More Shin Megami Tensei IV details
This week's Famitsu had some interesting tidbits about Atlus' upcoming 3DS RPG to go along with the recently releasesd trailer. These include some staff reveals. Notably, the character and new demon designer is not series veteran Kazuma Kaneko, but rather Masayuki Doi of Trauma Center fame.
The rest of the main crew revealed are:
Director – Kazuyuki Yamai (Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne Maniax, Raidou series
Art director – Eiji Ishida (Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne, Strange Journey)
Composer – Ryota Kozuka (Trauma Team, Soul Hackers 3DS opening theme)
Main programmer – Satoshi Ooyama (Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne Maniax, Raidou series)
Sound director – Kenichi Tsuchiya (Shin Megami Tensei series, Persona series)
Some more focused roles of individual demon design were also revealed. The people involved with their respective demons are:
Raphael – Keita Amemiya (Kamen Rider ZO, Zeiram)
Omoikane – Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police, Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl)
Kuebiko – Kyouma Aki (Godannar, Persona 4 The Animation)
Saburo Koga – Tamotsu Shinohara (Kamen Rider 555, Kamen Rider Ryuki)
Asmodeus – Yasushi Nirasawa (Kamen Rider Blade, Kamen Rider Kabuto)
Also revealed are the main cast's names as well as the voice talents involved in each:
Isabeau – Miyuki Sawashiro
Jonathan – Hiroshi Kamiya
Walter – Katsuyuki Konishi
Navarre – Shintarou Oohata
The article also talks about the story itself. As made apparent by the media released so far, the setting seems to be a mishmash of other general settings. The main group are a team of "samurai" that originate from a middle-ages style castle city by the name of Mikado of the East. The samurai in Mikado are armed with electronic gauntlets with an installed demon summoning program. Their quest takes them to Tokyo, where they must halt the spreading of demon influence after the area has already fallen into darkness.
We'll have more info as it becomes available.