Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse – “Process Behind Naming SMTIV”

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse – “Process Behind Naming SMTIV”

We’ve already discussed how we renamed Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final to Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (check it out here), but did you know we filmed the process? We wanted to give you all a first-hand look at all the hard work, back-and-forths, death, and general overall effort it takes to find the perfect name that’ll resonate with our audience. A lot of excellent names were suggested, but in the end there can only be one.

Let’s just say that naming Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse was quite the experience. Watch the video below to see what I mean…

*In case you didn’t realize it already, this video is a complete work of fiction.

Oh, and we’re also going to be releasing a Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse Nintendo 3DS theme for free! Never be scared of demon encounters again, because Asahi, Nozomi, Gaston, and other members of your demon hunting squad will always be watching your back with the new theme.

Just take a look at some screenshots below!

Also, did you know we streamed Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse gameplay yesterday? Will and EJ played through a portion of the game’s beginning and only died once. Well, that doesn’t really count because the death was part of the story, so technically they didn’t die at all (looks like all that time streaming the original Shin Megami Tensei IV is paying off)!

Oh, and we’re going to be streaming Apocalypse again next Wednesday at 4:00 PM PDT, watch it at

The plot of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse overlaps with Shin Megami Tensei IV (and features some familiar characters)but no previous experience with the original is required!


  • Divine Intrigue – Choose between peace or anarchy while being a pawn in the gods’ chess game.
  • Combat Partners – Hunting demons is dangerous, so count on some backup! Alongside the standard three demons, players will be able to rely on one of seven partners to help win battles.
  • Oodles of Demons – Be on your guard because Tokyo is infested with a series record 450+ demons to fight, fuse, or recruit.
  • Revamped Demon Fusion – Demons will have affinities for certain skills, so players can better plan the outcome of fusions.
  • Classic SMT Combat – Prospective Hunters will exploit weaknesses, boost attributes, and unlock skill bonuses with the returning Press Turn and Smirking systems.

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