Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturn HD Remaster will only run at 30fps on PC despite several visual improvements.
In a video posted by Josh Torres, editor of RPG Site, Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturn HD Remaster can be seen running at 30 FPS.
Shin Megami fans hoping that Nocturn HD Remaster’s visual enhancements would include a 60 FPS framerate are certainly going to be disappointed, but that’s not necessarily a surprise. The PS2 RPG was originally released in 2003. With the HD Remaster also releasing on Nintendo Switch, it might just come down to budget decisions not to pursue a different performance goal for another platform.
Some older games (and even older ones like Bloodborne) were also developed with a framerate stuck at 30 FPS. The traditional efforts to add a cap to 60 FPS have hilariously resulted in the game running at double speed, like a maniacal Benny Hill skit. It took considerable modeling work on Lance McDonald’s part to get a game like Bloodborne to run at 60 FPS.
Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturn HD Remaster is due out on PS4, Switch, PC, and PC via Steam on May 25, 2021. Fans who order the Digital Deluxe Edition will receive the game on May 21, four days earlier than the standard edition.
The HD Remaster features remastered 3D models and sets, new difficulty settings, the ability to save anywhere you want, Japanese and English voiceovers, an alternate branch with Radio Kuzunoha, and other changes.
Dante from Devil May Cry will also be available as a paid DLC character. If you found the original game challenging to overcome, Atlus will add a “Merciful Mode” after the game’s release.