While Persona 4 Golden has just released in America, Atlus in Japan has been hard at work on the next entry of their main franchise, Shin Megami Tensei IV for the 3DS. Atlus has released several new shots and details for the game.
Players take control of an 18 year old protagonist that wakes up from a dream telling him that his choices will change the world. Following the dream, the protagonist enters the Ritual of the Gauntlet that determines if people are capable of becoming warriors, known as Samurai, that can wield a gauntlet for summoning and negotiating with demons.
Samurai work in the shadows to stop demons and make sure that normal people located to the east of Mikado do not discover the existence of demons.
The game features several new designs for various demons along with mainstays of the Shin Megami franchise. Some of these new demons were designed by people that work behind the designs of Super Sentai and Kamen Rider.
SMT IV features a battle system similar to other games in the series that has players trying to exploit weaknesses and negotiating with demons to get them to fight on the player’s side.
RPG gamers will want to keep a heads up for Atlus to announce any details for a western release. Until then check out the screens for the game in the gallery below.