Shin Megami Tensei V has been one of the most anticipated Nintendo Switch RPGs since its announcement in 2017, and now that it finally has a release date for later this year, we get more information and a better look at it. characters, story, and action.
The latest entry in the Shin Megami Tensei series seeks to take advantage of Nintendo Switch’s improved hardware while staying true to the series’ roots. You play as a third-year student living a typical life in the dorms at Jouin High School in Tokyo, Japan. One day, on the way home from school, the protagonist and his classmate decide to cross Shinagawa station, only to find that the path is blocked due to a murder. The two separate and the protagonist enters a tunnel in an attempt to find his friend.
Unfortunately, the tunnel collapses, knocking him unconscious. When the protagonist wakes up, he is in the middle of a desert and is attacked by demons. As he runs for his life, a mysterious being named Aogami offers to help him. The protagonist unites with the mysterious savior to become a Nahobino, a being who is neither human nor demon. Now, with the power to fight against demonic forces, the protagonist returns to Tokyo, only to find it barren and called Da’at. From now on, the deities and the demons clash in a permanent struggle for their survival. The protagonist must understand what happened in Tokyo and what it means to be a Nahobino, while also fighting against and alongside the gods and demons he encounters. As the protagonist progresses through the story, he will be tasked with making difficult choices that can lead to different endings for the story.
After becoming one with Aogami, the protagonist gains several abilities. The protagonist maintains control of his body, but Aogami guides him with his voice. Together, the two have the power to confront the demons that threaten them. Some demons can offer their friendship to the player through negotiation, while others will challenge the power of the Nahobino. If you manage to get a demon on your side, you can visit Sophia in the Shadow World to create the most powerful demons through the fusion mechanic. More details will be revealed about this mechanic in the future.
Throughout Da’at, players will encounter massive monsters, mythological deities, and mountain-sized demons. The adventure features over 200 demons, including a collection of classics like Jack Frost, as well as several new creatures from the mind of character designer Masayuki Doi. Some of the demons players will encounter include Amanozako, Daimon, Angel, Fionn mac Cumhaill, Mermaid, Molek, and Arioch.
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Shin Megami Tensei V is coming to Switch on November 12. Stay tuned in the coming months until this launch date as we provide additional exclusive screenshots and information on Atlus’ highly anticipated RPG.