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Shin Megami Tensei V Showcases Its Protagonist In New ‘Nahobino’ Trailer

The Nahobino, protagonist of Shin Megami Tensei V, rides a blue and white tidal wave.

Atlus has released a new trailer for their upcoming JRPG Shin Megami Tensei V focusing on its protagonist—the neon-blue haired Nahobino! The trailer details a brief but showy look at what Nahobino can do in combat, alongside its demonic allies, as well as its place within the wider world of Da’at; the setting of Shin Megami Tensei V. Check it out below!

Bombastic, right? Shin Megami Tensei V posits players in the role of a nameless protagonist within modern-day Tokyo who takes an errant detour while walking home after witnessing the aftermath of a grisly murder. During this detour, they find themselves knocked unconscious and buried by nefarious means. They wake up, confused and hurt, within a ruined Tokyo and are beset by bloodthirsty demons. A mysterious saviour emerges at a critical moment, merging with the protagonist to create a powerful being known only as the Nahobino, wielding tremendous power and called to purpose: to help decide the fate of the world they find themselves in. Check out a list of confirmed features for Shin Megami Tensei V below!

• Unfold an allusive story filled with tragic choices, make sacrifices to uphold your ideals as you pursue light or covet darkness to discover your role in the new world
• Fight through a demon-infested wasteland with the Press Turn Battle System, pinpoint enemy weaknesses so you can perform consecutive actions but make one mistake and it may be your last
• Turn formidable foes into worthy allies by recruiting them via negotiations, then fuse them to create demons customized to fit your playstyle
• Explore the expansive world of post-apocalyptic Tokyo, fully rendered in stunning 3D utilizing Unreal Engine 4, a first for the mainline Shin Megami Tensei series

If you’re curious about what Shin Megami Tensei V looks like, replete with flashy visuals and fan-favourite demons, check out some screenshots below:

For those looking to get a handle on just what the Shin Megami Tensei franchise is, check out our series primer, penned by Wes Iliff. It has helped me, as a Shin Megami Tensei novitiate, understand a little more about this franchise and inflamed my excitement for Shin Megami Tensei V and its place within that extensive canon.

Shin Megami Tensei V is set to release on November 12th, 2021 for Nintendo Switch. Stay tuned to RPGFan for all news Shin Megami Tensei and RPG!

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Trent Argirov

Trent Argirov

Trent is a news editor for RPGFan. If not writing news or lending a voice to the odd podcast, he can be seen, in the Australian wild, drinking copious amounts of iced coffee, working on various manuscripts, and keeping the occasional wandering cat company. His video game backlog stretches far and wide, and sources swear he's slowly working on it, one day at a time.

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