Kazuyuki Yamai Briefly Talks Shin Megami Tensei V Development

Fans of Shin Megami Tensei V won’t be able to see any new gameplay footage here just yet, but the producer of the game, Kazuyuki Yamai, has shared notes on development on the upcoming Nintendo Switch RPG in a recent interview.

Thanks to website ryokutya2089.com, highlights of producer Yamai on Shin Megami Tensei V development can be read over below. The read comes from a magazine interview as listed here:

  • Yamai and crew are working hard on Shin Megami Tensei V, and development is in full force.
  • Demons to new characters and “mostly everything” is currently “running on the hardware.”
  • The devs are making Shin Megami Tensei V with content appropriate for a numbered title, and they’re doing it without any compromises.
  • A full update on the game will be shared when the time is right, meaning that gamers and fans alike need to wait a little longer.
  • A port or remake of Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne is under consideration.

Taking a look back at an older interview (released in February 2018) between publication site 4Gamer and Yamai that gamestalk.net picked up, highlights on key development points were listed as seen below:

  • Many core staff that the game started with during the beginning of its development is slowly increasing. More people continue to sign on to help the development of Shin Megami Tensei V, which sees Atlus rounding up a considerable amount of staff. Atlus has reached a point where it seems like a turning point where the team can say the game is actually “in the making.”
  • As the first console game in a long time, Atlus wants to make a game that people can enjoy playing on their TV.
  • Atlus also considers a handheld system that can provide fun through demon fusion while laying down.
  • The current goal is to make a title made for both console and a handheld device.
  • Atlus wants to include a lot of demons, as well as make a game tailored to the system’s hardware specs.
  • Shin Megami Tensei V will have three times the amount of effort put into the demons compared to previous titles.

Shin Megami Tensei V is in development right now as we speak. A release date has not been announced yet, but the game will be available “exclusively” for the Nintendo Switch. In the meantime, you can watch the older video trailer right here that Atlus released back in October 2017, if you haven’t seen the trailer before:


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