Shigeo Komori, director of the Etrian Odyssey series, confirmed as director of Shin Megami Tensei V

As you all know, Shin Megami Tensei V is the fifth chapter of the Shin Megami Tensei RPG series exclusive to Nintendo Switch. A new Japanese role-playing adventure developed by Atlus, it trades its classic medieval fantasy setting for a more modern and contemporary one, in fact this new installment takes us to explore the deepest darkness, dominated by demons in a destroyed Tokyo where death awaits around every corner. A supernatural world, with demons and dangerous creatures.

Well, issue 1708 of Weekly Famitsu magazine, which went on sale today in Japan, includes a new article about Shin Megami Tensei V that reviews details of the game and information about the demons featured in the latest gameplay trailer. However, it also reveals some of the more interesting details below:

  • The SMT V feature in Famitsu includes messages from the game’s core development team.
  • While it was already known that Kazuyuki Yamai was the producer of the SMT series working on SMT V, and that Masayuki Doi was the game’s character designer, neither the composer nor the director had been officially announced. As expected due to his previous work on the series, Ryota Kozuka is the composer for Shin Megami Tensei V, with the collaboration of Toshiki Konishi.
  • Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that the director of Shin Megami Tensei V is Shigeo Komori, best known for being the director of the Etrian Odyssey series. He has previously worked on other Megaten games as a scenario writer and event planner.
  • It seems that the staff involved in SMT V has changed significantly from the beginning of development until now, as more Atlus staff have started working on the game in order to finish it. This could be related to the “scrap and build” development phase of the game that Yamai reported on in December 2017, before the “full-scale development” phase began around February 2018.

Shin Megami Tensei V will be released for Nintendo Switch on 11 November in Japan and for the rest of the world on 12 November.