Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne Remaster Coming to Switch, PS4 in Spring 2021

Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne Remaster Coming to Switch, PS4 in Spring 2021

Shin Megami Tensei fans, your prayers have been answered.

A complete remaster of Shin Megami Tensei 3 is coming. The HD version of the 2003 game was revealed for the Nintendo Switch earlier today in Nintendo's Mini Direct showcase.

You can see the announcement of the Shin Megami Tensei 3 remaster in the trailer just below. Although the original game was simply known as Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne upon its western release back in 2003, it's going with the full title of Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne HD Remaster this time around. Catchy.

Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne takes place in modern day Tokyo, following the adventures of a high school student who's transformed into a half-demon after an apocalyptic event. The entire city is awash with demons, who you need to recruit in order to take on Lucifer himself, who's busy trying to reforge the whole world in his vision. This student's got a lot on his plate.

Originally released back in 2003 for the PlayStation 2, a director's cut of Shin Megami Tensei 3 was released in 2004 for Japan. The director's cut was then released in North America in 2004, and Europe in 2005.

But that wasn't the only Shin Megami Tensei-related news in today's Nintendo Direct Mini showcase. Immediately after the reveal of the remaster in the showcase, there was a brief trailer for the long-awaited Shin Megami Tensei 5, announcing a global simultaneous release window of 2021 for the Nintendo Switch.

It's been a good day for Shin Megami Tensei fans, all things considered. There's no firm release date for either game, although the official Japanese website for Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne HD Remaster notes that the game is actually also coming to the PlayStation 4.

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