When Shin Megami Tensei IV arrives on 3DS in North America this summer, the first printing will come in a snazzy limited edition box set. The set includes a strategy & design book, a Shin Megami Tensei music collection, and the game in collectible slipcase packaging.
In Shin Megami Tensei IV, players take on the role of a newly appointed Samurai, working to defend the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado from a growing army of demons. Different factions clash, and the decisions players make throughout the RPG will have lasting repercussions.
Here's Atlus' full description of the special edition's contents:
- Strategy & Design Book - Produced by Prima Games, longtime publishers of video game strategy content, and packed with walkthroughs, charts, maps, tips, and more, this official starter strategy guide will give the newly selected Samurai a distinct advantage as they begin their journey through the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado and beyond. The design side of the book will feature full-color pages of artwork ranging from concept art to in-game pieces to never-used designs from new Shin Megami Tensei series character designer, Masayuki Doi.
- Shin Megami Tensei Music Collection - Offering a collection of tracks specially selected from across the 20-plus-year history of the Shin Megami Tensei series, this CD presents the series' musical history highlights from the ethereal atmospheric music to the classic power-guitar anthems. It also includes a special recording exclusive to the Music Collection CD.
- Collectible Slipcase Packaging - SMTIV will come in a deluxe-sized slipcase package featuring full-color key art designed by Masayuki Doi and depicting the divergent paths of law and chaos between which Samurai must travel and make their choices knowing of the potential foes and allies that lay on either side.
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