Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance launches on June 21 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC

During today's Nintendo Direct: Partner Showcase, Atlus has announced that Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance will launch on June 21 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

The new trailer released today calls this announcement both "An Untold Shin Megami Tensei V Story" as well as "The Definitive Version of Shin Megami Tensei V" with a brand new chapter. We see several new scenes, demons, and locations, as well as a new girl wearing a beige uniform who seems to work alongside the Nahobino protagonist.

Atlus also held a "spotlight" stream on both the Japanese and Asian YouTube channels, offering several details about the re-release. Here are some key takeaways:

  • Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance includes both the original story of SMTV as well as a new route. The original route is called "Canon of Creation" while the new route is "Canon of Vengeance". You decide which route to take at the beginning of the game.
  • The new "Canon of Vengeance" route is said to still follow the scenario of the original, but with significant changes in the middle and end stages of the story.
  • The two routes have completely different endings.
  • SMT V: Vengeance adds four new female demons known as the Qaditsu, who are important characters in the new route. The leader is named Lilith.
  • A new character in Canon of Vengeance is named Yoko Hiromine, who adventures with the protagonist.
  • SMT V: Vengeance is said to have "a new Da'at, a new dungeon, and other new features for smoother Da'at exploration.'
  • There are numerous new quests.
  • There are over 40 new demons.
  • You can interact with your ally demons.
  • There is an enhanced auto-battle system.
  • According to Atlus, the average playtime for one route in Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance is 80 hours, so completing both routes is expected to be around 160 hours.
  • New DLCs are announced (details in the press release below; western pricing TBD)
  • Four DLC packs from the original release of Shin Megami Tensei V are now included in the standard version (details below)

Below you can find the English announcement trailer and full details via Atlus West. Screenshots can be found in the gallery.

Forge your path through a post-apocalyptic world in this definitive version of Shin Megami Tensei V. Two complete story paths await, including a brand-new storyline with new locations and demons, and where your choices will determine the fate of all existence. Navigate conflicting and tragic moral decisions and confront a dramatic tale of revenge or explore the original Shin Megami Tensei V saga. Which path will you choose? Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance launches on Nintendo Switch June 21.

What is Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance?

Released in 2021, Atlus renowned RPG ”Shin Megami Tensei V" (SMTV), has sold more than 1 million copies worldwide.​

This highly acclaimed game has evolved in every aspect, including the system and scenario, and will be available on multiple modern platforms! ​

At the beginning of the story, the player is presented between two routes. The story told in Shin Megami Tensei V, the Canon of Creation, and a brand-new route, Canon of Vengeance, a dramatic tale of revenge by the fallen.

The Canon of Vengeance follows the scenario of SMTV, but changes drastically from the latter half of the game. The outcome will be completely different. Enjoy the two divergent stories to your heart's content.​

The battle system, demon fusion, and field exploration have also evolved in depth with the addition of new elements. We are excited to deliver a full-fledged RPG that can be enjoyed by those who have already played SMTV, as well as those who are playing this series for the first time.


Thou shalt be God ---

When a grisly murder scence in modern-day Tokyo blocks our protagonist’s walk home, an unplanned detour leaves him buried and unconscious.  He awakens in a New Tokyo, a wasteland ravaged by apocalypse now called Da’at – but before bloodthirsty demons can claim his live, a savior emerges, and the two of them unite to become a mighty being, neither human nor demon: a Nahobino.

Revenge Awaits ---

Demons attack humans and seek to create a world of chaos.​

Bethel, an organization that seeks to protect God's order. ​

Caught up in the conflict between the two, while exploring Da'at, ​the protagonist meets and starts traveling with Yoko Hiromine.​

Using magic, Yoko and the main character stand together on the front line.

The​ Qadištu , 4 female Demons stand in their way.​ “Found it, the Key of Resurrection……”​ A member of the Qadištu, Lilith calls protagonist the Key of Resurrection, ​and herself The Oppressed.​

What is their purpose? ​A tale of revenge by the oppressed begins.​

The Oppressed: The Qadištu ​

In the Canon of Vengeance, four female demons appear in front of the protagonist.​ Another story of creation told by new Demons.​

Character: Lilith (VA: Katelyn Gault)

“I am Lilith of the Qadištu ​The one to restore the world to what it ought to be.​”

A woman who is said to have been Adam's first wife in the Old Testament.​ Later left Garden of Eden and turned into a demon.​

Leader of the Qadištu.​ In order to achieve an unidentified goal, she stands in front of the protagonist.

Character: Protagonist/Nahobino

A high school senior living in Tokyo. On his way back from school, he is involved in a tunnel collapse and wanders into an apocalyptic version of Tokyo, Da'at. His hobby is reading.​

The protagonist fuses with Aogami and becomes a "Nahobino," using this power to fight back demons.​

The decision-making during the Nahobino state lies with the protagonist, and Aogami guides him with his voice.​

Character: Aogami (VA: Damian Mills)

“Regardless of what may happen, rest assured that I will always protect you.”

A mysterious man who appears before the protagonist, who is being attacked by a demon in Da’at. ​

By taking the protagonist’s hand, he transforms into a condemned being, the Nahobino.​

​He seemingly participated in the war 18 years ago, but his memory of it has slipped away.​

Character: Yoko Hiromine (VA: Erin Yvette)

“With no one to save them, in the back of their mind, the victim desires only one thing: revenge against the assailant”.

She is a senior in high school at St. Marina Academy.​ Cool and somewhat mysterious.​

She meets and works with the protagonist in Da’at. She has always possessed mysterious powers and was once called a "saint". At the academy, she has been recognized for her power and learned exorcism magic.​ She also participates in the battles.​

Over 270 Demons

In addition to existing demons, this title features more than 270 demons, including new demons newly drawn by the character designer Masayuki Doi. Enjoy an incredible demon experience!​

Evolution in depth!

Every system of Shin Megami Tensei V has been brushed up in detail and new elements have been added, including field exploration, demon conversations, battles, growth elements, and new demon experiences! Of course, with multiple endings - this is truly the definitive version of SMTV.

Adding unique skills to all demons, new interactions with demons, and more...​Many other new elements! Stay tuned for more information!​

Included with SMTV DLC Demons and Quests!

The demons and quests that were available with Shin Megami Tensei V are included in this title as standard features! Experienced players are encouraged to try their hand at these challenging quests.

  • A Goddess in Training
  • The Doctor’s Last Wish
  • The Rage of a Queen
  • Return of the True Demon

Additional DLC

DLC featuring new demons will be distributed simultaneously on the release date.​

Demon God Dagda from Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse and newly introduced is the demon Goddess Konohanasakuya, newly drawn by character designer Masayuki Doi!​

Holy Will and Profane Dissent

When the protagonist goes to investigate a mysterious reaction, he meets Danu, the earth mother goddess, who claims to have come from a world that exists in another universe. Danu is apparently searching for her son, Dagda.  The protagonist embarks on a search for Dagda with Danu. By completing the game, Dagda can be made an ally, and fusion will be unlocked.

Sakura Cinders of the East

Konohana Sakuya laments the turbulent world and searches for a hero who can pacify the world.  She sees an image of a certain hero within the protagonist and challenges him. Winning the battle will allow you to make Konohana Sakuya your ally, and fusion will also be unlocked.​

In addition, earning DLC that makes it easier to gain experience and in-game currency will be released at the same time.

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance