How equipment works in Shin Megami Tensei IV
Customization is nothing new to games nor Shin Megami Tensei, but Shin Megami Tensei IV will be adding a few changes beyond how the character looks.
In addition to making the main character (whose default name is Flynt) look as dignified or as silly as the player sees fit while affecting the five stats of our main protagonist, the weapon he wields will result in how he attacks on the field. For example, if he's wielding a lance, he'll perform a thrust attack while your ever reliant blade will result in a slash to your opponent.
Shin Megami Tensei IV releases on July 16th, 2013 in North America and May 23rd for Japan. A European release date has yet to be announced, but in the meantime, enjoy this small peek at what you're in store for: