SMT V: Vengeance African God Onyankopon and Anansi Highlighted
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See SMT V: Vengeance African Gods Onyankopon and Anansi

Atlus showcased new demons appearing in SMT V: Vengeance, including the new African demons Anansi and Onyankopon. Other SMT V: Vengeance demons recently detailed include Michael, Chironnupu, and Tzitzimitl.

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Anansi is a trickster deity and folk hero originating from West Africa, and he is prominent within the folklore of the Ashanti and Akan people. The interpretation of Anansi’s appearance is unclear, sometimes being depicted as a spider, and sometimes as a human. Anansi’s design in SMT V: Vengeance seems to blend both depictions, and he is seen casting a unique Dark-type magic skill.

Onyankopon is a sky god of the Akan people of West Africa. Onyankopon is an alternate name of the supreme deity Nyame, and it is said it means “mighty one.” He is the god of creation, and people turn to him in times of hardship to gain the motivation and will to persevere. As a playable demon in SMT V: Vengeance, Onyankopon seems to focus on support skills, with his unique King of Tale making enemies easier to hit and increasing ally attack power to its max rank.

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance will come to the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam on June 14, 2024. The original SMT V released exclusively for the Switch, and it will be delisted on the same day.

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