Shin Megami Tensei IV Is as Deep and Interesting as It Is Hard

In recent years, the Shin Megami Tensei series has found new life in the West thanks to the popularity of spinoff titles Persona 3 and Persona 4. But now, after a decade since the release of the third game in the core series, comes Shin Megami Tensei IV. » 6/11/13 8:00am 6/11/13 8:00am

This Game's DLC Lets You Hit Level 99 In An Hour

I've already talked a bit about how hard Shin Megami Tensei IV was on the default difficulty—and how the game makes you humiliate yourself in order to switch to easy mode. But if even easy mode is still too much for you, you can always download the first DLC dungeon. It completely breaks the game. » 6/11/13 4:00am 6/11/13 4:00am

This Shin Megami Tensei IV Trailer Makes Being A Samurai Seem Intense

Shin Megami Tensei IV, the upcoming role playing game by Atlus, is a game about samurai. The protagonist is a samurai, actually. That means you have two mandates: to take care of the demons (would this be an SMT game if that weren't the case?) and to keep the peace. » 5/15/13 9:00pm 5/15/13 9:00pm

You Can Do Special Fusions Via StreetPass In Shin Megami Tensei IV

Shin Megami Tensei games have typically always let you collect demon minions which you can then use in battle, ala Pokémon. You can "fuse" these demons to make new ones, but that's typically a solitary affair. In the upcoming Shin Megami Tensei IV, other players will allow you to perform special fusions via Streetpass. » 5/03/13 8:30pm 5/03/13 8:30pm

A Visual History of Attractive Video Game Characters: The 00s

The first years of the new millennium brought us the seventh generation of video game consoles, and with that came a whole new family of attractive men and women. With new evolutions, this decade introduced the start of increasingly realistic-looking characters. » 5/02/13 8:21pm 5/02/13 8:21pm

Oh Hey, It's A New Teaser Trailer For Shin Megami Tensei IV

This dramatic new teaser for Shin Megami Tensei IV has finally gotten me to shake off the remnants of my JRPG overload-ennui and realize, "Hey, cool, a new JRPG is coming, and I want to play it." Atlus recently announced that the game is coming to America; it'll arrive on July 16. For a more involved Japanese trailer,… » 4/25/13 5:00pm 4/25/13 5:00pm

First Look at the Limited Edition Shin Megami Tensei IV 3DS XL

Excited about Shin Megami Tensei IV? Leaked scans from this week's Famitsu reveal that the role-playing game will be out in Japan on May 23. And Shin Megami Tensei IV will bring a companion in case it gets lonely. Hey, video games have feelings, too! » 2/20/13 5:30am 2/20/13 5:30am

Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem Could Totally Be A Dress-Up Sim (And…

Earlier this week, Nintendo dropped one of the most interesting bombshells they've dropped in a very long time: the Wii U will get an RPG collaboration between Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei. » 1/25/13 3:00pm 1/25/13 3:00pm