Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster will offer Dante DLC

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster Dante Devil May Cry Capcom Atlus Maniax Pack DLC

When Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster was first announced during the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, the singular bummer was that it seemed Dante from Capcom’s Devil May Cry would not be part of the package. Dante had appeared in some versions of the original Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne on PlayStation 2 because he was a demon hunter and fit the game’s setting, so it was a pretty thrilling yet logical cameo. It turns out that Dante will be coming to Nocturne HD Remaster after all though, per a Japanese trailer that reveals a “Maniax Pack” DLC for 980 yen. It will be available when the game releases in Japan on Oct. 29.

“Maniax” was notably the name of a director’s cut version of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne in Japan, and it’s the version of the game that North America received. It’s also the version that introduced to Dante. However, Nocturne HD Remaster itself is based on an even later version of the game, which replaced Dante with Devil Summoner‘s Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV. The Maniax Pack DLC will give you the opportunity to inject a bit of Capcom and Devil May Cry back into your post-apocalyptic role-playing fun. Per Gematsu, that means Dante will even appear in the title screen loop movie, and on a granular level, his “Son’s Oath” skill will gain the Pierce effect.

Does this news heighten your excitement for the remaster when it releases in the west next spring?

Update: Atlus basically confirms with a meme that this DLC will be available in the West.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!