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"Tokyo died... and I was given life."
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster teaser trailer.

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.

Gameplay changes[]

  • 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, with other timezones receiving it on Dec. 24, 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.
  • The area where Slime Mara is fought had the Christian cross imprinted on some banners have been censored, mainly on the top part of the cross.
  • Some names used in the original English release were changed, making them more compatible with the Japanese version's terminology:
Original English Name HD Remaster Name
Chiaki Hayasaka Chiaki Tachibana
Candelabra Menorah
Rakshasa Vetala
Mithra Mitra
Uzume Ame no Uzume
Bishamon Bishamonten
Jikoku Jikokuten
Koumoku Koumokuten
Zouchou Zouchouten
Mikazuchi Take-Mikazuchi
Minakata Take-Minakata
Kusi Mitama Kushi Mitama
Cai-Zhi Xiezhai
Karasu Karasu Tengu
Koppa Koppa Tengu
Kurama Kurama Tengu
Fomor Fomorian
The Harlot Mother Harlot
Girimehkala Girimekhala
Pyro Jack Jack-o'-Lantern
Raja Naga Naga Raja
Sparna Suparna
Ikusa Yomotsu-Ikusa
Shikome Yomotsu-Shikome
Tao Tie Taotie
Beiji Weng Beidou Xingjun
Wu Kong Qitian Dasheng
Feng Huang Zhuque
Long Qing Long
Gui Xian Xuanwu
Purski Pulushiki
Onkot Onghkot
Gurr Gurulu
Expel Light
Death Dark


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.

Special Editions[]

In Japan[]

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



In Other Languages[]

Language Title
Flag of the United States English Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster
Flag of Japan Japanese 真・女神転生III-NOCTURNE HD REMASTER (Shin Megami Tensei III NOCTURNE HD REMASTER)
Flag of South Korea Korean 진·여신전생3 NOCTURNE HD REMASTER (Shin Megami Tensei III NOCTURNE HD REMASTER)
Flag of Hong KongFlag of the Republic of China Traditional Chinese 真·女神轉生III-Nocturne HD REMASTER (Shin Megami Tensei III NOCTURNE HD REMASTER)
Flag of France French Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster
Flag of Italy Italian Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster
Flag of Germany German Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster
Flag of Spain Spanish Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster


  • 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.

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