeks ago when they announced the release frame for North America. So does this automatically make mine this boxed set or do I have to change my pre-order? Does this come in this LE set as well as a normal 3DS version or just the LE on release?

    • Silver Citizen

      All copies of the game will be like this for the first print run.

  • Zackasaur

    Now it’s worth $50. lulz


  • ryougazell

    Awesome. Glad I pre-ordered. This and Soul Hackers are the only games I’m buying this year. Everything else was put on the ‘to-buy’ list for 2014 (Last of Us, Neptunia Victory, Injustice, Tales of Xillia, Muramasa)

  • Eclipse

    The JPN first-print edition comes with a “Sound & Art Collection,” so I’d say that $50 for this one is a pretty godly deal, considering all the stuff that you get.

    Hell, I don’t even have a NA 3DS, but I’m considering buying this.