Why is #Persona3Remake trending? Fans beg Atlus for JRPG revival - Dexerto
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Why is #Persona3Remake trending? Fans beg Atlus for JRPG revival

Published: 31/Jan/2020 21:49

by Brent Koepp

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A campaign launched by players made the hashtag #Persona3Remake trend on Twitter on January 31. Here is why gamers are begging Japanese developer Atlus to remake the 2006 released JRPG. 

Persona 3 originally released on Sony’s PlayStation 2 back in 2006. The popular games are a spin-off series of the Shin Megami Tensei JRPG titles in Japan, with more of an emphasis on character relationships called social links.

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The franchise has exploded in popularity in recent years, with Persona 5 releasing in 2016 to wide critical acclaim. Because of the series’ newfound popularity, fans are now asking developer Atlus to turn to the past and bring back the third title.

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The PS2 JRPG has become a cult classic since its 2006 debut.

Why Persona 3 Remake is trending on Twitter

On January 31 #Persona3Remake began trending on Twitter, as fans of the series started to plead with the Japanese devs to remake the PS2-era title with the latest engine developed for Persona 5.

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Fans wanting the 2006 title to get remade blew up on Twitter.

The entire tweet frenzy was kicked off by a post by user named ‘stayketchy’ who cleverly posted a screenshot from the game. In it, character Ryoji Mochizuki states the date “January 31st, 2020.”

Along with the photo, the fan wrote, “THIS IS THE ONLY DAY YOU CAN RT THIS #Persona3Remake,” which sparked others to retweet the account at a rapid pace. At the time of this article, the tweet has 7.4k likes and 6.2k retweets.

Fans of the series then began to use the trending movement to show the Japanese developer that there is a great demand for a re-imagined version of the Sony released title.

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Users also shared their own ideas for a potential remake, such as ‘Female_Ren’ who exclaimed “I’d LOVE to see a remake of Persona 3! Imagine how amazing it would be to add party control, the female protagonist route, and fast travel to the game.”

Posting a picture of Persona 5’s DLC skins which turns players into 3’s cast, ‘JohnnyLockson’ said, “So #Persona3Remake is trending?! I would be so hype for a remake! Give me what I want Atlus!” The tweet got 970 likes at time of writing, proving fans want the game with the updated engine.

This wouldn’t be the first time that Atlus has done a re-release for the beloved franchise – in 2012, Persona 4 got an improved version on Sony’s handheld console PS Vita. It included major overhauls and was packed with added features.

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The Japanese developer is currently gearing up to release Persona 5 Royal Edition in North America on March 31, and spin-off game Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers which will bring the Phantom Thieves to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in 2020.

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Demon Slayer cosplayer transforms into a monster as Nezuko Kamado

Published: 6/Oct/2020 18:47

by Brent Koepp

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A talented cosplayer became the real life version of Nezuko Kamado from Demon Slayer. The artist’s mind-blowing re-creation brings the popular anime to life like you’ve never seen before.

Demon Slayer was the breakout anime of 2019, captivating audiences around the world with its dark story and stunning animation. Viewers couldn’t get enough of its story about the Kamado siblings and their quest to avenge their family.

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Celebrating the series, a talented cosplayer brought scenes from the show to life with photography and videos. Her insanely accurate costume of Nezuko will be sure to leave fans of the show in awe.

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Nezuko is one of the main protagonists in the hit 2019 anime Demon Slayer.

Nezuko cosplay brings Demon Slayer to life

The popular anime doesn’t hold back punches, as it opens with the Kamado family being slayed by creatures. Nezuko survives, but is turned into a demon. The show follows the heroine and her brother Tanjiro as they look for a cure.

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Russian cosplayer Melissa ‘gardeeva_melissa‘ brought the cursed protagonist to life with a costume she posted on Instagram. The artist posed next to flowers in the character’s signature pink patterned yukata, and her kimono which drapes over her shoulders.

Melissa faithfully captured Nezuko’s look, perfectly mirroring her flowing black hair, which turns vermillion at the bottom in curls. She even depicted her pale pink eyes, which is the color they change to after the heroine is turned into a demon.

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The Demon Slayer cosplayer shared another photo of the outfit and showed off her bamboo gag accessory. In the series, Nezuko uses the item to chew on in order to control her urge to attack humans. Photographer ‘del_phot_o‘ captured the Russian artist biting down on the prop.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Gardeeva created a video portraying the anime protagonist. The cosplayer really does look like Nezuko as she moves her striking pink eyes around.

Demon Slayer fans eagerly waiting for the show’s return are in luck as this October, the anime is getting the theatrical film, Mugen Train. The movie will bridge the gap between Seasons 1 and 2.

For everything we know so far about the upcoming movie, check out our guide here. Those wanting to catch up can watch the whole series on Crunchyroll and Funimation right now.