Devil May Cry’s Dante Will Be In Shin Megami Tensei III HD, but as Paid DLC
Recently Atlus announced that they would be making Shin Megami Tensei III – Nocturne HD, and that it’s coming out sometime next year. One notable change, though, was that the game would be based on the 2008 re-release which dropped the cameo from Devil May Cry‘s Dante. Well good news, you can choose to put Dante back! …For a price.
Ok this may be a little complicated, so here’s what happened. Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne was launched exclusively in Japan in 2002. This was the original version of the game. It was then re-released in 2004 in Japan as Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Maxima, which was an extended director’s cut of the game. This is the version of the game that included Devil May Cry‘s Dante in it, and made its way to the US. Then it was re-released a second time, only in Japan, as Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Maxima Chronicle Edition in 2008. This version, which never made it to the US, replaced Dante with Raidou from Devil Summoner Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army. This is also the version the HD update is based on.
But fear not, if you want Dante there is an option. The game will launch with a $10 DLC that will let you choose to start a new game in either Chronicle mode or Maxima mode. The difference between the two? Basically just if you can get Dante or Raidou as your guest character. Guess you’ll have to decide who’s the cooler guy. Dante will also get the same update as the rest of the game, with full voice acting included.
Perhaps the only downside to this whole thing is that it’s overly edgy “too cool for school” Devil May Cry 2 version of Dante rather than any of the actually rad versions.
If you’re excited for some demon hunting jRPG action, Shin Megami Tensei III – Nocturne HD will be launching on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in early 2021.