Shin Megami Tensei V Comes To Nintendo Switch Exclusively in 2021

Published: Monday, July 20, 2020 - 10:23 | By: Don Parsons
Prepare to Attack and Dethrone Satan

Shin Megami Tensei stole the show during today's Nintendo Direct Mini Partner with an announcement of a remastering of the classic Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne (as Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster), and new information about the highly anticipated next entry in the series Shin Megami Tensei V.

What is Shin Megami Tensei V?

The next mainline entry in Atlus' longest ongoing series that started back with Megami Tensei in 1987, these games are difficult dungeon crawlers with many thematic attributes, but most notably war between Chaos (often working for/with Satan or Lucifer) and Order, often led by archangels or God in some guise. The series is known for its dark tone, and often apocalyptic or dystopian landscapes, that has the protagonist recruiting various monsters to work alongside him or her to battle other demons. If you have played the more famous Persona spinoff, these creatures will be recognizable as the personas from that series were the same as the 'demons' used in Shin Megami Tensei.

 
 

In the trailer we saw a world that chaos has conquered, where god has been attacked and detroned by the forces of chaos. Positioning you in a place to paritcipate in the series trademark fight between chaos and order as you decide the fate of the world. 

When Can I Play Shin Megami Tensei V?

For the first time in series history, Atlus has committed to a simulataneous world wide release, meaning this will be the first time you'll be able to avoid Japanese edition spoilers being out for months or years ahead of time without trying. It will release in all regions in 2021, exclusively for Nintendo Switch. 

Are you interested in Shin Megami Tensei V? Have you played any previous games in the series, or any of the spinoffs like Persona? Let us know in the comments below!


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Don Parsons
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I've been a gamer for years of various types starting with the Sega Genesis and Shining Force when I was young. If I'm not playing video games, I'm often roleplaying, reading, writing, or pondering things brought up by speculative fiction.