Atlus Talks About Shin Megami Tensei 5’s Switch Release, Story Themes

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Shin Megami Tensei 5 is officially on its way to Nintendo Switch after a Monday livestream reveal announced the game’s title. And in an interview with game producer Kazuyuki Yamai for Famitsu, Yamai opened up about creating the game and bringing it to Switch.

For one, Yamai revealed that he loves the Nintendo Switch’s hardware. He thinks its versatility between docked TV play and on-the-go-gaming is perfect for the series’ HD release.

Through the game’s story, he also wants Shin Megami Tensei 5 to focus on the “characteristics of the times” people live in during the 21st century, from terrorism to growing unemployment rates and domestic political tension. In short, expect Shin Megami Tensei to be a political game.

Atlus also plans to add demon upbringing from Shin Megami Tensei 4 into the game, as well as slightly experimental gameplay ideas to change up the game’s design. But demon fusions from the original game are returning, allowing the player to merge demons together to create a new demon or develop weapons. Other classic gameplay aspects are coming back too, but Atlus has yet to reveal what those are.

Lastly, Yamai told Famitsu that Shin Megami Tensei 5 was announced earlier this year because the game’s 25th anniversary is this October, and that more games are certainly on the way beyond the Switch release. But don’t expect Shin Megami Tensei 5 to land on Nintendo Switch any time soon. Yamai warns that the game hasn’t even reached a stage where the studio can tease the title is “coming soon.”

So for now, it will be quite some time before Shin Megami Tensei 5 lands on Nintendo Switch. Check back in the coming year for more news on the release.

H/T My Nintendo News