Shin Megami Tensei IV (SMTIV) is finally on its way as a Nintendo 3DS exclusive and today Atlus has announced that the first printing of the game will be a limited edition box set. The game will make full use of the 3DS system’s 3D and StreetPass functionalities and it is also a fully voiced title. In addition to that the box set will include:
- 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.
Make sure to grab these bonus items while you can as they are only available for the first printing of Shin Megami Tensei IV. While no official release date has been provided as of yet, expect the game to be launched Summer 2013.