Sega Announces Gamescom 2023 Public Hands-On Demos; Persona 3 Reload, Persona 5 Tactica, Sonic Superstars & More

Sega has announced that they will be attending Gamescom 2023 between August 23 and August 27, 2023. Attendees who stop by the 1100m² Sega stand will find several areas themed off of the company’s upcoming games, a lounge to play these titles, and a “very special collaboration with the LEGO Group, to mark this month’s launch of all new LEGO Sonic The Hedgehog.”

Located at Hall 8 of the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany, the following games will have their first public hands-on experiences:

There will also be hands-on stations for Total War: PHARAOH, Samba De Amigo: Party Central, Endless Dungeon, and Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection.


Persona 3 Reload is a remake of Persona 3 made in Unreal Engine. The game is confirmed to release for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Steam, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows in early 2024. It will also be playable for Game Pass subscribers on launch.

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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.

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