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Old 10-05-2015, 11:04 PM
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If this is another spin-off set in the Etrian Odyssey IV engine, I am going to jump off a building
There's no "kyū" sound in the title. You're safe.
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:21 PM
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Shin Meikyumi Tensei IV??

Featuring super chibi moe medusa. Kawaii~~~
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:31 PM
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I mean, Strange Journey is still probably the best SMT game since Nocturne, so I'm all for a dungeon crawler style entry if it's more like that and less like Persona Q. A good, sparse dungeon crawler would be a return to the series' roots.

This game will definitely be a way to reuse the assets and engine of SMTIV, though. Which I'm also all for. It would be a waste for those to only get one game. They can do more with the foundation they created there.
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Old 10-06-2015, 02:18 AM
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in my head canon the main character of smt4f is a girl, because that design looks really good as a girl but is pretty mediocre for a boy
Woah I just automatically assumed she was a really cool-looking girl.

Something tells me FINAL is going to be akin to Soul Hackers, with a ragtag team of mystery solvin' anime coolguys. I mean that little ghosty Navarre looks like a direct shout-out to the Spookies' logo, doesn't he?
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Old 10-06-2015, 04:08 AM
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I beat SMTIV but I had to look up who Akira was. That one imagine looks great though.
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Old 10-06-2015, 05:03 AM
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I like Slimer Navarre, which is my name for him based on the color. 2nd favorite thing is fuck you Abe NO WAR on the green jacket. Maybe this will say SMT4's conservative ideological themes have to be upended, and a progressive worldview is necessary to truly free Tokyo from the influence of The Whites.
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:49 AM
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Woah I just automatically assumed she was a really cool-looking girl.
Until I actually played the game I thought both Jonathan and the MC were females. I was really excited for Girl Squad + Walter.

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I like Slimer Navarre, which is my name for him based on the color.
Yep, done. There is no better name.

Anyway, I'm excited. SMT4 was my first SMT game and I very much enjoyed it. Hope this comes to the US.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:09 AM
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I still need to play this. Working on other stuff right now.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:44 AM
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I thought it was just anime-sameface, or that we were just joking around. But no. Slimer Navarre is for real confirmed as the ghost of Navarre in Famitsu, supposedly. (I haven't seen the scans myself, just going on hearsay. Post em if you got em.)

So, I guess it's not a prequel telling Akira's story then, unless there are time travel shenanigans.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:48 AM
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Here are the deets, but no scans just yet:
  • Takes place in Underground Tokyo, but it might be a different timeline than IV Proper because it talks about Angels hanging out in Tokyo, which was a thing that did not happen in IV.
  • MC has a male voice actor, so that's lame. He gets killed, but is given a second chance by a Mysterious Demon to come back to the world of the living with the power to summon demons if he becomes a God Slayer.
  • The MC has a childhood friend named Asashi. Will she be a Heroine or will she be an Issachar?
  • Yes that is Literally Navarre. He had an inconsequential death, but decides to haunt/possess the MC after they meet. So maybe he's like Burroughs? Except, I guess, instead of (SMT4 neutral ending spoilers) urging the player to set Tokyo right, he'll urge them to create a caste system

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Speaking to Famitsu, producer Kazuyuki Yamai said: “We’ve looked over a lot of player feedback from Shin Megami Tensei IV and we’re making improvements everywhere we can, even to thinks like controls and demon conversations—there is a lot of reconsideration and reforming going on. We’re aiming to make the number one RPG for 3DS, so we’re paying attention to every detail. We’re making it so that even those who didn’t play Shin Megami Tensei IV can enjoy this game."
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:03 AM
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I am going to barf all over that refined gameplay experience.
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:08 AM
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I am going to barf all over that refined gameplay experience.
apparently there will be over 450 demons, so get ready to party like it's 1992, i guess.

take this with a grain of salt though, because i think it might just be basing it on the first illustration we've seen and not representative of what's in game:
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Masayuki Doi is the character designer of the game, and you’ll see the likes of Merkabah, Lucifer, and others, including Medusa from the previous game, in their refined forms.
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:11 AM
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MC has a male voice actor, so that's lame.
I think we all knew in our hearts that there was no chance of this game having an adorable soft butch MC, but yeah very lame.
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:12 AM
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apparently there will be over 450 demons, so get ready to party like it's 1992, i guess.
Can't wait to fuse Killer Chopper instead of Stolas.
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:35 AM
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"We’re making it so that even those who didn’t play Shin Megami Tensei IV can enjoy this game."
I'm not the only one to read that as "not enough people played SMT IV", am I?

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I think we all knew in our hearts that there was no chance of this game having an adorable soft butch MC, but yeah very lame.
Contrary to SMT IV's Neutral Ending, you should stop holding out Hope.
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:42 AM
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  • Yes that is Literally Navarre. He had an inconsequential death, but decides to haunt/possess the MC after they meet. So maybe he's like Burroughs?
So a hoity-toity, insufferable spirit with a high-class accent tags along behind you offering snarky commentary to the happenings and goings-on.

And he's voiced by Liam O'Brien.

Hmm.



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Can't wait to fuse Dead Lobster instead of Quetzalcoatl.
EDIT: HAS there been any confirmation that Kaneko is involved in this? I'm seeing commentary elsewhere stating that this is the case.

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Old 10-06-2015, 10:15 AM
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I'm not the only one to read that as "not enough people played SMT IV", am I?
SMTIV sold pretty well in all regions, so it can't be a complaint about that. It's just generic PR speak to say the game won't be incomprehensible to new players. I'm sure someone probably said the same thing about Shin Megami Tensei II way back when.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:09 AM
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:11 AM
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Mermaid looks great!
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:12 AM
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Who's the demon on the far right? Were they in SMT4?

Also, I wonder what those bars above the partner's HP are for.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:14 AM
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I honestly can't/don't remember any Mermaids or Krishna appearing in a Compendium before, not unless it was a Devil Children or the first Devil Summoner. That's a very nice surprise, and I want to see Krishna's full design. He looks pretty snazzy.

No idea who Daguza is, if that's how you romanize it. But the same Riddler's emblem that appeared on the teaser site is on his forehead, so he's probably the demon partner you contract at the beginning of the game.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:16 AM
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I wonder if Krishna is in the screenshot because he's a major character, or if it's arbitrary to show off the character design. The other pictured character (Daguza) was in the basic plot info made public so far, so I would guess the former?

(Krishna's line is, "If things keep on going like they are now, humans will continue to make the same mistakes. They should accept our salvation.")

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he's probably the demon partner you contract at the beginning of the game.
Yeah, this was in the basic plot summary.

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Looks like they dropped the furigana in dialogue, oddly enough.
I like the clean look with it gone. I wonder if it's maybe an option? Weird to just totally remove it...
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:21 AM
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For what it's worth, there are peacock feathers beside Dagza's head in this image. But that might not mean much because remember how many irrelevant demons were on the SMT4 cover?

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Also, I wonder what those bars above the partner's HP are for.
I assume it's MP/skill points, so like your partner characters only get eight turns in combat before they're tapped out.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:23 AM
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:25 AM
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For what it's worth, there are peacock feathers beside Dagza's head in this image. But that might not mean much because remember how many irrelevant demons were on the SMT4 cover?
I just noticed this last night: look closely next to the green kanji amid the feathers and you can see a horse face. It's totally Adramalech.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:27 AM
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wait i forgot this one here. they're definitely embracing the devil survivor aesthetic.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:29 AM
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they're definitely embracing the devil survivor aesthetic.
Why do you say that?

(The only thing I remember about the Devil Survivor aesthetic is body horror tier terrifyingly enormous breasts, which I don't see here.)
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:39 AM
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Thank you!
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:40 AM
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Wow, the Merkabah and Lucifer designs still suck to their cores, but Doi made them look so much more presentable. It would be funny if, since they are being revealed so early in the PR push, in-game they had "true forms" that are, well, a return to more appropriate forms for them.
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