ATLUS shared new details about their upcoming RPG remake Persona 3 Reload, highlighting the game’s new S.E.E.S. Combat uniforms, Social Stats system, dorm life, schoolmates, and more. Additionally, ATLUS released the first in a series of BTS trailers featuring some of the voice actors behind the beloved characters of Persona 3 and Persona 3 Reload, discussing the game, its legacy, and the fandom.
Check out the Reloaded: The Voices of Persona 3 | Behind the Scenes – Episode One Video, featuring Aleks Le (Protagonist), Zeno Robinson (Junpei), and both Heather Gonzalez (Yukari) and Michelle Ruff (Yukari from the original Persona 3)
Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad (New S.E.E.S. Combat Uniform)
This remake updates the classic combat uniforms worn by the party members when exploring Tartarus. Check out the all-new character art of the Protagonist, Yukari Takeba, and Junpei Iori in their new gear!
Protagonist (VA: Aleks Le)
Weapon: One-handed short sword
Initial Persona: Orpheus (Orpheus is the first Persona that the Protagonist awakens. In Greek mythology, Orpheus was known as a heroic poet and master of the lyre.)
Theurgy: Cadenza, Best Friends, and more.
His weapon of choice is a one-handed short sword, and the first Persona he summons is Orpheus.
Normally, a person can summon only one Persona, but he holds the power of the Wild Card—a special trait allowing him to handle multiple Personas and different types of Theurgy.
Yukari Takeba (VA: Heather Gonzalezi)
Weapon: Bow and arrow
Persona: Io (Yukari’s unique Persona is Io. In Greek mythology, Io was known as a priestess in service of the goddess Hera, favored by Zeus.)
Strong Skills: Wind, Healing
Theurgy: Cyclone Arrow
An expert archer with the unique Persona Io. She specializes in wind and healing abilities, and her Theurgy skill Cyclone Arrow ignores an enemy’s natural affinity to deal heavy wind-type damage.
Junpei Iori (VA: Zeno Robinson)
Weapon: Two-handed Sword
Persona: Hermes (Junpei’s unique Persona is Hermes. In Greek mythology, Hermes was known as the messenger of Zeus, revered by travelers and merchants.)
Strong Skills: Fire, Slashing
Theurgy: Hack n’ Blast
A hard-hitting attacker with a two-handed sword.
He specializes in fire and slash attacks. His Theurgy, Hack n’ Blast, deals heavy slash damage to a single enemy regardless of affinity.
As you go about your daily life, you may be challenged to meet a certain standard of aptitude in three Social Stats: Courage, Charm, and Academics. These can be improved through activities like studying and part-time jobs. Without sufficient Social Stats, you may not be able to use certain facilities or develop Social Links, so be proactive in self-improvement.
While living in the student dormitory, you can spend time with friends in the common areas. Together, you can cook, study for tests, read books, watch movies, tend to a rooftop vegetable garden, and more! Doing so can raise your Social Stats and teach your friends passive skills called Combat Characteristics, which you’re sure to find useful.
By experiencing dorm life together, the Protagonist and his friends will grow as people. As these bonds grow stronger, they may reveal new sides of themselves.
You can use the public computer in the dormitory lounge to study with software or gather intel. In addition to raising Social Stats, you may also learn useful skills for combat and exploration.
When you spend time in the dorm with fellow students, they may acquire special Characteristics with effects like increased critical attack rate, reduced cost for healing skills, and more. These are sure to come in handy during battle, so try to make time for your friends.
Through student life at Gekkoukan High School and being a member of SEES, you’ll get to know all kinds of people. These bonds are called Social Links, and by raising their ranks you can experience special scenes with them. You’ll be able to find a number of fellow students to hang out with after school hours. Interacting with them will also strengthen your Persona abilities, so be proactive in building these relationships! For this remake, Social Link characters have received all-new portrait illustrations, and their scenes are now fully voice acted.
Classmate – Kenji Tomochika (VA: Joe Zieja)
A second-year at Gekkoukan High—one of your classmates. A good friend of Junpei’s who wastes no time asserting himself as your friend as well. He professes his love for older women and soon turns to you for advice on dating.
Gourmet King – Nozomi Suemitsu (VA: Paul Castro Jr.)
A third-year at Gekkoukan High known as the Gourmet King. He has toured restaurants all over Minato Ward, eating everything on the menu—including secret menus. He appoints you as his bodyguard after helping him escape a dispute with a shadowy figure.
Track and Field – Kazushi Miyamoto (VA: Mark Whitten)
A second-year at Gekkoukan High—one of your classmates and a fellow member of the track and field team. He’s a star athlete who has ranked highly in competitions thanks to his hard work, spirit, and perseverance. He recognizes you as a worthy rival who can go toe-to-toe with him.
Track and Field Manager – Yuko Nishiwaki (VA: Shelby Young)
A second-year at Gekkoukan High and the manager of the track and field team. She’s childhood friends with fellow track team member Kazushi, referring to him by the friendly nickname “Kaz.” Kind and caring, she watches over you as a new member of the team.
Student Council – Hidetoshi Odagiri (VA: Austin Lee Matthews)
Persona 3 Reload will launch on February 2, 2024, for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows, Steam, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. Persona 3 Reload will also be available on Xbox Game Pass at launch. Pre-order at Persona 3 Reload Official Website (atlus.com).