There’s nothing more exciting than a Nintendo Direct presentation. Nothing. Not a single thing. Well, maybe a few things, but it’s definitely close to the top of the list! While everyone is reeling over Cloud’s addition to the Super Smash Bros. roster, or the re-release of Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow, there’s a whole bunch of us out there who paid close attention not to the Western presentation but the Japan-only presentation that featured some pretty exciting little additions of which were left out of the stream only made available to us video game fans living outside of glorious Nippon.
After going through the motions of a standard Nintendo Direct presentation, the video game juggernaut decided to throw us Shin Megami Tensei fans a little bone in the form of another trailer for the upcoming sequel Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final, which had only been announced a few weeks ago. Alongside this trailer, which doesn’t reveal TOO much about the upcoming game, the Nintendo Direct presentation also gave audiences a nice look at the game’s key visual which features not only the main protagonist from this particular title but also the main protagonist from it’s predecessor.
Not that we all didn’t already know this, but it definitely seems as though these games will have a direct connection unlike many other Shin Megami Tensei titles that share names but not characters nor story. Devil Survivor 1 and 2, I’m talking about you! Flynn, the main character’s default name, once again makes an appearance though not as the focus of Final, most likely to aid the new main character in his journey to kill the God’s that have sent the world into utter chaos. Just incase you still need some more clarification regarding this game’s connection to the previous IV; it’s set in the same world, in a time that takes place after that of the first game, and another of it’s main character cast returns, this time as a spirit. We good? Moving on!
The trailer provided below is entirely in Japanese so if you can’t speak the language, well…you’re going to feel as though you’ve been left in the dark, but that’s not the case! Explained throughout the video are the basics of the game including the small mechanic alterations and the Demons you’ll be able to recruit and fuse. It’s all pretty standard stuff, most of which you can pick up pretty easily through visuals alone.
The game is set for a release on the Nintendo 3DS across Japan on the 10th of February with no Western release yet in sight. Hopefully, considering it’s predecessor eventually made it’s way outside of Japan, this game will too, but I wouldn’t hold your breath…unless you can hold it for a really long time. Even then, don’t risk it.