Shin Megami Tensei V appears to be arriving on the Nintendo Switch on November 11th. The release date appears to have accidentally leaked on Shin Megami Tensei V’s official Japanese website.
Shin Megami Tensei is a long-standing Japanese role-playing game series by Atlus, which is actually the predecessor of their hit series Persona. Many of the games in the series are considered cult classics, including the recently remastered Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne.
The game’s website was incorrectly updated with release date, gameplay, and story information. Persona Central, who originally discovered the leak, notes that the November 11th launch is expected to be a worldwide date, although it only appears on the game’s Japanese website.
The leaked details state that the main character in the game will be a high school student wandering into a demon-filled desert world called “Da’ath”. You merge with a mysterious man and become a forbidden being called “Nabino”. This puts the hero in the middle of a battle between gods and demons … a standard affair for the world of Shin Megami Tensei.
The game will reportedly feature over 200 demons, including recurring favorites and new creations from Masayuki Doi, a longtime character designer for the Persona series and Shin Megami Tensei.
As with SMT titles before, the gameplay involves the hero advancing through this new world using his new demonic powers and gathering a group of demons to aid them. The leaked details indicate that like previous games in the series, the game will have multiple endings.
A limited edition was also confirmed by the leak, but it is not known if it will be released outside of Japan.