Following the release of the newest game in the SMT series today in Japan—Shin Megami Tensei IV Final on February 10—a “Shin Megami Tensei IV Official Artworks + Journey into Mythology” book has been announced for April 22, 2016 via an Amazon Japan listing.
Update #2 (2016-05-31): The art book has since been delayed to a June 30, 2016 release date.
Update (2016-04-27): The art book has since been delayed to a June 2, 2016 release date.
No official details for the book have been released thus far, except that the current title for it is provisional.
The book will presumably consist of artwork for both Shin Megami Tensei IV and Shin Megami Tensei IV Final, as well as all the entries from the “journey into the world of mythology” series writer Nobuyuki Shioda has written articles for on a weekly basis for several months now.
Journey into Mythology articles:
- Monotheism and Polytheism (Japanese) — (English)
- Celtic Mythology and Dagda (Japanese) — (English)
- Indian Mythology and Krishna (Japanese) — (English)
- Mysticism and Satan (Japanese) — (English)
- Greek Mythology and Medusa (Japanese) — (English)
- Miroku and Salvation in Buddhism (Japanese) — (English)
- Odin and Germanic Gods (Japanese)
- Yamato Regime Mythology and Sukuna-Hikona (Japanese)
- Chinese Mythology and Tao Tie (Japanese)
- Ainu Mythology and Cironnup (Japanese)
- The Birth of Humanity and of Gods (Japanese)
- The Legend of Fairies and Napaea (Japanese)
- Orient Mythology and Inanna (Japanese)
- Paganism and Adramalech (Japanese)
- Buddhism in Edo Japan (Edo Mandala) (Japanese)
- Name: Shin Megami Tensei IV Official Artworks + Journey into Mythology
- Release Date: April 22, 2016
- Price: 2,700 yen
- Type: Softcover book
- Publisher: Ichijinsha
- Language: Japanese
Relatedly, the “Shin Megami Tensei IV Final Original Soundtrack” will be releasing on February 24, 2016.
This book will be different than the “Shin Megami Tensei IV Official Artworks” book that was released in Japan in August 2013, and is currently slated for North American release on March 8, 2016.
Shin Megami Tensei IV Final was released for the Nintendo 3DS on February 10, 2016 in Japan.