$49.99 price? Special edition? July 16th Release date?

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Initial post: Apr 2, 2013 11:24:17 AM PDT
saruwarui says:
I've never seen a 3DS game at a price point of $49.99 without some good pack-in goodies.

Also I wonder if Amazon's release date is accurate.

Posted on Apr 2, 2013 12:25:58 PM PDT
gabbie says:
yeah I was wondering the same... $49.99 for a 3DS game...-_-

Posted on Apr 2, 2013 12:36:51 PM PDT
Krylancelo says:
Ohh my wallet. I'm surprised at the price. So if this is a sequel to Nocturne, will I be lost cause I never got to play that one.

Posted on Apr 2, 2013 12:37:45 PM PDT
I'm going to say the release date is most likely a placeholder. Though I don't know if I can say the same for the SRP, it seems to be listed the same universally. Hopefully we'll hear more regarding it from atlus soon.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2013 12:53:14 PM PDT
Brian M says:
On ATLUS's website it says "Coming Summer 2013". The presser from ATLUS that was released when the site went live also said that this would be a blockbuster summer title with the best developers from Nocturne, Persona, Strange Journey, and Soul Hackers all working on it.

I wouldn't be surprised if it came with a soundtrack or similar extra goodies. SMT: Strange Journey came with a soundtrack.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2013 1:05:08 PM PDT
Dj Chiszle says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2013 1:14:13 PM PDT
RE:Rev never cost $49.99. It's MSRP was $39.99 when the game released.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2013 1:15:12 PM PDT
The SMT series has no continuous narrative. You need not have played Nocturne to fully understand SMT4 - however, you should play Nocturne, because it is terrific.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2013 1:27:35 PM PDT
Nightmare says:
I think your wrong. I remember Capcom touting how awesome the game was, and tried to justify the $49.99 price point. Granted, Amazon began selling the game for $39.99 not long after it came out (if not immediately), but it started out at $49.99.

Posted on Apr 2, 2013 1:45:06 PM PDT
gabbie says:
soo it might come with a Bonus or not... well ATLUS will tell later most likely.

Posted on Apr 2, 2013 4:54:25 PM PDT
Capcom dropped the RE:R price to $40 before it was released.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2013 4:59:56 PM PDT
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Skull Kid  says:
yea; there were riots online once people caught wind of the pricing.I would have paid 49.99 for RE, but that would mean paying around 70$ in total seeing how i bought the circle pad pro at the same time.

Posted on Apr 2, 2013 9:00:40 PM PDT
BujinkanRN says:
I'm buying, no question. But %$@$#$-it, Atlus, why the $49.99 price point? If the release price remains unchanged, unlike RE: Revelations, this sets precedent for other companies to jump on the bandwagon. C'mon, now, Atlus. You're one of my fave developers. Please don't turn into another Square-Enix. They set the $39.99 precedent with FFIII for DS, and then other games followed. At least make all release copies limited editions if you're gonna do this to we "Atlus Faithful."

Posted on Apr 2, 2013 9:54:47 PM PDT
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David L. says:
I don't mind the $49.99 price because of, well, inflation, and the fact that this is a SMT main game. If anything, its quality will transcend that of past SMT console games that are usually priced at higher prices. Also, they're possibly using a larger 3DS cartridge which would cost more to manufacture.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2013 11:22:44 PM PDT
BujinkanRN says:
For 10 dollars more, I'd almost rather see a Wii U port of the game. If by some slim chance it does happen, I'll buy it again.

Posted on Apr 3, 2013 12:58:33 PM PDT
Paper Tiger says:
I'm sure this game will come with some goodies at the $49.99 price point. I'm hoping for the SMT LE 3DS XL to get here as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 3, 2013 2:08:53 PM PDT
Skull Kid  says:
the last few 3DS titles from Altus had art books and sound tracks included but sold at normal prices.im hoping for something of a higher quality(besides the games production values)

Posted on Apr 3, 2013 3:19:06 PM PDT
BooBoo says:
I'm not paying fifty dollars for a 3DS game... I'm sure it's great and all, it's right up my alley, but I can wait I really dont want to support these bloated prices going UP.

Posted on Apr 4, 2013 6:09:45 AM PDT
It's funny how the second Capcom said they were going to charge $49.99 for RE:R people dang near had a myocardial infarction, but it's all double rainbows when Atlus does it.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 4, 2013 7:09:45 AM PDT
Russell says:
i was thinkin the same thing as i was reading.but i would rather pay 49.99 for one of these games then a resident evil game not saying it wasnt a good game.

Posted on Apr 4, 2013 1:59:42 PM PDT
M. WELLS says:
These prices are set by Amazon, not Atlus. $49.99 is a place holder price until Atlus provides them with a MSRP. This is done so that there is little to no chance that the actual price will be higher than the placeholder. If the actual price was higher than the placeholder than Amazon would lose money on all the early preorders because of their preorder price guarantee.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 4, 2013 2:04:47 PM PDT
Skull Kid  says:
Seems like the price-tag came from the horses mouth.

Posted on Apr 4, 2013 2:59:51 PM PDT
I'm thinking along the same lines as BooBoo. I'm not a huge Shin Megami fan, but have been extremely interested in getting into the series via IV after seeing all the press and trailers coming out of Japan. No way though will I support a release that tacks on +$10 just because it's a popular series. Now if it ends up being a special edition, or has some legitimate bonuses (NOT a 3-track "soundtrack"), then that's reasonable. But charging $10 more than every other game on a platform for a basic release (*cough* Uncharted on Vita), without any explanation from the company, and apparently just because they "can" is a pretty jerk move. Really hope this is a mistake or they re-think the increase, it's pretty off-putting for anyone that's not a devoted SMT fan.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 4, 2013 4:23:47 PM PDT
Krylancelo says:
Thanks for saying they aren't fully related. I'd love to play Nocturne if they'd do a HD port or something. My ps3 doesn't play ps2 games I do have. I hope they do release a limited edition of SMT IV.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 4, 2013 11:39:25 PM PDT
BujinkanRN says:
The $49.99 price is consistent between Amazon and Gamestop. VGP in Canada also has a 49.99CDN pre-order price. With Atlus, just about every title they publish is (relatively) limited due to a single print run. That's how they stay in business; they don't invest huge amounts of money in printing excessive copies that won't sell beyond their niche audiences. If a title (i.e. Demon's Souls) reaches a high demand level, then they reprint it. Though I'm a huge Atlus fan, it does admittedly seem smug to tack on an extra $10 just because SMT is Atlus' flagship franchise (at least in Japan). Even the more-popular "Persona" spinoff franchise is still niche in NA. It would seem rather uncharacteristic of Atlus to charge more unless every launch copy comes with more than just a soundtrack sampler disc and art book. I hope Atlus doesn't become "too big for its britches."
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