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Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster

Just like with the PlayStation 2 original, Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster features Dante from Devil May Cry. The character can be accessed as extra DLC for the game.

It turns out that bringing Dante back was a top priority for Atlus. Kazuyuki Yamai, who directed the remaster, told Destructoid that “including Dante was part of our original project proposal” and there was “never any question as to whether we wanted him back.”

Today, Atlus shared a new Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster video featuring director Kazuyuki Yamai. Yamai goes over the RPG’s Digital Deluxe Edition content, which includes the Maniax Pack DLC (featuring Dante from Devil May Cry), music from a variety of previously released Shin Megami Tensei titles, and the Mercy and Expectation Map Pack with two additional dungeons.

Also keep in mind that the Merciful Difficulty DLC is free to all. This provides a more accessible for players interested in focusing on the game’s stor.y

Here’s the full video:

With Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster arriving in the west today, Atlus has readied a new launch trailer. You can watch it below.

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster is out today both physically and digitally on Switch. In case you missed it, read our review here.

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster arrives on Switch this week. Check out some gameplay with the footage below.

 

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster is scheduled to arrive on Switch on May 25.

System: Switch
Release date: May 25, 2021
Developer: Atlus
Publisher: Atlus


Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster is an exhausting game. I don’t just mean exhausting in that it has a long name that I’m already tired of typing out, but rather, exhausting as an experience overall. Its world is bleak, barren and void of any semblance of hope for its inhabitants. Its gameplay, consisting almost entirely of archaic turn-based combat, can be unforgiving and occasionally opaque. And while the game has been given a small facelift for this 2021 rerelease, it largely embraces its PlayStation 2 origins and does little to modernize itself today’s audiences. Depending on what type of player you are, this may be enough to turn you off from the game entirely, but those who enjoy patiently unpacking a cryptic, challenging experience will likely find themselves deeply absorbed in Shin Megami Tensei III.

May is looking to be another full month for Switch, with a lot of awesome releases coming soon. To help sort through them all, we’ve put together a video of the most anticipated Switch games coming in the month.

Check out the full video below and keep an eye out for more videos like this in the future!

I’ve enjoyed digging into sprawling, dense RPGs ever since I was a kid, but Shin Megami Tensei has long been one of my gaming blind-spots. That’s despite me being a huge fan of the Persona series of spin-off RPGs – which are so popular in 2021 that still calling them spin-offs feels a bit reductive. So, when Atlus announced that Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne would be getting an HD remaster for Switch and other platforms, I was excited to finally experience a classic game in the franchise on a more modern, convenient platform.

Thanks to GameXplain, we have a look at the Switch version of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster in English. Get a look at 30 minutes of footage below.

Following its debut in Japan last year, Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster releases in the west on May 25.

Atlus has readied a new “Factions & Choices” trailer for Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster. Get a look at the video below.

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster is out now for Switch in Japan. It’ll be released in the west on May 25.

Atlus today debuted a new trailer for Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster known as “The World’s Rebirth”. Check it out below.

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster is out for Switch in Japan. It will launch on May 25 in North America and Europe.