Vengeance is a dish best served ahead of schedule.

If you’ve been looking forward to the release of Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance on June 21st, you’ll have to update your countdown clock. ATLUS has announced the updated and expanded RPG will now be released on June 14th.

Following Shin Megami Tensei V’s initial release in 2021 (which sold over a million copies worldwide), the enhanced Vengeance version includes the entirety of the original game along with a new story path. Vengeance also features fully evolved visuals tailored to modern consoles, though we’ll have to see what that means on the Switch. What the Switch will get are new areas to explore, new demons to fight and recruit, new music, and an improved battle system, all of which combine to produce “…a smoother and richer RPG set amidst a war between demons and angels.”

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 new scenario will feature the Qadištu—four female Demons who stand in the way of the game’s protagonists.​ Lilith, a key member of the Qadištu, calls the protagonist the Key of Resurrection, ​and herself The Oppressed.​ What does she mean, and what is the purpose of the Qadištu? ​We’ll have to find out as the Oppressed seek their revenge.

All DLC from the original release will be included with Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance, but never fear—the new edition will offer new DLC of its own. It’s also worth noting that the qualify of life enhancements will reportedly include the ability to save anywhere. That will certainly ease one of my main frustrations with the original release.

Pre-orders for the physical release of Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance are now available in standard and launch editions, the latter of which comes in a Steelbook case and includes two sacred treasure sets. Nintendo Switch digital edition pre-orders will open at a later date. If you’ve already got a pre-order in, no updates need to be made; you can just expect your game a week earlier.

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