Atlus has decided to celebrate the first year of Shin Megami Tensei V's life through a very special artistic homage di Masayuki Doi, also celebrating another important milestone achieved by the title itself. Published for the first time on November 11, 2021, this title immediately gave the general public something to think about, arriving over time to confirm its specific value.
Atlus then also revealed that Shin Megami Tensei V reached and exceeded one million copies sold, collectively speaking, worldwide, exceeding all expectations in this regard. Such a large number of units purchased is surprising due to the general perception that this video game series has always had on the part of the general public, and also due to the complex themes that can be found within it. The series that Shin Megami Tensei V has always been aimed at a fairly closed niche of players, or in any case not too high in general, perhaps anticipating the future impact that these Japanese RPGs could aim to achieve.
At the heart of the video game we find the macabre story of a murder in which our protagonist comes across this modern Tokyo with contemporary features. Starting from this, the plot develops by taking a completely unexpected path and projecting the young man into a sort of alternative reality / future, in which the gigantic metropolis is transformed into a post-apocalyptic wasteland, recognized in a new name: Da' at. In this context, magic and the classic elements belonging to the supernatural sphere come to life and tangible form, projecting the player into a context in which demonic beings circulate undisturbed, anticipating a future battle in which good and evil will take on completely new forms.
The generally positive reception, from critics, of Shin Megami Tensei V has further confirmed its potential, inviting you to discover it again today, one year after its publication.