Shin Megami Tensei V, the newest title in the long-running Atlus series that was first shown alongside the Nintendo Switch itself in 2017, has been in development for quite some time. We’ve gotten sporadic footage and updates over the four years since the game was announced, but it still always seemed to be one of those projects that could be six months away or two years away. Thankfully, it seems to be the former, according to a website accidentally updating too early.
Last night, the Japanese website for Shin Megami Tensei V updated with a host of new information, including a worldwide release date of November 11, 2021.
The website also, via translation from Persona Central, revealed that the main character would be a high school student who enters a different world. Upon landing in this new world, they fuse with a mysterious man and become a forbidden being named Naobino. So, nothing entirely too strange for the Shin Megami Tensei series in that concept.
The website also bragged that the game has over 200 demons to fight with some new monsters added to the series catalog designed by Masayuki Doi, who worked on Shin Megami Tensei IV as the character designer.
As quickly as this information disappeared, it was removed, as the site reverted back to its information-free state within minutes. It’s likely this was supposed to be revealed during E3 this upcoming week, perhaps even during Nintendo’s E3 Direct scheduled for June 15. The last time the game was seen was Nintendo’s first Partner Direct in 2020.
Shin Megami Tensei V is currently a Switch exclusive.