Nintendo Switch gets the demon-summoning fantasia it deserves with Shin Megami Tensei V


Atlus already teased it was working on a Shin Megami Tensei role-plainyg game for the Switch. But now we know that it will be the next main installment in the series, Shin Megami Tensei V.

Atlus made the reveal with a Japanese trailer it released last night, which you can watch above. The Shin Megami Tensei series used to rarely venture outside of Japan, but the brand brought in a new wave of worldwide fans with the Persona spinoff games. Persona 5 released for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 earlier this year and sold more than 2 million copies.

While the Persona games are relatively lighthearted, the Shin Megami Tensei series is darker and usually focuses on a demon-ridden Tokyo.

The Megami Tensei series started in the late ’80s with RPGs for the Famicom (the Japanese version of the Nintendo Entertainment System). Those early games never made saw release outside of Japan. The franchise has spawned a lot of spinoffs, including Persona. That’s why when Atlus announced that a Shin Megami Tensei game was coming to Switch, we couldn’t be sure that it would be Shin Megami Tensei V.

The series has not been a stranger to Nintendo in recent year. Shin Megami Tensei IV came out for the 3DS portable system in 2013, and its self-contained sequel -Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse – followed in 2016.

The Switch is a home console/portable hybrid. Getting Shin Megami Tensei V is a big deal for the system’s Japanese RPG prospects. Nintendo also has its own JRPG, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, releasing for the Switch on December 1, while Square Enix is working on Project Octopath Traveler for the system, which will come out at some point in 2018.

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Volkswagen CEO attacks Tesla for firing hundreds of people while burning through cash (TSLA)

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  • Volkswagen CEO MatthiasMller attacked Tesla CEO Elon Musk for making big announcements while his actual car business suffers.
  • Tesla recently fired hundreds of workers as the company struggles to ramp up production for the Model 3.

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mller attacked Tesla forburning through cash at an unprecedented rate and firing its workforce.

Muller made his comments while sitting on a panel about the future of the automotive industry.The comments were first reported by the Daily Kanban, which we spotted through Ars Technica.

“If I am correctly informed, Tesla each quarter destroys millions of dollars in the three digits, and it willy-nilly fires its workers,” Muller said, as translated from German by the Daily Kanban. “Social responsibility? Please.”

Tesla has only turned a profit twicein its company history. Earlier this month, Tesla fired hundreds of workersas it struggles to ramp up production for the Model 3. The company only manufactured 260 vehicles in September when it had targeted 1,500 cars.

The mass firing followed September cuts Tesla made to its solar arm. The companyfired dozens of employees out of its Northern California office at the time.

Muller seemed to attack Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s propensity for making big announcements while his core automotive business suffers. Per the Daily Kanban:

Now I really need to say a few words about Tesla: With all respect, there are some world champions of big announcements in this world-I don’t want to name names. There are companies that barely sell 80,000 cars a year. Then there are companies like Volkswagen that sell 11 million cars this year, and produce a profit of 13 or 14 billion euro. If I am correctly informed, Tesla each quarter destroys millions of dollars in the three digits, and it willy-nilly fires its workers. Social responsibility? Please. We should not not get carried away and compare apples with oranges.

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The comments were made as Volkswagen looks to move past its emissions-cheating scandal. The German automaker paid regulators $14.7 billion in a settlement.

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