Face Your Demons One More Time as Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne Releases This May!



Rise up gamers, for the time is nearly here to reawaken your inner demon with Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster! That’s right my little Pogchamps, the release of the HD Remaster is closer than you think; you can play the game as early as May 21st. Seeing as March is nearing its end, the wait for this masterpiece of a game isn’t quite that long now. 


In case you’re not familiar with the game, no worries, ATLUS has the deets for you:


What begins as a normal day in Tokyo turns out to be everything but, when the Conception – an ethereal apocalypse – is invoked. The remains of the world are swallowed by chaos, as a demonic revolution descends into a broken city. Caught between a battle of gods and demons, the choices you make can bring life, rebirth, or death, and determine who triumphs.

This genre-defining, infamously punishing RPG is back and now includes: 

  • Remastered 3D models and backgrounds 

  • Additional difficulty settings for players of all skill levels 

  • Suspend save – save your progress whenever you need!  

  • Voiced audio – choose between Japanese and English VO 

  • An alternate branch featuring Raidou Kuzunoha

This release features fixes as well as patches implemented since the Japan release.

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I don’t know about you, but the suspend save feature is gonna save my butt so many times when I venture into the game, so it’s a welcome addition! “But Elly, what about the most important feature?”, you might ask. Say no more; I will answer the burning question on everyone’s mind: “Will the game still have Dante from the Devil May Cry series?”


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YES, Dante will be in the game! But along with that addition, here’s some other cool stuff you can expect to find in the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game:

  • Full Game Download

  • Exclusive access to the game four days early, on May 21

  • Maniax Pack 

    • Adds Dante from the Devil May Cry Series 

  • Chronicle Pack

    • Adds Raidou from the Devil Summoner Series

  • MERCIFUL Difficulty

    • Adds an easier difficulty mode

  • Mercy and Expectation Map Pack

    • “Little Master’s Mercy”

    • “Master’s Expectation”

  • Shin Megami Tensei BGM Pack

    • “BGM Pack 1: Shin Megami Tensei” (2 songs)

    • “BGM Pack 2: Shin Megami Tensei II” (2 songs)

    • “BGM Pack 3: Shin Megami Tensei IV” (2 songs)

    • “BGM Pack 4: Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse” (2 songs) 

The game will be released on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and on Steam. As an important note here, the Chronicle Pack is available in the base game for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch versions. The Chronicle Pack is free DLC for the Steam version only.


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The standard edition of the HD Remaster will also be up for grabs, but you’ll have to wait until May 25th to play it. Also, it seems like the standard edition is the only one to get a physical copy, leaving off all of the extra goodies, which is a bummer for someone like me who loves collecting games physically. As an additional bummer, it doesn’t look like there will be a big fancy limited edition set for the game either. Despite that, I’m still happy to see the HD Remaster actually getting a Western release, and I can’t wait to dive into it all over again!


ATLUS Director Kazuyuki Yamai released a special message for all Shin Megami Tensei fans anticipating this game release: 



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Pre-orders for Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster are NOW LIVE! 


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Until next time! ✨


Will you be venturing into Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne once more, or will this be your first time? Let me know in the comments!