Persona: September 21 needs to be marked on your calendars, Persona fans!
Tokyo Game Show 2023 will take place from September 21 to 24 and will showcase some of Japan's top game developers, including Capcom, Square Enix, and Sega. There's a lot left to unveil during this time, but here's what you guys can expect.
The Persona series has already had a VERY strong year in 2023, with releases like Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden on modern platforms, and the upcoming Persona 3 Reload and Persona 5 Tactica. As new information about these games continues to pop up, fans of the series are eagerly watching for what developer Atlus has in store for Tokyo Game Show 2023, which starts on September 21. Both Persona 3 Reload and Persona 5 Tactica are confirmed to be featured at the event, but there may be more surprises from Atlus, which is yet to be revealed.
As the release dates for Persona 3 Reload and Persona 5 Tactica draw near, Atlus has been steadily sharing information about these titles to build excitement and provide fans with insights into what to expect. Tokyo Game Show 2023 offers an excellent opportunity to dive even deeper into these games through new trailers and gameplay demonstrations, which have been confirmed for attendees of the event. Historically, this event has been a reliable source for glimpses of real gameplay for upcoming Persona titles, and this year is likely to follow suit.
Sega's lineup for the event already includes titles like Sonic Superstars, Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, and Endless Dungeon, in addition to Atlus' Persona 3 Reload and Persona 5 Tactica. This lineup alone is reason enough for fans to be excited, but there might also be unannounced titles planned for release in the coming year and beyond.
Another major Persona title confirmed for Tokyo Game Show 2023 is Persona 3 Reload, the highly anticipated remake of the iconic Persona 3. Based on what has been revealed so far, this remake isn't just a visual update for the original game; it also incorporates mechanics from modern titles like Persona 5 Royal.
Persona 5 Tactica is the title closest to its release, scheduled for November 17, just a couple of months away. It was unveiled in June of this year at the Xbox Game Showcase 2023, showcasing a fresh look for the Phantom Thieves and introducing a new tactical RPG gameplay system. While some story and gameplay details have been revealed prior to its launch, Tokyo Game Show 2023 presents an excellent opportunity for attendees to get hands-on impressions of the game and see how this new gameplay style fits into the Persona series.
While these are the titles officially confirmed for Tokyo Game Show 2023, there's always a chance for surprise announcements. One of the most anticipated surprises would undoubtedly be news about Persona 6. Recent leaks have suggested that its release might be further away than initially expected. As the sequel to the highly successful Persona 5, Persona 6 carries significant expectations, which means Atlus is likely to reveal it only when they are confident in its state. However, a small tease or hint about the game's development could still be a possibility.