Shin Megami Tensei V footage details Bethel demons, traversing Da'at, and difficulty settings

Atlus has released new footage and information for Shin Megami Tensei V with an 'SMT V News Vol.3' video. The information highlights some of the demons seen in the recent September Nintendo Direct Trailer, information on traversing the world of Da'at, as well as difficulty settings.

The footage was released on the Japanese Atlus YouTube channel, but supports English subtitles through the closed-captioning settings. You can check out the video below, alongside a transcription of the details.

Shin Megami Tensei V is set to release for Nintendo Switch on November 11 in Japan and November 12 worldwide. For more, you can check out:

Bethel Demons of Each Country

In order to protect Tokyo, the protagonist agrees to cooperate with the Bethel Tokyo branch. And so, demons that work with Bethel in various countries appear before him. Khonsu, from the Bethel Egypt branch. Vasuki, from the Bethel India branch. Zeus, from the Bethel Greece branch. And Odin, from the Bethel North Europe branch. As each of their ambitions and motives intertwine, what future awaits Tokyo and the protagonist?

Traversing Da'at

Da'at, an alternate Tokyo in ruins. A vast world, its terrain varies widely depending on the area. There's a variety of enemies and marvels to find, so be sure to explore every nook and cranny. Leylines connect regions of Da'at, and can be used for features such as saving game data. By accessing them, you can also visit the Cadaver's Hollow.


You can pay Macca to purchase items from the master of the Cadaver's Hollow, Gustave, or sell him your loot. Gustave's pawns, known as Miman, can be found hidden throughout Da'at. Find Miman, and report to Gustave to obtain rewards based on the number found. By finding Miman, you can also earn Glory, which is necessary in order to obtain Miracles. Be sure to explore every corner of Da'at to find them. 

There are all sorts of things that can be found throughout Da'at, like useful hidden items. Collect Magatushi scattered throughout Da'at to reap their various benefits. You may also encounter giant, demon-like statues in your travels. They are remnants of the war that took place over a decade ago. There's also a low chance you could encounter special demons called Mitama. If you find one, try to defeat it right away. Occasionally, you will encounter giant, red obstacles known as Abscesses. Powerful enemies will spawn around them, but if you manage to destroy the Abscess, you can obtain new Miracles.

  • Vending Machines - You can find relics exchangeable for Macca.
  • Treasure Boxes - You can find items, Essences, and Glory.
  • Green, Yellow, Red Magatushi - Heal HP, MP, and increase Magatsuhi Gauge.
  • Demon Statues - Touch them to increase your demons' levels.
  • Mitamas - Drop items exchangeable for money, EXP, and Glory.
  • Abscesses - Defeating them will not only clear your path, but also teach you new Miracles.

When you encounter a demon called Amanozako, she will support you through your exploration of Da'at. Demons other than Amanozako can also join you as quest navigators. You can take on various requests from demons living in Da'at. You can acquire useful items by completing these requests,. We encourage you to explore every corner of the grand world of Da'at.

Difficulty Settings

There are three difficulty settings: Casual, Normal, and Hard. All three modes are available from the beginning of the game. Hard mode is filled with danger and many challenges, and can only be selected at the beginning of the game. You can switch to Causal or Normal modes during your playthrough, but you cannot switch back to Hard mode after doing so. We recommend it for players who aren't satisfied by the challenge of standard gameplay. In addition, an even more user-friendly Safety mode will be available from the release date as free DLC. Players have the option to choose the difficulty that suits them best.

Two New Demons

Atlus also revealed artwork for two new demons: the Norse goddess of youth Idunn, as well as Lithuanian nature spirit Aitvaras.