Persona 3 Reload: Release date, platforms, trailer & more
The much anticipated Persona 3 Reload remake has finally been confirmed, so here’s everything we know about the game so far, including its release window, platforms & official trailer.
When it was announced that Persona 5 Royal, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 3 Portable would finally be coming to the Nintendo Switch, fans were extremely excited. On the other hand, those who love the third installment in the series were disappointed to see the portable version was being re-released over the beloved Persona 3 FES.
Speculation quickly began about a potential Persona 3 remake which would include all of the absent features in portable, and reimagine the game for modern platforms.
Now Atlus has officially revealed that a remake, titled Persona 3 Reload, is on the way. Here’s everything we know about the game so far, including its release window, platforms, and the official trailer.
Persona 3 Reload release date & platforms
The upcoming title will be released on February 2, 2024, for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.
This will be the first mainline Persona game that will be launching on all modern consoles. The series initially started life as a PlayStation exclusive until the games began to be released on Xbox consoles and the Nintendo Switch starting with Persona 5 Royal in October 2022.
Persona 3 Reload Trailer
Although the trailer for the game leaked early, the remake was officially revealed as part of the Xbox Games Showcase 2023 event. A second trailer followed a few days later, confirming that the game would also be released on PlayStation consoles.
On July 3, 2023, another trailer was shared on YouTube featuring more gameplay of the upcoming remake. The video showed how Yukari Takeba battled with a bow and arrow and a bonding scene between the protagonist and Junpei Iori.
A fourth gameplay trailer was released on August 23, 2023, which confirmed the game’s release date, and gave fans a new look at the main characters in the updated visual style.
Another trailer debuted on September 20, 2023, which featured linked episode footage and the game’s battle mechanics.
ATLUS posted another trailer on October 24, 2023, which focused on a fighter named Akihiko Sanada.
You can check out all the trailers below:
Persona 3 Reload pre-orders & editions
Alongside its release date, Atlus revealed various pre-order options and editions of Persona 3 Reload on August 23, 2023. You can find a rundown of each version of the game and what they include below:
Standard edition – $69.99 / £59.99
- Base game
Digital deluxe edition – $79.99 / £69.99
- Base game
- Digital artbook
- Digital soundtrack
Digital premium edition – $99.99 / £89.99
- Everything included in the digital deluxe edition
- Persona 3 Reload DLC pack (includes all purchasable DLC packs that will be available at launch).
Collector’s Aegis edition – Price TBA
- Base game
- Persona 3 Reload artbook
- Limited box original soundtrack
- Collector’s box
- Aigis figure
- Persona 3 Reload DLC pack voucher
The core loop of the Persona 3 remake will maintain the same life simulation and dungeon-crawler hybrid gameplay that has become a staple of the franchise. Players will have to balance their time between studying in high school and making their way through Tartarus – a deadly tower infested with Shadows that have to be defeated in order to progress.
Combat includes up to four party members in turn-based battles. You’ll have to utilize various skills to exploit the enemy’s weakness, including using the unique powers of each character’s Persona.
Outside of school and Tartarus, you’ll have the chance to increase your social links with your fellow party members and important NPCs, which will provide benefits in battle. You can also spend your free time engaging in various activities around the city of Iwatodai, such as playing games in the local arcade, studying after school, or going shopping.
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