According to the insider, the Persona 3 remake will be titled “Persona 3 Reload” and will be released by the end of this year, but it also won’t be the “final” version of the game, which likely means either no FES or no portable content.
Persona 3 getting a remake has been one of the gaming industry’s worst-kept secrets for the past few months, with the project rumored for years before it appeared to be unveiled in a reel leaked from Sega earlier this year years. The rumors have since been confirmed by various sources, all of which have hinted that it will be announced at some point this summer.
The latest insider to back up the rumors is Twitter user MbKKssTBhz5, who shared the thread of everything they know about reworking. According to them, the remake is titled “Persona 3 Reload”, a clear reference to the evokers that SEES uses to summon its personas.
MbKKssTBhz5 also notes that the game is “likely to be released” this winter, noting that it could arrive in November. They also suggest that the remake will be announced at the Xbox Games Showcase on June 11th, which would make sense given Xbox’s relationship with Persona over the past few years.
While this all seems like good news, MbKKssTBhz5 suggests something that will piss off a lot of Persona fans. Persona 3 Remake is said to be a “complete remake” but “not definitive”. We’ll have to wait and see what that means for us when the remake is revealed, but Persona fans probably already know where this is going.
As we’ve pointed out on the site before, despite Atlus releasing several different ports and versions of Persona 3 over the years, there is still no “definitive” version of the game. In 2008, Atlus released an expanded version of Persona 3 called FES, which added an epilogue called The Answer as well as the standard re-release improvements. Then in 2010, Atlus released Persona 3 Portable, which basically worked as a shortened version of Persona 3, but with the addition of a female protagonist.
MbKKssTBhz5’s claims that this remake of Persona 3 will not be “definitive” suggests that neither content from FES nor the main protagonist from Portable will be included in the remake. This could even mean that none of the content from the re-releases will be included in the remake, and that it can only focus on the original release of Persona 3. Let’s just hope that if Atlus decides to do this, we won’t get a “royalty” a year later. versions of the game.
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