We saw it coming but now its official, Shin Megami Tensei V is getting its western release on Nintendo Switch as a continuation of the popular series. Atlus has still not revealed when the game will be released worldwide but, with the western announcement coming beforehand, we may see a mutual launch for both editions. With 2017 marking the 25th anniversary of the series it would only be natural to see a launch this year, but seeing it on shelves in 2018 is fine by us too.
The western release announcement for Shin Megami Tensei V came from Nintendo’s official Youtube channel along with the trailer Atlus revealed in October. As it seems, it won’t be long until we will be slaying demons in MODERN Tokyo in this bizarre yet beautiful jRPG.
The last time we saw Shin Megami Tensei was back in 2013 when Shin Megami Tensei IV was released for Nintendo 3DS. While many franchises start turning their backs on the 3DS/2DS handheld consoles, Nintendo Switch is gaining a steady growing list of upcoming video game titles.
Speaking of Atlus, the company also revealed new screenshots for Dragon’s Crown Pro, which is a remastered edition of the RPG beat-em-up Dragon’s Crown that came out in 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. The game is set for a Japan release on February 8th, 2018 exclusively for PS4, with no release date or announcement if the game will ever come to Europe and America.
In related news, Atlus announced that the Demon’s Souls online servers will be shutting down forever on February 28, meaning that players won’t be able to play with their friends, see phantoms, or read messages on the ground after that date. Demon’s Souls was the first game in the Souls series which defined a whole genre and was the sole reason the Souls games and From Software became popular back in 2009.