While the PlayStation community has long enjoyed the Persona series almost exclusively for its entire run, the story of the greater Shin Megami Tensei series is much more complicated. As the Persona brand has only grown in popularity, the core series, the OG, the “just Shin Megami Tensei” games have spent recent years on the 3DS, where it’s much cheaper and safer to develop a more esoteric, less bright and cheery, frankly sometimes kind of hateful, RPG. But as we know, the Nintendo Switch is bringing Shin Megami Tensei back to consoles in a way with the fifth core title. But while Atlus is busy with that and other spinoffs, a recent interview unexpectedly brought up an older, PlayStation-exclusive classic. Chances are, we could be seeing the return of Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne in the near future.
In an interview with Kazuyuki Yamai, producer of Shin Megami Tensei V, the subject briefly shifted to Nocturne, the third game in the series (which did show back up as a PS2 Classic on PlayStation 3). The quote, translated over at Gematsu, reads:
We’re constantly considering a port or remake of Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne. We’re thinking we want to watch for an opportunity.
Look, that’s not a 100%, “we’re doing it” sort of statement. But it does sound like the folks over at Atlus in Japan want this to happen something bad. And hey, there’s plenty of precedent for Atlus to re-release its older games, especially as Shin Megami Tensei as a brand has been elevated significantly in recent years, as Persona has exploded across multiple territories. For now, it remains an intriguing quote, something fans of this cult classic can latch onto, to tuck away in their pocket for later.
Shin Megami Tensei Remake or Port Alluded to in Interview