Shin Megami Tensei Fans Rejoice!

August 11, 2020

Shin Megami Tensei Fans Rejoice!

Shin Megami Tensei V and Nocturne HD Remaster in 2021!

Lucifer might say otherwise in the new Shin Megami Tensei V trailer, but perhaps there is a god alive and well after all, as SMT fans’ prayers were answered on Monday, July 22nd, during the Nintendo Direct Mini stream. The presentation dropped the double bombshell announcement of a Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remastertrailer, immediately followed by a brand new look at Shin Megami Tensei V on the Nintendo Switch.

The Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster will feature—aside from a much cleaner high definition image—newly recorded English and Japanese voice acting, an easier “Merciful” difficulty setting, and a build of the game based on the latest version of Nocturne, Maniax Chronicle Edition. This does mean that unfortunately, Nocturne HD Remasterwill not be featuring Dante from Devil May Cry; in his place will be Raidou Kuzunoha, hailing from the Devil Summoner titles within the Shin Megami Tensei franchise.

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remasterwill be released on October 29th, 2020 in Japan, and Spring 2021 worldwide on both the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Japanese buyers and importers will be able to buy a Limited Edition package, complete with discs containing newly recorded piano arrangements and songs absent from the original soundtrack release, an Amala Drum lamp incense burner, and a printed 106 page issue of Ayakashi Monthly, the fictional magazine in the game, filled with artwork and descriptions of Nocturne’s desolate post-apocalyptic landscape.

As if that wasn’t enough, fans were then immediately treated to a new trailer of Shin Megami Tensei V, graced with an ominous scene of Lucifer hovering over Tokyo Tower with legions of demons, proclaiming “the God you worship is dead.” We received a closer look at our protagonist, whose life is irreversibly changed after they receive help from a mysterious hulking figure descending from the sky.

Details on Shin Megami Tensei V are understandably slimmer, but the game will see a simultaneous worldwide release in 2021, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.

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Ming Dao Lui

Ming Dao Lui is a writer who wrote one too many "video games as art" think pieces in his college days and enjoys watching films when he isn't raiding.

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