Shin Megami Tensei IV: demon growth, whisper events, fairies, StreetPass, Samurai missions, and challenge quests

Atlus has updated the official Shin Megami Tensei IV website with new details. The upcoming 3DS game will feature StreetPass support through a new Digital Devil Service, and offer over 100 “Challenge Quests” alongside the main story.

Find the full breakdown below.

Party Growth

  • Demons can increase their health and power by gaining experience points.
  • They can also grow by learning new skills. As they acquire new skills, it’s easier to strike an enemy’s weak point, and battles get easier through better tactics.
  • Among the demons, there are also some that level up, and “Ash Level Up” into completely different demons.

Whisper Events

  • As the Demons grow, they can teach you the skills they’ve learned themselves.
  • Once you’ve learned skills from various Demons, you’ll become a  fully grown up Samurai.

Barrows, the fairy

  • The Operating System called installed in the Gauntlet.
  • Barrows is an entity navigating various Samurai activities.
  • It’s also responsible for handling the “Demon Summons Program” which is installed in the Gauntlet and manages the Demon’s assignments, etc.

Digital Devil Service (DDS)

  • DDS is a proprietary Social Network Service, like a connection where demon-users can meet.
  • Through 3DS StreetPass, DDS can be used to boast about your Demons to other Samurai, Demon training, and indiscriminate fusion.

Samurai Missions

  • Requests received by people and various organizations who try to establish monasteries are called “Quests.” Managing those quests is also one of Burrough’s duties.
  • The Player progresses through the main story by completing quests.

Challenge Quests

  • Besides the “Main Quests” that progress the story, there are also “Challenge Quests” that can be tackled anytime.
  • Those Challenge Quests are challenges that can be played at any desired time. They are intended to provide the player with enjoyable Side Stories independent from the main story line.
  • There are over 100 different Challenge Quests included in the game.

View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

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