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.
Okay, guys. New game, new name. What do you got for me?
SMT4: The Middle Path
What does that even mean?
What about SMT4: Featuring Dante.
Nanashi flips EJ off.
Nice try. Next.
SMT4: Dead Boy Walking
SMT4: Odin's Sphere.
Odin didn't make the dome. Also, really?
They made the world map better, right?
How about SMT: Map Quest.
SMT4: App Quest?
Deadpan look from Hardin.
What does that stands for?
Tokyo's Bad Day.
Skrillex: Demon Boy Detective.
Nanashi punches Chris in the arm. Chris reacts.
SMT4: Under the Dome.
Legal's not gonna like that.
There's a group of new gods or whatever, right?
What about SMT4: God Squad?
Hardin screams into his hands.
SMT4: Tokyo Drift.
SMT4: Oops All Demons.
SMT4: Dome Dwellers.
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.
SMT4: Demons, Drive-throughs, and Dives.
Hardin looks to Nanashi
You can see him, too?
Without hesitation, Nanashi draws his sword and cuts down JT.
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.
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.
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.