Shin Megami Tensei V is the latest title in the Shin Megami Tensei franchise, a long-running turn-based JRPG series that has been studio Atlus’s flagship series since its creation. V was first announced back in 2017 through a cryptic teaser trailer, and since then fans have been waiting patiently for its release. In fact, its release date has been something hotly debated and recently reached a fever pitch as fans worried the title would be delayed yet again to next year.
But in an interesting twist, Shin Megami Tensei V’s official Japanese site accidentally leaked said release date, along with some story details for the upcoming title. Most likely the release date announcement would have been timed for Nintendo’s E3 2021 presentation since it’s a Nintendo Switch exclusive.
According to the leak — before it was promptly deleted — the game will launch on November 11, 2021. And this can be assumed to be the global release date since V has been previously confirmed to have a worldwide launch. Story and gameplay details have also been revealed through the leak. The protagonist is an ordinary high school student who is suddenly transported to Da’at, a world filled with both gods and demons. He merges with a mysterious being called a Naobino and is thrown into the conflict between the two sides. Players will encounter over 200 demons in the game, including many familiar ones, as well as brand new demons designed by character designer Masayuki Doi.
There’s a special edition version planned for it called the “Forbidden Naobino box,” which will feature music from the game as well as an item that resembles the hero Naobino. However, this will most likely be a Japanese-only set as there was no indication of a Western release.