December 14, 2023 – SEGA has unveiled new battle gear artwork and combat information for four of the main characters, including Aigis, in Persona 3 Reload, an upcoming RPG from ATLUS. Find out more about the revamped Velvet Room and the various places where you can purchase items or train your stats.
Also, make sure to take a look at the recently unveiled trailer from The Game Awards last week, as well as the latest Velvet Room Showcase Trailer below!
This game is set to release on February 2, 2024 on Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, and Steam.
■ New Trailer Unveiled at The Game Awards! First Look at the Velvet Room
Rewatch the new Persona 3 Reload video showcased at The Game Awards in Los Angeles last week with subtitles!
The first look at the revamped Velvet Room was released today, revealing a treasure trove of new information. Find out more about Persona Fusion facilitated by Igor, the various requests available from the Velvet Room’s attendant, Elizabeth, and other in-game features.
■ A Look at Some Persona 3 Reload Main Characters
In Persona 3 Reload, members of the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad (SEES) don new wardrobe when they take on Tartarus. We’ll be getting a glimpse at the new art for Aigis, Koromaru, Ken Amada, and Shinjiro Aragaki and learn more about their fighting styles.
Aigis (voiced by Maaya Sakamoto)
Specialties: Pierce damage, auxiliary skills
Theurgy: Orgia Mode
She can use her built-in firearms to lay waste to enemies. Her Theurgy deals heavy Pierce damage to all enemies while ignoring resistances and activates her Orgia Mode.
When Orgia Mode is initiated, Aigis cannot be given orders. But in exchange, she’ll have significantly higher Attack and Defense.
• Aigis’s Persona, Palladion
An effigy of the ancient Greek goddess Athena that was said to protect the city in which it was enshrined. It was eventually stolen from Troy by the Greeks.
Koromaru (voiced by Shinya Takahashi)
Specialties: Dark skills
Theurgy: Hound of Hades
He attacks enemies using the kunai in his mouth. His Persona is Cerberus.
Koromaru is highly skilled in Dark skills, and his Theurgy—Hound of Hades—deals severe Dark damage to a single enemy, regardless of their resistance.
• Koromaru’s Persona, Cerberus
The giant hound in Greek mythology that guards the great abyss, Tartarus.
He answers to Hades, the lord of the underworld, and keeps watch for both intruders and escapees.
Ken Amada (voiced by Megumi Ogata)
Specialties: Light skills
Theurgy: Divine Retribution
Ken battles with a long spear to compensate for his small size. He’s highly skilled in Light skills, and his Theurgy—Divine Retribution—deals severe Light damage to a single enemy, regardless of their resistance
• Ken’s Persona, Nemesis
A Greek goddess who personified retribution. She not only inflicted punishment but also sought to pacify the wrath of the gods.
Shinjiro Aragaki (voiced by Kazuya Nakai)
Specialties: Physical damage
Theurgy: Bleeding Fury
He delivers powerful attacks using axes and hammers. Shinjiro is highly skilled in physical attacks as a whole, and his Theurgy—Bleeding Fury—deals severe Strike damage to a single enemy, regardless of their resistance.
• Shinjiro’s Persona, Castor
A hero who appears in Greek mythology. Despite being the brother of Polydeuces, Castor doesn’t share his immortal body, since they have different fathers. He is renowned for his equestrian skills.
■ A First Look at the Fully Revamped Velvet Room!
The Velvet Room is a special space only the protagonist can visit. Here you can merge his Personas using Persona Fusion to create a whole new Persona, or register them to the Persona Compendium.
In this realm that lingers between dream and reality, mind and matter, you are able to upgrade and adjust the protagonist’s Personas with the help of Igor and Elizabeth. Persona Fusion will prove indispensable in your fight against the creatures that inhabit the Dark Hour.
・Residents of the Velvet Room
Igor (voiced by Bin Shimada)
A lengthy, slender old man with a distinctive long nose. As the master of the Velvet Room and the only entity capable of performing Persona Fusion, Igor invites the protagonist there after his Persona abilities manifest and assists in nurturing them.
Elizabeth (voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro)
A resident of the Velvet Room who works as an elevator attendant. Elizabeth is tasked with managing and registering the protagonist’s Personas.
As she rarely gets the chance to venture outside of the Velvet Room, she shows great interest in the protagonist’s homeworld. She will ask you to complete tasks for her from time to time.
・Features of the Velvet Room
With Persona Fusion, you can merge the protagonist’s Personas together to create a new one. There are three types of fusions: Dyad Fusion, where you can combine two Personas, Special Fusion, where you can combine three or more Personas, and Select Fusion, where you can search for possible fusions using the Personas you have on hand.
Personas that you’ve obtained from battle or through fusions can be registered to the Persona Compendium. You can summon these Personas again by paying a fee.
Occasionally after performing Persona Fusion, a newly created Persona will emerge bearing something within. This item can be obtained by raising the item-bearing Persona to a predetermined level.
Elizabeth has a keen interest in your homeworld and may ask you to complete tasks for her. Her requests can range from fusing specific Persona and delivering her items to taking her out to some unique location. If you complete her requests, you’ll get a reward afterwards.
■ A Variety of Places to Visit!
The Bay Area, where the story takes place, offers a range of locations to explore, such as Paulownia Mall, Iwatodai Strip Mall, and Tatsumi Port Island Station. These places allow you to buy items, work part-time jobs, and train your stats.
Stop by Paulownia Mall, a popular hangout for teenagers, or take a stroll along Iwatodai Strip Mall and check out its many eateries. Make use of the facilities on offer to improve your Social Stats or even expand your social circle!
Tatsumi East Police Station
Officer Kurosawa, who is stationed here, is acquainted with the Dark Hour and familiar with your exploits as a member of SEES.
Talk to him to buy and sell equipment.
A pharmacy located inside Paulownia Mall. You can buy recovery items that can be used in Tartarus here. Make sure to drop by here before exploring Tartarus.
An antique shop at Paulownia Mall that is run by a former researcher of the Kirijo Group.
Here you can create special weapons using items obtained from Tartarus or item-bearing Persona, as well as trade for valuable items using Item Exchange.
Be Blue V
Located in Paulownia Mall, this healing shop allows your allies to recall forgotten skills, so make sure to come here if you feel like changing up your strategy!
Enabling Network Functions will let you see what other players opted to do during class and in their free time after school and at night. If you’re stuck or can’t decide what to do next, you may gain some helpful insight from looking at what other players have done in your position.
Pre-Order Now and Receive a Limited Bonus DLC!
Those who purchase the physical edition early or pre-order the digital version will receive the Persona 3 Reload: Persona 4 Golden BGM Set DLC as a limited bonus.
This exclusive DLC allows you to listen to the following tracks from Persona 4 Golden: “Reach Out to the Truth”, “Time To Make History”, “I’ll Face Myself -Battle-”, “A New World Fool”, “The Fog”, and “Results”.
Bonus for physical version in limited supply. Available while stocks last.
Bonus for digital version can be received by purchasing the game before its release date.
The limited bonus DLC cannot be purchased separately.
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