An overview of what’s new in Persona 5 Tactica—enemies, contraptions, equipping Sub-Personas, and forging weapons!
September 21, 2023 – SEGA proudly presents Persona 5 Tactica, a new tactical RPG by ATLUS, slated for release on November 17, 2023 on Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Nintendo Switch™, and Steam.
The latest installment to the Persona franchise features a variety of new mechanics and gameplay elements, including a slew of unique enemies and contraptions for each stage. Your team members are now able to equip Sub-Personas, and you can now forge weapons in the Velvet Room. There are also several new combat mechanics, such as Charge and Retry.
■ New and Unique Enemies
As the story progresses, you’ll encounter a whole host of unique enemies, such as the Sumo-maton, who’ll hurl enemies at you. There’s also the Guarded Geisha—a defensive unit who can nullify all Gun, Melee, and Skill attacks from the front—and the clone-utilizing Slimy Shinobi.
■ Countless Contraptions!
Every stage in Tactica comes loaded with contraptions! Surveillance Cameras will summon reinforcements if you enter their line of sight, and Exploding Barrels will ignite when dealt a certain amount of damage. Elevators can carry you up and down at the press of a button, while Jump Pads will send you soaring from one location to the next. Make the most of each contraption to give yourself an extra edge in battle!
■ Wait a Turn to Charge!
It’s easy to rush headfirst into battle, but Phantom Thieves need to stay calm and collected! If a character deliberately ends a turn without taking any actions, Charge will activate, bolstering them on the following turn. Each character will gain different bonuses while Charge is active, so try it out on everyone!
■ Equippable Sub-Personas for Team Members!
In Persona 5 Tactica, Sub-Personas can be equipped by members of the Phantom Thieves. When a character has a Sub-Persona equipped, their stats will increase and they’ll be able to use the Persona’s Unique Skills and Inherited Skills.
Personas possess skills such as Dia and Zio that cost SP to activate as well as support skills that activate passively, so experiment with different Personas to find the ideal combination for each character!
■ Forging Weapons in the Velvet Room!
You can now also fuse together two Personas to create weapons. While each weapon will require a specific Persona combination, they can be given affinities and have better stats than the weapons you can find at a shop.
■ Retry difficult stages as many times as you want!
On Hard Mode and above, the enemy will have more health, and you’ll take more damage from them.
Friendly attacks will also harm your allies as well.
At higher difficulties, you’ll have to plan your moves carefully to ensure you don’t wind up hurting your own allies, making each stage that much harder!
But fret not, the Retry function will let you attempt a stage as many times as you like!
On Hard mode and above, an “!?” will appear if any of your attacks are in danger of harming an ally.
You can retry a stage at any time regardless of difficulty, so feel free to challenge yourself!
Pre-Orders are Available Now! Orpheus Picaro and Izanagi Picaro will be Given as a Limited Pre-Order Bonus!
Pre-orders are currently available on the Microsoft Store (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows), PlayStation™Store (PS4™, PS5™), and Steam. Nintendo Switch™ users can add the title to their Wish Lists.
Players who purchase the game early will receive the Orpheus Picaro and Izanagi Picaro Personas as a limited bonus*.
*Limited bonus content is subject to change without prior notice. The content from the limited bonus will only be available while stocks last.
**All footage shown is from the Japanese edition of the game which is still under development. English support will be available on release.