Shin Megami Tensei V is Officially Coming to the U.S.


Atlus revealed Shin Megami Tensei V’s official name and story details earlier this year with a new trailer, sparking interest from series fans around the world interested in diving into the franchise’s first TV console launch in years. And there’s some good news for fans living in the U.S. Just in case it wasn’t clear, the West is receiving Shin Megami Tensei V, too.

In a new trailer dropped by Nintendo, the Switch publisher revealed that the game is “coming to the West!” The trailer features an English translation of the original Japanese trailer published back in October, which originally clued fans into more information about the game.

“Introducing the newest entry in the acclaimed Shin Megami Tensei series,” the trailer says. “Shin Megami Tensei V.”

Not much else is known from the English trailer, but we at least have a better idea about the upcoming game’s role in the series. For one, Shin Megami Tensei V appears to be part of the main series, to the point where the trailer advertises it as the “newest entry.” So don’t expect an anniversary rehash of previous games.

It looks like Shin Megami Tensei V will remain in the present, too. In the trailer’s description, Nintendo says the title is “set in modern Tokyo,” where players face “a new onslaught of demons.” So while apocalyptic themes seem to be present, don’t expect the entire game to jump from the 21st century into a post-apocalyptic hellscape years into the future.

For now, Shin Megami Tensei V has no set release date. The game is being developed exclusively for Nintendo Switch through Unreal Engine 4.