Including the ability to battle the Demi-Fiend from SMT III: Nocturne
Atlus and Sega are going all out with the day-one DLC for Shin Megami Tensei V, which launches on Switch on November 11 in Japan and November 12 in the west. In addition to a handful of DLC pieces that aim to ease progress like EXP boosts and spawn rate increases, there are four mission-based DLC sets on the way alongside the RPG's launch.
The beefiest of the DLC appears to be Return of the True Demon, which lets players battle the Demi-Fiend from Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne. That one will be priced at ¥980 (US$ 8.62), and it's entirely possible that they developed it just so they could make this joke on Twitter:
Shin Megami Tensei V featuring Demi-Fiend from the Shin Megami Tensei series pic.twitter.com/dRbONPX3Le— Official ATLUS West (@Atlus_West) October 21, 2021
Other mission-based DLC includes A Goddess in Training (¥450), The Rage of a Queen (¥400), and The Doctor's Last Wish (¥400), all due out on November 11 in Japan.
The rest of the DLC, priced at ¥350 a pop, is all about helping players progress through the game. Mitama Dance of Wealth increases the spawn rate of rare demons and makes it easier to get macca upon their defeat, while Mitama Dance oF EXP does the same but boosts the experience earned after each fight. Mitama Dance of Miracles is geared toward boosting the spawn rate of demons that provide more Glory to the protagonist.
Those looking to get their hands on everything will be able to pre-order the Digital Deluxe Edition soon through the Nintendo eShop. Check out footage of the DLC updates from the Japanese stream below.