Atlus has been promoting Shin Megami Tensei 5 on the regular with daily videos of the 214 Demons that players can battle, recruit and fuse throughout their strange journey. In a new short video on Twitter, the developer highlighted how leveling works. Like previous titles, leveling up grants points that can be distributed to five stats.
The stats in question are Strength, Body, Magic, Speed and Luck so if you increase Strength, then physical attacks will deal more damage. Body or Vitality increases your HP while Luck influences the ability to attack first, make successful retreats and so on. In Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne HD Remaster, certain stats needed to be increased to open doors in the Labyrinth of Amala so it should be interesting to see if that’s repeated here.
Shin Megami Tensei 5 is out on November 12th, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. For a better look at the combat and negotiations necessary to have Demons join your side, check out some extended gameplay here. Stay tuned for more details in the meantime.
— 『真・女神転生』シリーズ公式 (@megaten_atlus) July 12, 2021