Persona 5 Tactica Will Feature Friendly Fire on Hard Mode

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 players on Hard mode and higher must be cognizant of friendly fire with AOE skills. This restriction will require players to approach battles in far more cautious manners.

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

Morgana: Now, let me introduce further information regarding the in-game difficulties! On HARD and RISKY difficulties, not only are all the enemies powered up, but AOE skills will also be capable of hitting your allies! Therefore, be very careful when considering an AOE skill’s range, or you’ll end up hurting everyone!

[The video shows Futaba saying, “Hey! Watch out for your allies!” which means she’ll warn you if they’re in the range.]

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

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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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