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New Shin Megami Tensei V Title Revealed, Vengeance Reaps June 21

by Donald Theriault - February 21, 2024, 9:26 am EST
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo Direct

Atlus is going to keep cranking it out.

The blasted world of Tokyo appears to be getting a remix.

During the Partner Showcase, a side story of Shin Megami Tensei V (2021) was revealed. Known as Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance, it will release on June 21.

The trailer shows what appears to be a female playable character in addition to the Nahobino.

UPDATE 5:35pm ET: Further details have emerged about Vengeance, including the revelation that the original 2021 release will be included alongside a new story from what is claimed to be the game's halfway point. Save data will not carry over directly, though "up to three" demons from the ingame compendium will be available in the Vengeance story if you have SMT V save data on the Switch version.


M.K.UltraFebruary 21, 2024

I was not really sure what this was. Is it DLC for SMT5?

Evan_BFebruary 21, 2024

Quote from: M.K.Ultra

I was not really sure what this was. Is it DLC for SMT5?

Looks like an enhanced/complete version akin to Persona 5 Royal, or more directly: Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse.

New content, rebalanced mechanics, etc.

Ian SaneFebruary 22, 2024

I've been playing SMTV off and on for a while now.  I'm trying to stick to one game at a time on the Switch but there are certain exceptions and Pokemon and Zelda were allowed to temporarily bump it.  Now I got the Pokemon DLC for Christmas so SMTV got bumped again.  I appear to be at the very end so there's not much left.

The game is really long and pretty hard, at least compared to the typical RPG I would play.  I like it a lot but it's kind of gone on too long and I want to wrap it up.  I've also been resisting switching the difficulty to the easiest setting which would presumably let me finish it quicker but I've been over 100 hours in without doing that so it feels like a cop-out to do it now.

In that sense, I don't really feel like buying a second version of the game.  But the first SMTV ended up becoming pretty cheap.  I paid $50 CAD a few years ago and it felt like a good deal but it has since been marked down to $30.  So if Vengeance gets marked down to a low price, maybe I would consider it.  But then I don't think SMTIV Apocalypse ever became cheap and it's now very pricey.  If I got the game on a low price then I figure I would play through it on the easiest difficulty, just to experience the gist of it without committing another 100+ hours.

Ideally though this should be DLC.  In modern times it makes no sense to double-dip on games when everyone else lets existing owners upgrade.

Evan_BFebruary 22, 2024

Atlus gonna Atlus, sadly.

Luigi DudeFebruary 23, 2024

Quote from: Ian

But then I don't think SMTIV Apocalypse ever became cheap and it's now very pricey

It actually went on sale for a pretty low price on the 3DS eShop literally a few months before the 3DS Eshop shut down.  That's when I finally bought it.  :D

So if you're willing to go digital, Atlas games usually get pretty big discounts.

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