Shin Megami Tensei IV
Shin Megami Tensei IV
North American box art
Developer(s) Atlus
Publisher(s) Atlus,
Nintendo (KO)
Platform(s) 3DS platform icon EShop platform icon
Classification(s) Nintendo-network-icon Streetpass-icon
Genre(s) Japanese-style
role-playing game

06ESRB - M  03PEGI 12  03CERO C  03Australian Classification Board - M

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Shin Megami Tensei IV (JP) is the 4th mainline entry of the Shin Megami Tensei series of role-playing games. The game has a Pokémon-like style playstyle where the players collect demons to fight other demons. The game is far darker though, taking place in an apocalyptic Tokyo.


The game has the player go through dungeons doing various tasks that usually involve killing a demon.


Demon Gathering

Since the player initially has no demons, the player must convince demons to join with him. The player must first make negiotiations with the demon. Some demons need the Demonlingual app before they can be communicated with. The negiotiations consist of conversations based on the demon's personality and giving the demon gifts. Demons cannot be convinced to join your team if the player's demon stock is full or if they already have one currently in their stock. Sometimes, demons will join the player if he kills their compatriots fast enough.

Fusion System

This method is where the player will get the strongest and most demons. After unlocking the Mido app, the player can fuse two or more demons to usually make a stronger demon. The type of demon is determined by the races of demons used as well as their initial levels. The fused demon also gets its skills by the player selecting from the parents' skills in addition to a couple base skills


The StreetPass function has the player storing a demon on the StreetPass slot. Encountering others through StreetPass will strengthen your demon or give it an item as well as giving you the ability to use a special move combining the attacks of those demons though they don't return until they are StreetPassed again

Playing and enabling StreetPass on other Atlus games like Etrian Odyssey IV for the 3DS unlocks a special boost for the player