Shin Megami Tensei V Announced for the Nintendo Switch, Teaser Trailer

The previously announced Shin Megami Tensei HD Project for the Nintendo Switch has officially resurfaced as Shin Megami Tensei V.

A new teaser trailer for the game was revealed during the “Shin Megami Tensei Latest Title” live stream earlier today which started at the end of the “SMT 25th Anniversary Chaos Side” concert live stream.

The Japanese text which appears in the trailer, in order:

“Modern Day Tokyo”

“The origin of the Great Abyss tears, and a path to Heaven is opened.”

“From the remains comes an age of darkness.”

“We are pursuing a new legend.”

The description of the teaser trailer via Atlus is:

Modern day Japan. High school students in uniform walking across the station. Corpses of  demons who were slaughtered in the Tokyo tunnels. High school students surrounded by demons in the Tokyo wasteland. What is the meaning of the mysterious words “Shekinah Glory” and “Daath” which appear in the video?

The game was originally announced during the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 live event on January 12, 2017.

Famitsu has confirmed that this week’s issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine (issue #1508, or the November 9, 2017 issue) will have a developer interview on the game. Additionally, the cover will represent the Shin Megami Tensei series.

Domain Name

After the official announcement of Shin Megami Tensei V, Atlus has registered the domain name “MEGATEN5.JP.”

Translation help thanks to @MysticDistance

  • Time to buy a Switch!

  • Senpai Otaku

    This is the SOLE reason i got my switch!

    I knew SMT V was gonna be this HD switch game.

    My prediction came true.

    • Lewis

      Was there any doubt? I mean, I try my hardest to think of anything else it could be, but I can’t. I was really surprised at people who were “arguing” that is was SMT5. I thought it was obvious.

      • Senpai Otaku

        For me it was either SMT 5 or SMT 3 HD remake

        • Lewis

          I mean, after the first teaser was there any chance for it to be SMT3 remake? I didn’t finish it, but it didn’t look like it at all. I think they even said it was a brand new game. Not even considering that there is already a Strange Journey remake. It would be a shot in the foot to hype up a game for a new console and for it to turn out to be just a second remake.

          • Senpai Otaku

            Fair point but for me it was one or the other. And i still was right Xp

            I am still waiting for SMT 3 remake

  • Crispian11

    I’m still not getting a Switch. BING BING YAHOO!!! MAMA MIA!!!


    we are all here for this moment.

  • Dant Pointy

    Hell fucking


  • I dunno if I’ll bite. So far only this game interests me on the Switch.

  • OlimacFTW

    What a nice day for being a Switch owner!

  • Octavio Valdez

    Have to confess this is one of the games that I definitely prefer to have on the go, since I can´t have long sessions on the couch anymore, hopefully we get more info soon on the battle system and such. Though wouldn´t expect this one in America or Europe until 2019

  • Edgar

    Not sure if need to buy a Switch or have to hope into PS4 later release.

    • yup like SMTIV and IV Apocalypse. But let me ask this.
      When was the last JRPG Atlus developed that was multiplatform?

      • Edgar

        “Later release”. “LATER RELEASE”

        Means being ported later to another hardware. It happened with Strange Journey, Persona 3, and Persona 4.

        And don’t get too attached to past.
        When was last main Dragon Quest being multiplatform? Easy: there s never been one. And still we had DQXI PS4-Switch-3DS. Not comparing the two cases, but just showing how the past of the series (or the software house) doesn’t proove ANYTHING 100%.
        We live in a gaming era that makes very very difficult for games to stay exclusive. Especially when they can be ported that easily because of common engines and stuff like that.

        • Again. When was the last time Atlus did a multiplatform JRPG.
          Doesn’t matter when it released.

          • Edgar

            I told you when.

          • No you didn’t. You told me games that release on the newer system of the same console owner not different console owner.

          • Edgar

            Ah, The first one, then, will be Persona 5. Then SMTV.

          • You got proof?

          • Edgar

            Nope. You got proof it ll stay Switch exclusive for ever?

          • Lusankya

            That’s not how it works. You are the one making a bold claim, so you’re the one who needs to come up with proof (there is none, of course).

          • Edgar

            Bold claim?! I just made (and still make) hypothesis.
            Here my first message, from which all started:
            “Not sure if need to buy a Switch or have to hope into PS4 later release.”
            “NOT SURE”, man, means… I’m not sure. Which means… I m not saying this or that will happen. It’s people below that message claiming stuff they don’t have proof of.

          • Lusankya

            Hmm? You wrote “Ah, The first one, then, will be Persona 5. Then SMTV.”

          • Edgar

            That was clearly trolling the user after he started being extreme.

          • SMT has been exclusive to Nintendo since the DS.
            Persona main games will stay PlayStation only.
            Here an advice. Get a Switch and PS4.
            I have both. I have Persona 5 on PS4 and getting this when it release.

            I won’t be missing out.

          • Edgar

            That’s not a proof. A proof would make it IMPOSSIBILE, while it is not.

            I will get a Switch later on, when I’ll get more convinced of this exclusive (and, of course, IF it ll be worth my attention! from the very little we ve seen now… it is! but can’t know till I see more). Meaning probably I’ll get a Switch in 2 years.

          • Then continue to port beg

          • Edgar

            Thank you, I will

          • And continue to fail lol

          • Edgar

            Why that bothers you so much? Are you concerned for my fail? :)

          • nah lol I just wanted to say it lol

          • Edgar

            Well done. Bye ;)

      • Cyberrb25

        Literally, Persona 5. Not a great multiplatform (PS3 and PS4), but a multiplatform

    • OlimacFTW

      Glad to see you’re still optimistic about SMTV being multiplat.

      • Edgar

        Why not. I just think this game is in development since far earlier than P5 success, and earlier than many things changed on the market. It could be born as Switch exclusive, grown up as Switch exclusive, and get released as Switch exclusive. But immediately after that, what exactly should make impossible to have them working on an easy porting to PS4?

        • Dede Ogbe

          About the same chances as P5 ending up on the Switch. In other words, not likely.

          • Edgar

            “About the same chances as P5 ending up on the Switch”

            I agree

            “In oher words, not likely”
            I agree

          • Shadowriver

            The big difference is the engine which no body knows if it can run on other platforms, while UE4 practically makes this game runnable in other consoles…. and even more on PC

          • Flying Carpet

            P5 used an outdated gamebryo engine,it will run on other platforms if they want to

    • Azlan Wake

      There was faint rumors that SMTV would also be released on PS4, I have a Switch but I just don’t like playing games on it much.

      Mind you they even haven’t announced that SMTV will be coming the west anytime soon and I’m pretty certain we have to wait a while for it, so the PS4 version may be up for debate

  • This is made with Unreal Engine 4 so it will come to PC eventually.

  • Shalashaska

    Problem is… Release date?

  • Vallen

    This is a good sign. But I still won’t buy a switch until Pokemon D/P remakes are announced.

    Also, do you guys think SMT V will be technically on par with P5?

    • Shadowriver

      “Techniclly” you mean how it looks? You can already same vibes as #FE and P5, with large faceless crowds and character shading from P5, not to mention they definitly gonna use P5 demon models

  • Touma

    OK, I guess it’s time to buy a Switch.

  • Azlan Wake

    I think you won’t be seeing the Western version anytime soon but the Switch is region free so you can play it in Japanese if people want to

    Also the MUSIC is on point in the trailer!!!