Atlus continues the SMT V Daily Demon trailer prepare with an introduction to the Chironnupu. The newest demon to be featured comes from Japan’s northern reaches, together with Hokkaido and the Kuril and Sakhalin islands. Chironnupu additionally appeared in Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, because the favored demon of the character Hallelujah.
Part of the Holy race of demons in SMT V, the Chironnupu takes its identify from a phrase utilized by the Ainu folks for “fox.” The Ainu are native to Hokkaido and the Kuril and Sakhalin islands north of Japan. One of Japan’s indigenous peoples, the Ainu have a novel tradition, language, and faith. Ainu have appeared in Japanese pop cultural works, such because the manga Golden Kamuy, and influenced video games like Utawarerumono. Though the Ainu languages have phrases for foxes (akin to “sumari”), Chironnupu are considered a spirit with the power to warn of coming disasters. They do that by howling loudly sufficient to echo by the hills and mountains.
In the SMT V video, the Chironnupu has entry to expertise akin to Maha, Mabufu, Light Block, and a brand new means known as Omagatoki: Critical. Chironnupu additionally has two distinctive expertise. Vigilant Cheer raises the social gathering’s Defense, Accuracy, and Evasion, and Apto Foxfire is an all-enemy hearth assault that takes the type of a volley of flaming arrows.
Chironnupu is the 49th each day demon in Atlus’ ongoing showcase for Shin Megami Tensei V. Over 200 movies are deliberate. Below are the earlier twenty entries within the collection.
- Kurama Tengu
- Cu Chulainn
- Queen May
Shin Megami Tensei V will launch worldwide on the Nintendo Switch on November 12, 2021, and November 11, 2021 in Japan.