In an interview with Famitsu, Persona 3 Reload producer Ryota Niitsuma discussed the newly added Link Episodes some more. He revealed that hanging out with the characters as soon as they contact you is recommended because if you miss the first Link Episode period window, you’ll become unable to watch any subsequent ones.
You can view a translation of this information via our team’s Ryuji:
Niitsuma: You can interact with the female party members through Social Links, but we wanted a bigger focus on the male party members, so we added Link Episodes. While you can proceed with a Social Link at any time, Link Episodes trigger as you progress through the main story, and if you spend time with a character during a [Link Episode], the next episode will be available later.*
However, if you miss the first episode period, you will not be able to see the subsequent episodes, so it is recommended that you meet with the character as soon as they contact you.
Translator’s Note: A hypothetical example of what Niitsuma means: Let’s say Junpei’s Link Episode 1 is from June 20 to June 27, and you hang out with him during that period. Afterward, his second Link Episode then becomes available on July 5.
However, if you don’t hang out with him then, and let the date flip to June 28, thus missing that first episode, you will become unable to watch any further Link Episodes from Junpei. Note that these dates are entirely random; it’s just so you can understand what Niitsuma means.
Persona 3 Reload will launch on February 2, 2024, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Windows, and Steam.
Pre-ordering the game will grant the following Persona 4 Golden tracks:
- Reach Out to the Truth
- Time To Make Histor
- I’ll Face Myself -Battle
- A New World Fool
- The Fog
The Persona 3 Reload Digital Deluxe Edition ($79.99) includes the following:
- Base Game
- Digital Artbook: Filled with 64 pages of character art, concept art, backgrounds, and other illustrations from the game!
- Digital Soundtrack: Listen to newly arranged tracks from the original Persona 3 plus all-new tracks from Persona 3 Reload, presented by the Atlus sound team for a total of 60 new songs.
The Persona 3 Reload Digital Premium Edition ($99.99) includes the following:
- Base Game
- Digital Artbook
- Digital Soundtrack
- Persona 3 Reload DLC Pack: Includes all purchasable additional content for the game.
Persona 3 Reload is a remake that aims to capture and expand upon the original Persona 3 experience with enhanced gameplay, story, and characters. The protagonist finds himself attending Gekkoukan High School, where he quickly becomes acquainted with the Dark Hour and Tartarus. He then joins S.E.E.S, a group that seeks to end the supernatural conundrums with their Persona abilities.
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