Shin Megami Tensei V will launch exclusively for the Nintendo Switch in 2021 as a simultaneous global release, Nintendo announced today. The news arrived alongside a teaser for the game, where “order itself has crumbled and chaos reigns over all.”
Atlus’ SMT series is known for mixing RPG elements with a Pokémon-like demon capture system; its popular Persona series is a spinoff. The last main entry in the series, Shin Megami Tensei IV, launched in 2013 for Nintendo 3DS. Atlus will also release an HD version of PlayStation 2 hit Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne in spring 2021 for Switch and PlayStation 4.
Nintendo also announced three new DLC packs for Cadence of Hyrule – Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda — which will add new characters, melodies, and story content — as well as multiplayer wrestler WWE 2K Battlegrounds (launching September 18th) and shooter Rogue Company.
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Nintendo shared the first trailer for the Switch-exclusive Shin Megami Tensei V during its surprise Nintendo Direct Mini, but that isn’t the only game in the series coming to the hybrid console. During the same stream, Nintendo also revealed that Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD, a remaster of the cult PS2 classic, is also in development for Switch.
Nocturne HD is billed as a “full high-definition remake” of Shin Megami Tensei III, which originally released for PS2 17 years ago. While a version of that game featured Dante from Capcom’s Devil May Cry series as a guest character, it appears this remake is based on Nocturne Maniax Chronicle, which replaced him with Devil Summoner’s main character, Raidou. You can watch the first trailer for the game below.
Shin Megami Tensei III Nocture HD does not yet have a release date, but it’s slated to release in Spring 2021. The official SMT website also confirms the remaster is coming to PS4 as well.
Shin Megami Tensei V is likewise slated to launch on Switch in 2021. Few details about the game were revealed during the Nintendo Direct Mini, but the new trailer says that “order itself has crumbled and chaos reigns over all” and ends with the tagline, “The time for Creation has come.”
That wasn’t the only major news to come out of the Nintendo Direct Mini. We also learned that Cadence of Hyrule, the Crypt of the NecroDancer/Zelda crossover, is getting three paid DLC packs this year. The first arrives today and introduces three new characters to the title, while the second and third will release by the end of October and add new music and a new, Majora’s Mask-inspired storyline. Nintendo is also releasing a Season Pass for the game that includes all three DLC packs and bonus costumes for Link and Zelda.
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