A Persona 3 remake is reportedly still in development and will be announced this year.
In September 2022, ResetEra user lolilolailo (opens in a new tab) claimed two details: a Persona 3 Portable re-release was in the works, and a Persona 3 remake project was also in development at Atlus. The studio would later announce Persona 3 Portable remastered for the PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch platforms, proving that the first part of that statement is accurate.
As such, the claim of a Persona 3 remake project has some credibility. Returning to the original claim, lolilolailo stated that the remake is “like Persona 5, both graphically and related to quality of life.” The Persona 3 Portable remaster focuses entirely on graphical updates and has no significant quality-of-life improvements or gameplay changes (outside of the option to change difficulty on the fly).
Earlier this month, on January 1, the user doubled down on the claim for a Persona 3 remake in another ResetEra thread (opens in a new tab). The thread was dedicated to Atlus announcing a number of new game reveals in 2023, and according to user ResetEra, one of these unannounced projects will be a Persona 3 remake.
What is notable is that the user claims that this will be a ‘definitive’ version of Persona 3. There are currently two versions of Persona 3: Persona 3 FES, with an epilogue chapter that takes place after the original game, and Persona 3 Portable , which offers a playable version. female protagonist and new social bonds with the characters.
Apparently, the full remake of Persona 3 will tie these elements together and provide a definitive version of the 2006 PSP game. Since the previous claim of Persona 3 Portable remastering has already been proven correct, ResetEra user’s claim of a new version is solid. We’ll have to wait and see until later this year if Atlus is actually developing a full remake of the PSP game.
For now, you can go to our new games 2023 guide for a complete overview of all the titles that are released throughout the year.