Upcoming Shin Megami Tensei Switch title to get a livestream event
Shin Megami Tensei's upcoming RPG is still on its way for Nintendo Switch, and the game's content remains as mysterious as ever. But fans may be receiving clues in the near future. The series' official website reveals a YouTube livestream on the game is coming for Oct. 23 at 9pm JST, or 8am ET in the U.S.'s eastern coast.
Not much is known quite yet about the upcoming Shin Megami Tensei game. We know that it's an "HD project," and that it uses Unreal Engine 4. It's also intended to celebrate the series' 25th anniversary. The game was officially unveiled during Nintendo Switch's January 2017 event before the console's release, but Atlus has remained secretive about the game since then.
There is one more clue for fans to consider, however. A teaser image previously came out in March, showing a ruined city with an explosion in the background. So expect Shin Megami Tensei to take place in some sort of apocalyptic urban ruin, most likely in Japan based on the series' history.
Shin Megami Tensei has a long history with Nintendo, from the original games' releases on the Super Famicom to Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei crossover title Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE on the Wii U in 2016. Persona 5 also released earlier this year for the PlayStation 4, officially bringing the Persona spin-off series to Sony's current-gen console.
Whether the Switch's Shin Megami Tensei title follows in Persona's style or mirrors the original games' darker themes has yet to be seen, although the latter seems to be the case. Check back Monday for more news from the official livestream.