Atlus Website Accidentally Leaks Shin Megami Tensei V Release Date

The official Japanese website for Shin Megami Tensei V was mistakenly updated with new details for the upcoming and anticipated game. Most prominently, a Japanese release date of November 11, 2021. The title was set to have a global simultaneous release, but this cannot be confirmed from these leaks and is still liable to change.

This is most likely an error made due to various site updates being made in preparation for the E3 Nintendo direct on June 15. Thus any official announcement will likely occur then. Persona Central caught the release date before they were removed from the official site. The site details were as follows:

Description
The latest mainline title in the Shin Megami Tensei series! Since Shin Megami Tensei‘s first release in 1992, the series has gained in popularity for its dark world view, anarchic scenarios, and original combat systems with demons and deities as allies.

Shin Megami Tensei V combines the unique charm of the series with the high-quality visuals of the latest hardware.

The game will deliver a new demon experience like never before.

Story / Character

The main character, a high school student living an ordinary life, wanders into another world called “Da’at.” The hero fuses with a mysterious man and becomes a “Naobino,” a forbidden being, throwing himself into a battle between gods and demons.

Da’at

In the mysterious world “Da’at,” where desert is found all over, various gods and demons are scattered about, including demons as large as mountains and giant birds flying in the sky.

Demons

As you explore Da’at, you’ll face over 200 demons. In addition to familiar demons, several demons newly drawn by Masayuki Doi, the character designer of this title, will also appear.

System

Da’at, an untamed land, is under attack by powerful demons. The protagonist clears his way through to pursue the truth. Make use of various means to advance, such as growing the power of Naobino and sometimes utilizing the power of the demons themselves.

The end of the game can diverge in many ways. What is the future you will choose?

List of Specs

  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Genre: RPG
  • Release Date: November 11, 2021
  • Players: 1 person
  • Prices:
    • Standard Edition: 8,890 yen (9,878 yen including tax)
    • Limited Edition: 14,800 yen (16,280 yen including tax)
    • Digital version: 9,878 yen
  • CERO Rating: C (for ages 15 and up)”

A Japanese limited edition was also announced, which would contain a special case and a soundtrack.


Shin Megami Tensei V is set in a world where the order has crumbled and chaos reigns across the regions. The game is set in modern-day Tokyo and will feature classic SMT systems such as fusing demons and new systems. The title is being produced by Kazuyuki Yamai, who previously directed Shin Megami Tensei IV. The game will be heavily focused on characters who spend their days doing the mundane tasks of dealing with unemployment to the stressful nature surrounding terrorism.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on any new details surrounding the release of Shin Megami Tensei V.


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Jacob Kavanagh

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