A report from Persona Central revealed a number of details regarding Shin Megami Tensei V which were inadvertently put up on the game’s official website in an update that has since been removed. The leaked information includes a November 11 release date for the upcoming title. This revealed date shouldn’t be just for when the game launches in Japan either, as it was stated in a Nintendo Direct last year that Shin Megami Tensei V will be seeing a simultaneous worldwide release.
In addition to the release date, the site update gave further details on the game’s story and system. The main character is a high school student who was living an ordinary life until stumbling into another world called Da’ath. There the protagonist becomes fused with the mysterious “forbidden being” Naobino and is thrown into a battle between gods and demons.
Da’ath is a mysterious world, covered with desert and under attack from powerful demons. As you explore, you’ll encounter over 200 demons, both familiar faces from the Shin Megami Tensei series and some new ones from Character Designer Masayuki Doi. You’ll use various means to advance, including the growing power of Naobino and sometimes that of the demons themselves, as you carve a path through Da’ath in pursuit of the truth. The ending of the game can diverge in many ways.
The website mentions a Shin Megami Tensei First Limited Edition “Forbidden Naobino box”, which “condenses the game’s charm, packed with plenty of demons and music that embody Shin Megami Tensei V” and contains an item resembling the hero Naobino.
We’ll probably be seeing more of Shin Megami Tensei V in the E3 Nintendo Direct, and maybe even in the Treehouse coverage. Nintendo’s 40 minute E3 showcase will be on June 15 at:
- UK: 5pm (BST)
- Europe: 6pm (CEST)
- East Coast US: 10pm (EDT)
- West Coast US: 9am (PDT)
Shin Megami Tensei V will release for Nintendo Switch on November 11.