Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster Coming To Nintendo Switch

Published: Monday, July 20, 2020 - 10:13 | By: Joseph Allen
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During today's Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase presentation, Nintendo and Atlus announced that a full HD remaster of 2003's Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne is coming to Nintendo Switch. Shin Megami Tensei III: HD Remaster will be available in Spring 2021.

What is Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster?

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne is, as you might have guessed, the third game in the main Shin Megami Tensei series (from which Persona is a spinoff). It focuses on a high school student in Tokyo who is transformed into a half-demon. Said student must navigate a new world of cults and apocalyptic events in order to find their friends and prevent the end of the world. You can check out the announcement trailer for Shin Megami Tensei III HD Remaster right here:

 
 

Traditionally a Japan-only series, Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne represented the SMT franchise's first real showing in the West. It wasn't the first time an SMT game had launched in non-Japanese territories; Revelations: Persona hit the original PlayStation in North America in 1996, and there was also the Virtual Boy action game Jack Bros, a spinoff from the main series. Nocturne is a dungeon-crawling RPG featuring multi-layered dungeon exploration and demon fusion, so even though it doesn't play hugely similarly to Persona, fans of the series should enjoy it.

It's not clear exactly what Atlus is bringing to this HD remaster of Nocturne or whether it'll feature new content. You'll be able to check out Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster on the Switch in spring 2021. We don't have a concrete release date for the game yet. When we do, we'll let you know.

Are you looking forward to Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster on Nintendo Switch? Let us know in the comments below!


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