A look at Shin Megami Tensei IV's new demons - Gematsu
A look at Shin Megami Tensei IV’s new demons
posted on 10.12.12 at 07:51 PM EST by (@salromano)
And artwork of the five Samurai heroes.

Atlus updated the official Shin Megami Tensei IV website today with character artwork for the game’s five Samurai heroes, and five of the game’s new demons designed by a variety of illustrators (most of whom have worked on Kamen Rider).

King Asmodeus was designed by Yasushi Nirasawa, known for his Undead character designs in the Kamen Rider series. Dragon God Kouga Saburou was designed by Tamotsu Shinohara, also known for Kamen Rider. Archangel Rafael was designed by Keita Amemiya, who did character designs for games like Clock Tower 3, and Onimusha 2 and 3, as well as monster designs for Kamen Rider. Earthquake Kuebiko was designed by Kyouma Aki, known for his creature design in Persona 4: The Animation. And Heavenly God Omoikane was designed by special effects and makeup effects artist Yoshihiro Nishimura.

View the artwork at the gallery.

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  • FaithlessMr

    I don’t like the new Omoikane and Raphael, but all the others look really good. ‘sides, dis gun be my game of the year whenever it releases, so…

  • Kobracon

    No wonder I got a Kamen Rider vibe from the designs. Love them! Think they look awesome.

  • Budgiecat

    Nice. But I think these enemies should be 3D not 2D since this game is you know…..on the 3DS

  • PrinceHeir

    “Archangel Rafael was designed by Keita Amemiya, who did character designs for games like Clock Tower 3, and Onimusha 2 and 3,”

    awesome2 :D

  • HeatPhoenix

    Huh, you mean these are SMT4 enemies and not Kamen Rider Wizard’d new foes? Who would’ve thought.

  • Where on Earth is Kazuma Kaneko? Not saying these designs are bad by any means, but even in games he wasn’t directly involved with (like P3 and 4) he still took care of the artwork for the demons.

    Is he working on something else? What would it be?

  • Kobracon

    Sal, is it ever stated WHICH Kamen Rider each artist worked for?

  • Heavenly_King

    Why cant this game be for the VITA too? D: