Updated on November 11, 2021 – Added information about accessing the Shin Megami Tensei V DLC and download sizes from the eShop.

Shin Megami Tensei V from Atlus and Sega is finally here on Nintendo Switch. The first mainline entry in the series after Shin Megami Tensei IV and IV Apocalypse on Nintendo 3DS arrives with quite a bit of DLC available from launch day. Read my glowing review of the game here. As with prior Atlus and Sega games like Persona 5 Royal and Lost Judgment, Shin Megami Tensei V has DLC, a bundle, and more. This feature will cover everything you need to know about Shin Megami Tensei V and all the DLC including how to access the DLC, download sizes, when to use DLC, and more.

Shin Megami Tensei V editions

Shin Megami Tensei V has three retail editions (the two listed there and a standard edition) and two digital editions. The Shin Megami Tensei V editions are below:

Shin Megami Tensei V Digital Deluxe Edition contents

The Shin Megami Tensei V Digital Deluxe Edition includes the following:

  • Shin Megami Tensei V base game
  • Shin Megami Tensei V: Return of the True Demon DLC
  • Shin Megami Tensei V: A Goddess in Training DLC
  • Shin Megami Tensei V: The Rage of a Queen
  • Shin Megami Tensei V: The Doctor’s Last Wish
  • Shin Megami Tensei V: Grinding Difficulty – Mitama Dance of Wealth DLC, Mitama Dance of Experience DLC, and the Mitama Dance of Miracles DLC

Shin Megami Tensei V Japanese Voices and Safety Difficulty DLC

The Shin Megami Tensei V Japanese Voices and Safety Difficulty DLC are available free for all players on launch day when the eShop refreshes and the game releases digitally.

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Shin Megami Tensei V Nintendo Switch price

Shin Megami Tensei V is priced at $59.99 for Nintendo Switch. In Japan the Shin Megami Tensei Digital Deluxe Edition is priced at 12,830 Yen for the base game and DLC bundle together. In USA it is priced at $84.99.

Shin Megami Tensei V DLC packs and contents with English pricing

The Shin Megami Tensei V DLC contents and prices are below:

Shin Megami Tensei V: Return of the True Demon DLC – This DLC features Matador, Hell Biker, White Rider, Red Rider, Black Rider, Pale Rider, Mother Harlot, and Trumpeter. Once you defeat them, you can challenge the Demi Fiend from Nocturne. The fiends appear as you progress through the story. Once you complete this, you will not be able to fight the fiends again, but can take on Demi Fiend as many times as you want. You cannot recruit the Demi Fiend. It is recommended that you take on the Demi Fiend in the post game and the other fiends around the halfway point of the game. This DLC is priced at $9.99.
Shin Megami Tensei V: A Goddess in Training DLC – This DLC features Artemis and you can recruit her after clearing the quest where you take on Megami Artemis. It is recommended to be at least halfway into the game before attempting this. This DLC is priced at $4.99.
Shin Megami Tensei V: The Rage of a Queen – This DLC features Cleopatra and you can recruit her after clearing the quest where you take on Femme Cleopatra. It is recommended that you take on this quest near the end of the game. This is priced at $2.99.
Shin Megami Tensei V: The Doctor’s Last Wish – This DLC features Mephisto. You can unlock Mephisto for fusion after taking on the quest and defeating Tyrant Mephisto. It is recommended that you take on this quest near the end of the game. This is priced at $2.99.
Shin Megami Tensei V: Grinding Difficulty – As expected, Shin Megami Tensei V has grinding or cheat DLC. This includes the Mitama Dance of Wealth DLC, Mitama Dance of Experience DLC, and the Mitama Dance of Miracles DLC for Shin Megami Tensei V. These increase the spawn rate of the Nigi Mitama (demons that drop Glory to earn new Miracles), Kushi Mitama (demons that drop items that give EXP), Ara Mitama (demons that drop items that give ally demons EXP), and Saki Mitama (Demons that drop items that can be sold for Macca). There is a low chance of these Mitama spawning without DLC as well. You can adjust the spawn rate from the options for this DLC. These DLC are priced at $2.99 each.

Shin Megami Tensei V DLC bundle prices in the West

The Shin Megami Tensei V DLC bundle will be priced at $29.99 in the USA and 40.50 AUD in Australia.

Shin Megami Tensei V DLC release dates

All the Shin Megami Tensei V DLC releases on November 12 on the eShop for Nintendo Switch.

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Can you upgrade to the Shin Megami Tensei V Digital Deluxe Edition from the standard edition?

You can upgrade to the Shin Megami Tensei V Digital Deluxe Edition through changing your pre-order or by purchasing the complete DLC bundle. In Japan, you can buy the complete DLC pack or individual DLC in addition to the base game. If you are buying the Shin Megami Tensei V SteelBook or Premium Edition, you will need to buy the complete Shin Megami Tensei V DLC bundle to own everything.

Shin Megami Tensei V free difficulty DLC

As with Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster, Shin Megami Tensei V has a free Safety DLC available from launch day. This is a difficulty is aimed at those who are new to RPGs. It is easier than the Casual difficulty option available in the base game.

How to access  Shin Megami Tensei V A Goddess in Training DLC quest

After purchasing the Shin Megami Tensei V Digital Deluxe Edition or this specific DLC, you can access the Shin Megami Tensei V A Goddess in Training DLC quest by talking to the Bethel Researcher a few times in the Tokyo Diet Building and then accepting the new corresponding quest. It is recommended to do this quest when you’re at least halfway into the game.

How to access  Shin Megami Tensei V The Rage of a Queen DLC quest

After purchasing the Shin Megami Tensei V Digital Deluxe Edition or this specific DLC, you can access the Shin Megami Tensei V The Rage of a Queen DLC quest by talking to the Bethel Researcher a few times in the Tokyo Diet Building and then accepting the new corresponding quest. It is recommended to do this quest when you’re near the end of the game.

How to access  Shin Megami Tensei V The Doctor’s Last Wish DLC quest

After purchasing the Shin Megami Tensei V Digital Deluxe Edition or this specific DLC, you can access the Shin Megami Tensei V The Doctor’s Last Wish DLC quest by talking to the Bethel Researcher a few times in the Tokyo Diet Building and then accepting the new corresponding quest. It is recommended that you do this quest when you’re near the end of the game.

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How to access the Shin Megami Tensei V Return of the True Demon DLC

After purchasing the Shin Megami Tensei V Digital Deluxe Edition or this specific DLC, you can head to the World of Shadows. You are given a specific item that makes the fiends appear throughout the story. You then take on the Demi Fiend at the end. It is recommended that you take on the fiends around the halway point and the Demi Fiend in the post game of Shin Megami Tensei V.

How to access Shin Megami Tensei V Mitama Dance of Wealth, Experience, and Miracles DLC 

Once you have purchased the Mitama DLC or the Shin Megami Tensei V Digital Deluxe Edition, there will be three new options available in the in-game options menu. These can be accessed from the system menu. Press X and then scroll down to System and then Options. Then scroll to the bottom to change the Mitama Appearance rate for the Macca, EXP, or Glory Mitamas. 

I’d recommend doing this one at a time so you can focus on grinding one thing at a time in a safe area. Toggling them all will make things a bit hectic as you try and get a specific item or experience while avoiding other demons. Toggling all of them from the start will make it so you encounter a lot more Mitama in your normal progression though. 

The Shin Megami Tensei V Mitama Dance of Experience DLC lets you earn Gospel to gain enough experience for Nahobino to level up or Grimoire to let your demons gain enough experience to level up. The Shin Megami Tensei V Dance of Wealth DLC lets you earn more Macca when you defeat a Mitama and get items that you can sell to Gustave for a lot of Macca. The Shin Megami Tensei V Dance of Miracles DLC lets you fight Mitama to gain consumables to give you Glory.

Shin Megami Tensei V How to easily grind using Mitama DLC

The most efficient and safest way to grind in Shin Megami Tensei V, is to toggle one of the three appearance rates while in an area that has demons lower level than you. This will ensure you don’ t get attacked often, and can focus on the Mitama. Once you initiate combat with Mitama, use a spyglass and then attack the weakness with an item or skill. 

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You can do this in any area, but need to be careful to not get attacked by enemies you aren’t familiar with. If you’re looking to grind in a single spot for a bit, do this one at a time so start with farming experience items and then move to glory or items to sell for Macca. 

Is the Shin Megami Tensei V Digital Deluxe Edition worth it?

The grinding Mitama DLC will be worth it if you want to save time. Shin Megami Tensei V doesn’t have the same balance issues that Shin Megami Tensei IV had so these aren’t essential. You could also just use the safety/merciful difficulty if you’re having a rough time. Beyond that, the new quests and Demi Fiend DLC are good for veteran Shin Megami Tensei fans. 

If you own the standard edition and want to upgrade, it will cost you about $30 to get all the DLC individually while the Shin Megami Tensei V Digital Deluxe Edition includes everything for about $5 less. There is no pre-order bonus and no content is locked out if you don’t buy Shin Megami Tensei V early so there is no need to stress over that.

Shin Megami Tensei V Japanese Voices DLC: How to enable dual audio

Shin Megami Tensei V ships with English voices on the cartridge / digital base game. Japanese voices are available as free DLC. Once you’ve downloaded the free Japanese Voices DLC, you will be able to toggle the Japanese voice track option.

Shin Megami Tensei V – How to use Japanese audio or voices?

To use Japanese voices, you need to download the free Shin Megami Tensei V Japanese Voices DLC from the eShop and then launch the game once it is downloaded and the game is updated. The download size is 3.5GB for this DLC.

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Shin Megami Tensei V releases on November 12 for Nintendo Switch.

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