Following the announcement of a “Tokyo Sabbath” campaign for Shin Megami Tensei IV Final earlier this month, the promotional campaign has been launched in Japan.
Similar to the “Hunt for Phantom Thieves” Persona 5 event last year, this campaign will have QR codes distributed throughout Japanese game retailers that participants will have to scan using their smartphones.
Scanning a QR code will summon a demon to confront an opposing army of gods. When a demon is summoned, attack power (ATTACK) is obtained, used to battle enemies, and is added to the nearest “spiritual spot” (a physically based location).
Every time enemy forces that are attacking the “spiritual spot” are defeated, reinforcements will invade in their stead. The enemies will grow more powerful bu as the campaign advances and users summon demons more, the more their own demons will grow more powerful. The goal is to prevent the demons invading Japan.
The sum of attack power added to a “spiritual spot” accumulated in Japan is referred to as “total army points.” “Total army points” represents how far the campaign is advancing, and this number is important for the “Tokyo Sabbath” Live Stream that will be taking place on February 9th.
The campaign makes use of location data on one’s smartphone. However, this is not required to participate in the campaign, even though it’s recommended to get more fun out of it.
“Tokyo Sabbath” Live Stream
The decisive battle for the campaign will come in the form of the Shin Megami Tensei IV Final “Tokyo Sabbath” live stream on February 9 at 8:00 PM JST (3:00 AM PST / 6:00 AM EST), a day before the release of the game in Japan.
Live Stream Details
- Name: Shin Megami Tensei IV Final ‘Tokyo Sabbath’ Niconico Special
- Date: February 9, 2016 at 8:00 PM JST (3:00 AM PST / 6:00 AM EST)
- Source: Niconico
“Field Stroll” Video
Additionally, a new promotional page for Shin Megami Tensei IV Final has been released, featuring a new “field stroll” video.
Shin Megami Tensei IV Final is slated to release for the Nintendo 3DS on February 10, 2016 in Japan.