Artist Masayuki Doi Comments on Nahobiho in SMT V: Vengeance
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Artist Masayuki Doi Comments on Nahobiho in SMT V: Vengeance

Atlus recently shared some words from artist and character designer Masayuki Doi about the new Nahobiho demon debuting in the upcoming SMT V: Vengeance.

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The artist revealed that the Nahobiho does not belong to the Nahobino race, also known as Unified God or Gouitsujin in Japanese. Instead, they are a Fairy race, Jack Frost, that admires and wants to become a Nahobino, so they practice until they become stronger and achieve this new form.

Doi also shared that the Nahobiho is a demon that fans who played the original SMT V release were expecting to see in the game. He also mentioned that a Frost character based on the main character has never appeared in a numbered Megaten entry, since Raiho and Ai-ho were Frost versions of Raidou Kuzunoha from the Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha spin-off series, and Ringo from the recent Soul Hackers 2.

The new Nahobiho demon was originally introduced in the reveal trailer for SMT V: Vengeance. However, the recently released second trailer showed players controlling the Nahobiho in the open field, not just as an ally demon used in battle. We still don’t know how this mechanic will work. A recent teaser also showed the new Demon Backyard (or Demon Haunts) mechanic.

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance will come out for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam on June 14, 2024.


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