Atlus has announced that Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden for modern platforms will be released in just a few months, on January 19th, 2023! The lightly remastered (or as Atlus describes Persona 3, featuring “enhanced graphics”) titles will be coming to PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC, and will also be day one on Xbox and PC Game Pass.
It’s worth noting this version of Persona 4 Golden is already available on PC via Steam.
Alongside the announcement, which took place after the Persona Super Live 2022 concert, Atlus has shared the following key artwork, which depicts characters and Personas from all three titles in a fantasic throwback to this iconic Persona 3 key artwork:
An Introduction to Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden
For many, this release will be the first time they’ll have the opportunity to give these fantastic JRPGs a go. In light of that, here are some brief descriptions of the two titles from Atlus’ website:
Persona 3 Portable
If I say there’s an hour “hidden” between one day and the next… Would you believe me?
This unknown time is the “Dark Hour.”
Unfamiliar stillness swallows the city, people turn into eerie coffins, and otherworldly monsters called Shadows swarm.
One night, the protagonist is attacked by these Shadows. When all hope seems lost, the power of the heart, their Persona, is awakened.
Persona 4 Golden
They say your soulmate will appear if you stare into a television set on a rainy night…
This strange rumor slowly spreads through the rural town of Inaba, the protagonist’s new home,
just as a chain of mysterious murders begin.
As the protagonist and his teammates chase after the truth, they find themselves opening the door to another world.
Persona 3 Portable is one of my favourite games of all time, so I’m absolutely ecstatic that more people are going to have a chance to play it. As for me, this will be my first time playing through Persona 4 Golden. Both titles hit PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC on January 19th, 2023!
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Source: Persona Central