Persona 5 Tactica Announces Sub-Persona Feature

Atlus Japan recently shared its latest information video for their upcoming tactical JRPG Persona 5 Tactica, detailing various gameplay features players can expect from the title.

One of these newly highlighted features is especially notable, as Sub-Personas have been confirmed. This feature was in the Persona Q spinoff entries on 3DS, allowing party members who aren’t Wild Cards to gain the benefits of Personas, not their own. This retuning mechanic will give each party member far more utility and variety in their combative pursuits.

You can view Morgana’s translated dialogue from the video below via our team’s Ryuji:

Morgana: And in Persona 5 Tactica, oh my! Party members other than Joker are capable of equipping Sub-Personas of their own! By equipping a Sub-Persona, you’ll change their status, as well as their skills. Which Persona you’ll combine with each party member is up to you!

The video shows the Velvet Room while this dialogue plays, implying that Sub-Personas will likely be set here.

You can view the new video housing this information here, which is shown at roughly 4:10.

The gameplay in Persona 5 Tactica allows players to take a strategic position during battles. Characters can move around the field and take cover for added defense or take a chance to find an enemy’s weakness and receive a chance to deal extra damage. There are other ways to receive an additional hit that require you to defend and play strategically.

Each character has a variety of skills. Whenever you hit an enemy or get hit by an enemy during battle, the star-shaped Voltage gauge near the bottom right-hand side of the screen will fill up. Once the gauge is fully charged, you can execute a character-specific unique skill. Each character has their own skill tree, which can be reset at any time if you wish to create a different type of party.

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

Persona 5 Tactica will launch for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on November 17, 2023.

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