Atlus is hitting us with RPG goodness
Atlus has been great to us this E3 season. Not only did they show off a brand new trailer for Shin Megami Tensei 4: Apocalypse, the sequel to 2013’s excellent Shin Megami Tensei 4, but the fine folks also did a full translation of the Persona 5 trailer that came out earlier this year in Japan.
Starting off, the Shin Megami Tensei 4: Apocalypse trailer goes into full effect, with massive explosions and a showing of the main characters. Being a sequel to the Neutral ending of SMT 4: you can clearly see the effects of what occurred immediately after. Described as a “Holy War” the main character, “God Slayer” Nanashi must embark on a quest to end it once and for all. Being a part of the traditional Shin Megami Tensei series, Apocalypse continues on the major parts on the franchise in recruiting demons to fight alongside you, and having to make world-changing choices. Demon fusing is back again as well. The world of Apocalypse has changed quite a bit since we last seen with, so expect both returning and new areas to explore and battle both demonic and angelic creatures.
Shin Megami Tensei 4: Apocalypse is set to come out this Summer, and if you preorder the game, you get a set of three pins.
If the Persona series is more your type of RPG, then you can catch the official trailer of Persona 5 below. This trailer goes much more in depth with the story and some of the new playable characters. Heck, at the very beginning of the trailer the main character is threatened with the death penalty! As stated before, this is the same trailer that Atlus unveiled in Japan a month ago, and there isn’t really any changes besides adding subtitles. However, the game looks absolutely gorgeous and promises to have better dungeons than in Persona 3 and 4. Francis wrote a great overview about it when the Japanese trailer originally came out here.
In addition to the graphical updates, the trailer shows that demon negotiations are back in at least some form in Persona 5, a feature that has not been in the series since Persona 2. Guns are also used alongside the party’s traditional weapons, which should make battles need more strategy.
The game is shaping out to be the best in the series, and those in the US can expect the game to come out on February 14, 2017, baring yet another delay that this game is infamously known for. Here at Hey Poor Player, we have been waiting for years now to get our paws on what is sure to be a masterpiece.
Let us know what you think about either game in the comments!