SMT Nocturne is easily the most beloved entry in the Shin Megami Tensei series, and it’s finally getting the HD remaster treatment from Atlus. This upgraded version of the game features cleaned up visuals, and Maniax Chronicle DLC, as well as other quality of life improvements to make the experience a little more streamlined. Most of the core gameplay elements do remain the same, though, like the Magatama system. Here’s how to change Magatamas in SMT Nocturne HD.
Changing Magatamas in SMT Nocturne HD
While Nocturne does feature a traditional leveling system where you gain experience points from fighting enemies and level up after that, it’s not enough to just rack up levels if you want to beat the game. You also have to make use of the Magatamas, which are crucial to covering your protagonist’s weaknesses and changing up his strengths.
Magatamas can be obtained from bosses, item boxes, and some can also be purchased from the various stores you find around Tokyo. Ingesting a Magatama will allow you to change your protagonist’s affinities, as well as change up the types of abilities you learn as you level up.
The good news is that the protagonist will remember all previously learned abilities, so you can change out your Magatama once you’ve gotten all available abilities and switch to a new one to start working your way towards other abilities.
To do this, bring up the character menu by pressing the Y button on the Switch, or Square on PS4. Go to the Magatama option, and you’ll see a whole list of Magatamas you currently have available to you. Select one to check its affinities and abilities, then confirm your selection, and the protagonist will ingest it.
Do be aware that Magatamas will change your stats as well, so keep that in mind if you’re going for a specific build that performs better with certain stats.
That’s all you need to know about how to change Magatamas in SMT Nocturne HD. Be sure to search for Twinfinite for more tips and information on the game.