We've been waiting patiently for news on Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster's Western release for some time. Originally launched in 2003 on PS2, Atlus revealed an HD Remaster last year, which Japan's had since October.

Last week's ESRB rating led to release date speculation, and Atlus has officially confirmed it's now launching on May 25th.

Announced via a press release, Sega and Atlus offered this statement:

The cult classic has been reborn. Pre-orders are now live for Shin Megami Tensei® III Nocturne HD Remaster! Reawaken your inner demon in a modernized version of the acclaimed ATLUS classic. Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster releases for PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™ and Steam® on May 25.

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. This genre-defining, infamously punishing RPG is back and now includes:

* 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.

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster - Digital Deluxe Edition
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster - Digital Deluxe Edition (Image: Sega)

Much like Persona 5 Strikers, Nocturne HD also comes with a Digital Deluxe Edition for $69.99, letting you start four days early. That includes the Maniax pack - featuring Dante from Devil May Cry - a BGM pack with 2 songs each from other main entries, and more. Otherwise, a standard edition will retail physically for $49.99.

After nearly a year of waiting, we're excited to finally see Nocturne HD arrive in the West, and we thought its successors - IV and IV: Apocalypse - made for excellent RPGs. Let's just hope it's not too long before we get an update on Shin Megami Tensei V next.

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