In a special broadcast aired at Tokyo Game Show 2021 Online, Sega and Atlus confirmed new gameplay footage of Shin Megami Tensei V, due for a Japanese launch on November 11, 2021. This demo differed from the one on the present flooring and published yesterday by IGN, and featured an prolonged battle in opposition to a crimson ogre.
The participant (a Japanese sport author named Mafia Kajita, a self-recognized fan of the collection) explored a sandy ruined space of Tokyo, main him to check the sights to the well-known sand dunes of Tottori. Monsters freely roam the map and aren’t solely seen however audible to the participant; masked Ippon-Datara wailed from beneath their masks, making a horrible sound. Kajita engaged in a number of small fights, exhibiting off quite a lot of assaults on weaker monsters, together with a Mermaid’s scream which may freeze enemies and shatter them in the event that they run out of HP.
Shin Megami Tensei V battles aren’t all about combating although, because the participant can select at any time to attempt to discuss to the demons and work one thing out. Kajita met a trio of “loopy birds” and befriended one instantly, ending fight and netting a brand new get together member on the similar time. Other monsters wanted extra convincing: A bicorn advised the hero he “smelled like a human,” prompting Kajita to decide on the response, “I ate their meals”. The bicorn was repulsed, saying, “Human meals is GROSS,” so it handed him an antitoxin merchandise and promptly vanished.
The encounter with the large ogre started in dialog, because the beast bragged of his power and ferocity earlier than admitting an issue: He’s so sturdy and so scary, not one of the different monsters will share their issues with him, they only run away. He tasked the participant with discovering out which monsters want his assist, providing them an opportunity to develop into a “boss” in his group. However, regardless of speaking to a number of small creatures, none of them would admit to this. Kajita returned to the ogre to interrupt the information to him, and it enraged him. He went outdoors and threatened the opposite monsters, main them to beg for assist from the participant character, making the ogre madder and triggering a battle.
The struggle took a very long time, because the ogre had a lot HP the sport wouldn’t show the overall quantity. Kajita wore the grouchy large down by exploiting his weak factors (receiving additional fight actions) and placing him to sleep such that he would miss his turns. The sample didn’t maintain up, and the ogre was in a position to hit Kajita’s whole get together for enormous injury. Eventually the time got here to finish the phase, however Kajita refused to place the controller down. The employees relented, giving him “5 minutes” to complete the battle.
The additional time was simply barely sufficient to get the job executed, as Kajita completed the ogre off, forcing him to confess he felt “disgrace” earlier than operating away. Not solely did the little demons thank the participant and reward him for the struggle, however the ogre additionally gave him a gift and the sport thought of this a accomplished quest.
During a non-interactive phase, there was new footage proven of a cutscene between 4 highly effective wanting demons. They every recognized themselves as coming from totally different areas all over the world: Egypt, Greece, Scandinavia and India. Each demon’s character design lined up with its geographic origins as effectively. Kajita in contrast the scene to the Avengers, but in addition admitted that it was so brief, he does not know what relevance it has to the story. Most of this system featured hypothesis in regards to the narrative of the sport, because the employees admitted that little or no info concerning the plot has been made public.
As this system wrapped up with launch info and exhibiting off a deluxe version, the English broadcast workforce reminded the viewers that native launch dates and packaging will differ by area. For the United States, Shin Megami Tensei V is scheduled to reach on November 12, 2021.
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