Video game giant Atlus streamed a trailer for Shin Megami Tensei V on Wednesday 29th September and we’re here for it! The newest instalment of the Megami Tensei franchise is slated for release this November and has made announcements for its English Dub cast as well!
The Megami Tensei franchise actually began as early as the 1980s and has been a prominent name n the industry but is now as extreme as the Final Fantasy series. One of the franchise’s most popular releases, Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne shot up the popularity of these games.
Interestingly, a spin-off of the Megami Tensei franchise has actually become wildly popular and has its own fanbase internationally as well as in Japan – The Persona Series! This year also invited a lot of speculation about a possible return of the Persona franchise as well in the form of Persona 6.
Shin Megami Tensei V Trailer
What is Shin Megami Tensei 5 About?
Much like the Persona series that is a spin-off of this franchise, the game allows the player to take on the role of a high school student investigating the appearance of demons in a tunnel in a kind of post-apocalyptic city of Tokyo after being removed from modern Tokyo. This new city is named Da’At The game weighs in mechanics from its predecessors including Shin Megami Tensei IV’s demon-raising gameplay.
The player and other friendly characters are placed in a world where angels and demons are at war. The main characters are saved by a being called Aogami. They are soon introduced to Bethel Japan, an organization that works to keep the humans away and safe from the war between angels and demons. The main character gets to keep his power as the Nahobino while his friends are introduced to a program that lets them summon demons.
Upon return to their own Tokyo, the group realizes that the war has started filtering into their world. The Nahobino ascends to Godhood but is now put in a spot to decide what to save and how.
The official website of the SMT V gameplay has added a synopsis that reads:
From whatever information is gathered it appears that Shin Megami Tensei V feels like a remake of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD English version released earlier this year. Maybe Nocturne’s gameplay, graphics, the game style has some resemblance with the upcoming SMT V.
SMT players who have had a chance to test SMT V recently refute that the game has no performance lag on Switch hardware. However, it is dubbed to be the best in the SMT series retaining the basic elements of its predecessors.
Shin Megami Tensei V Release Date
The game developed by Atlus follows an action-adventure role-playing game format and is meant for release on Nintendo Switch. The game was originally said to be under development in 2017 and was said to be using Unreal Engine 4. Shin Megami Tensei V is a part of the franchise’s 25th Anniversary project!
There were separate announcements made about the release of the game this year, including the event at E3 2021. The game will be released in Japan on 11th November 2021 and for the rest of the regions, the game will be available on November 12th 2021.
The supported languages are 5 namely -French, German, English, Italian, Spanish. The download Shin Megami Tensei V game size is 12.8 GB.
Will Shin Megami Tensei V Release On PS5/PS4/ PC?
SMT V release will be Switch exclusive as of now. However, hopes for Shin Megami Tensei V PS4, PS5 and PC release cannot be ruled out in future. Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne received a PlayStation4 and PC release earlier in 2021. It is likely that the upcoming Shin Megami Tensei V will also be released on other platforms in the coming year of 2022.
How to do Shin Megami Tensei V pre order?
SMT V will be available in two versions for its physical release on the Nintendo Switch platform, happening on Friday, 12th November.
- Steelbook Edition priced at $59.99- Base Game + SteelBook
- Premium Edition priced at $119.99- Base Game, SteelBook, 2 CD Soundtrack, Demon Handbook, Sling Bag, Collector’s Box.
The digital release of the game only contains the base game. The official website of Shin Megami Tensei V is open to pre-orders! The special Fall of Man Premium Edition is also available at $119.99 and the standard Launch Edition is available for $59.99 along with SMT V pre-order.
The pricing for the game and its different editions are provided by the respective retailers – GameStop, Amazon, Best Buy, EB Games and VGP.CA.
Shin Megami Tensei V Trailer
Shin Megami Tensei V Characters
The newly confirmed English Dub cast for Shin Megami Tensei 5 includes:
- Casey Mongillo as Protagonist
- Mark Whitten as Yuzuru Atsuta
- Jeannie Tirado as Tao Isonokami
- Ashlyn Madden as Miyazu Atsuta
- Cissy Jones as Abdiel
- Ben Lepley as Shohei Yakumo
- Stuart Allan as Ichiro Dazai
- Sean Crisden as Hayao Koshimizu
- Daman Mills as Aogami
- Chris Hackney as Fionn mac Cumhaill
- Laura Post as Nuwa
Considering this is literally the parent franchise of the Persona series and has its own huge fanbase, the anticipation for the release of Shin Megami Tensei V is piling! The last main release from the franchise barring the remastered version of Part 3 was in 2013.
Updates will be shared when they are made available! Stay tuned for more on Shin Megami Tensei and all the good stuff from your favourite titles. Let us know if you are hyped for this upcoming release!