It seems Xbox can’t catch a break, as someone at Atlus had leaked the entirety of the trailers for two of its biggest unannounced titles, that Being Persona 3 Reload, a remake of Persona 3, and Persona 5 Tactica, a tactical RPG once again featuring the phantom thieves in a new story.
The trailers were leaked on Atlus’ Instagram account as noted by UltimaShadowX on Twitter before they were quickly removed just minutes later. However, that didn’t stop certain users like ScrambledFaz and Junoharuto on Twitter from snatching up the trailer and posting it on Twitter, where it has since been reposted several times by other outlets and users.
It seems like Persona 3 Reload and Persona 5 Tactica were meant to be part of the upcoming Xbox Games Showcase for Summer Games Fest, as the beginnings of the trailer showed the Xbox logo, and at the end, the only platforms listed for both titles were the Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows PC.
Persona 3 Reload is slated for release in Early 2024, and Persona 5 Tactica arrives on November 17, 2023.
▍Persona 3 Reload and Persona 5 Tactica Leaked Trailers
▍About Persona 3 Reload
Persona 3 Reload looks to be a complete remake of the original P3, giving it a much-needed facelift since the game came out on July 13, 2006. The trailer also features a new song by none other than Lotus Juice, and the game looks to be retaining some of its original UI while also adding new camera angles to existing locations to give a new perspective.
Combat seems to also be mostly the same as the original, though like P3P the game lets you control your allies, with presumably options to let them command themselves automatically via the tactics button. Enemy weaknesses are now displayed on the enemy, rather than being something you’d have to check by analyzing the target.
▍About Persona 5 Tactica
The Phantom Thieves are on yet another adventure, as this time they are transported into a new world overrun with enemies resembling shadows, and have to save a country from the rule of an evil power!
The trailer shows the Phantom Thieves stumbling into a new world, and upon being ambushed by this new enemy threat, they are rescued by a new character, a member of a “Rebel Corp”, a force standing up against the tyranny for an oppressed country.
As the game’s title suggests, this is a tactical RPG where players can control up to 3 members of the Phantom Thieves along a grid, attacking enemies from a distance or up close with their Personas, guns, and melee weapons.
The game features a mechanic called “Triple threat”, where if the units are positioned along a triangular shape, the player can execute a devastating attack dealing damage to all enemies within that triangle.
Height also plays a role in the level, dictating where enemies can attack, and also allowing for combo attacks if one character knocks an enemy off a ledge, while another member is below and in range.