Well, some people may have already given up hope for localization, especially because of the sensitive content that’s been driven by the Shin Megami Tensei franchise. Apparently, that has never stopped Atlus from bringing its games westward, and it has been clearly evident that the company is hard at work in localizing its “controversial” titles. Now, Atlus has just announced that the sequel is coming to the United States Summer of this year, and it will be entitled Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse.
Atlus also made several additions and changes to improve on the gameplay of the original SMT IV. You can bring one partner into battle alongside the demons you summon. It’s still AI controlled, but there’s now a meter that will fill up to either damage enemies or give you an extra turn. Also, Smirking and Press Turns can now unlock bonuses to access certain skills including OHKO moves.
The core elements are still retained. The actions you take will dictate which path you will go through. You will also have to fuse demons to get stronger ones in return. It’s like Jade Cocoon, but demons.
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse is pegged for a Summer 2016 release for the Nintendo 3DS. Hype!