Update (2021-10-21): Atlus West has released their Shin Megami Tensei V Streaming FAQ, with the same guidelines for streaming the game as in Japan.
Atlus has released spoiler and media distribution guidelines prior to many of their larger, modern releases, and the upcoming Shin Megami Tensei V is no exception.
As with the previous guidelines, the ones for the latest mainline entry in the SMT series includes details on the dissemination of potential spoilers for the game, as well as the distribution guidelines for video and live streaming.
WARNING: The spoiler guidelines themselves may potentially include spoilers of a certain in-game location.
Prohibited Distribution Sections
- The cutscene after completing the Temple of Eternity, up until the ending and staff credits appear.
- Boss analysis information that can be viewed on the menu screen.
When distributing content that corresponds to story scenes, a notation that clearly conveys that the media will contain story segments should be used, such as “This contains spoilers,” even in areas other than the prohibited sections.
Additionally, the distribution of videos and live streams before the game’s release date is strictly prohibited.
- Screenshots and videos of this game must be distributed on an online service for personal use.
- When delivering content corresponding to the story like event scenes, please clearly indicate that the content includes story, so as to not deprive other customers of their enjoyment.
- The distribution of videos, live streams, etc. before the release date is strictly prohibited.
Copyright Notice Request
Posting and delivering content is allowed at the condition that the copyright holder is clarified: ©ATLUS ©SEGA
- Please do not reuse others’ gameplay footage.
- Please do not release content that is only music data like BGM for purposes that are only for listening to it.
- Please refrain from using sites and services whose browsing experience can be considered for commercial purposes. However, even if secondary revenue is generated from the functions provided by the online service distributing videos and live broadcasts (e.g. YouTube partner program, etc.), that is not considered use for a commercial purpose.
- Please do not act in a way to slander a third party, including a specific player.
- Please do not post anything illegal, inappropriate, or offensive to public order and morals. This includes:
- Any action that interferes with the normal operation of our products or services, or impairs their safety.
- Cheating, cracking, unauthorized access, circumvention of technical restrictions, unauthorized modification, or any tool or service that allows this.
- If there is a request from us, regardless of the reason, please stop releasing videos immediately. Additionally, we may delete videos and suspend live streams that we deem inappropriate. We may not be able to answer any inquiries regarding the reasons for this, so please be forewarned.
- Regarding videos, we do not make any guarantees whatsoever when it comes to infringing the rights of third parties. Additionally, we will not indemnify any damage or conflict with third parties that arise as a result of the distribution of such a video.
Shin Megami Tensei V will be released exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on November 11, 2021 in Japan and November 12, 2021 worldwide.