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SMT V Hayatarou Will Support and Protect Your Party

Shin Megami Tensei V Hayatarou

The daily Shin Megami Tensei V demon Atlus introduced today is a newcomer to the franchise: Hayatarou. He is a Holy demon from Japanese mythology who guarded Kozen-ji temple after a priest helped a wild mountain dog give birth to pups.

The video starts with a brief introduction of Hayatarou’s origins. Because of his past as a temple guardian, he has a lot of demon-slaying stories surrounding him. While Hayatarou shows off a powerful physical attack, he also has a strong support kit. For instance, he has a skill that raises his accuracy and evasion, as well as a higher chance of drawing aggro. This means that he can protect more fragile party members without necessarily having to take damage. In addition, Hayatarou can heal party members’ HP, as well as cure status ailments.

The teaser ends with a rather peculiar silhouette, teasing a member of the Femme clan. With Hayatarou, Atlus has introduced 45 demons that will appear in SMT V. In total, they will show off 214 demon digest teasers. Previously, they showed:

  1. Moloch
  2. Preta
  3. Ongyo-Ki
  4. Throne
  5. Silky
  6. Kurama Tengu
  7. Fuu-Ki
  8. Slime
  9. Onmoraki
  10. Cu Chulainn
  11. Scathach
  12. Queen May
  13. Kin-Ki
  14. Succubus
  15. Garuda
  16. Archangel
  17. Thor
  18. Erthys
  19. Narcissus
  20. Legion

SMT V will release on Nintendo Switch in Japan on November 11, 2021. It will appear worldwide on November 12.

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