Shin Megami Tensei V Story Details, Gameplay Footage Shows Off Combat, World Exploration, Fusion


As previously announced, Atlus held a two-hour live stream for Shin Megami Tensei V earlier today, showing off various aspects of its gameplay and characters.

The official website has also been updated with a Story/Character page, with more details about the game’s story.


The main character is a third-year high school student living in Tokyo. While attending the dormitory-based Jouin Academy, he was living a peaceful life.

One day, when going through Shinagawa Station on his road to school with friends, the station was closed because of a nearby murder. The protagonist looks for his friends who have gone their separate ways, and visits a nearby tunnel. There, the tunnel suddenly collapses. The protagonist is caught up in the accident, losing consciousness. When he wakes up, he finds himself in a devastated Tokyo that has turned into a desert.

The protagonist is then attacked by a demonic being. A mysterious man suddenly appears before the protagonist.

“If you don’t want to die, boy, take my hand.”

The moment he takes his hand, the two are enveloped in a brilliant light and fuse together. They transform into the forbidden being, Nahobino.

After defeating the demon with his newfound power as Nahobino, the hero wanders through the desert of Tokyo, called “Da’at.” Da’at is overrun by gods and demons from mythology, including giant dragons and vicious demons, as they engage in a fierce battle for survival against one another.

What has happened to Tokyo? Who is the figure Nahobino?

As the protagonist searches for the truth, he finds himself in a battle between gods and demons, with the future of the world at stake.



A boy in his third year of high school who lives in Tokyo. While leaving school one day, he ends up in a tunnel collapse incident and finds himself lost in the desertified world of Da’at.

Aogami (Voice: Toshiyuki Morikawa)

A mysterious man who suddenly appears in front of the protagonist, who is attacked by demons in Da’ath. By taking his hand, the main character transforms into the forbidden existence “Nahobino.”


The forbidden existence resulting from the fusion between the main character and Aogami. They can use powers effective against demons. The protagonist controls them and makes the decisions, while Aogami guides the hero only with his voice.


There will be over 200 familiar and new demons.

The above image features new demon designs. From left to right:

  • Angel
  • Daimon
  • Jack Frost
  • Amanozako
  • Fionn mac Cumhaill

Beginning on June 17th, Atlus will be introducing 214 demons from Shin Megami Tensei V on a daily basis until its release date.

World Exploration


The familiar Press Turn battle system returns, where you can take advantage of the enemy’s weaknesses or hit them with critical attacks to increase the number of actions for you or your allies.

There will also be new elements introduced to the combat.

Negotiation and Demon Fusion

If you begin a conversation with the enemy and the negotiations are successful, you can recruit the demon. By fusing allied demons, you can create new, more powerful ones.

A character called Sophia handles the fusions in SMT V.

Gameplay Live Stream

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

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