Shin Megami Tensei 5: JRPG joins Download Festival


This summer's Download Festival has added a new act to its line-up.

It's not another band though, but the Japanese role-playing video game Shin Megami Tensei 5: Vengeance.

An "immersive experience" will let festival-goers play the game on-site in Leicestershire, battling demons in a post-apocalyptic world.

Download has called it a "first of its kind experience" and is the latest in a growing crossover between the worlds of music and gaming.

The festival, which will take place 14-16 June, is usually known for its line-up of rock and indie bands, with acts this year including Fall Out Boy, Queens of The Stone Age and Sum 41.

They'll be joined by the latest in the Shin Megami Tensei series, where players are being promised a way to play the game "like never before".

This title, which combines some previous Shin Megami Tensei 5 games with new features and a new story path, launches on the same day as the gates to the festival open.

Set in an alternative apocalyptic version of Tokyo, players battle demons in turn-based over-the-top combat.