The Original Shin Megami Tensei V Is Being Removed From The Nintendo Switch eShop

Make way for Vengeance!

ATLUS has announced that it’s removing the current version of Shin Megami Tensei V from the Nintendo Switch eShop, in anticipation of the new version of the game, Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance, launching on June 14th. The game will be delisted on June 13th at 11:59PM, meaning it’ll basically “switch” out for the newer edition as the day ticks over.

It’s an unsurprising move, given a newer (and $20 more expensive) version will be available that ATLUS will want folks to pick up instead, but it’s also something of new ground for the publisher. In contrast, the most comparable recent example of the company releasing a “definitive” version of one of its game digitally on a platform where it had already appeared is Persona 5/Persona 5 Royal. In that instance, both the original version of the game and the “Royal” version are both still available simultaneously on the PlayStation Store for PS4.

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance is a bit of a different beast from ATLUS’ usual re-releases too, with players getting the option to either follow an entirely new story path or to explore the existing version of events. Harry recently had the chance to go hands-on with SMT V: Vengeance on the PS5 to really get a feel for how this new version of the game works (and how it looks running on something that isn’t the ageing Switch console), so give that a read here.

The content that will be removed from sale from the Nintendo Switch eShop on June 13th is:

  • Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Shin Megami Tensei V + DLC Bundle
  • DLC Bundle
  • Return of the True Demon
  • A Goddess in Training
  • The Rage of a Queen
  • The Doctor’s Last Wish
  • Mitama Dance of Miracles
  • Mitama Dance of EXP
  • Mitama Dance of Wealth
  • Safety Difficulty DLC
  • Japanese Voices DLC