Sega and Atlus unwittingly revealed two of their upcoming titles in an accidental post on the Atlus West Instagram account during the 2023 Summer Game Fest season, publishing trailers for two new titles in the Persona series: Persona 5 Tactica, a strategy RPG, and Persona 3 Reload, a remake of the original PlayStation 2 game.
This was the second leak publisher Sega suffered during the Summer Game Fest season, after details for Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name leaked via a PlayStation Store price aggregator.
Atlus also announced a brand-new RPG from the Persona development team, called Metaphor: ReFantazio.
Persona 5 Tactica
Persona 5 Tactica will transport the case of Persona 5 into a new ‘Palace’ universes, where they will appear in an alternative ‘Chibi’ or super-deformed artstyle (also seen in Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth) They’ll meet new characters, and participate in turn-based tactics gameplay, which will be grid-based. A French Revolution-inspired world was depicted in the trailer, as was one inspired by Feudal Japan.
Persona 5 Tactica – Release Date and Platforms
Persona 5 Tactica will release on 17 November 2023 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4,
Persona 3 Reload
Persona 3 Reload is a remake of the original PS2 game, which received an expanded edition in Persona 3 FES and an alterative version for Sony’s PSP handheld in Persona 3 Portable. Reload looks to rebuild the game in Unreal Engine, in a style similar to the most recent game in the series, Persona 5.
Notably, it will not feature any of the additional content or scenarios that were added in subsequent re-releases, Persona 3: FES and Persona 3 Portable. This includes the second, female protagonist in the portable version of the game.
Persona 3 Reload – Release Date and Platforms
Persona 3 Reload is currently slated to arrive in early 2024. It will be released on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. It will also be included in the Xbox Game Pass subscription service.
For more of the slew of game announcements in June 2023, catch up with our recaps:
- Summer Game Fest 2023 – All the game trailers and announcements
- Xbox Game Showcase and Starfield Direct – All the trailers, announcements, and details
- PlayStation Showcase May 2023: All the new games announced
- Ubisoft Forward 2023 – All the announcements and trailers
- Capcom Showcase 2023 – All the announcements
- Devolver Digital Direct rewrites history, announces 4 cool games
- Wholesome Direct 2023: Every major game announcement
- Future of Play Direct 2023: Every major game announcement
This article has been updated since its original publication.