Atlus announces Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 5 Royal for Xbox consoles and PC [Update: Also PlayStation and Steam]
Update (June 14)
Following its appearance at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, Atlus has confirmed via the Japanese official website that the newly announced ports & remasters for Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 5 Royal will launch for additional platforms. Atlus West has also confirmed the new platforms.
- Persona 3 Portable is launching for PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, Windows PC, and Steam. There is no set release date, though the Xbox Game Pass splash screen during the conference listed the game for 2023.
- Persona 4 Golden is launching for PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, and Windows PC. The game is already available on Steam. There is no set release date, though the Xbox Game Pass splash screen during the conference listed the game for 2023.
- Persona 5 Royal is launching for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, Windows PC, and Steam, set to release on October 21, 2022. The game originally launched for PlayStation 4.
Additionally, Atlus Japan confirmed that the ports for Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden will be digital-only. Persona 5 Royal is not given a specific disclaimer, so it's possible that a physical release is under consideration in the region.
Other details, such as the possibility of a PS4 -> PS5 upgrade, pricing, and physical releases in the west, have not been detailed.
Original (June 12)
During the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022, Atlus announced that Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 5 Royal will launch for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox Game Pass, and Windows PC. Persona 5 Royal will launch first on October 21, 2022, while Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden will launch in 2023.
Each of the three titles is a re-released version of an entry in the Persona series.
Persona 3 Portable originally released for PSP in November 2009 in Japan, followed by NA and EU releases in 2010 and 2011. It famously added the option to play as a female version of the protagonist, which offers new social links and events, as well as the ability to control party members directly. It does not, however, include the game's animated scenes or the bonus "The Answer" dungeon crawling epilogue found in Persona 3 FES.
Persona 4 Golden originally released for PlayStation Vita in 2012, followed by a PC release in 2020, adding a new character Marie along with several new events.
Persona 5 Royal originally released for PlayStation 4 in Japan in October 2019, followed by western English release in March 2020, adding Kasumi Yoshizawa as a playable character as well as a new semester of events and new ending.
The ports for Persona 5 Royal will include previously released DLC of the PS4 version. Additionally, both Persona 4 Golden and Persona 3 Portable will include French, Italian, German, and Spanish text for the first time.
Join the Phantom Thieves on October 21, 2022 when Persona 5 Royal comes to Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Windows PC. To stay up-to-date on the latest Persona series information visit: www.persona.atlus.com.
Persona 5 Royal: Forced to transfer to a high school in Tokyo, the protagonist has a strange dream. “You truly are a prisoner of fate. In the near future, ruin awaits you.” With the goal of “rehabilitation” looming overhead, he must save others from distorted desires by donning the mask of a Phantom Thief.
Persona 5 Royal makes its epic return with previously released DLC included in the base game!
Persona 4 Golden: They say your soulmate will appear if you stare into a television set on a rainy night... This strange rumor slowly spreads through the rural town of Inaba, the protagonist’s new home, just as a chain of mysterious murders begin. As the protagonist and his teammates chase after the truth, they find themselves opening the door to another world.
For the first time, enjoy Persona 4 Golden with text in French, Italian, German, and Spanish!
Persona 3 Portable: If I say there’s an hour “hidden” between one day and the next...would you believe me? This unknown time is the “Dark Hour.” Unfamiliar stillness swallows the city, people turn into eerie coffins, and otherworldly monsters called Shadows swarm. One night, the protagonist is attacked by these Shadows. When all hope seems lost, the power of the heart, their Persona, is awakened.
Featuring enhanced graphics, Persona 3 Portable will also be available with French, Italian, German, and Spanish text for the first time!