"Tokyo died... and I was given life."
Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster is a re-release of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne.
This remaster is based on the "Chronicle Edition" of the game, given the inclusion of Raidou. There is however Dante DLC, which restores the original Dante content from the Maniax version and removes Raidou. On the Steam version of the game, Chronicle Edition itself is separated as free DLC, making it possible to also play the original 2003 version of the game.
The game would first be released on the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch, later being ported on Steam consecutively with its western localization.
- The game received graphical improvements.
- The game includes both English and Japanese voice acting. They are optional, and can be switched on and off.
- A Merciful difficulty mode was added as free DLC.
- Difficulty can be changed at any time in the game.
- A "Quick Resume" was added, where the player can quit the game and then resume right where they left off when booting up the game.
- The ability to choose skills during fusion was added, as well as simplifying random skill selection. This was added in the 1.02 patch of the Japanese version of the game on Dec. 23, 2020.
- Dante was given the "Pierce" ability, giving him complete skill parity with Raidou.
- DLC for EXP and Macca grinding was added.
- SMT I, II, IV, and IV:A tracks were added as DLC.
- Some names used in the original English release were changed, making them more compatible with the Japanese version's terimonogy:
|Original English Name||HD Remaster Name|
|Chiaki Hayasaka||Chiaki Tachibana|
|Uzume||Ame no Uzume|
|Kusi Mitama||Kushi Mitama|
|The Harlot||Mother Harlot|
|Raja Naga||Naga Raja|
|Beiji Weng||Beidou Xingjun|
|Wu Kong||Qitian Dasheng|
Aside from the original difficulty modes (Normal and Hard), the Merciful mode difficulty has been added to the game, available as free DLC. An easier difficulty in combat and exploration similar to the recent Shin Megami Tensei games.
Merciful Mode differences:
- Damage dealt to enemies is doubled (x2).
- Damage received from enemies is halved (x0.5).
- EXP received from battles is tripled (x3).
- Macca earned from battles is quintupled (x5).
- Player hit/evasion rate is greatly increased.
- Encounter rate is lowered.
A special Limited Edition of the remaster was sold in Japan. It includes:
- A Real "Monthly Ayakashi Magazine", from the game.
- Newly recorded piano arrangement + rare songs (2 CDs, 37 songs in total)
- Amala Drum Lamp
- Steam Profile Items
In Other Languages
- The Traditional Chinese (primarily for Taiwan and Hong Kong regions) and the Korean versions of the HD Remaster are based on the original version instead of Chronicle Edition of the PlayStation 2 game. Sega Asia (Taiwan) explained that the reason was to avoid the historic sensitivity of Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV. In order to access the contents of the Maniacs version sans Raidou, customers of either the Traditional Chinese or Korean versions must buy the Maniacs (Dante) DLC in addition. As a response to the Chinese community outcry, Sega later released the Chronicle Edition DLC which includes Raidou for the Traditional Chinese version, and made it free of charge for a limited time. This mendation is not done to the Korean version.
- Official Japanese website for the HD Remaster
- Official Korean website for the HD Remaster
- Official Asia website for the HD Remaster
- Official Western website for the HD Remaster
- Steam page