- Persona 3 Reload won’t be getting an updated re-release like Persona 5 Royal, ensuring fans a complete experience.
- The remake focuses on recreating the original game while incorporating some aspects from previous re-releases.
- Fans hope for future DLC additions such as the Aigis-centric epilogue or female protagonist route. For now, DLC consists of costumes, Personas, and music.
According to the developers of Persona 3 Reload, the upcoming game won’t be getting an updated re-release like Persona 5 Royal. Persona 3 Reload will be launching on February 2. The remake is mostly focused on recreating the original experience, while incorporating some aspects from previous re-releases of Persona 3. While hype is high, fans have been worried about Persona 3 Reload getting a superior re-release years after launch, much like Persona 5 Royal before it.
The original Persona 5 was released in 2016 for PS3 and PS4 after a period of troubled development. A few years later, Atlus released Persona 5 Royal, an updated version of the game that contained some quality-of-life improvements, a brand-new storyline, new confidant links, and other overhauls. While this version was praised by fans and critics, others didn’t like how they purchased and invested time in the original game, only for it to become outdated a few years later. Fans should be assured that Persona 3 Reload likely won’t be going down Persona 5 Royal‘s route of getting an updated re-release years later.
Atlus Responds to Persona 3 Reload Switch Port Questions
Atlus at last offers a response to the questions about a Persona 3 Reload Nintendo Switch port in the form of some rather coy yet hopeful remarks.
Is Persona 3 Reload Getting a Persona 4 Golden/Persona 5 Royal-style Re-Release?
According to an interview with Gamerwk and Persona 3 Reload producer, Kazuhisa Wada, Atlus isn’t considering a revised release of Reload like Persona 5 got with Persona 5 Royal. He states that fans can be assured that Persona 3 Reload will offer a completely remade experience of the original game, and that they worked hard to make sure the game would have a simultaneous worldwide release. “Currently, we are not considering a revision like with Persona 5 to Persona 5 Royal,” says Wada. “So, fans can rest assured knowing that Persona 3 Reload offers a complete experience.”
Atlus has done updated re-releases like Persona 5 Royal before, as the original Persona 3 had tworevised releases before Persona 3 Reload. There was Persona 3 FES, a release that is considered a “director’s cut” of the original game and included a playable epilogue campaign that stars Aigis as the main character. Following that, Atlus released Persona 3 Portable, a recut version of the original game that was developed for the PlayStation Portable handheld system, featuring content not found in FES, such as a playable female protagonist.
Currently, we are not considering a revision like with Persona 5 to Persona 5 Royal, which involved significant changes and additions to the original title. So, fans can rest assured knowing that Persona 3 Reload offers a complete experience.
While Persona 3 Reload excludes a lot of elements from past re-releases, fans are hoping some of these features will be added later as DLC, such as the aforementioned Aigis-centric epilogue or female protagonist route. For the time being, Persona 3 Reload‘s DLC isn’t story related, consisting of additional costumes based on the Phantom Thieves, Personas from past protagonists, and music from Persona 5 Royal.
Persona 3 Reload
Persona 3 Reload is a remake of Atlus’ beloved 2006 JRPG. Featuring updated visuals and quality-of-life improvements, Reload brings Persona 3 to the modern age in style.
Blending social sim sections with dungeon crawling, monster catching, and turn-based combat, Persona 3 Reload finds a group of high school students investigating the Dark Hour, a short period that exists between days.
- February 2, 2024
- M For Mature 17+ Due To Blood, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Violence