Persona 3 Remake Evidence Continues to Pile Up

It’s been an exciting month for Atlus fans as evidence of a Persona 3 remake continues to pile up. Fandom has been calling for a Persona 3 remake for years, not least because 2006’s JRPG remains the only 3D Persona game without a final version.

One of the latest pieces of evidence that the game is indeed in the form of an alleged Persona 3 remake leaked earlier this month. The five-second clip shows Yukari Takeba hitting the Venus Eagle with a volley of arrows in the game’s only dungeon, Tartarus. The HD video isn’t just a zoomed-in shot of Persona 3, as Yukari and Venus Eagle’s models are slightly different from those in the original game.

Twitter user MbKKssTBhz5 has now found more evidence pointing in the direction of a Persona 3 remake, reporting that someone registered the domain on March 15. New Persona games, seeing how Persona 5 Royal leaked in a similar fashion back in 2018, the lack of ownership information in the new listing is enough to raise some doubts.

For context, the last time Atlus inadvertently revealed the existence of a new Persona game through its website domain, it did so through its longtime marketing agency of choice, Ryu’s Office. However, the emerging list omits the name of the domain owner and says this information was omitted at the request of the registrant. Still, these April developments aren’t the first sign that Atlus may be working on a reimagined version of its 2006 hit JRPG. An industry insider has been reporting that a Persona 3 remake has been in development for months, a claim last reiterated in January 2023.

While it’s certainly possible that the most recent gameplay leak has been fan-made, it does showcase a great deal of attention to detail. In addition to the aforementioned character model differences, the leaked gameplay matches the Venus Eagle with its correct Tartarus Arqa block based on the floor pattern seen in the video. Also, Yukari’s bow attack ends with a knockdown animation in the leak, which makes sense since Venus Hawk is weak to piercing damage in Persona 3.

While it’s only been a few months since the remastered Persona 3 Portable hit PC and consoles in January 2023, overlapping product roadmaps aren’t unusual for Atlus. After all, it wasn’t that long ago that PS5 owners had to pay $60 for the 60fps version of Persona 5 Royal.

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