The official Japanese website for Shin Megami Tensei V was mistakenly updated with release details for the upcoming game, including its release date of Thursday, November 11, 2021. As the information came from a Japanese website, it is possible that this release date is only for Japan, however the game was previously stated to have a worldwide release, so it would presumably be close to other territories.
Presumably with an error made prior to the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct on June 15th, information for the Nintendo Switch exclusive RPG and next mainline entry in the SMT series has been displayed erroneously on the Japanese webpage.
Screen captures from the previously broken Japanese website, updated to its original state about 15 minutes later.
The details are the following:
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’ath.” The hero fuses with a mysterious man and becomes a “Naobino,” a forbidden being, throwing himself into a battle between gods and demons.
In the mysterious world “Da’ath,” 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.
As you explore Da’ath, 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.
Da’ath, 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?
As this was only listed on the Japanese website, for now, there is no guarantee that this limited edition will be released outside of Japan.
Shin Megami Tensei V First Limited Edition “Forbidden Naobino box”
The first limited edition of Shin Megami Tensei V. This box condenses the game’s charm, packed with plenty of demons and music that embody Shin Megami Tensei V. It also includes an item resembling the hero Naobino, considered a “forbidden being” in the game.
List of Specs
- Platform: Nintendo Switch
- Genre: RPG
- Release Date: November 11, 2021
- Players: 1 person
- 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)