Shin Megami Tensei V Is Coming To Switch In 2021

Shin Megami Tensei V Is Coming To Switch In 2021
Screenshot: Atlus

It’s been a long time since we got a look at Shin Megami Tensei V, but in today’s Nintendo Mini Direct series publisher Atlus confirmed the game is still on its way and due out sometime in 2021.

Originally announced back in 2017 with a trailer, we haven’t heard much about Shin Megami Tensei V in the years since, and even today’s footage accompanying the release window news doesn’t add much more insight. There’s still modern day Tokyo, some sort of apocalyptic event, and a ton of demons.

Unlike the Persona series which spun-off of it, and has been a Sony console exclusive for years, the recent Shin Megami Tensei games have been Nintendo only. And unlike previous SMT games, this will be the first on Switch and not relegated purely to handheld devices.

Atlus had previously said it was hoping to launch the game sometime this year. Whether because of ongoing issues around covid-19 or just the normal struggles of game development, that’s no longer in the cards. On the bright side, Atlus did confirm that Shin Megami Tensei V will release simultaneously worldwide, so no waiting on a localised version.


  • I get this was big news for some and I’m happy for them but I don’t know if a game launching in 2021 was worth having in an already sparse Nintendo Direct Mini. It could’ve easily been saved for a proper Direct and had a greater impact.

  • I was actually joking when I said they’d have SMT5 news. That and a new release of SMT3? One day we might get new releases of 1 & 2 since it looks like 5 explicitly references 2.

  • Well whether you like Shin Megami Tensei V or not coming to Nintendo Switch as a simultaneous worldwide release in 2021 kritter5x then deal with it.

  • The reviewer forgot that the first 3 SMT games were on non handheld consoles.

    SMT 1-2: Super Nintendo
    SMT 3: PS2

    Only SMT 4 was on a handheld.

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