Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance release date moves up to June 14; new details on characters, new demons, guest characters in battle, more

Atlus has announced that Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance will now launch on June 14, one week earlier than the game's originally announced June 21 date.

Additionally, Atlus has released new details about characters in the game, introductions to the remaining three Qadištu ​demons, and game system mechanics.

In addition to new demons and new skills, Vengeance also allows human characters like Tao, Yuzuru, and Ichiro to act as guests in battle during certain portions of the game, where they can fight and use items in the same manner as demon allies.

New details can be found below, with screenshots and artwork in the gallery, via Atlus.

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance is set to release on June 14 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam). Many other details and screenshots regarding the new Canon of Vengeance route, new character Yoko Hiromine, Lilith, other game additions, and DLC can be found alongside the game's initial announcement last month.


Tao Isonogami (VA: Jeanine Tirado)

“You were ready to do whatever it took to protect someone you care about. I know exactly how that feels.”

Tao is a classmate of the protagonist and a member of the high school lacrosse club. Friendly and caring. ​She has possessed a strong spiritual sense since when she was young and has been assisting Bethel Japan as their "saint." She supports the protagonist once he joins Bethel. ​In combat, she specializes in healing and support skills.

Yuzuru Atsuta (VA: Mark Whitten)

“Innocent people get born into pain they can't escape and don't deserve. What do you call that but proof that our world's fundamentally broken?"

Yuzuru is a friend of the protagonist.​ Holding a strong sense of justice, he joins Bethel as a temporary unit to fight demons and protect his sister Miyazu.​ He gains more power after visiting Da'at with the protagonist, reaffirming his commitment to fight for peace in Tokyo.​ In battles, he wields the Demon Summoning Program to summon his loyal demon partner Hayataro as his demon partner.

Ichiro Dazai (VA: Stuart Allan)

"That angel taught me something truly important: you can't rely on others to carry out your justice."​

Ichiro is a classmate of the protagonist. He has a cheerful personality but can often be rather tactless.​ His grades are poor and often seen as “useless” at school.​ As he livestreams himself as a hobby, he is dragged to Da'at after a tunnel collapse incident. Bethel recruits him to fight demons, to which he agrees as he believes that it’s for a noble cause. In battles, he uses unique demons such as Aitvaras and Mokoi as his demon partners.

Miyazu Atsuta (VA: Ashlyn Madden)

“I refuse to hurt Tao anymore!”

Yuzuru’s younger sister and only relative. Shy and physically weak, she is a frequent visitor to the school nurse's office.​ She respects her brother and is worried about his involvement in Bethel.

Sahori Itsukishima (VA: Erica Lindbeck)

"Demons are just like people too. There are good types and bad...”

Tao’s best friend and a former member of the lacrosse club.​ A victim of bullying by her teammates, leaving her a vulnerable target for the demon Lahmu.​


Naahmah (VA: Kari Wahlgren)

“Now wail and lament! Your anguish shall become the Magatsuhi that I seek!"​

One of the four female demons of the Qadištu, also known as the "Mother of Demons". She is the most sensual and seductive of the four Qadištu, and her beauty is said to charm not only humans, but even Angels and Demons.

Eisheth Zenunim (VA: Allegra Clark)

“Now, tell me... what part of yourselves​ do you hate the most?"

One of the demons of the Qadištu, who seduces humans and leads them to their demise. In Jewish mythology, she is said to eat the souls of the fallen. Under the guise of salvation, she attacks humans and steals their souls.

Agrat bat Mahlat (VA: Cherami Leigh)

"So I shall dispense a punishment. May your​ existence be lost to darkness."

A member of the Qadištu, she is also the "Queen of Demons". Also known as "the demon who dances on the roof" and is said to wander through the air with her chariot and her train of messengers of destruction.


One of the 72 demons of King Solomon's "Ars Goetia."​ His form is that of a dog with griffin-wings. Bloodshed and murder, and can predict the future and make people invisible.

Game Systems

Press Turn Battle

The battles in this title features a command-based Press Turn Battle. ​The Press Turn System rewards the player for exploiting the weaknesses of enemies. If you successfully hit an enemy with the skill type they are weak to, your party will gain an extra turn. The simple, yet tactically challenging battle system is still in place. ​

This title also offers various new skills and elements that expand the strategic nature of battles. Striking an enemy’s weak point increases the number of Press Turn icons in the upper right corner of the screen, allowing additional actions! If you keep targeting the weak points well, you can take up to 8 actions, for an unscathed victory. \

A number of exclusive skills available only to certain demons have also been added!

Magatsuhi Skill

As the battle progresses, your actions will fill the Magatsuhi gauge.​ Once the Magatsuhi gauge is capped, you can use the special technique Magatsuhi skill.​

Magatsuhi Skills have a variety of effects, including damaging enemies and support and healing skills. This title features more than 50 Magatsuhi skills, including more than 20 newly added to the game, such as ones only usable with certain demons. ​ Each skill has powerful abilities, so keep an eye out for opportunities to activate them in battle.

In addition to the Magatsuhi skills previously introduced in Shin Megami Tensei V, there are now skills that can be activated when there is a strong mythological relationship between two demons or when there are demons with the same alignment in the party!

Unique Skills

In this title, every demon has their own special passive skill, called Unique Skills.​

Unique Skills may include those that increase the power of attack skills, provide powerful effects when a particular demon is present, or ones that are useful for demon conversation.​ The combination of the demons allows the player to experience more tactical battles.

Blessed Melody

When active, your team's power is enhanced when all allies exploit the target's weakness with Light Skills.

Four Heavenly Kings

When summoned with a demon who has the Unique Skill "Four Heavenly Kings" as active, it will enhance its own abilities.

Demonic Mediator

When active and if a demon negotiation goes sour, your partner demon will intervene to mediate the conversation.

Demon Conversation

When attacked by a demon, you may be able to talk with them and potentially recruit them as an ally.​ Each demon has a different personality and preference.​ In this title, more variations in the conversation are added, deepening the interaction.

Demons vary in temper and personality. If you can negotiate with them skillfully, they will become a supportive companion. Certain negotiations may be interrupted by an ally demon in your party, triggering a unique interaction. Enjoy the special conversation between the related demons! You can enjoy conversations related to the relationship between the demons.

Sometimes, a demon may surprise you with a pop quiz! Show off your knowledge to impress them!

Guest Characters

As the story progresses, human guest characters may join the party and participate in battles. They can fight and use items in the same manner as demon allies. Use your companions and your demons to your advantage in battle.

Consecutive Encounters

After defeating an enemy demon, a new demon may appear and continue the battle.​ Although it will be a series of battles, winning may generate bonuses in Macca, EXP, and items earned.​

The more demons that discover the protagonist, the more likely it is that a serial encounter will occur. It is also a good idea to aim for a large bonus by engaging in combat with enemies that are densely packed together.

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