Japan website Atlus leak Shin Megami Tensei V release date November 2021 story gameplay details

Atlus’ official Japanese website for Shin Megami Tensei V (SMTV) briefly and very prematurely published several crucial details of the upcoming Nintendo Switch game, including its release date and story and gameplay details — and fan site Persona Central caught all of it. Shin Megami Tensei V apparently has a Japanese release date of Nov. 11, 2021, and since the game will be releasing worldwide simultaneously, that should theoretically be the date for the rest of us as well.

Regarding the story, the main character of Shin Megami Tensei V is a high school student who somehow wanders into the world of Da’ath, where he fuses with a “mysterious man” and becomes “Naobino,” a “forbidden being” caught in the fight between gods and demons. (There will apparently be multiple endings to the game, as per usual.) Da’ath is apparently a massive desert where gods and demons live, with some demons being as large as mountains. There are more than 200 demons, including new ones illustrated by Masayuki Doi, and as expected, the game will be single-player.

Japan will receive a “Forbidden Naobino box” limited edition version of the game for its November release date, but that might not release elsewhere. We can likely count on something else for the international release. Regardless, presuming Atlus didn’t accidentally publish erroneous or outdated information, these are some major and exciting leaks. Tell us what you think of that November release date for Shin Megami Tensei V, as well as what you think of those scraps of the story and gameplay.

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John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!

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