Sega publishes new reports suggesting a more refined launch window for Shin Megami Tensei 5, which will arrive early next year.
The next title of Atlus Shin Megami Tensei 5 is released sometime in 2021, but it has not been fully confirmed at what time of year the game will launch. While the trailer for Shin Megami Tensei 5 reveals a lot about the game. Unfortunately it didn’t come up with a confirmed release date for the next title.
Thanks to new reports from Sega, the parent company of Atlus, the launch window for Shin Megami Tensei 5 has been significantly reduced. According to Sega Sammy Holdings, Sega’s investment and reporting arm, the next title for Shin Megami Tensei appears during or after fiscal year Q2 ending 2021.
For those who may not understand “during Q2 the fiscal year ends in 2021”, this is different by company. But since Sega’s fiscal year ends on March 31, this means anytime between March 31 and July 1. Megami Tensei 5 is slated to launch in 2021, meaning the launch window has been reduced to Sega’s 4Q. Or between January 1 and March 31. Comparing Persona releases with Shin Megami Tensei in the report also helps confirm this. With the release of Persona 4 Golden in June as part of what the report defines as 1Q.
As well as revealing a thinner launch window for Shin Megami Tensei 5. This report also describes when players can expect to see Sega’s delayed strategy title, Humankind. Given that both games are expected to come out in 2021 and before the end of the current fiscal year, that should mean they will both come out between January and March. However, which of these games will be released first is still up in the air. Especially considering the way that game development has been disrupted thanks to COVID-19. As has been addressed in these tax reports.
Thanks to how incredibly popular Atlus’s Shin Megami series is, even compared to related titles like Persona. Sega likely intends to end the fiscal year with a great show to start the new year. However, for anyone with the patience to peruse the report’s business jargon, there are some more interesting revelations. Like the planned launch of a new Initial D amusement machine. Also, if sales records continue as they have for the rest of the fiscal year, the upcoming releases are likely to be pretty good for both Atlus and Sega.