Shin Megami Tensei V U.S. Switch Release Confirmed

Fans can get hyped for the game's upcoming Western launch with an enhanced English-backed trailer.


There's good news rising out of Japan for American fans of the Shin Megami Tensei series, as Atlus has confirmed that Shin Megami Tensei V will be landing on Nintendo Switch consoles beyond the borders of Japan.

Publisher Atlus made a lot of Switch owners happy when the company announced that the series would be gracing Nintendo's hybrid console, and as for now, it appears to be the only console that Shin Megami Tensei V has been confirmed for.

Since the game is still in the early stages of development, we don't have any word on when the game is expected to launch, nor have we heard anything else about what it will cost or what other platforms it may or may not release for. The last mainline entry in the series, Shin Megami Tensei IV, released for the Nintendo 3DS back in 2013, and aside from Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse, a spinoff title of sorts also for the 3DS, fans haven't seen a new game in the series since 2016.

Now that Nintendo's Switch has taken off, it makes sense for developers to move their previously 3DS-exclusive titles to the more powerful portable hardware — this is currently the case for the Pokemon series, which recently made a big showing of its final 3DS release with both Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. It's likely that more games will follow down this path in the coming months and years.

Even though a Western release of Shin Megami Tensei V isn't exactly surprising, it is good news to hear. And to help bring English-language gamers into the fold, Atlus has revealed a new version of the game's TGS trailer with English text. Check it out below:

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