Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster's New Trailer Introduces Factions And Their Ideologies

Players will also get Raidou from Demon Summoner in the standard edition and can purchase a DLC that includes Devil May Cry's Dante.


Gearing up for Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster's launch on May 25, Atlus released a second trailer. The first trailer introduced the world of Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne, and this new trailer gives a primer on the game's faction leaders and their ideologies.

Without spoiling too much, players will choose to ally with one of the factions and its belief system for a new world. You can select Chiaki Hayasaka's reason, Yosuga, which envisions a society ruled by strength and power, or Isamu Nitta's Musubi reason--which believes in isolation and the individual pursuit of fulfillment. The final faction is Hikawa's Shijima reasoning that believes in eradication of emotions in order to prevent conflict.

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Nocturne is the third game in the Shin Megami Tensei series and received multiple version releases over the years--leading to the question: Which edition is included in the HD remaster version? In a bit of a remixed situation, Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster will include Devil Summoner's Raidou, with crossover character Devil May Cry's Dante available in a paid DLC.

To explain the history of SMT Nocturne's releases: The initial Japanese version in 2003 did not include Raidou or Dante. SMT Nocturne's subsequent Western version did incorporate Dante. A third edition, released in 2008, replaced Dante with Raidou from Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon.

Explaining why Atlus and Capcom decided Dante and the Demi-fiend were a match made in heaven, SEGA explained, "Dante is a Devil Hunter and Demi-fiend is part human, part demon."

There will be a Digital Deluxe Edition of SMT III that automatically includes the Dante DLC. The regular version will cost $50 when it arrives on PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch on May 25, while the deluxe edition will run for $70.

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