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G-MODE Revives Persona 3 Aigis: The First Mission for Switch, Steam

Persona 3 Aigis: The First Mission

A long-lost cell phone game entry in the Persona series is getting revived! Developer G-MODE is bringing back ATLUS’ spin-off cell phone game from 2007, Persona 3 Aigis: The First Mission, to the Nintendo Switch eShop and Steam through its G-MODE Archives+ label. The action RPG is a prequel to the original Persona 3. It focuses on, you guessed it, the battle android Aigis during an incident at Kirijo Ergonomics Institute in 1999.

Persona 3 Aigis: The First Mission is not to be confused with Persona 3 Reload‘s “Episode Aigis – The Answer” DLC, a recreation of “The Answer” from Persona 3 FES that serves as an epilogue for the remake. Persona 3 Aigis: The First Mission is only set for a Japanese release, but the game will be accessible to anyone on PC via Steam.

For more, check out the full details from the game’s Steam page:

This work features “Aegis” who appeared in “Persona 3” (released in 2006) as the main character.
A 3D action RPG distributed on feature phones as a side story.

The story takes place in 1999 at the Kirijo Ergonomics Institute in Yakushima.
When the Type 7 Aegis arrives on the island, an incident occurs during a training exercise.
The past story of “Aegis”, which was never told in the main story “Persona 3”, is now revealed…

In addition to original characters, characters that appeared in the main story also appear!
Additionally, the familiar “Persona” system from the series is still alive and well in this game.
Raise Aigis’ level, strengthen her equipment, and conquer the shadows that appear on the island.

Game System
As you defeat enemies, you will gain experience points and Aegis will level up. You can also purchase equipment using the money you get along with experience points. In particular, there are three types of weapons, each with their own unique attack methods, so it’s fun to switch them out depending on the battle situation and preference.

Equipment can be purchased at the “Workshop” in the “Lab”. The workshop also sells other items, which have effects such as restoring Aegis’ hit points.

The “persona” that can be said to be a feature of the original work is alive and well in this work. Help Aegis with powerful attacks and support skills. However, once used, “SP (Soul Points)” will be consumed, and it cannot be used until the gauge returns to full through recovery over time.

Persona will learn new skills when Aegis’s level reaches a certain level.

Story
The setting of this work is Yakushima, 10 years before the main story “Persona 3”. In addition to the original characters of this work, characters that appeared in the main story will also appear and color the story.
Aegis exercises held on an island surrounded by nature. “A certain incident” happened during that time…
A story related to Aegis’ past that was never told in the main story will now be revealed.

Original characters with strong personalities just like the original. What kind of relationship will they have with Aegis from 10 years ago?

Persona 3 Aigis: The First Mission isn’t G-MODE’s first time bringing back Japan-only cell phone games, nor is this their first ATLUS title. The company previously revived the Megami Tensei Gaiden: Shinyaku Last Bible series as part of G-MODE Archives+. Requests are currently open for other phone titles to be revived on modern platforms via G-MODE’s Twitter/X account.

Persona 3 Aigis: The First Mission does not have a release date yet, but stay tuned to RPGFan as we learn more!

Persona 3 Aigis: The First Mission Screenshots

Source: Gematsu

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Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper is a news writer for RPGFan. He has an unhealthy obsession with the Xeno franchise, especially Xenosaga. He runs a podcast about the series in his free time and sometimes works on fan projects. Tyler would die happy if Xenosaga Episode IV was announced. Besides Xeno, Tyler enjoys watching anime, his favorite being Neon Genesis Evangelion.

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