Shin Megami Tensei IV Launch DLC to Include Maps, Armor and Hairdos

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Atlus is preparing a smorgasbord of downloadable content for the July 16 launch of Nintendo 3DS RPG Shin Megami Tensei IV. From a free set of custom samurai hairstyles, to a Platinum Surcoat armor set, to a map pack designed for level grinding, the SMTIV DLC seems intent on providing stylish yet functional in-game perks to aid players during the early stages of the game.

Even more DLC will be announced later on, but as of now these are the three packs that will be available from day one:

– 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.

Also remember that additional retailer-specific DLC items are currently available with pre-order. You can get Auric Armor from GameStop, a Prime Coat from Amazon, or a Power Hoodie from EBGames.ca. Who knew samurai cared so much about fashion?

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