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Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch)

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Today, Atlus announced that the new Shin Megami Tensei game for Switch is actually Shin Megami Tensei V. The news was just shared during a brief live stream held by the company’s Japanese YouTube account.

 

 

 

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Nice to have re-confirmation that it’s a Switch exclusive.  Dunno why they were being coy about it.

 

Speaking of which, I dunno why they were being coy with the name either :heh:

 

Looks a bit more Persona/TMS esc than previous games.

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Atlus were asked why the game is on the Switch.

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Atlus decided on going with the Nintendo Switch so that fans can enjoy the game’s story in HD at home on their TVs, while playing portable or tabletop mode to put in the grind to level up and fuse demons at the comfort of your own bed.
 

It makes sense, I mean, there was a big outcry from Persona 5 fans to get the game on the Switch for this very reason, especially as many loved the portability of the Vita version of Persona 4.

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Yep, turn-based RPG's are better to play on a portable device. I mean, why do you think Pokemon does so well?

On 10/23/2017 at 5:06 PM, Dcubed said:

Looks a bit more Persona/TMS esc than previous games.

After playing TMS, this can only be a good thing. The game's hilarious.

 

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Back in December, Shin Megami Tensei V’s producer, Kazuyuki Yamai, said that the game’s development was in a “build-and-scrap” phase.

In a recent interview with 4Gamer, however, Yamai revealed that the game is now in full-scale development.

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At the start, the production of this project only had a few people at its core, with more and more people gradually becoming involved. Although this number is still increasing, I feel that the production staff has come together considerably to a point—and reaching a milestone—where we can say we’ve started full-scale development.

Yamai also added that he wants to make Shin Megami Tensei V in a way that works well for both home consoles and handhelds, by featuring impressive content for TVs as well as elements that lend the game to the casual feeling unique to a portable device, similar to what was in Shin Megami Tensei IV and Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse on 3DS.

Yamai thinks that the production time for one demon’s model is about three times as much as previous titles, due mostly to Atlus’ ambitions of including many demons suited to a higher hardware specification. 

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*New Year's bump*

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Please look forward to follow-up news on Shin Megami Tensei V.

Next Direct, right? Riiight?

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Is that a female protagonist? If so, neat! The Atlus RPG protagonist is a proper sausage fest.

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Do I need to play the previous games to enjoy/understand the story or are they independent from each other?

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Even if you play the originals, you won't understand the story.

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42 minutes ago, drahkon said:

Do I need to play the previous games to enjoy/understand the story or are they independent from each other?

They're independent from each other. Although, there's bound to be nods and references to previous games and all that. But the plots stand on their own.

The only exception I'm aware of is Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, which assumes that you've gotten the hardest ending in Shin Megami Tensei IV.

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