Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster - Walkthrough and Guide

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster (SMT 3: Nocturne) Walkthrough and Strategy Guide Page containing all main storyline walkthroughs, side quests, boss guides, character guides, magatama guides, demonic compendium, best skill builds, strategy guides, tips and tricks, post-game unlockables, new game plus guide, game databases, cheats, tips and tricks, news and updates, and more. Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne is a single-player, turn-based role-playing game developed and published by Atlus for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam.

News and Updates

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster - News and Updates

▼News and Updates
  • Game Editions
  • Release date on May 21, 2021 for Digital Deluxe Edition and May 25, 2021 for Physical Edition!

Walkthroughs

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Main Story Walkthroughs

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Yoyogi Station and Park Shinjuku Medical Center
Shibuya Amala Network
Labyrinth Amala Ginza
Harumi Warehouse Great Underpass of Ginza
Ikebukuro Mantra Headquarters
Assembly of Nihilo Ikebukuro Revisited
Mantra Headquarters Revisited Kabukicho Prison
Ikebukuro Tunnel Asakusa
Assembly of Nihilo Revisited The Obelisk
The Obelisk Amala Network
Yoyogi Park Revisited

Labyrinth of Amala Walkthroughs

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First Kalpa Second Kalpa
Third Kalpa Fourth Kalpa
Fifth Kalpa Hell’s Vault
Graveyards

Bosses

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Forneus Specter
Troll Matador
Orthrus Yaksini
Thor Raidou
Dante Daisoujou

Characters

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Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne: HD Remaster - Protagonist Demi-fiendProtagonist ShinIsamu Nitta
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne: HD Remaster - Chiaki TachibanaChiaki Tachibana ShinYuko Takao
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne: HD Remaster - Yoji HijiriYoji Hijiri Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne: HD Remaster - HikawaHikawa

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Strategy Guides

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Getting Started

▼Getting Started
Game Editions Game Difficulty
Game Controls Permanent Events
Beginner’s Guide Battle System
Version Differences Game Differences

Useful Guides

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Trophies Leveling Guide
Money Farming Guide Magatama Guide
Demon Fusion Demon Evolution
Best Skill Builds Best Demons to Fuse
Demonic Compendium Demon Recruitment
Demon Skill Guide Gem Locations
Puzzle Boy Guide Rag’s Jewelry
Ending Guide Post-Game Guide

Magatamas

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster - Magatamas

Light Alignment Magatamas

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Ankh Iyomante
Narukami Nirvana
Geis Kamurogi
Adama Sophia

Neutral Alignment Magatamas

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Wadatsumi Hifumi
Kamudo Murakumo
Muspell Gehenna
Vimana Kailash

Dark Alignment Magatamas

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Marogareh Shiranui
Anathema Miasma
Djed Satan
Gundari Gaea

Other Alignment Magatama

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Masakados

Demonic Compendium

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster - Demonic Compendium

Light Alignment Demons

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Avatar Demons Avian Demons
Deity Demons Dragon Demons
Element Demons Mitama Demons
Entity Demons Fury Demons
Genma Demons Holy Demons
Kishin Demons Lady Demons
Megami Demons Seraph Demons
Wargod Demons

Neutral Alignment Demons

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Beast Demons Brute Demons
Divine Demons Fairy Demons
Fallen Demons Femme Demons
Jirae Demons Night Demons
Snake Demons Yoma Demons

Dark Alignment Demons

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Foul Demons Haunt Demons
Raptor Demons Tyrant Demons
Vile Demons Wilder Demons

Other Alignment Demons

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Fiend Demons Miscellaneous Demons

Game Database

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Items

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Recovery Items Damage Items
Dungeon Items Incense Items
Gems

Skills

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Elemental Skills Physical Skills
Defense Skills Support Skills
Passive Skills Miscellaneous Skills

Others

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Trophies

Game Overview

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster - Game Overview

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster (真・女神転生III-NOCTURNE), is a single-player, turn-based role-playing game developed and published by Atlus. Nocturne was initially released for the PlayStation 2 last 2003 in Japan and 2004 worldwide. Nocturne has multiple versions such as the Maniax edition that featured Dante from Capcom’s Devil May Cry series and the Chronicle Edition that featured Raidou from Atlus’ Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou vs. King Abbadon game. The HD Remaster version is scheduled released on May 2021 and was based from the Chronicle Edition. Howwever, it will include Dante as a purchasable DLC to replace Raidou as a guest character in the game.

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster - Game Overview

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne is actually the fifth installment of the Shin Megami Tensei (SMT) series despite being labeled as “III” since SMT If and SMT Nine came out prior. The game’s release was highly favored by fans and it generated good sales on its debut release since it took almost decade for a true addition to come out following Shin Megami Tensei II.

Story

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Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster is set in a demon-infested, post-apocalyptic world called the Vortex World on the brink of a rebirth called Conception. The Protagonist is caught in between this chaos and was bestowed a new power called Magatama by mysterious figures. The young Protagonist begins his journey throughout post-apocalyptic Tokyo while obtaining more Magatamas and Demon allies along the way. The Protagonist will eventually choose his Reason that determines how the world will become in the later stages of the main story.

Gameplay

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster - Demi-Fiend

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster shares similar elements from Persona games while having its own unique Gameplay Systems as well. Here is a quick summary of Nocturne’s unique gameplay:

Magatama

Magatamas are living parasites that the Protagonist uses to power himself against enemy Demons. They function similar to loadouts containing a specific armor type, weapon, skills and spells. There are 25 Magatamas that can be acquired in the game. Each Magatama has its own strengths and weaknesses so the player is not encouraged to stick to one type Magatama only. Magatamas must be equipped and leveled up to unlock more skills.

Press Turn System

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster - Press Turn System

The game features a unique battle system called the “Press Turn System”. The Press Turn System builds on the foundation of a traditional turn-based combat and adds a new element in the form of a “Press Turn”. A “Press Turn” represents a regular turn or an action point for each party member and foe. Regular turns can be in the form of using normal attacks, using physical or magic skills, casting buffs, landing debuffs, consuming items, or recalling/summoning Demon allies.

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The Protagonist must be tactical in his approach and execute complex moves in order to keep his party’s Press Turns from running out. These moves includes landing Critical Hits, exploiting Elemental Weaknesses, or Regular Turn passes. When player keeps executing these complex moves, will consume half Press Turns instead. If your party ran out of Press Turns and unable to clear all enemies, they will also take advantage of this system against your party. Take note that when you missed some of your attacks, two Press Turns will be consumed instead one as a form of punishment.

Demons

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster - Demons

In Shin Megami Tensei, “Personas” are referred to “Demons”. The term “Demon” came up first before “Persona” since Shin Megami Tensei (SMT) is the main series while the Persona series is a spin-off of SMT despite becoming a huge JRPG franchise of its own. Similar to Arcana’s, Demons in the game are also organized by groups. This time by two categories namely Alignment and Race.

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster - Demon NPC

Demons are initially encountered as foes throughout the Vortex World but they can also be recruited as allies. Some Demons will appear in the game as NPCs and a few can engage you to battle when you choose to interact with them. As you progress in the main story, enemy Demons will become more complex and harder to defeat alone.

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster - Demon Recruitment

It is encouraged to talk to some of these Demons and find a understanding in between. Rarely Demons will initiate and join your party. Most of the time, they will negotiate with the Protagonist based on their own terms such as through bribery in terms of giving out Macca (the game’s currency) or consumable items. Other Demons can be recruited by other means like through philosophical questions.

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster - Demon Recruited

When Demons are recruited they can be placed as party members. You can have three Demons active in your party and they can also be recalled back to the Protagonist’s Demon Stock in order give space for another Demon summon. Similar to your main character, these Demons have HP and MP bars that are needed to be sustained prior and during the battle.

Game Trailers

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster – The World’s Rebirth Trailer

Source: Atlus West

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster – Announcement Trailer

Source: Atlus West

Game Information

Title Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster (WW)
Genre Single-player / Turn-based / Role-playing
Platform and System PlayStation 4 / Nintendo Switch / PlayStation 5 / PC via Steam
Developer Atlus
Publisher Atlus
Release date May 21, 2021 (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Steam for Digital Deluxe), May 25, 2021 (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Steam for Physical Release)
Official Website https://www.atlus.com/smt3/lang/en/