Atlus recently announced the day 1 downloadable content (DLC) that will be available for Shin Megami Tensei 4 on its release month. The DLC includes three different looks for the main protagonist (relevant to meeee) so you can change his hairstyles if you do not like the default. This is free for everyone who has the game, and will remain so.
The next DLC is a stat-boosted armor which is also tagged free. This is good reward for players who are jumping in the SMT bandwagon right away on its birth month. The armor (called Platinum Surcoat Set), will help players in the early parts of the game and is also relevant to me since I am new to the Shin Megami Tensei franchise. This DLC will be free until August 16th, and will then be priced at $1.00 after.
An extra map pack will also be available to aid players in getting more experience points at the start of the game. A collectible demon will also be part of this DLC and will set you back $2.00 to get it. Reminds me of the EXP and Gold map pack from Fire Emblem: Awakening. Hmmm, are games really taking this direction now? I guess DLCs like this are meant to help new or casual gamers beat the challenging hump at the start, but I’ll try playing without it to compare the experience and let you guys know.
According to Atlus, more DLC news will be announced before the game’s release date of July 16th. I’ll definitely be picking up this game for July so I can get the free armor, but we’ll see if I can play it right away because Animal Crossing: New Leaf might still be eating my time by then, haha!