Persona 3 Reload Reveals Early Development Screenshots

Persona 3 Reload Reveals Early Development Screenshots

Famitsu published an interview with select Persona 3 Reload staff, namely the following Atlus team members:

  • Tomihiro Kumagai – Art Director
  • Takuya Yamaguchi – Persona Team Director
  • Ryōta Niizuma – Persona Team Producer

Several elements are discussed, including showcasing some early development screenshots of Persona 3 Reload, primarily for the user interface and combat scenarios.

The game’s logo is stated to have undergone many revisions before the finalized one was decided upon. Additionally, because of the current hardware, the team was able to realize some areas more fully, like making Pawlonia Mall more crowded with more NPC models loaded.

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.

Be sure to check out our extensive coverage of this upcoming release.

This entry birthed many systems seen in the modern mainline Persona entries, such as Social Links and the Calendar. The same general gameplay loop was also initially utilized here, comprised of social activities during the day and Shadow battling at nighttime. Players can fuse Personas for the protagonist, as he’s the only one capable of using multiple.

Persona 3 Reload will be the fourth version of Persona 3. There was the original PlayStation 2 release followed by FES that enhanced specific gameplay elements while adding the Answer epilogue, and then Portable on the PSP, which removed the Answer but added the female protagonist option.

Persona 3 Reload does not feature the Answer epilogue or the female protagonist and instead bolsters the identity of the original game with several quality-of-life upgrades alongside more characterization.

You can view the early Persona 3 Reload development screenshots via our gallery below:

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You can view the full Famitsu interview for additional details.

Persona 3 Reload will launch on February 2, 2024, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Windows, and Steam.

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