In this brooding action-RPG from Atlus, players take the role of a Japanese boy who must survive an invasion of demons on an alternate-reality Earth. After the apocalyptic event that came to be known as "the Conception," Tokyo is overrun with supernatural monsters, which must be dealt with in one way or another. The hero has numerous paths before him, and chooses his own way. The game's story has many possible endings, depending on the decisions the main character makes.
The Shin Megami Tensei (which has been translated as "True Goddess Rebirth," but is often converted to "Digital Devil Story" in English) brand began with Japanese releases for the Super Famicom, and continued on North American PlayStations with Revelation Series: Persona and its sequel Persona 2. While games in the series seldom share common characters or settings, all are designed to promote a certain freedom in role-playing, by offering moody, interactive game worlds and ample opportunity for creative character development.
Like most of the earlier games in the line, Nocturne presents a mature story, with more realistically complicated characters than the stereotypical Japanese console game. This North American edition of the game is an enhanced version of the Japanese original, and features a cameo appearance from Devil May Cry's Dante.