According to a press release sent out by Atlus US, Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster, the remake of the cult classic PS2 RPG, will arise once again on May 25. Nearly a year after it was announced during last summer’s Nintendo Direct, information on the brutally difficult demon-collecting game was sparse. As if to make up for the lack of details, Atlus has outlined its entire release plans, including new bundles and a previously unannounced platform.
Arriving on Steam alongside the previously announced PS4 and Nintendo Switch versions, SMT III will release with a few different options. Standard versions will launch both digitally and physically for $49.99 and it will feature improved 3D models, additional difficulty options, the ability to save anywhere and the ability to fight and recruit Raidou Kuzunoha from Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner (in other words, not featuring Dante from the Devil May Cry series).
If you’re willing to shell out some extra cash, the Digital Deluxe version comes with a few extra perks. At $69.99, would-be summoners will get access to the game four days early on May 21, a BGM pack that adds two songs from Shin Megami Tensei, SMT II, SMT IV and SMT IV: Apocalypse, two additional maps, Merciful Difficulty for those who get tired of staring at the Game Over screen, and the Maniax Pack (which does feature Dante from the Devil May Cry series).
What makes that last detail especially exciting is that this will be the first time that both Raidou and Dante will be featured in the same game since the former was added in later versions to replace the latter.
Release and pricing information on the individual DLC packs or their potential inclusion with physical copies was not detailed. Regardless, these additions make an already large game even bigger. With even more reasons to dive back into the demon-filled depths or experience them for the first time, SMT III has the potential to be a remaster worth watching.