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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final Coming to North America, Renamed Apocalypse

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final Coming to North America, Renamed Apocalypse - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 14 April 2016 / 4,980 Views

Atlus has announced it will bring Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final for the Nintendo 3DS to North America in 2016. The game has been renamed Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse.

The reason for the change from Final to Apocalypse was to ensure the name made "sense, sound good, and look good on the box.

"First, there was the issue of length. Because of the way the logo appears in the game, we couldn’t make the subtitle too long. So that cut out things like “In the Shadow of Mikado” and other compound titles. Then we had another design issue: To highlight the duality of the chaos/law aspects of the game, the Japanese designers turned the “A” in “Final” to a mash-up of a peace and anarchy symbol. It’s a cool juxtaposition and a simple yet striking little addition to the logo. But that means we had to make sure there was an “A” in the subtitle too. Sure, “A” is a common vowel, but it’s still a restriction."

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final first released in Japan on February 10th.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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4 Comments
Frogger (on 14 April 2016)

The reason for the change from Final to Apocalypse was to ensure the name made "sense, sound good, and look good on the box."

Mission a-fucking-ccomplished.

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kooltrex (on 14 April 2016)

YES YES YES

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iLikeEggs (on 14 April 2016)

Yes! So excited. One of the few series that I can still rely on for some classic, turn-based gameplay. Cannot wait.

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