Yesterday, we reported that a Nintendo of Europe press release hinted that the upcoming Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster would release on May 25th. Whatever questions about that date that remained are no more, however, as Atlus has officially announced that it is correct. More surprising however, is the reveal that the game would simultaneously launch on Steam, as prior to today, only Switch and PlayStation 4 were confirmed.
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.
— Official ATLUS West (@Atlus_West) March 19, 2021
Digital versions of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster are available to pre-order right now, with physical copies to be made available soon. The standard version costs $49.99, while the Digital Deluxe version will set you back $69.99. In exchange for the higher price, you’ll receive the Maniax pack (which features Dante from Devil May Cry), the Mercy and Expectation Map Pack, the Shin Megami Tensei BGM Pack, and the Merciful Difficulty mode. It has been said that the Merciful Difficulty would be available to all as free DLC; however, the version comparison chart on the pre-order page only has it listed as being included with the Digital Deluxe version. It’s still possible that they plan to release the new mode for free later on though, so we’ll have to wait and see how they proceed.
As one last bonus for those who purchase the Digital Deluxe edition, you will be able to access the full game four days before the official launch. I don’t particularly care for this practice, but given that Atlus did the same thing with Persona 5 Strikers, it seems as though we’re moving more in this direction.
In any case, if you’re looking to get your Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster pre-order in now, only the Digital Standard version is available on Switch as of writing (though the link is listed under the Digital Deluxe version). I imagine it’s only a matter of time before the Digital Deluxe version goes live on the eShop, though it’s currently available on the other platforms. If you’re holding out for a physical copy, Atlus has said to be on the lookout for retailer links soon.