'Shin Megami Tensei III' Remaster Release Date and Pre-Order Details Revealed

Before you dive into Shin Megami Tensei V later this year, revisit the third installment of the cult classic series in May.

Atlus revealed the release date for Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster and pre-order details for the first of two of its game releases in 2021. Fans can hop back into Shin Megami Tensei III, or play it for the first time, starting on May 25 for PS4, Nintendo Switch and Steam.

Here's the official synopsis for Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster:

"What begins as a normal day in Tokyo turns out to be everything but, when the Conception – an ethereal apocalypse – is invoked. The remains of the world are swallowed by chaos, as a demonic revolution descends into a broken city. Caught between a battle of gods and demons, the choices you make can bring life, rebirth, or death, and determine who triumphs."

ATLUS Director Kazuyuki Yamai has a special message for all #SMT3 fans!

Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Steam on May 25, 2021.

Pre-order now: https://t.co/mvmrIhWslG pic.twitter.com/56l8ZXrjH9

— Official ATLUS West (@Atlus_West) March 19, 2021

The upcoming remaster will bring the RPG elements that fans of the series have come to expect as well as the following upgrades:

  • Remastered 3D models and backgrounds
  • Additional difficulty settings for players of all skill levels
  • Suspend save – save your progress whenever you need!
  • Voiced audio – choose between Japanese and English VO
  • An alternate branch featuring Raidou Kuzunoha
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"Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster" is releasing May 25. Atlus


There will be two versions of the remaster for Shin Megami Tensei III available. The first is the Digital Deluxe Edition that costs $69.99 and will be available for pre-order on PlayStation Store, the Nintendo eShop, or the Steam Store.

Players can also pre-order the deluxe edition on the official Atlus site.

The Digital Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Full Game Download
  • Exclusive access to the game four days early, on May 21
  • Maniax Pack
    • Adds Dante from the Devil May Cry Series
  • Chronicle Pack
    • Adds Raidou from the Devil Summoner Series
  • MERCIFUL Difficulty
    • Adds an easier difficulty mode
  • Mercy and Expectation Map Pack
    • "Little Master's Mercy"
    • "Master's Expectation"
  • Shin Megami Tensei BGM Pack
    • "BGM Pack 1: Shin Megami Tensei" (2 songs)
    • "BGM Pack 2: Shin Megami Tensei II" (2 songs)
    • "BGM Pack 3: Shin Megami Tensei IV" (2 songs)
    • "BGM Pack 4: Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse" (2 songs)

Fans can also pre-order the digital standard edition in the PlayStation, Nintendo eShop or Steam stores. If you want to play the physical version, you can do so by pre-ordering from the following retailers:

  • Amazon
  • Best Buy
  • GameStop

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