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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse

Also known as: Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final
Developer: Atlus
Publishers: Atlus (JP/US), Deep Silver (EU/AU)
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Released in JP: February 10, 2016
Released in US: September 20, 2016
Released in EU: December 2, 2016
Released in AU: December 9, 2016

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Just like the new main character, Shin Megami Tensei IV is back from the dead for another story about killing gods and demons in Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse.

To do:
Complete legion spreadsheet, more unused graphics, unused text.


Legion Spreadsheet

Unused Maps

To do:
More information about these maps?
4_02 4_03
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  • 4_02: Unused map from the original SMT4, but with updated geometry and non-functioning poison zones.
  • 4_03: Unused map from the original SMT4, but now has no monsters and non-functioning entrances.
5_07 5_13
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  • 5_07: Map from the original SMT4 (the Ginza entrance area) which is not used in the SMT4A plot. Has no monsters and non-functioning entrances.
  • 5_13: A long and empty underground passage.

Unused Graphics

Location Backgrounds

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The first five placeholder backgrounds here are meant for DLC areas. There are copies of the last background for numbers 287 through 294. The text in 2dbg288 through 2dbg292 are as follows: "Beach① The Shore", "Beach② Sandy Beach", "Beach③ Rocky Area", "Big Site Exterior", "Big Site Interior". "Big Site Exterior" and "Big Site Interior" are photographs of the Tokyo Big Sight convention center.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Event Thumbnails

Cacti speak Japanese.
...But what does it mean?
This game has text or audio that needs to be translated. If you are fluent with this language, please read our translation guidelines and then submit a translation!

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Placeholder event thumbnails. The ones with text are found among DLC files. There are copies of the last "???" one for numbers 13, 21, 25, 30, and 64 through 72.
The text in s_wnd_013 through s_wnd_064 are as follows: "Protagonist spirit that Steven has.", "Watermelon(not splited)", "Watermelon(splited)", "Sea cucumber(Normal)", "Sea cucumber(Fired internal organs)", "Many mummies".

(Source: Original TCRF research)


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47 placeholder DLC portraits for various characters. The Flynn portraits towards the end are meant for the returning Shin Megami Tensei 1/2/3 protagonists. Each Flynn set contains three versions: Normal, Distressed, and Determined. The last two portraits are placeholders for enemies. There are copies of both the large and small enemy portraits for numbers 613 through 629.

(Source: Original TCRF research)


Cacti speak Japanese.
...But what does it mean?
This game has text or audio that needs to be translated. If you are fluent with this language, please read our translation guidelines and then submit a translation!

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Placeholder NPC sprites found among DLC files.
The text in npc288 through npc297 are as follows: "クレオパトラ" (Cleopatra), "メフィスト" (Mephisto), "デモニック" (Demonic), "発行ヒーロー" (Emission hero), "ザ・ヒーロー 通常" (The hero normal), "ザ・ヒーロー 戦闘待機" (The hero wait for fighting), "アレフ 通常" (Aleph normal), "アレフ 戦闘待機" (Aleph wait for fighting), "NPC296", "人修羅 通常" (Demi-Fiend normal), "人修羅 戦闘待機" (Demi-Fiend wait for fighting).

(Source: Original TCRF research)


Cacti speak Japanese.
...But what does it mean?
This game has text or audio that needs to be translated. If you are fluent with this language, please read our translation guidelines and then submit a translation!

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Placeholder enemy sprites found among DLC files.
The text in en613 through en629 are as follows: "悪魔化 ミカド国民1", "悪魔化 ミカド国民2", "悪魔化 ミカド国民3", "悪魔化 ミカド国民4", "ザ・ヒーロー" (The hero), "アレフ" (Aleph), "人修羅" (Demi-Fiend).

A full sprite set of Dagda used as a placeholder for the DLC boss Mephisto.

A full sprite set of Medusa used as a placeholder for the DLC boss Cleopatra.

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Placeholder portraits for the demons Omoikane and Michizane found within the DLC update data.

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Placeholder DLC horde sprites. The text in 148 through 153 are as follows: "エジプト軍勢"(Egypt army), "ミカド国民軍勢1", "ミカド国民軍勢2".

(Source: Original TCRF research)


A placeholder DLC enemy icon. There are copies for numbers 613 through 629.

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A graphic showing unused status effects. Lunatic and Clear do not exist as real status effects and aren't used in-game, nor any of the icons shown on the fourth row outside of Smirk.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Shin Megami Tensei IV Leftovers

A placeholder Mikado icon. The text translates to "dummy".

A placeholder graphic for character portraits. The text translates to "no bust-up".

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A small and large version of a placeholder demon portrait featuring Jack Frost. The text on top says "dummy".

A placeholder for horde portraits. There are copies for numbers 000, 017 through 040, 042 through 048, and 125.

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Early colored sketch versions of Flynn, Isabeau, Jonathan, and Walter's key portraits.

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Two placeholder background images.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Unused Videos

To do:
Check EU release to see which version of the trailer is present.


A short placeholder video consisting of a single frame. The text says "this is a dummy".

Storyboard Final

A storyboard version of the "Tokyo Collapse" reveal trailer for Apocalypse was left in the game. The final version of the trailer is offered as a DLC download. The storyboard version is present in the Japanese release, but is replaced with the final trailer in the North American release.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Unused DLCs

The original Japanese release has a bunch of unfinished DLCs left in the files, all in playable state. Here are a few videos of them, launched in the US version: