Development on Shin Megami Tensei V is in a ‘Scrap-and-Build’ Phase

In a 4Gamer end-of-year games industry interview, which includes aspirations for 2018, one of the interviewees was producer of the Shin Megami Tensei series, Kazuyuki Yamai.

When asked by 4Gamer about 2018, Yamai stated the following in regards to Shin Megami Tensei V:

4Gamer: What resolution do you have for 2018, and can you share a message for 4Gamer readers?

Kazuyuki Yamai: At the end of October 2017, we officially announced Shin Megami Tensei V. As a numbered entry in the Shin Megami Tensei series, it will be the first console title in a long time. Because of this, I want to create a complete game without compromise.

We are currently in a scrap-and-build process, working out details while creating images, and repeatedly playtesting on actual hardware. I would like to make an official announcement as soon as possible, but I would appreciate it if you could please wait a little while longer until then.

The upcoming SMT game was originally teased in January 2017, during the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 live event. It was subsequently revealed as Shin Megami Tensei V during the “SMT 25th Anniversary Chaos Side” in October 2017. Yamai had stated that the game would be a long ways off.

Shin Megami Tensei V will be released in Japan, North America, and Europe for the Nintendo Switch.


  • Senpai Otaku

    Im guessing 2019.

    Oh well here are my predictions for Atlus Releases:

    JP/NA & EU Releases of P3D/P5D
    Jp Release of Catherine remaster/remake

    Catherine remaster NA & EU release
    PQ2 JP/NA & EU release
    SMT V JP release

    SMT V NA & EU release
    Project re fantasy JP release

    These next few are either after 2020 or will be released before at some point:
    Persona 5 Arena
    Persona 3 remake or a remake of P1/P2
    SMT DDS Remaster or SMT 3 remaster/remake
    Catherine II

    Oh and i doubt we will see Persona 6 until 2022 which isnt something that bothers me personally considering the stellar amount of software that Atlus are gonna be releasing.

    Of course these are just my own predictions…but it’ll be fun to see how things play out.

    • Kamiyouni

      Sounds legit tbh. Solid pacing.