During today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase for July 2020, it was announced that a remaster of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne will be released for the Nintendo Switch and PS4 on October 29, 2020 in Japan, and Spring 2021 in the West.
The official English website for the game can be found here.
The official Japanese website for the game can be found here.
Releasing on October 29, 2020 in Japan, Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster will cost 5,980 yen (including tax) for its regular edition, and 13,980 yen (including tax) for its limited edition.
The game will be rated CERO: B (for 12 years old and over).
Additional Elements in Remaster Version
Along with an improvement of the graphics, voice acting has been added to event scenes which can be turned on and off. The Japanese voice actors are the following:
- Reina Ueda as Chiaki Hayasaka
- Takuya Eguchi as Isamu Nitta
- Daisuke Ono as Hikawa
- Takeshi Maeda as Jyoji Hijiri
- Suzuko Mimori as Yuko Takao
The standard difficulty level is “NORMAL” and the highest difficulty level is “HARD.” For those who want to immerse themselves in the story with peace of mind, the “MERCIFUL” difficulty level has been added, which can be downloaded for free.
The Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster limited edition, dubbed the “Reality Expanse BOX,” will be released for the Switch and PS4 in Japan and include the following:
Real “Ayakashi Monthly” Special Issue (106 Pages)
A collaboration between reporter Hijiri and Nobuyuki Shoida, who worked on the “Series 25th Anniversary MegaTen Maniacs Scriptures.” A sequel to the occult magazine that was not release because of the Conception in Tokyo. “Maniacs” is full of information, from descriptions of the world view to an abundance of artwork.
Newly Recorded Piano Arrangements + Rare Soundtrack 2 CD Set (37 songs in total)
A gorgeous 2-disc set consisting of the “New Piano Arrangements,” which is a must-listen collection of new recordings only played by the piano, along with a “Rare Soundtrack” containing in-game songs which are not included in the soundtrack.
Amala Drum Wheel Type Aroma Lamp (Incense Burner 2020 model)
The latest model of the “Incense Burner” that came with the original game’s Deluxe Pack.
Luxury Vortex Case
Direct feed screenshots of the game have been released through the Nintendo Japan website.
SMT III HD Remaster Release Announcement Celebration Live Stream
Celebrating the announcement of the upcoming remaster, Atlus will be holding a live stream on July 23 at 19:30 JST (3:30 AM PDT / 6:30 AM EDT / Other Time Zones), looking back at the MegaTen series.
- MC: Chiaki Matsuzawa
- Nobuo (Penguins)
In August 2018, Shin Megami Tensei series producer Kazuyuki Yamai stated that they were constantly considering a port or remake of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Maniax. Additionally, in Atlus’ annual Japanese online consumer survey for 2020, the company, for the first time, directly posed the question of which games users would want ported to the Nintendo Switch, which included SMT III: Nocturne as one of the possible choices.
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne was originally released for the PlayStation 2 in Japan on February 20, 2003, with an expanded version subtitled “Maniax” on January 29, 2004. The game was released in North America on October 12, 2004.