Shin Megami Tensei 4 Adds Smirking and Whispering to Battles

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The exclusive 3DS version of Shin Megami Tensei 4 is going to be adding two unique battle features to its battle HUB.  During a battle, the player can use smirking to help boost their battle stats if they use a high damage smirk. Also, if a smirk is timed right, the player can pummel their enemy even harder and claim the advantage.

In whisper mode, when a demon in your group learns its last battle move, it can sometimes whisper to you and ask if you would like to learn it or one of its other abilities as well.  If you choose to learn it or one of the other moves then you can take whichever ones you\’d like, as long as you have space for them in your battle slots.  If you don\’t have room for more techniques then you need to be ready to throw out one to accept the other.  If the demon and the player have the same ability, then the player would just level up in that particular ability if they chose to acquire that one.

Another cool bonus is the opportunity to fuse demons together and decide which abilities to take from one demon and meld it with the other therefore making a new ability.  The idea is create a combination that is most suitable for the player and their style of fighting.  Should the player not want to take advantage of that then they can choose among other optimal fusions.

Shin Megami Tensei 4 will feature Street Pass and sport the classic 3D depth play that only the 3DS can offer.

Shin Megami Tensei 4 is set for release on July 16, 2013 in North America followed by a Summer release in the UK.  The game was released in Japan on May 23, 2013.

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[Source: Polygon]

Tom Stovall