Persona 3 Reload is coming out on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 as well as PC via Steam, Atlus has announced.
The confirmation comes after Reload was announced as launching on Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, and PC via Windows during Microsoft’s Xbox Games Showcase. However, Reload is not coming out on Nintendo Switch, with the console absent from Atlus’ list of additional platforms.
Persona 3 Reload, due out early 2024 and available on Xbox Game Pass at launch, is a remake of the beloved Persona 3. It features combat and graphics updated to resemble Persona 5, and enhanced audio with new English voiceover.
However, Reload does not include additional content from Persona 3 FES and Persona 3 Portable, including the female protagonist. In an interview with IGN, producer Ryota Niitsuma and chief director Kazuhisa Wada confirmed Reload only features content present in the original Persona 3.
"So first I'd like to mention that since the basic concept of the Persona 3 remake was to remake the Persona 3, we don't have the FES and Portable contents included," Niitsuma said. "We wanted to really genuinely work on recreating the Persona 3 experience."
Persona 3 originally released on the PlayStation 2 in 2006. Persona 3 FES is a 2007 add-on disc with updates to the original game, while Persona 3 Portable is a PSP release that added features like directly controlling party members beyond the main character. The female protagonist also first appeared in Persona 3 Portable, but it seems players won't have the choice to play as her in Reload.
Meanwhile, Persona 5 Tactica, due out November 17, 2023 is set for launch on Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, PC via Windows and Steam, PS5, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. It will also be available on Xbox Game Pass at launch.
Persona 5 Tactica is a new tactical RPG spin-off that features many of our favorite Persona 5 characters, but they appear in a more chibi art style. Unlike Persona 5's turn-based combat, Persona 5 Tactica's battles look to be much more strategy focused and will see players running characters around the battlefield, choosing how to attack various enemies and who should strike the blow, and deciding where they should be positioned.
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