Persona 3 Aegis: The First Mission feature phone game port is coming to Switch and PC via Steam

G-Mode has revealed that they will port Persona 3 Aegis: The First Mission to Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. A Steam page for the game has also appeared, but even though it includes a fact sheet in English, the language tab indicates that the actual game will only be available in Japanese.

This game is a spin-off of Persona 3 which stars Aegis (who is also better known in the West as Aigis) in a new story that takes place 10 years before the mainline entry. G-Mode originally released this Java-made game for NTT Docomo and Softbank feature phones in Japan in late 2007. As for the newly announced ports, their release dates have yet to be announced either as of this writing.

G-Mode has still yet to upload a standalone trailer for this port, but they did make the reveal at a YouTube livestream. You can catch gameplay footage of the port from the 1:04:25 mark.

This is not the first Persona title that G-Mode has worked on. The company previously released a side story game based on the first-ever Persona entry with the subtitle Ikuu no Tou Hen (Otherworldly Tower Arc) in late 2006. This game has also been ported to the same platform in 2023. The Switch version came out first on September 14, with the PC Steam release following shortly after on September 29. If G-Mode still follows this pattern, we may also see the Persona 3 Aegis ports getting released in the same order.

You can find the screenshots and English fact sheet for Persona 3 Aegis: The First Mission right below. The first Persona feature phone game port has still not received an English localization as of this writing despite also having an English fact sheet, and it is yet to be known whether this port will have one or not either.

Persona 3 Aegis: The First Mission

This work features "Aegis" who appeared in "Persona 3" (released in 2006) as the main character.
A 3D action RPG distributed on feature phones as a side story.

The story takes place in 1999 at the Kirijo Ergonomics Institute in Yakushima.
When the Type 7 Aegis arrives on the island, an incident occurs during a training exercise.
The past story of "Aegis", which was never told in the main story "Persona 3", is now revealed...

In addition to original characters, characters that appeared in the main story also appear!
Additionally, the familiar "Persona" system from the series is still alive and well in this game.
Raise Aegis' level, strengthen her equipment, and conquer the shadows that appear on the island.

【Game System】
As you defeat enemies, you will gain experience points and Aegis will level up. You can also purchase equipment using the money you get along with experience points. In particular, there are three types of weapons, each with their own unique attack methods, so it's fun to switch them out depending on the battle situation and preference.

Equipment can be purchased at the "Workshop" in the "Lab". The workshop also sells other items, which have effects such as restoring Aegis' hit points.

The "persona" that can be said to be a feature of the original work is alive and well in this work. Help Aegis with powerful attacks and support skills. However, once used, "SP (Soul Points)" will be consumed, and it cannot be used until the gauge returns to full through recovery over time.

Persona will learn new skills when Aegis's level reaches a certain level.

The setting of this work is Yakushima, 10 years before the main story "Persona 3". In addition to the original characters of this work, characters that appeared in the main story will also appear and color the story.
Aegis exercises held on an island surrounded by nature. “A certain incident” happened during that time…
A story related to Aegis' past that was never told in the main story will now be revealed.

Original characters with strong personalities just like the original. What kind of relationship will they have with Aegis from 10 years ago?