The previously announced Shin Megami Tensei HD Project for the Nintendo Switch has officially resurfaced as Shin Megami Tensei V.
not trying to sound like a fanboy but i don't get why it doesn't release on ps4 as well. persona sold super well for them on ps4 why are they purposefully hurting their sales. maybe it'll get a ps4 release on the west or something.
maybe Nintendo is helping with development? Who knows to be honest.
Odd isn't it? The number one commentary here is exclusives but when they don't get announced for the PS4 it's like, why aren't these games coming?
SMT IV was on 3ds exclusively. I think it sold well too - partly because of the announcement of FE x SMT which ended up being nothing like it. At the time it was second only to Persona 4 as fastest selling Atlus game. Super underrated game in the west too - one of the most punishing rpgs ive ever played. I hope they keep the turn based combat.
Neither Sony nor Nintendo help atlus with development as far as I know. Sega is still the publisher of both series. it is just Atlus keeping Persona and SMT on separate consoles for each audience. I actually like it this way since they are too similar and being in different platforms give them identity. Hopefully they keep it this way. @Moldy And what about the PC and xbox fanboys also asking the same thing and PC beggars trying to emulate persona 5? SMT doesn’t get as hyped ad Persona anyways, so you won’t see begging for a SMT port and being anxious. OP question is nothing compared to xfanvoys downplaying JP games calling them niche or PC begging for a port
think Atlus want to balance between the 2 platforms, mainline MegaTen for Nintendo and Persona for Playstation. it would be best to just make them all multi-platform. no sense in splitting the franchise fanbase. also I think Nintendo more actively solicit traditional Japanese franchises, props to them.
Shin Megami Tensei -> Nintendo Main Series Persona -> Sony Persona Spin-Offs -> Multiplatform Except for Persona Q.
Genji the emulated version of persona 5 sh--ts on both the ps3 and PS4 version btw i own the game
i know how you feel but well Persona 5 is a PS4 exclusive and SMT is a Switch exclusive. i wish they weren't exclusive at all but such is life. im still gonna own them both anyways
Could promise you right now that if they released Persona 3 and 4 as a double pack, and Persona 5, both for $60 on the PC respectively, I would buy them day one.
Was just about to mention that, with P5 being PS4 exclusive. This is awesome news for Switch owners though! This and Mario Odyssey are seriously making me consider buying a Switch. (Already wanted one for that Mario Kart greatness as well, haha.)
Persona is bigger franchise than smt even though persona started as spin off of smt. So i don't mind this being solely in switch as long as rumors of Persona 3 and 4 remake in persona 5 engine is true. Also SMT and FE are more niche than what people think of them so Atlus would ve gotten help for nintendo for smt to remain exclusive. Before people start complaining they are not niche, FE W released week ago bombed so hard it didn't chart europe and us. It had less than 10k in japan too.
Before you respond please think again how many switch systems is sold.......you make it seem like the system been selling for 4 years now, it's only been 7 months, although it sold well, it still did not sell enough systems to help make games chart higher on sales chart, so it will take time ..........do you know the highest 1st party selling ps4 game in Japan is like 200,000..........lets just say i guarantee it sell 300k by the time the system reach 1 year in march 2018 beating out all Sony 1st party like other Nintendo franchise do
Then why isn't Persona 5 release on the Switch as well? The thing is, just like the other has stated maybe Nintendo lend a helping hand to Atlus. Not every games have to appear on the PS4. Some of you always criticize about Xbox having no exclusive, but when there is a new and exciting exclusive for other platforms comes up you bitch and moan about why it isn't coming to the PS4. What is it that you guys want anyway?
Lol this is so true 😂
Xbox doesn't get either
You are probably new to this not to know that both SMT and Persona fans been asking the same thing everytime one of these games is announced. When Persona 5 was announced and hyped nintendo fans were saying the same thing, and many are still hoping for a Switch port since the Switch is popular. Now we are seeing the same with SMT... rinse and repeat Does this game needs a Ps4 port? Not necessary but having the bigger intall base and persona being so popular there is not a bad idea. You are mentioning xbox out of nowhere but in fact that is the port SMT doesn’t need because JP games don’t sell there
It is funny how every time a game is not on PS4, like Shin Megami Tensei V or even Cuphead, developers are dumb to lose money. If it is the other way around and a game is not on Switch and or Xbox, then the bragging of it being exclusive is non-stop. I have my PS4 Slim and I have Persona 5. I have a switch for this jRPG and Xenoblade X2. Problem solved
Nintendo is known to get SMT and PlayStation gets Persona. Love both, but I think Sony is getting the sweeter deal.
They do since Persona is the lost successful and most hyped series. It was actually persona which exposed SMT more instead of being the opposite
Smells kinda bayonettaie
Because exclusives matter
For some reason Shin Megami Tensei has been on Nintendo handhelds for some time and Persona on PlayStation except Persona Q on 3ds. They would do well to have them on both but it seems Nintendo has a deal in place for SMT . I will get this on Switch but I agree it would be cool to have on PlayStation too .
Just kind of the way it's always been. Dark and slightly morbid smt on nintendo, highschool anime dating simulator on playstation.
It's a 3DS dev moving to an HD console . Let them focus on one version first then later it may go to PS4/pc
Looking at smt4 and its sequel I wouldn't count on it. People are hurt that they aren't getting a game in a traditionally nintendo series but this is no surprise.
Did persona release on the switch?
Sure didn't but the ones crying for smt5 are okay with that.
@G3ng4r I would fucking kill for P5 (and others) on Switch and I have the Take Your Heart edition already. I would also like SMTV to release on PS4. Actually, I don't really see the point in Persona being PS exclusive and SMT being Nintendo exclusive. I think it would be a great trade.
To be fair, SMTIV and SMTIV: Apocalypse did well on 3DS in all regions too. So they have just as much reason to not fear losing sales. But since I own both Switch/PS4 and its Unreal 4 it would make sense to be on as many as possible
Nothing bother me more than a big budget game exclusivity on this day and age considering they do know they have audience on the other platform and give 0 fxxxs about them .. Atlus is very fossil and not getting with the times
Games release only on the Playstation - "Wooh! Another exclusive! People really understand the perks of backing Sony as a company!" An exclusive release only for the Switch - "Atlus is a fossil and needs to understand there are other audiences out there".
He's upset right now, leave him be.
It's the same thing with Persona, which is an Atlus series that is only on Playstation. Nintendo probably helped publish or even fund SMTV, just like how Sony helps with the development of Persona games. I'm sure Atlus would love to have both game series come to everything possible, but they can't due to how the games are being made and distributed.
Your opinion is very fossil.
Interesting. It'll be nice to at last try a main SMT game.
I've never played a SMT game. Is it basically Persona monster-catching but without Stands & school simulator?
From what little I know, yes. Whereas in the Persona series only the main characters, some of the supporting cast and the antagonists know of Tartarus/The TV World/The Metaverse, in SMT the existence of spirits and demons seem to be public knowledge. SMT is a "purer" JRPG, and less of a social sim/visual novel than Persona, I think. I may be wrong, of course. As I said, this will be my first SMT game.
Wish it was coming to PS4 but SMT is Nintendo and Persona is PlayStation. Hopefully this is up to the quality of Persona 5
This looks cool, definitely wanna see more
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With the exception of the DS and PS2, you mean. Other than that, I gotta agree that the Switch is growing into a haven for RPG/JRPG lovers.
Switch is having a hot year.
I don't mind it being an exclusive, it essentially adds to the list of games I'll look forward to playing when I eventually obtain a Switch, someday.
Take my like, sir.
The switch is almost impossible ignore now, just too many good games released and coming up
I have not for one moment regretted buying my Switch, man.
This looks fucking awesome. Can't wait for next year. This games and many others will shut the haters up about the Switch only having "kiddies" games
Eternal darkness, Remake, re4, mgs:ts and several others didn't stop them from calling gamecube "kiddie". It's the best insult they have because playstation/xbox doesn't have lasting ips like mario or pokemon in addition to their m-rated games.
Yea this and xenoblade 2 are more mature games and one's that cant be ignored
Plus Skyrim, LA Noire, Doom, Wolfenstien, and Resident Evil Collection just to name a few are for mature audience that is releasing on the Switch.
Don't forget that Metroid Prime 4, a mainline Fire Emblem and No More Heroes are on the horizon as well.
Guess I'll buy a Switch then!
This is the power of exclusives, and I'm happy that PS4 and Switch can co-exist with their own libraries of games, we need japanese game development to blossom. If anything has showed me in the last couple of years, is that western developers are slowly killing the hobby that I love with multiplayer centric games, microtransactions, loot crates etc. At least with Sony and Nintendo and the independent devolpers there is hope. I hope this game comes to the west, day one.
It will, trust me. Atlus won't let us down.
The switch is my jRPG goto console and this is great news.
Atlus will make me buy a Switch. But I'll wait for the second revision of the console you know, the one with all the features that the original is missing. Features we've come to expect from electronics for the past 7 years yet Nintendo seems to ignore despite public outcry. SMTIV was by far the best game on 3ds. Tge combat system is crack.
Lol so your gna buy the console for this game but still going to be salty about buying a Nintendo product
Nobody is being salty kiddo. Unlike you drones, I am capable of criticizing Nintendo when they deserve it. I bet all the down votes are from people who actually accept the outrageous voice chat system implemented by Nintendo. Stop being corporate slaves and demand more from these greedy companies and all gamers will benefit from it.
nintendo will pay the difference between units sold and the amount they paid for the exclusivity. with such an abysmal installbase to make games artificially exclusive screams of stupidity and cluelessness of how the market is working.
I'd love to have what you are on right now.
Abysmal install base? HAHAHA, so what, you expect it to have upwards of 20M before its first year or something? Don't do drugs, kids.XD
Persona 5 not even 2 mil on biggest installment base. hHHmmm
^ Who do you think are coming in here dropping facts on upset fanboys?
Abysmal install base? The Switch in Japan is already outselling the PS4 on a weekly basis since launch and those weekly sales are not even close. See chart : https://www.kotaku.com.au/2...
The Japanese market is dead nobody fucking cares about it.
Well that is a wrap, Nintendo is going to officially destroy everyone else in Japan (Splatoon has a near 80% attach rate).
As if they havent been doing that already.
Sony has been doing a decent job, but they have a huge Japanese games with Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Kingdom Hearts, and the soon to be hugely successful Monster Hunter World.
@roadkillers But here the thing though. Switch got all the Dragon Quest the PS4 has. Dragon Quest X, XI, Builders 1-2 and Heroes 1-2. KHIII is no releasing anytime soon and Final Fantasy VII is releasing anytime soon. So the PS4 only upcoming major game in Japan is Monster Hunter World within the next year. It been doing a lot better this year no doubt but it still lagging behind the Switch big time. The Switch by the end of the year will probably be half the install base of PS4 which is 5.1 million. So yeah the PS4 has big games but those games aren't seen as evergreen. Persona 5 was it's biggest game but that was only for last year.