Shin Megami Tensei V News Report Vol. 2 Released, Features New Characters and Gameplay Mechanics


Following the announcement of the second news report for Shin Megami Tensei V,  Atlus has released the video going over the new details highlighted in the “Bethel Trailer” released last week.

Presented by regular host to Atlus live streams Chiaki Matsuzawa, the second volume of the SMT V news report goes over the new characters, and new gamelay elements related to character growth.

New Characters

The official website’s character page has been updated with artwork for the new characters Shohei Yakumo, Nuwa, and Abdiel.

Shohei Yakumo (Voice: Tomokazu Sugita)

A demon hunter with unknown motives, however he works alongside the demon Nuwa.

Nuwa (Voice: Ayana Taketatsu)

A goddess in Chinese mythology, she’s worked with Yakumo ever since he was young to fulfill a certain goal. She suddenly appears before the protagonist, and attacks.

Abdiel (Voice: Romi Park)

An angel who oversees Bethel’s headquarters. Stern and uncompromising, she eradicates anyone who threatens the order of Bethel through sheer force. She is fervently devoted to God, and is committed to defending His order at all costs.

Sophia (Voice: Sayaka Kinoshita)

Previously detailed, the character art for Sophia has been released through an update on the official website’s “System” page. She aids the protagonist with demon fusion.

New Demon

A new demon to the series was introduced, which the Shin Megami Tensei V website’s Demon page has also been updated with.


New Stat/Skill Building Features

By exploring the world of Da’at, players will find “Essences,” which are spiritual entities embedded with the power of demons. Unique to each demon, they can be fused with the protagonist in order to customize his skills and affinities. Essences can also be fused with other demons i norder to customize their skill pool.

Additionally, in Da’at, a resource called “Glory” can be obtained by fulfilling certain conditions. Glory can be used to learn “Miracles,” powerful abilities that alter the laws of nature and can further assist the protagonist during battle.

Shin Megami Tensei V News Vol. 2

New Characters

Character Leveling to Survive Da’at

Shin Megami Tensei V will be released exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on November 11, 2021 in Japan and November 12, 2021 worldwide.