Update (2020-10-29): Atlus has released the extended web version of the commercial, in addition to the TV commercial.
Alongside the game’s release, the TV commercial for Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster started broadcasting on Japanese TV stations today. The TV commercial in question is a recreation of the original commercial for the game in 2003, remade for 2020, following the game’s theme of “respect the original work.”
The original producer of the commercial from 2003, Yuuki Saito, has returned as the director of the new commercial. The original narrator, Chika Fujii, has also returned as the narrator for the 2020 commercial.
SMT III HD 2020 TV Commercial
SMT III HD 2020 Web Commercial
The 30-second version of the commercial is only available on the web, as opposed to the 15-second TV commercial.
The buildings in the beginning were captured with a drone at a certain location in Tokyo.
The role of the protagonist was decided by audition. The live action part has the protagonist’s passionate acting shine through, as the patterns on his body resemble those in the game.
Original SMT III 2003 Commercial
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster was released for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on October 29, 2020 in Japan, China, and South Korea. The game will be released in the West in Spring 2021.