Enter Shin Megami Tensei V Vengeance and Slipknot’s psychosocial collaboration


If you’re a fan of spooky visuals, uncompromisingly aggressive music, and the undeniable comfort of a suit, you’ve probably heard of a little band called Slipknot. The nine-member band from Iowa has been making a name for itself in the gaming community for a few balmy minutes, and recently revealed a collaboration with Slipknot Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance in a novel promotional video from developer Atlus.

With the Dead By Daylight collaboration recently showcasing their infamous masks in all their bloody glory, it’s no surprise that the nu-metal legends are dipping their blood-spattered fingers into even more video game cakes. In a recent promotional video for Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance, members M. Shawn Crahan (better known as Clown) and newest drummer Eloy Casagrande talked about how Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance inspired their latest stage masks.

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The terrifying characters are based on the Loup-Garou demons Daemon and Gurul from Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance, and Clown and Eloy explain how their sculpted masks pay homage to the archaic battle between angels and demons in Atlus’ latest RPG. When it comes to Slipknot, the scarier the better, and SMT V is the perfect representation of their otherworldly onstage personas.

As Vengeance is a bigger and better version of the original SMT V, the RPG from the creator of the hugely popular Persona games offers a novel story path, different areas to explore, as well as stunning graphics and novel music. We don’t know if this means a Slipknot companion song or not. But even if we don’t get it, we’ll still get to see a massive battle between angels and demons take place in Duality, and it looks and sounds pretty darn frosty.

Lucky fans in the US can celebrate this weird and wacky collaboration with: lottery competition to win one of the masks from the movie, signed by Clown, Eloy and New Guy, and if you want an extra chance at them, you can join the Godhood Guild for a bonus entry.

If you’re looking for an even more bizarre gaming experience, check out our picks for the best horror games available on mobile and Switch, and if you’re looking to grab some extra blood points, we’ve got loads of Dead by Daylight cheats on tap too. If you want to check out other Atlus games, we have a full list of characters from Persona 5 and Persona 4 so you can brush up on your knowledge.

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