Atlus will release a remake (or extensive remaster) of Persona 3, the 2006 role-playing game that debuted on PlayStation 2, in early 2024, the publisher announced at Microsoft’s Xbox Games Showcase on Sunday. Persona 3 Reload will be released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC, and will be available through Game Pass and Steam.
No Switch version has been announced — although every other currently available Persona game, including Persona 5 Royal, has made its way to the Nintendo console.
The trailer shows visuals for Persona 3 Reload that appear to be on par with Persona 5 — of much higher fidelity than the PS2 original and its enhanced rerelease on PlayStation Portable in 2009. The Persona 3 remake is running on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine.
Atlus and P-Studio’s Persona 3 remake appeared to leak back in April, when supposed footage from an internal Sega presentation was posted online.
Separately, Atlus also confirmed a new Persona 5 spinoff game, Persona 5 Tactica, is coming. That game is slated for release on Nov. 17, and appears to offer a turn-based, grid-based take on Persona, à la Fire Emblem or XCOM. The cast of Persona 5 is shown, in slightly more cartoonish form, battling enemies using various attacks, Persona summons, and team-based moves.
Persona 5 Tactica is slated for release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC. In this case, Switch owners aren’t being left out.
Update (June 11): This story has been updated with trailers from Microsoft’s Xbox Games Showcase where Persona 3 Reload and Persona 5 Tactica were officially revealed.
Update (June 14): This story has been updated to reflect Atlus’ announcement that Persona 3 Reload and Persona 5 Tactica will also be released on PlayStation, Steam, and (in Tactica’s case) Switch. They were originally announced for Xbox and Windows PC only at the Xbox Showcase.