Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster Has Been Rated By ESRB

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster has been given an ‘M’ rating, potentially signaling the release is near

Nocturne HD Remaster


During Last July’s Nintendo Direct Mini, ATLUS announced that Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster would release worldwide in Spring of 2021. Since then, the Japanese publisher and video game developer has been unusually mum about the game. However, it looks like more news regarding the game’s release could be coming soon. The upcoming JRPG has received its ESRB rating.

Spotted by Gematsu on Twitter, Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster has been given an ‘M’ for mature rating for blood, sexual themes, partial nudity, strong language, and violence.

The rating board lists examples in their summary, including depictions of violence where a bloodied character snaps another’s neck and another wearing his victims’ skinned faces. It also details quite a few instances of sexual material, such as ” topless female demons; a demonic creature with a phallic-shaped head and torso; demons with suggestive traits referenced in text (e.g., “Succubus”; “They visit women in their sleep and have sexual intercourse with them”; “Like their mother, they have sex with men at night”; “The victims won’t wake up during sex…”). The word “f**k” is heard in the game.”

Yep, that sure sounds like the Nocturne I know and love.

Did you miss when the Nocturne remaster was first revealed? If so, you can watch the game’s announcement trailer below:


Now that Persona 5 Strikers is out, here’s hoping we won’t have to wait much longer to hear more news on this overhauled version of ATLUS 2003 PS2 JRPG.

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster is currently in development for the PlayStation 4 and Switch.

Are you looking forward to revisiting this beloved entry in the long-running SMT series? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.


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