Atlus posted some commentary from Character and Demon Designer Masayuki Doi relating to to Manananggal, which can seem as a playable demon in Shin Megami Tensei V. Despite her fairly unsettling look as a winged lady who is severed in half, she captures what Doi calls “competing aesthetics of beauty and vileness.”
In his commentary for Manananggal, Doi notes that he pushed for her addition to Shin Megami Tensei V. Part of why Manananggal’s look, although fairly grotesque, finally ends up extra interesting and inventive is as a result of they added extra historically stunning options to her face. In addition, the graphics on her character mannequin uninteresting her intestines so they give the impression of being much less like gore and are extra insect-like.
You can view Doi’s commentary on Manananggal on the Atlus Twitter:
Doi-san’s Demon Commentary: Manananggal ????
— Official ATLUS West (@Atlus_West) August 23, 2021
Earlier within the week, Doi additionally posted feedback with reference to Hayatarou’s design.
Every day, Atlus posts a every day demon digest video that introduces the demons that may seem in Shin Megami Tensei V. On August 1, 2021, Atlus launched the world to its iteration of Manananggal. In the video, she used abilities akin to Sanguine Drain with the intention to restore her personal HP at the price of the enemy’s. She additionally supplied to let the Nahobino contact her, although her concept of romance is far more violent than a standard particular person’s.
Shin Megami Tensei V will come out on Nintendo Switch in Japan on November 11, 2021. It has a worldwide launch date of November 12, 2021.