INT. ATLUS OFFICE, SMT ROOM - DAY

WILL, EJ, CHRIS, JOHN HARDIN, JT, and NANASHI are all gathered in the Skype Meeting Time Room. The desk is scattered with notes and materials.
The whiteboard is littered with looping scribbles.


HARDIN
Okay, guys. New game, new name. What do you got for me?


WILL
SMT4: The Middle Path


HARDIN
What does that even mean?


EJ
What about SMT4: Featuring Dante.


Nanashi flips EJ off.


HARDIN
Nice try. Next.


CHRIS
SMT4: Dead Boy Walking


HARDIN
Uh, spoilers?


JT
SMT4: Odin's Sphere.


HARDIN
Odin didn't make the dome. Also, really?


WILL
They made the world map better, right?
How about SMT: Map Quest.


HARDIN
C'mon...


WILL
SMT4: App Quest?


Deadpan look from Hardin.


EJ
SMT4: TBD.


HARDIN
What does that stands for?


EJ
Tokyo's Bad Day.


HARDIN
God. Damnit.


CHRIS
Skrillex: Demon Boy Detective.


Nanashi punches Chris in the arm. Chris reacts.


JT
SMT4: Under the Dome.


HARDIN
Legal's not gonna like that.


WILL
There's a group of new gods or whatever, right?
What about SMT4: God Squad?


Hardin screams into his hands.


EJ
SMT4: Tokyo Drift.


CHRIS
SMT4: Oops All Demons.


JT
SMT4: Dome Dwellers.


WILL
The demons have skill affinities now, too, right?
How about SMT: Demon Skillz. With a "Z."

Slowly close in on Hardin's frustrated, furious face, while countless other inane suggestions pile over one another in VO. Among them, "Daggy D's Big Adventure" is heard.


JT
SMT4: Demons, Drive-throughs, and Dives.
Hardin looks to Nanashi


HARDIN
Kill them.


CHRIS
You can see him, too?


Without hesitation, Nanashi draws his sword and cuts down JT.


CHRIS
(COWERING)
Wait wait wait-- We'll go with Daggy D's Big Adventure! We'll go with Daggy D's Big Adventure!


Nanashi looks to Hardin for approval. Hardin shakes his head. Nanashi plunges his blade through Chris' chest, lifting him off the ground. At that exact moment, SEGA SAM enters
rifling through some papers, not paying attention.


SEGA SAM
Hey, Chris-- I gotta talk to you about some edits... (abrupt stop)


Sega Sam surveys the scene, seeing Chris danging from Nanashi's blade. He starts screaming and swiftly pivots out of the room. Hard cut back to civility, everyone's eating Chinese takeout calmly.
The room is back in order. Everyone's alive.


HARDIN
(exasperated)
What're we going to call this fuckin' game...


SMASH CUT TO: Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse logo, chased by 15 seconds of gameplay footage and punctuated by a card with the release date/pre-order bonuses.