Last month, we got the surprise announcement that Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne would be getting a HD remaster. The game has long been one of the most acclaimed RPGs from the PS2 era that hadn’t been brought over to modern consoles, so it was a treat for fans ahead of next years release of Shin Megami Tensei 5. And now, we got a slew of new screens and character stills to highlight what you can expect.
The game’s Director said they hoped to improve the visuals for the game, but also keep the look and style of the original PS2 release. As you can see below, it seems they’ve done a good job. The original game follows an unnamed protagonist who lives an ordinary life until the apocalypse occurs, and he awakens to a world of demons and strange characters, while having mysterious new supernatural abilities. The game was noted for its darker and more muted look, and it seems the remaster captures that pretty well, and highlights some of the characters you’ll interact with.
Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne HD Remaster will release for both PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch October 29th in Japan, though unfortunately those of us in the west will have to wait until 2021.