Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance is launching a week sooner than expected

Seven extra days to explore Da'at!

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A screenshot of the protagonist and Ichiro in Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance.

Atlus announced an enhanced version of Shin Megami Tensei V one month ago, titled Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance. The original game only launched in late 2021, but I do quite like the sound of “enhanced.” This version of the game includes the original story in its entirety, as well as an entirely new story path. There new new areas, new demons, new music, more accessible gameplay, an improved battle system, new demon experiences, and greater field exploration. When it was announced, Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance was set to launch on June 21, but today Atlus has blessed us with the news that it will be released a week earlier than planned.

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance promises to deliver an RPG that can be played by existing and new fans alike. The game begins with the choice between two paths. There is the original story, the Canon of Creation, or the new Canon of Vengeance. The Canon of Vengeance is a story of revenge that also introduces new characters, a new enigmatic cohort of demons called the Qadištu, a new dungeon, and a new map to explore. The original game’s battle system, demon merging, and field exploration have evolved and expanded for this new edition.'s Discord banner. You click on it to be taken to the Website's Discord server

The story begins in Tokyo, where a grisly murder scene blocks our protagonist’s walk home. The unplanned detour leaves him buried and unconscious. Instead of finding himself back home when he awakens, he is in a wasteland ravaged by an apocalypse – this place is now called Da’at. Before demons can kill him, a saviour emerges and the pair unite to become a mighty being. They are neither human nor demon: they are a Nahobino.

The Canon of Vengeance begins the same as the Canon of Creation, but the storyline drastically changes in the latter half of the game. The outcome will be completely different. Which means you have to play both, right? In the Canon of Vengeance, demons attack humans wanting to create a world of chaos. On the other side is Bethel, a group that wants to protect God’s order. During the conflict between the two sides, our protagonist meets and begins traveling with Yoko Hiromine. The stand together at the frontlines, using magic. But four female Demons stand in their way. What is their purpose?

Here is the original announcement trailer for the game:

For Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance, every system in the game has been brushed up and new elements added, including field exploration, demon conversations, battles, growth elements, and new demon experiences. Unique skills are given to all demons, and there are new ways to interact with them. DLC with new demons will be launched at the same time at the game itself.

Developed and published by Atlus, Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance will be released for PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series, and Xbox One on June 14.

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Lindsay picked up an NES controller for the first time at the age of 6 and instantly fell in love. She began reviewing GBA games 20 years ago and quickly branched out from her Nintendo comfort zone. She has has developed a great love of life sims and FMV titles. For her, accessibility is one of the most important parts of any game (but she also really appreciates good UI).

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