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@Morgan Thank you for the info.

2nd. Question. Do the characters have arcs much like the Persona character s? A compelling story basically
Short answer: Yes.

Long answer: Yes. But you won't get all of them in the first playthrough, because out of eight total party members [including the Protagonist/Naoya], four of them are optional, and there are two routes to the story [SEBEC route or Snow Queen route] that will lock in 1 or 3 additional party slots with those other characters. You can fill the remaining slots with the optional party members, but the party limit is 5. Once you get those five, they can't be swapped out, and the optional allies can't be attained. Entire scenes are different depending on choices and party members, so there are different dialogues available based on that, and each of them has their own individual ending to resolve their story.

Naoya is a "silent protagonist" [with dialogue trees to define his character] and not much backstory, but gives him one [as well as his name, since he has three different ones and none of them are official via Atlus].
 

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Wow I got two different responses to that question haha. @Demi-fiend Thanks for your comment but I avoided the spoilers so as to not ruin anything. @Morgan That does sound like Persona to me. It peaked my interest actually.

Now finally the final question. Without spoiling it how does our boy Dante Factor into all of this?
 

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Now finally the final question. Without spoiling it how does our boy Dante Factor into all of this?
Short answer: Not much! He's replacing the "intended cameo", but that's it.

Long answer: Dante only factored in to the Maniax/international release of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, which isn't a Persona game per se (Persona is a branch of SMT, not the other way around, etc). The default cameo character was , but that character was omitted from China and Korea's releases of SMT Nocturne, for "unexplained reasons" which more or less means "because of his design". Really.

For context, Raidou debuted in the third Devil Summoner game (another SMT spinoff) and because of the pre-WWII setting, his main design was not just a tribute to of Teito Monogatari, but directly associated with Taisho-era Japan and its invasions/war crimes against the aforementioned countries (China + Korea).

So, they didn't want Imperialist imagery in their game, in goes Dante to be 1000% less political. All he is is a cool, recurring boss battle for the protagonist (insert obv joke about him having more personality in SMT3 than DMC2) and that's it. Almost trivial involvement. The NA/EU releases of SMT3 were Maniax by default and got a memeworthy sticker on the cover to show for it, and those audiences were none the wiser. The later release of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Maniax Chronicle Edition that came free with the fourth Devil Summoner game made Raidou the default cameo again. The newest SMT Nocturne HD remaster is based on this last edition, with the Maniax pack DLC for Dante fans.

Raidou's costume DLC for Persona 5 is still omitted in China and Korea, though. And I haven't yet looked up how they're going to handle this HD remaster if at all.
 

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Dante's just hired by someone to seek the Demi-fiend.

That's the most I can say without spoiling it.
 

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@Morgan That was a wonderful explanation and it explains Dante's role in the game. Thank you!

@Demi-fiend Of course Dante is working for the job lol. Money, money, money. Haha.

Thank you folks for hyping me up for the Remaster. Jack Front and Dante being in the same game is funny to me.

Personally: Silky, and Lucifer are my favorite Shadow/Persona/demons with Angel and Jack O Lantern being my next favorite.
 

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I was never really into the monster-collecting aspect of either Persona or SMT.

There was a time where I enjoyed P4 for its story, but I've grown weary of Persona altogether.

The only reason I'm into SMTN is because of Demi-fiend's moveset.

Besides Prototype, Kingdoms of Amalur, and Warframe, this is the only game where it has all the powers I could ever want -- and more.

Also, watching an expert player run through the game solo while managing all these powers is incredible to watch.

 
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Beat me to the news.

Anyway, the rumor is that this is based on the Japanese release. That means that Dante won't be the guest character but rather Raidou from devil summoner.
He will be in the game just have to buy him as dlc so I recommend buying the deluxe edition unless you wanna wait till game is free on ps plus then get dlc
 

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He will be in the game just have to buy him as dlc so I recommend buying the deluxe edition unless you wanna wait till game is free on ps plus then get dlc
I'm buying it physically. THere is no deluxe for that. Plus, the listings for the Deluxe content don't mention Dante, at all.
MOre than anything, I want to know who they'll get to do the voice.
 

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I'm buying it physically. THere is no deluxe for that. Plus, the listings for the Deluxe content don't mention Dante, at all.
MOre than anything, I want to know who they'll get to do the voice.
It’s called the maniax pack where you could switch out the character that’s why I said it’s better to get deluxe cuz it comes included and he is in the game proof:

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Voiced by my boy Reuben Langdon!
 

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I'm buying it physically. THere is no deluxe for that. Plus, the listings for the Deluxe content don't mention Dante, at all.
MOre than anything, I want to know who they'll get to do the voice.
/chanting under breath
Get Drew Coombs, get Drew Coombs...
 
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