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"The ambitions of god and human clash amidst the horror of a dying world. Neither human nor demon, the newly-forged Nahobino and his friends must decide what is worth saving... and prepare to sacrifice everything in its name. In a world without its Creator, which path will you choose?"
Shin Megami Tensei V English website

Shin Megami Tensei V is the fifth numbered game of the Shin Megami Tensei series, developed by Atlus for the Nintendo Switch.

Summary[]

The protagonist, a high school student living an ordinary life, wanders into another world called "Da'at." He then fuses with a mysterious man Aogami and becomes a "Nahobino," a condemned being, throwing himself into a battle between gods and demons.

Special Editions[]

In Japan[]

Aside from the Standard Edition, in Japan, the game has a 14,800 yen Limited Edition called Shin Megami Tensei V First Limited Edition "Forbidden Nahobino" Box, which includes:

  • Special Case (based on the Tree of Knowledge from the game, the design of the case includes the eyes of the characters)[1]
  • Demon Artbook (A5 size, 116 pages)
  • Mini-Soundtrack (35 songs in 2 CDs)
  • Series Masterpiece Medley String Quartet Arrangement (A compilation of popular songs from the Shin Megami Tensei series, arranged in a string quartet.)[1]
  • A Nahobino T-Shirt (Design is a mixture of the protagonist's white and Aogami's blue.)

In the West[]

The Fall of Man Premium Edition, sold in the West, includes:

  • Steelbook
  • Demon Hand Book
  • 2-Disc Soundtrack
  • Collectible Box
  • Sling Bag (6'' x 11.5'')

There is also an alternate Steelbook edition, which only includes the steelbook.

Development[]

"All the fountains of the great deep broke up and the windows of heaven were opened. In this lightless age of corruption we long for the dawn of a new messiah."
Shin Megami Tensei V Announcement Trailer

Producer Kazuyuki Yamai has said in an interview with Famitsu that he wants Shin Megami Tensei V to sympathize with the troubles that the world is currently going through such as terrorism, nuclear weapons, unemployment, the uneasiness about life retirement and other troubles at home and abroad. He wants people to look at the "characteristics of the time."[2]

Shin Megami Tensei V is developed in Unreal Engine 4, the first time the engine is used by the developers. In the same interview, it was mentioned that said engine creates a new environment to work with when creating games as it allows them to create something and immediately check it out on the game screen, it gives the creators more time to spend on coming up with ideas and trial-and-error.[2]

The game is expecting a release on the Nintendo Switch. On the team's choice of console, Yamai has expressed that the Switch is "charming," due to its ability to let users play HD quality games freely on the go. He also remarked about its flexibility as a hybrid console.[2][3]

Since Shin Megami Tensei V is the first home console release from the mainline series in a while, he wants to create a hybrid with the charm of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne and the fun demon upbringing elements of Shin Megami Tensei IV. As such they are experimenting with new elements to add to demon fusion.[2]

In a 2017 trailer of the game, the keyword "Shekinah Glory," which translates to "God's Miracle" could be spotted. Yamai wants players to think about that keyword, and get a "true understanding" of it once they play the game.[2]

The game was first teased on January 13th 2017 as "Shin Megami Tensei HD," or a "brand new work in the series," later revealed to be its fifth installment in October 23rd during a livestream, and that it would plan release on the Nintendo Switch.

During the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase on July 20th, 2020, the game was shown off for the first time since 2017. It was also announced the game would receive a simultaneous worldwide release in 2021. A year later, on June 15th, 2021, during E3 2021, it was announced the game would release on November 11th in Asia, and later on the 12th in the West. The English version will receive both English and Japanese voice acting.

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Jack Frost SMT5 Daily Demon Vol 001

Jack Frost in Volume 1 of Shin Megami Tensei V Daily Demon.

A few days later after the announcement at E3, on June 17th, a Daily Demon series was started at Atlus JP's YouTube channel (atlustube), which showcases a certain demon from the game each day. This campaign will go on until the release of the game, showcasing a total of 214 demons.

In addition to that, another series, called "Shin Megami Tensei V News" began on June 21st, showcasing and explaining information about the game. It follows a format of a regular real-life news program, with Chiaki Matsuzawa as its announcer. Although the videos have been uploaded only in Japanese, they have been given official subtitles in English, Korean and Traditional Chinese.

Gallery[]

Box Art
Game Logos
Promo

Videos[]

Trailers
Daily Demon

In Other Languages[]

Language Title
Flag of the United States English Shin Megami Tensei V
Flag of Japan Japanese 真・女神転生Ⅴ
Flag of South Korea Korean 진・여신전생5
Flag of Hong KongFlag of the Republic of China.svg Traditional Chinese 真・女神轉生V
Flag of France French Shin Megami Tensei V
Flag of Italy Italian Shin Megami Tensei V
Flag of Germany German Shin Megami Tensei V
Flag of Spain Spanish Shin Megami Tensei V

Trivia[]

  • Shin Megami Tensei V is the first game in the series to have a simultaneous worldwide release, although the game will come out in the West a day later.
  • Shin Megami Tensei V shares many of its UI elements with Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE, such as skill icons, color scheme and the level up screen.[5]
  • SMT Dx2 SMT V Release Date Reveal Login Bonus.png
    From 6/17/2021 to 6/20/2021 free gems were given as a login bonus in Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx2 to commemorate the reveal of the release date of Shin Megami Tensei V.[6]

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References[]


Shin Megami Tensei V
Characters
Playable Protagonist
Other Aogami - Sophia
Tao Isonokami - Yuzuru Atsuta - Ichiro Dazai - Miyazu Atsuta - Hayao Koshimizu - Sahori Itsukishima
Locations
Tokyo Jouin Academy - Shinagawa Station - Takanawa Tunnel
Da'at Shiba - Hamamatsuchou - Tree of Knowledge
Music
Albums N/A
Songs N/A
Archives
Terminology Nahobino - Cathedral of Shadows - Bethel
Mechanics Demon - Turn Press - Moon Phase System - Alignment‎ - Fusion - Race and species - Magatsuhi Skills
Lists Bosses - Skills - Items (Vending machines) - Ailments - Side Quests - Demons
Other Media
Promotion Daily Demon - News
Megami Tensei Megami Tensei (Telenet) - Megami Tensei (Atlus) - II - Kyūyaku
Shin Megami Tensei Shin Megami Tensei - II / Gaiden: Ma To Houkai - if... / Hazama's Chapter - J - NINE -
III: Nocturne / Pachislot - 20XX / Devil's Colosseum - IMAGINE - Tokyo Requiem - Strange Journey (Redux) - Devil Hunter Zero - IV / Apocalypse - Devil Collection - Synchronicity Prologue - Liberation Dx2 - V
Last Bible Last Bible - II - Another Bible - III - Special -
New Testament / II: Hajimari no Fukuin / III: Mugen no Eiyuu
Majin Tensei Majin Tensei - II: Spiral Nemesis - Ronde - Blind Thinker / II
Devil Summoner Devil Summoner / Pinball: Judgment - Soul Hackers / Intruder / Soul Hackers New Generation -
Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon
Persona Megami Ibunroku Persona (PSP Remake) / Ikū no Tō Hen -
2: Innocent Sin / Eternal Punishment / Lost Memories / Infinity Mask -
3 (FES* / Portable*) / Dancing in Moonlight
4 (Golden*) / Arena / Ultimax / Dancing All Night
5 (Royal*) / Dancing in Starlight / Strikers
Q: Shadow of the Labryinth - Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth
Devil Children Black Book / Red Book - White Book - DemiKids Light / Dark - Fire Book / Ice Book -
Messiah Riser - Puzzle de Call! - Appli de Call! - Devil Children Mobile
Digital Devil Saga Avatar Tuner - 2 - A's TEST Server
Devil Survivor Devil Survivor (Overclocked) - 2 (Record Breaker) / The Extra World
Jack Series Jack Bros. - Demonic Help Party
Other games Giten Megami Tensei: Tokyo Mokushiroku - Card Summoner - Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE - Maken X - Catherine / Full Body
Digital Devil Story (Novels) Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei - 2: Warrior of the Demon City - 3: Demise of the Reincarnation
New Digital Devil Story New Digital Devil Story: Goddess of Enchainment - 2: Queen of the Ice Fields - 3: Planet of the Devil - 4: Wrath of the Young Emperor - 5: Eternal Goddess - 6: Bonds of Reincarnation
Other Novels Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou tai Shibito Ekishi - Giten Megami Tensei: Distant Flow ~EXILE~ - Megami Ibunroku Persona: Shadow Maze - Persona 3: Shadow Cry / Owari no Kakera / Alternative Heart / Velvet Blue - Persona x Detective Naoto - Quantum Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner - Devil Survivor 2 The Animation: Cetus's Prequel
Anime Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei - Tokyo Revelation - Persona -trinity soul- - Persona 3 The Movie - Persona 4 The Animation / -The Factor of Hope- / The Golden Animation - Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers - Persona 5 The Animation - DeviChil - D-Children: Light & Dark - Devil Survivor 2 The Animation
Manga Shin Megami Tensei: Tokyo Revelation - if... / Kahn - IV: DEMONIC GENE / -Prayers- - Gaiten: Hato no Senki - EDEN - CG Senki: Dante no Mon - Majin Tensei - Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Lone Marebito - Megami Ibunroku Persona - Persona: Tsumi to Batsu - Persona 3 / Portable Dengeki Comic Anthology / Portable Dear Girls Comic Anthology - Persona 4 / The Magician - Arena / Arena Ultimax / Dancing All Night - PQ: -Roundabout- / Side:P3 / Side:P4 - Tartarus Theater - Persona 5 / Dengeki Comic Anthology / Comic à La Carte / Comic Anthology (DNA Media Comics) / the Animation Dengeki Comic Anthology / Mementos Mission - Q2: Persona Q2: Roundabout Special - Devil Children / Light & Dark - Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner: Shinen no Matou - Devil Survivor - 2: -Show Your Free Will- / The Animation Manga
Mobile Apps The Night Before - QIX - Chaining Soul - Aegis: The First Mission - Em - Illust Puzzle - Escape - Social - Ain Soph - Mobile Online - The Card Battle - Colors - Persona O.A. - Mobile Phone Demon Collection - Atlus Casino - Devil Summoning Program - Digital Novel
Other The Amala Multiverse - Earth - Expanse - Great Will - Protagonists - Birthdays - Patches and Updates - In popular culture