Free DLC for Shin Megami Tensei IV in first month

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More news from the folks at Atlus, this time regarding information on DLC for Shin Megami Tensei IV. While the custom hairstyles will permanently be free, the special armor will only be available in the first month after the game's release; the Platinum Surcoat. This thing is pretty stylin', and it also boosts your stats up in the games early stages. The DLC also includes a map pack that will also be handy in the early stages and will help gain players more experience. More DLC info will be revealed closer to the release date. Shin Megami Tensei IV is rated M for Mature and launches on July 16 only for the Nintendo 3DS.

Shin Megami Tensei IV Launch DLC Details: Maps, Armor and Style 

As one of the samurai protectors of the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado, the game's protagonist must battle and negotiate with demons in style, so in addition to the pre-order bonus costumes for various retailers that were revealed previously, a variety of in-game items will be available as DLC at launch:

Three custom looks will be available for the protagonist to alter his look by changing hairstyles. These DLC items will be permanently free for anyone to download.

In addition to fighting in style, there will be a beneficial armor item free for the first month. The Platinum Surcoat Set offers a little bonus to stats in the early stages of the game, and will help players new to the franchise keep the upper hand. The armor will be available for free for the first month after SMT IV's launch on July 16. After the first month, the price of the armor set will revert to $1 permanently.

There will also be a map pack available at launch to help players gain more experience. Suitable for the early stages of the game, the new maps will help players gain extra experience to boost their characters with enemies and a collectible demon exclusive to the DLC. The map pack will be $2 at launch. 

Additional DLC items will be revealed closer to launch. 

SMT IV will be playable at E3 this year! Stop by the ATLUS booth (West Hall #5010) and check out a taste of the latest continuation of the epic RPG franchise! SMT IV's lead character artist, Masayuki Doi will be signing a limited edition poster at E3 on Wednesday, June 12 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Shin Megami Tensei IV will be exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS system and sold as a premium title beginning July 16, 2013. The game is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. More details will be revealed in the future, with updates on the official SMTIV website at http://www.atlus.com/smt4. 

Pre-orders will guarantee the collectible box set, which includes a 176-page starter strategy guide and art book, soundtrack CD, and collectible slipcase: 


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