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Manananggal makes her debut in Shin Megami Tensei V

05:37 PM November 11, 2021

Video game company Atlus has been a consistent presence in the JRPG genre with prominent series such as Persona and Shin Megami Tensei. With the release of Shin Megami Tensei V today, a whole 5 years since a main game from the series was released, a lot of excitement is justified.

The core game mechanic of the Shin Megami Tensei series involves the player encountering numerous demons, and sometimes enlisting their help a la Pokémon but more suited to adult tastes. These demons are often based on real life folklore and myths, and in SMTV one of our very own makes her entrance.

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Manananggal as seen in Shin Megami Tensei V | via Atlus

In this commentary provided by Masayuki Doi, a Character Designer and Demon Designer for Atlus, he expresses the team’s desire to have a “horror” character which the Manananggal fulfills perfectly. He also added that with the Manananggal’s design, the world of SMT has broadened past “cute” and “cool”.

Shin Megami Tensei V is available for the Nintendo Switch exclusively, starting November 11, 2021.

 

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