Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne Remaster Release Date Announced

Atlus finally announced a Shin Megami Tensei 3 remaster release date, and we're so hee-ho looking forward to it.

Shin Megami Tensei 3 remaster releases May 25 on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, Atlus announced late Friday. SMT 3 remaster is also coming to PC via Steam on the same day, and pre-orders are open now.

It's the first time the cult-classic demon apocalypse game will appear on a non-Sony platform, following Shin Megami Tensei IV's 3DS-only release.

Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne remaster features improved character models and backgrounds, and it also includes voice acting for the first time. Most importantly, the remaster adds difficulty options so "demons gnawing on your soul" isn't the required difficulty setting anymore.

The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic version of Tokyo where the Demi-Fiend, aka you, and two friends must try to restore order from the chaos engulfing the city — or create a new order where chaos reigns. Nocturne uses the Press-Turn combat system that Persona fans might recognize. Exploiting enemy weaknesses grants an extra turn, but enemies can exploit your weakness too.

Shin Megami Tensei 3 remaster comes in a standard edition for $49.99 and a digital deluxe edition for $69.99. The digital deluxe edition includes

  • Maniax Pack with Dante from Devil May Cry
  • Mercy and Expectation map pack
  • Extra Merciful difficulty option
  • SMT BGM pack

Those who purchase the digital deluxe edition also get access to the game four days before release.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Mar. 23rd 2021

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