Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster (Switch/PS4)



  • Youtube Video

    Originally released for the PS2 in 2003/2004, this "cult classic" is coming back to Nintendo Switch and PS4. Releasing Spring 2021.



  • When the game was first released in Japan, it was simply SMT3 Nocturne. It was later re-released in 2004 under the name SMT 3 Nocturne Maniax. This is the version we know in the west that was released as SMT 3 Nocturne/Lucifer's Call. This version of the game's most notable addition was Dante from Devil May Cry. The game was then released AGAIN in Japan only in 2008 under the name SMT 3 Nocture Maniax Chronicle. This version of the game replaces Dante with Raidou Kuzunoha from the SMT Devil Summoner series.

    Around the 1:06 mark of the video above, Raidou appears. Fingers crossed, this means we are finally getting a version with Raidou in the west!



  • I know that if I bought I would end up doing absolutely nothing with it, as I normally do with special editions, but man are Atlus Japan special editions cool as hell, would love to had that Amala Drum light.

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    Gotta wonder how likely it is for more rerelases from them, and I'll try to keep my hopes for a P3 remake in check.



  • @e_zed_eh_intern
    I may be wrong but I could of sworn Atlus offered the Raidou version as a exclusive on thier store when they (and Sega in general) reprinted a ton of PS2 games

    Anyway hopefully this is a sign Atlus is looking at thier back catalog for releases. Beyond the obvious choices in Persona, Digital Devil Saga, and the Raidou games would be great, along with a port of P4 Arena (which I'm surprised never happened)



  • @e_zed_eh_intern do you know if Raidou just takes Dante's role or if it is a different setup?



  • @dmcmaster I do think this is another sign of Atlus's and Sega wish to capitalize on their backlog, and makes me hopefull for the P3 remake I suspected, other than that I don't know what would be the best option to bring back again, my Digital Devil Saga, but it is hard to tell.



  • @bard91
    He replaces Dante completely



  • @bard91
    I feel like Digital Devil Saga and SMT4/4Apocalypse are the most likely candidates at the moment.

    And I vaguely remember seeing a rumor somewhere that full P3/4 remakes would be announced next year along with Persona 5 R on Switch, and probably Next Gen with something extra, also Persona 5 Arena.

    Allegedly the P4 remake is just Golden in P5's engine and a few characters from 3 and 5 as extra party members. Persona 3 would be like a reimagining giving you the choice between male and female MC, but having them still present in the story.



  • @bard91 Yes as far as I understand they switched them. For this one, I wonder if that'll be it or there'll be a choice. I imagine there may be legal / rites / contract etc stuff involved.



  • @e_zed_eh_intern
    Probably not going to happen, also maybe it's just me but it looks like it's been remade (in a similar aesthetic) then a remaster.



  • Welp Raidou and Dante
    Youtube Video