Trivia / Shin Megami Tensei IV

  • This is the first mainline Shin Megami Tensei game not to feature moon phases or some variation thereof.
  • Bad Export for You: The game's European release came well over a year after the Japanese and North American ones. It was in English only, in contrast to the standard of European-release games being available in multiple languages, and was available only for digital download, unlike the Japanese and North American releases which are both available in physical form as well.
  • Playing Against Type: Bryce Papenbrook, known for his Kid Hero and Keet roles like Rin, Masaomi Kida, Zidane, and Kirito, voices Issachar, the friend of the main character who also has an upbeat attitude...until he's rejected by the Samurai's Gauntlet. Things get worse after he becomes a demon. And things get worse than that after the omnicidal White appear, with the leader based on Issachar.
  • Sequel Gap: Released 10 years after Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne in 2003. PAL regions had to wait an extra year, making it eleven for those.
  • Talking to Himself: In the dub, Issachar and the protagonist are voiced by the same person, though these conversations are pretty one-sided.
  • What Could Have Been: Much of the characters have beta designs. Most notably, the standard samurai outfit used to be gray and Jonathan used to look like an older Ken Amada.