Weekly Famitsu has published its Shin Megami Tensei V review within the Japanese gaming magazine’s illustrious pages, delivering the first verdict on ATLUS’ upcoming game.
That has seen their Cross Review, a panel that is comprised of four reviewers that each provides their own individual score, award the game with 36 out of a maximum possible score of 40 – which, broken down, saw it receive four 9 scores.
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.