Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Spring 2021

During today's Nintendo Direct Mini, alongside the announcement of a 2021 release for Shin Megami Tensei V, Atlus also revealed that Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster will release in Spring 2021 for Nintendo Switch. The official Megami Tensei Twitter account revealed that the remaster will also release for PlayStation 4. The release date in Japan is October 29, 2020.

A trailer for the remaster was shown during that Mini Direct, which is listed below:

The Megami Tensei twitter account also shared details of Japanese limited edition of the game that comes with a piano arrangement soundtrack and other goodies for 13,980 yen. Orders open up tomorrow on the official website.


Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne first released in 2003 for the PlayStation 2, with localizations of its director's cut version coming stateside in 2004, the first game of the mainline series to do so. Interestingly, the trailer shows a quick clip of SMT character Raidou Kuzunoha, which indicates that the remaster is based on the 2008 Maniax Chronicle edition of the game, which only released in Japan. Raidou replaced the well-known cameo character of 'Dante from the Devil May Cry series' in this version of the game.

Additionally, according to the extended Japanese trailer, a new 'merciful' difficulty mode will be added to the remaster as free DLC, presumably to help ease in players who might not care for the game's generally high difficulty. All the voice acting heard in the trailer is new, too, as the original game did not have voice acting.

Here is a short blurb about the remaster from Atlus, along with some artwork and screenshots:

Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster: It’s been 17 years since the original release of Shin Megami Tensei III, known in the U.S. as Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne. Now, the apocalyptic legend returns in a full high-definition remake of the classic game, coming to Nintendo Switch in spring 2021.

Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster Art and Screenshots