ATLUS shared fresh gameplay details and screenshots for their upcoming RPG remake Persona 3 Reload, highlighting new S.E.E.S. Combat Uniforms, the gameplay mechanics and visuals of the modernized looming labyrinth Tartarus, and providing a deeper dive into the various locals that players will meet in the city.
This remake updates the classic combat uniforms worn by the party members when exploring Tartarus. Check out the all-new character art of the Akihiko Sanada, Mitsuru Kirijo, and Fuuka Yamagishi in their new gear!
Akihiko Sanada (VA: Alejandro Saab)
Specialization: Electricity, Striking
Theurgy: Lightning Sphere
Captain of the boxing team who puts up his fists in battle.
His unique Persona, Polydeuces, specializes in electric and strike-type skills. His Theurgy skill Lightning Sphere deals heavy electric-type damage to all enemies, regardless of their affinities.
Akihiko’s Persona: Polydeuces
Akihiko‘s unique Persona is Polydeuces. In Greek mythology, he was a hero gifted with immortality as the son of the god Zeus and mortal Leda. He and his elder brother Castor were renowned for their skill in fist and sword combat.
Mitsuru Kirijo (VA: Allegra Clark)
Unique Persona: Penthesilea
Theurgy: Blizzard Edge
As a member of the fencing team, she wields a rapier in battle.
Her unique Persona is Penthesilea, who specializes in ice skills. Her Theurgy skill Blizzard Edge deals heavy ice-type damage to one enemy, regardless of its natural affinity.
Mitsuru’s Persona: Penthesiliea
Mitsuru’s unique Persona is Penthesilea.
An Amazonian Queen from Greek mythology, known for her strong sense of honor and exceptional beauty.
Fuuka Yamagishi (Suzie Yeung)
Unique Persona: Lucia
Though she doesn’t fight enemies directly, she provides invaluable help from the sidelines. Her support skills can analyze enemy affinities, assist in exploring Tartarus, and more. Her Theurgy skill, Oracle, casts random buffs on allies.
Fuuka’s Persona: Lucia
Fuuka’s unique Persona is Lucia. A saint and martyr who died during the persecution of Christians by the Roman Empire. It is said that even after she was blinded by her persecutors, she was still able to see the miracle of the holy spirit.
Through daily life and being a member of S.E.E.S., 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 find people from all walks of life around the city after school hours. Interacting with them will also strengthen your Persona abilities, so be proactive in building these relationships!
Telemarketing CEO: President Tanaka (VA: Patrick Seitz)
The president of a telemarketing company, famous for his catchy jingle and bombastic personality showing off products to the camera. He is extremely stingy and has a unique outlook on how to run his company. After spotting the Protagonist in the city, he devises a plan to use him as a model for his products.
Unconventional Monk: Mutatsu (VA: Aaron Laplante)
An irritable-looking monk who visits Club Escapade from time to time. He’s always seen with expensive cigars and gaudy gold rings, giving the impression that he hasn’t really let go of his earthly desires. Even so, he has quite a way with words and is known by his parishioners as a wise one with invaluable advice. Upon befriending the Protagonist, he begins to lecture him on his own philosophies.
Track Team Rival: Mamoru Hayase (VA: Yong Yea)
The ace of a rival school’s track team. He’s a national-level athlete who’s already received offers from colleges and companies. After seeing the Protagonist run during a summer competition, he sees his potential as a worthy rival.
MMO Buddy: Maya
A player in a red dress that the Protagonist meets while playing an MMORPG called Innocent Sin Online. Going by the handle “Maya,” she dubs the Protagonist her partner “Tatsuya” and parties up with him. She’s always online on her days off, waiting for the Protagonist to log in.
Child of a Broken Home: Maiko Oohashi (VA: Grace Lu)
An elementary school girl can be found at the park next to Naganaki Shrine. She’s uneasy about her tumultuous home life as her bickering parents teeter on the edge of divorce. She spends time alone after school to avoid going home and grows fond of the Protagonist after meeting him at the shrine.
Terminally Ill Young Man: Akinari Kamiki (VA: Lucien Dodge)
A young man who doesn’t have long to live can be found on a bench at Naganaki Shrine. On weekdays he undergoes treatment for his illness, but he pushes himself to make it to the shrine on weekends. He wishes to leave his mark on the world by writing his own story and sharing his work in progress with the Protagonist as they continue to meet.
Invitations Over Text
After school or on days off, characters you’ve forged bonds with may invite you to hang out. You can quickly travel to their location by using shortcuts directly in the text menu. Keep your eyes open, as each character has their own unique way of writing texts.
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.