Full-scale production of Shin Megami Tensei V has been confirmed in recent translated interview, alongside the annual shrine visit. Shin Megami Tensei V will be released in Japan, North America, and Europe for the Nintendo Switch.
4Gamer: Thank you for inviting me for this great opportunity. With the fact that prayers are being made for success, does that mean full-scale development of “Shin Megami Tensei V” has begun?
Yamai: Yes. At the start, the production of this project only had a few people at its core, with more and more people gradually becoming involved. Although this number is still increasing, I feel that the production staff has come together considerably to a point—and reaching a milestone—where we can say we’ve started full-scale development.
In December 2017, Yamai had stated that the development of Shin Megami Tensei V was in a “scrap-and-build phase.”