Atlus have announced the release date for upcoming JRPG Shin Megami Tensei V, during the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct.
In earlier news, the game’s Japanese release date of November 11th was leaked via the Japanese official website having technical issues. It seems this was slightly altered for the final release. The website also provided more information on the game compared to its reveal.
The plot centers around a Japanese teenager entering another world, where God is dead, and a new being promises the world can be reborn from the old. The main character fuses with a mysterious man to become Nahobino; something that is considered forbidden, and begins their rampage across this new world.
The game boasts over 200 demons, with several newly drawn ones by Masayuki Doi (the character designer of the game), and multiple endings. The new trailer confirms that once again players can abuse their foe’s weakness to keep having turns, and can bring demons and angels to their side depending on answers they give when talking. Players can also fuse creatures together to create even mightier beings.
It should be also noted that the official Nintendo website lists the Nahobino as a boy; despite some assuming the main character was a woman due to his long eyelashes.
You can find the release date trailer below, along with gameplay and discussion by Nintendo Treehouse.
Shin Megami Tensei V officially launches November 12th worldwide for Nintendo Switch, and pre-orders for the physical version June 21st.
The ambitions of god and human clash amidst the horror of a dying world. Neither human nor demon, the newly-forged Nahobino and his friends must decide what is worth saving… and prepare to sacrifice everything in its name. In a world without its Creator, which path will you choose?