Persona 3 Reload will be an accurate remake of the original version without content from Fes or Portable
Persona 3 remake for a long time was one of the worst secrets of Atlus, but Persona 3 Reload was finally officially announced at today’s exhibition Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase. In the first trailer of the game, battles and graphics were shown, updated compared to Persona 5, but the fans noticed that something big was missing.
Namely, Persona 3 Reload seems to not have enough additional content from Persona 3 Fes and Persona 3 Portable, which includes the ability to play for the main character of the female. In an interview with the IGN, Persona 3 Riota Niimuma, the main gamedector of casukhis Vad, confirmed that Persona 3 Reload contains only the content present in the original version of Persona 3.
"First of all, I would like to note that since the main concept of Persona 3 remake was Persona 3 remake, we do not include the contents of FES and Portable", – Said Niimuma. "We really wanted to sincerely work on the recreation of impressions from Persona 3".
Persona 3 originally entered the PlayStation 2 in 2006. Persona 3 Fes is an additional CD of 2007 with updates to the original game, and Persona 3 Portable is a release for PSP, which adds functions such as direct management of party members in addition to the main character. A prostagonist woman also first appeared in Persona 3 Portable, but it seems that the players will not have the opportunity to play for her in Persona 3 Reload.
"At the moment, we cannot go into details, but we remade almost everything from scratch, as for Persona 3 of the original version", – Said Niimuma. "We have new votes, new scenes and events. We also have new and arranged music. We will release this information, following everything. So, please, wait for this with impatience".
Persona 3 Reload will be an accurate remake of the original version, which will undoubtedly disappoint the fans hoping to play for the main heroine-woman, and players who wanted to test all the content offered by various versions of Persona 3 for many years.
Of course, it is possible that after a few years ATLUS will release another version of Persona 3 with the missing content, as was done with Persona 5 Royal and Persona 4 Golden, but now Atlus clearly says nothing about this.
Instead, Nimum and Wada focused on updates added to the original version of Persona 3, which make it more corresponding to Persona 5.
"The main concept of recreating Persona history was that we wanted to save everything from the original version, but update everything until modern days", – Vada said. "That is, at the Persona 5 level, in fact. We have the latest graphics, we updated the system to the latest convenience. We have voice replicas in [Japanese and English], as well as text in 13 languages. So you should have the same impressions as from Persona 5".
Persona 3 Reload will be released at the beginning of 2024 on Xbox and PC, although other consoles may be announced. It will also be available from the first day on Game Pass.