Nocturne’s DLC Features Dante From Devil May Cry
A few weeks ago, Atlus announced a remaster of the fan-favorite, Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. However, the remaster was based on the ‘Chronicle Edition,‘ a re-release of Nocturne that replaced Dante from Capcom’s Devil May Cry with Raidou from Atlus’s own Devil Summoner series. Thankfully, players interested in the original ‘Dante-filled’ experience won’t have to resort to playing an original PlayStation 2 copy.
In a recent trailer, Atlus announced the ‘Maniax Pack‘ DLC which will give players the option to revert the game back to the previous enhanced edition ‘Nocturne Maniax‘ (yeah, they did multiple versions), bringing back Dante in the process. The Maniax Pack will cost 980 yen, so we can expect to pay around $8-10 in the U.S. Players who purchase the DLC will be able to choose which version of the game they’d like to play at the start screen.
The fact that this DLC is paid (and is fairly pricey) annoys me, but we are getting the best of both worlds which is exciting. Longtime fans outside of Japan will finally be able to experience the Chronicle Edition, and now the ‘featuring Dante from the Devil May Cry series’ meme can live on.
— Official ATLUS West (@Atlus_West) August 12, 2020
For the unfamiliar, it’s worth mentioning the Dante featured in this DLC is based on his appearance in Devil May Cry 2, since it was the most recent installment around the time of Nocturne‘s original release. Dante shows up as both a boss battle and a party member with various unique skills from the Devil May Cry series like Stinger and Roundtrip, and also has a unique contribution to the game’s story, making his presence pretty significant.
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne will release on October 29th, 2020 in Japan, and sometime in Spring 2021 in the West. You can view the trailer for yourself below.