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New SMT V Demon Is Irish Folklore Hero Fionn mac Cumhaill

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Atlus revealed another brand-new demon in Shin Megami Tensei V, Fionn mac Cumhaill. The developer uploaded a one-minute video showing off the mythological hero in battle, along with a quick primer of the Celtic folklore. This is the third spotlight in a series titled Daily Devils leading up to SMT V‘s release on November 12, 2021.

The new demon is part of the Genma race, just like his fellow Irish folklore hero Cú Chulainn. In Celtic mythology, Fionn mac Cumhaill caught the Salmon of Knowledge when fishing. When cooking the fish, he burned his thumb and instinctively put it in his mouth to soothe his wound. This turn of events gained him the Thumb of Knowledge.

As shown in the debut video, Fionn mac Cumhaill in SMT V will use his legendary Thumb of Knowledge during his attacks. The gameplay footage below appears to show him cutting his thumb on his blade just before using his signature attack, Mac an Luin.

In addition to the series mascot Jack Frost, Atlus also unveiled another brand-new demon recently. Named Amanozako, this demon is also part of the SMT V Genma race like Fionn mac Cumhaill. The next spotlight in the video series will be a demon in the Divine race.

Shin Megami Tensei V will launch exclusively on the Nintendo Switch on November 11, 2021 in Japan and on the following day worldwide.

Oni Dino
Oni Dino is a Japanese-English translator, localization editor, and podcaster. He has several video game credits and regularly translates columns from Masahiro Sakurai and Shigeru Miyamoto. When not knee-deep in a JRPG and wishing games had more environmental story-telling, he's attending industry events and interviewing creative auteurs to share their stories.