The latest Shin Megami Tensei V demon video showcases Garuda, which is a demon that has frequently appeared in previous SMT and Persona games before. Though Garuda is, in real life, a creature that appears in multiple faiths, the version that SMT V (and indeed, other Atlus works) derives from Hindu legend.
Garuda introduces himself and shows off his various skills in the short teaser. The majority of the skills that he showcases are ones that affect the entire party. For example, he raises everyone’s evasiveness and accuracy with a Masukukaja. He then attacks a group of Succubus with a Yabusame Shot and then a crowd of Girimehkala with Mazandyne. The video ends with a preview for the next demon. Or, to be more specific, angel.
There is a total of 39 videos, including today’s Garuda, showing off the demons that will appear in the upcoming SMT V game. There are still about 175 demons for Atlus to show us. Here is a list of the previous ten demons that appeared on Atlustube:
Shin Megami Tensei V will arrive on the Nintendo Switch in Japan on November 11, 2021, and worldwide on November 12, 2021.