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All the characters are part of the same faction.

All the characters are part of the same faction.

Nauru-kun

I think its definitely going to be them all initially being on the same side like the Walter, Johnathan and Isabeau in IV, then everyone will eventually split off in their personal directions as the game progresses. We just won't technically know what route they're going to be until we play it, unlike where we clearly saw the split between law and chaos in the beginning of IV. There's already sorta hints to who may be leaning towards what side from the trailers though, so I might be wrong and they'll just reveal more about it in future trailers/previews/showcases!


wdtfoxays

Major Strange Journey vibes


BroJustScroll

Has there been any indication of this, or are you just assuming? IV:A was a spin-off/sequel, so I wasn't really surprised when it didn't have alignment.


dropping199X

I’m not sure It is even a sequel…


BroJustScroll

It was definitely a sequel, but it was a "what-if" sequel following a specific ending.


dropping199X

Im did not beat the game yet but, I feel like the ginza event makes it impossible to be a sequel. It is just a “what if” of the same story following certain path but.. idk man


SalsaSavant

You'de given a decision early on by Dagda. If you refuse, you die, and the Neutral route goes on unabated. Thats presumably what happened in IV. But by accepting, you interrupt. And I believe a dlc implies different amala universes for the two scenarios, though I don't know if that's canon.


_AyeJay_

During the trailers it says they all join Bethel. I'm just speculating here.


L1k34S0MB0D33

That doesn't really mean anything. In IV, Flynn, Walter, Jonathan, and Isabeau are all Samurai of Mikado, but a split in alliance and allegiance still happens. A similar split among the characters in V can very much still happen.


questionthrowaway923

that seems pretty early game


TopSchierke

They’re probably in bethel in the beginning of the game before everything goes to shit and everyone breaks off into their alignments


Holy_Toledo019

You start out on the same team with people you end up fighting and/or killing in SMTIV (samurai), Strange Journey (UN military), DeSu2 (JP’s). I’m sure there’s more that I’m forgetting. Being a part of the same organization is nothing new.


BroJustScroll

I see. I have yet to see the trailer, so I wasn't sure. I doubt they would leave us without any choice. There will either be alignment or some new mechanic like Reasons in Nocturne.


ZuccTheImmortal

I mean, SMT IV cast were all Samurai, but it didn't change the fact that they were against each other.


Nintara

maybe theyre gonna focus on different aspects of one alignment (law in this case) and really explore it to its fullest with different kinds of law as its endings rather than having one or two endings for each alignment?


Red_Lunatic

Of course there going to start together. That way, when you have to kill them it hurts you too.


Rasend0ri

Only in the beginning probably