Should you pick Canon of Creation or Vengeance in Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance?

Stephanie Zucarelli
Shin Megami Tensei Canon of Creation or Canon of Vengeance

SMTV: Vengeance added a new game mode that lets you choose between two distinctive narratives throughout your adventure. Here’s whether you should pick the Canon of Creation or Vengeance.

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance features two separate routes called the Canon of Creation and the Canon of Vengeance. As with many JRPGs, your story will depend on the route you pick, since each path has different endings and characters.

Before picking your route in Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance, here’s everything you need to know about them.

Which route should you choose in SMTV: Vengeance?

In Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance, you’ll encounter a whole new game mode that differs from the original story released in 2021.

In the Canon of Creation route, you’ll get to play the same story featured in the original version, which will focus on the war between demons and angels. This path splits into a few sub-routes that you’ll need to choose before the end of the game.

However, in the Canon of Vengeance, you’ll get a story that’s focused on the new antagonist called Qadistu. While the war between good and evil is still happening in this route, only the decisions you make will be the ones that decide which ending you’ll get.

You will also get to meet a new character, Yoko Hiromine, who only appears in this narrative.

Shin Megami Tensei V route decision
You can pick different Canons depending on which story you want to play.

The stories share similar difficulties, areas, and companions, but if you haven’t played the game before, you should pick the Vengeance route first. This will let you get a better handle on what’s going on with the different factions, as well as give you more insight into what’s going on with important NPCs.

Should you take the girl’s hand?

At the beginning of Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance, you’ll have to choose whether or not to take a mysterious girl’s hand.

If you choose to take her hand despite the initial warnings, the story will shift to the Canon of Vengeance route. If you choose not to take her hand, then you’ll stick to the Canon of Creation path.

That’s everything about the Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance routes. You can check out more guides for upcoming games like Black Myth: WukongStar Wars OutlawsDragon Ball Sparking Zero, and Delta Force.

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