ATLUS has shared a special message from the development team behind Shin Megami Tensei V, ahead of the Nintendo Switch exclusive’s launch.
“Shin Megami Tensei V is finally almost here. A global release like this is a first for ATLUS, and we faced numerous, unexpected challenges, not just within the dev team but throughout the company in our marketing and localization departments,” the team explained.
“It was a new experience for all of us but knowing that we have so many fans eagerly waiting for this game – and knowing these fans will be able to experience the game at the same time all around the globe – was what ultimately kept us going and made these challenges worth it.
A special message from the Shin Megami Tensei V Development Team 💙 pic.twitter.com/RyHEvbumCE— Official ATLUS West (@Atlus_West) November 11, 2021
“Shin Megami Tensei V will allow players to tinker with demon fusions and enjoy a number of tactical battles – staple features of the Shin Megami Tensei series – but this time within the all-new world of Da’at, which is quite different from the series’ previous dungeons.
“The rather dark story that goes beyond the usual ‘good vs. evil’ narrative is also another major highlight, and we hope many new RPG lovers who aren’t familiar with the series will give this game a try as well.
“We hope as many people as possible will enjoy the game. For us, the biggest honor is knowing people genuinely had fun playing it.”
The next numbered entry in the acclaimed Japanese RPG series was first revealed to be in development way back at the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017.
After a grisly murder scene in modern-day Tokyo forces the game’s protagonist to take an unplanned detour on his walk home, an unexpected event sees him left buried and unconscious.
Awakening in an apocalyptic Tokyo, he must now fight for survival in a wasteland known as Da’at. Before bloodthirsty demons can claim his life, a saviour emerges and they unite to become “a mighty being neither human nor demon” called a Nahobino.
Searching for answers in a realm filled with mythical deities and demonic tyrants, you must forge your own path in a battle between light and dark to dictate the fate of the world.
Using a command-based system, uncovering your enemy’s weak points will be key to executing powerful combos in battle. While demons are formidable opponents, some can prove to be worthy allies and recruited through negotiations to fight alongside you. That will help you to survive the horror of a dying world where the ambitions of God and humans clash.
Shin Megami Tensei V will release exclusively at retail and on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 12th November 2021.