Persona 3 remake rumored to be announced this year

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A Persona 3 remake is reportedly still in development and will be announced this year.

Back in September 2022, ResetEra (opens in new tab) user lolilolailo 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 PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch platforms, proving the first part of that claim to be accurate.

As such, the claim of a Persona 3 remake project is lent a certain credence. Back in the original claim, lolilolailo claimed that the remake is "like Persona 5, both graphically and QoL stuff related." Persona 3 Portable's remaster is focused entirely on graphical updates, and doesn't have any 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 of a Persona 3 remake in another ResetEra (opens in new tab) thread. The thread was dedicated to Atlus announcing a host of new game reveals in 2023, and according to the ResetEra user, one of these unannounced projects will be a Persona 3 remake.

What's notable is that the user claims this will be a 'definitive' version of Persona 3. Two versions of Persona 3 currently exist: Persona 3 FES, with an epilogue chapter taking place after the original game, and Persona 3 Portable, offering a playable female protagonist and new social links with characters.

Apparently, the full remake of Persona 3 will unite these elements and provide one definitive version of the 2006 PSP game. With the past claim of Persona 3 Portable's remaster already proved to be correct, the ResetEra user claim of a remake is on solid ground. We'll have to wait and see until later this year if Atlus really is developing a full remake of the PSP game.

For now, you can head over to our new games 2023 guide for a full look over all the titles launching throughout the year. 

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.