Unofficial Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Information Page
U.S. Release: October 2004 (Playstation 2 - Role Playing Game) by ATLUS

Just what is Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne? Basically, it's the newest RPG in the Megami Tensei series of games by Atlus. But what makes this game unique is it's dark atmosphere, modern day setting and the ability to negotiate and ally with your enemies during combat rather than your basic hack and slash rpg. The purpose of this page is to help you decide whether or not you should purchase Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne. Obviously, if you ask me, I'd say YES! But I'm just one person. So instead of me telling you that you should buy it, I'm going to give you as many links as I can possibly find to outside sources so that they can tell you what they think of the game. I think it will help you make your decision and hopefully it is yes. Please, by all means, watch the videos and read the reviews!!

The game is out! Go buy it!

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Running through the halls.
The cityscape of Tokyo.
Battle demons and mold the world to your ideals.

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Official US Site

[View] Head over to the official website for video previews, music and artwork.
[View] DoubleJump Books' massive 400 page guide for SMT:Nocturne!
[View] Nice one page preview at Lots of screenshots.

Awards & Honorable Mentions
[View] Famitsu Weekly, the #1 gaming publication in Japan gives SMT:N scores of 9, 9, 8 and 9 earning a PLATINUM award.
[View] Editor's Choice award.
[View] Nominated for 'All-Platform' RPG of the Year (2004) by Spike TV.
[View] 'Playstation 2' RPG of the Year (2004) runner-up.
[View] Nominated for 'All-Platform' RPG of the Year (2004) by

[View] An interview with creative director Kazuma Kaneko & director Kazuyuki Yamai.
[View]'s interview with the guy behind the music, Shoji Meguro.
[View] An informative interview with Atlus US's marketing manager, Gail Salamanca!

In-Depth Reviews (all scores translated to 10 point scale)
[View] A very well written review at! Nocturne scored a 9!
[View] Here is another review I found at (unscored review)

Review Compilations (all scores translated to 10 point scale)
[View] 2 more users at Moby Games give the game an average score of 9.6!
[View] 16 reader reviews for an average score of 9.1. Check 'em out.
[View] A big list of media ratings can be found at Lots of 8.0+ scores!

[View] Download a .zip containing 13 short english language trailers from!
[View] You can see a japanese SMT:N trailer. It's the second one. The other vids are SMT-related so it may be worth a watch too.
[View] Check out this link for more videos of Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne in action, courtesy of
[View] Check out this nice collection of screenshots at
[View] Another set of screens at RPG Warehouse and you don't even have to look through thumbnails.
[View] RPGFan has a review of the soundtrack and some short samples you can listen to.

More Info
[View] Take a minute to visit COMP and learn about the extensive background of Shin Megami Tensei.
[View] Check out the official japanese site! It has some QuickTime video clips.
[View} Check out the site of the japanese "Maniacs" special version (we got this version.)

Note concerning scores: If the score is not a 10 point scale score (for example, the max is 5 stars or 4 points or whatever) I will calculate and translate the score into a 10 point scale. Since most other scores are 5 scale based, this usually just means doubling it. A 3 of 5 becomes a 6 out of 10, a 4.5 of 5 becomes a 9 out of 10. I do this so the scoring will look consistant when you look over the scores, but the score is the same.

If you think this looks cool, you should check out *the official US trailer* for the next game in the series, Digital Devil Saga. It's still in development, but should hit the U.S. sometime in the spring. This game has some of the best cel-shading I have ever seen and a cool music video!

A big THANK YOU to ATLUS USA for choosing to localize this game!

Don't forget to tell all of your friends about this page. Help preserve the longivity of the Megami Tensei series in the US!! : )

This page was last updated on: December 21, 2004

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