Persona 5 Tactica: Release date, platforms, trailer & more
Persona 5 Tactica, a new tactical strategy game set in the Persona 5 universe, has officially been revealed with a gameplay trailer, alongside a release window and available platforms.
Ahead of the Xbox Games Showcase event, Atlus accidentally leaked two new Persona projects. The first of those projects was the much anticipated Persona 3 remake.
The second was a new Persona 5 spin-off titled Persona 5 Tactica, which appears to be a new tactical strategy game set in the Persona 5 universe.
The initial trailer showed the main crew of the Phantom Thieves, in an art style reminiscent of the Persona Q games, meeting up with a brand new group called the Rebel Corps.
Unlike the Persona 3 Reload trailer, Persona 5 Tactica received an official release date and will release on November 17, 2023.
Persona 5 Tactica will be available on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Persona 5 Tactica will also be coming to Xbox Game Pass on Day One, so Persona 5 fans on Xbox and PC can access the game on the popular subscription service.
While the trailer was initially released on the Atlus Instagram page, fans finally got a full, official look at the game in action during the Xbox Games Showcase 2023.
A second trailer followed a few days later, confirming that the game will be coming to PlayStation and Nintendo Switch consoles.
You can check out both trailers below:
The trailers showed the Phantom Thieves transported to a new Palace area and immediately attacked by a new threat, only to be saved by a mysterious girl.
This new, unnamed character is part of the “Rebel Corps” and uses a spear and a Persona in combat, similar to the rest of the Phantom Thieves.
We also see our first glimpse of one of the Palace rulers, who storms into the first Palace area on an armored tank clad in spikes.
On August 4, 2023, Atlus announced the “Repaint Your Heart Challenge Pack” DLC alongside another trailer. The downloadable content will feature characters Goro Akechi and Kasumi Yoshizawa in addition to Persona and weapon sets.
In terms of gameplay, the reveal trailer showed bits of the new tactical strategy gameplay style, which plays out on a grid-based system similar to games like XCOM and Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.
Like Persona 5, the Phantom Thieves can call on their Personas and cast spells, as we see Joker moving to a group of enemies, summoning Arsene, and using a new physical skill called Phantom Judge. Additionally, we know that fusing Personas will be a core part of the gameplay, as we get a glimpse of the player fusing Valkyrie.
Like most tactics games, each map seems to have a goal, such as “Defeat all enemies,” that players will need to complete to progress. Overall, it appears that Persona 5 Tactica will be a fairly straightforward take on the tactics genre with all the flair fans have come to expect from Persona 5.
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