Shin Megami Tensei V News Video Provides More Details
Atlus posted the first entry in a series of “news” programs for Shin Megami Tensei V. The eight-minute video is in Japanese but has English subtitles available, and introduces some additional characters and combat elements in the game.
Tao Isonokami is one of the protagonist’s high school classmates. A third-year student and a member of the lacrosse club, Tao has had spiritual powers from a young age and supports the protagonist when they join an organisation called Bethel. Yuzuru Atsuta is another classmate. He is a responsible young man and joins Bethel to help protect his sister Miyazu.
Ichiro Dazai is a third of the protagonist’s classmates. He is cheerful and is livestreaming when he becomes involved in the incident where a ruined version of Tokyo called Da’at appears. He joins Bethel to prove his worth for what he deems a noble cause. As previously referenced, Miyazu Atsuta is Yuzuru’s sister and another attendee of the protagonist’s high school. Finally, Hayao Koshimizu is the Prime Minster of Japan and chief of Bethel’s Japanese branch. He recruits the protagonist and grants them the demon summoning program so they can assist Bethel in fighting against the demons of Da’at.
Shin Megami Tensei V will feature Magatsuhi Skills. During combat, player actions will fill up the Magatsuhi Gauge in the top-right portion of the screen. When it’s full, players can activate special skills that cause massive damage, substantial healing, or powerful support effects. However, these skills are also available for enemies. DLC maps where players can easily gain Macca (money) or experience are also planned, similar to those released for Shin Megami Tensei III HD Remaster.
Shin Megami Tensei V is the fifth mainline title in the series, which has branched into numerous spin-offs including Persona. The game will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch in Japan on November 11, 2021, and in North America and Europe on November 12, 2021.