UPDATE: Persona 3 Reload Seemingly Does Not Shuffle Cards in Battle Results

Following the latest information drop for Persona 3 Reload, Japanese outlets have begun sharing their impressions from previews of the game. Dengeki’s coverage, in particular, mentions that the card shuffling during battle results has been removed, at least in the preview build they played. Instead, they could pick out the card they desired right after the fight concluded.

You can view their statement about these skills below, translated by our team’s Ryuji:

“One thing that surprised me while playing was the part where the player acquires Persona and Arcana Cards after the battle is over. Believe it or not, [in Persona 3 Reload], the cards are not shuffled! It’s an interesting change, maybe to make sure you get the card you were aiming for.”

It’s worth noting that this may not be the case in the final version since the outlet played a preview build. Still, it’s worth keeping in mind for the final release. This does seem like a needless change.

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UPDATE 9/20/2023: This has been confirmed in the following timestamped clip:

In case you missed it, check out our announcement coverage of Persona 3 Reload, comprising a trailer, screenshots, English voice actor information, and more.

Atlus also confirmed that Persona 3 Reload will receive special teasers on “each official full moon.”

Persona 3 was initially a PlayStation 2 title that birthed the concept of Social Links that would follow in Persona 4 and Persona 5. Then, a director’s cut version named F.E.S. launched later, featuring a new playable epilogue called The Answer and added enhanced gameplay features.

Years later, Persona 3 Portable was released for the PSP, which removed The Answer and the ability to walk around town but added the option to play as a female protagonist and new post-game challenges.

Persona 3 Portable is now available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and PC.

Check out our review.

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