Shin Megami Tensei V details story, characters; 25 minutes of gameplay

Latest information from today's live stream.

Shin Megami Tensei V

Atlus has updated the official Japanese website for Shin Megami Tensei V with a “Story / Character” page introducing the game’s plot and first batch of characters.

Get the details below.

■ Story

The protagonist is a third-year high school student living in Tokyo. While attending the dorm-based Jouin Academy, he lived out each day peacefully.

One day, he and his friends try to pass through Shinagawa Station while coming home from school, but a murder had occurred nearby and the station was closed off. The protagonist visits a nearby tunnel in search of his friend, who had gone off separately. But the tunnel collapses and the protagonist loses consciousness. When he wakes up, he finds himself in a ruined and desertified Tokyo.

Shin Megami Tensei V

Shin Megami Tensei V

Shin Megami Tensei V

Then, the protagonist is attacked by strange-looking creature—a demon. As he tries to escape, a mysterious man appears before him.

“Take my hand if you don’t want to die.”

The moment they joined hands, a dazzling light surrounded them and the two were fused together, transformed into the forbidden being known as “Nahobino.”

After defeating the demon using the power of Nahobino, the protagonist roams about the desertified Tokyo known as “Da’at.” Da’at is dominated by gods and demons that exist in the world of mythology, including giant dragons and evil demons, who were in a fierce battle for their survival.

Just what happened to Tokyo? And who is this Nahobino being?

In search of the truth, and with the future of the world at stake, the protagonist throws himself into the battle between gods and demons.

■ Characters


Shin Megami Tensei V

A third-year high school student living in Tokyo. After a tunnel collapses above him on his way home from school, he ends up in the desertified world of “Da’at.”

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Aogami (voiced by Toshiyuki Morikawa)

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A mysterious man who suddenly appears before the protagonist when he is attacked by a demon. When the protagonist takes his hand, they transform into the forbidden being known as “Nahobino.”

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The forbidden being born of the fusion between the protagonist and Aogami. It can use paranormal abilities that rivals that of demons. Its decisions are made by the protagonist, while Aogami guides the protagonist only by voice.

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And here are some additional details, via today’s release date announcement special live stream:

■ Over 200 Demons, Both New and Familiar

Shin Megami Tensei V

■ Symbol Encounter System

■ Press Turn Battle System

A system where you can increase your party’s number of actions by striking the enemy’s weakness or dealing critical hits.

There are also new elements that offer a somewhat different experience from before.

■ Demon Negotiation and Fusion

By talking to and successfully negotiating with demons, they can become your allies. Ally demons can also be fused together to give birth to new demons.

■ Daily Demon Videos

Starting June 17, a daily demon fusion video introducing the 214 demons that appear in Shin Megami Tensei IV will be published each day.

Shin Megami Tensei V is due out for Switch on November 11 in Japan and November 12 worldwide.

Watch 25 minutes of new gameplay footage below (from 1:03:13 to 1:28:17).

Thanks, Games Talk.

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