In a NicoNico (Japanese equivalent of Youtube) Live event, Atlus put out a quick trailer that hints at the plot of the game as well as the characters that we’ll encounter throughout our strange journey. You can check the trailer out above. There is a phrase that sets the story quite nicely for Shin Megami Tensei IV Final: “another future after demons arrived”. The game takes place in 203x where the future is bleak with the agents of chaos and order fighing against each other for humanity. This prompted a dome of bedrock to encase the skies of Tokyo by a greater diety.
It was mentioned that Shin Megami Tensei IV Final will not have the law/chaos theme that was presented in the previous game. Instead, the character will play through a neutral route that will end up giving him multiple endings based the decisions and way they play during the game. The main character is a young boy who was training as an outpost hunter to defend his land. After a mission gone wrong, he dies. He then travels the ‘Kingdom of Hades’ where he eventually meets the devil Dagda. Dagda enters a covenant with the boy and makes him a ‘God Killer’ in exchange for his revival. Throughout the adventure, the main character will meet various new characters as well as one guest character from the previous game who is as much deceased as he is alive.
Shin Megami Tensei IV Final is slated for release in Japan on February 2016 on the Nintendo 3DS. No confirmed word for a western release.