One fate is never enough.

Today’s Nintendo Direct: Partner Showcase highlighted a wide variety of games coming to the Switch in the coming months. One of the more surprising of these (well, surprising if you haven’t been following social media) is Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance. This repackaged and expanded release of SMTV is due on Switch June 21st.

In addition to the including the full original game, Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance will allows players to follow a new story that was untold in the original. In addition to new areas, demons, and music, Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance will also feature more accessible gameplay, an improved battle system, new demon experiences, and greater field exploration.

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance delivers a full-fledged RPG that can be enjoyed by existing and new fans. At the start of the game, players will choose between two paths: the story told in Shin Megami Tensei V, the Canon of Creation, or the brand-new Canon of Vengeance. This dramatic new tale of revenge introduces brand-new characters, an enigmatic cohort of demons called the Qadištu, a new dungeon and map to explore. Additionally, the original Shin Megami Tensei V battle system, demon merging and field exploration have been evolved and expanded in this newest entry in the series. 

The Canon of Vengeance follows the game’s original scenarios, but will change drastically in the latter half of the game and provide a completely different outcome. Additionally, new demons will be distributed via DLC on the release date, as will DLC that makes it easier to gain experience and in-game currency.

Although I liked the game overall, my review of the original Shin Megami Tensei V came in on the lower end compared to my peers, as I was put off by the opening slog and my general lack of concern for the game’s characters. More accessible gameplay could certainly help new players push past that, and the additional story will be welcome for those who reached the original conclusion.

The big question, of course, is whether all this will be enough for players of the original release to double dip. Atlus has not yet announced the price for Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance, just that physical pre-orders will open on February 27th with digital pre-orders to come at a later date. We will keep you posted at Pure Nintendo, of course, but you should probably sign up for updates at