Atlus has revealed a release date of 19 January 2023 for both Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden after they were initially announced to arrive on PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch and Xbox consoles (as well as Game Pass). The series was previously missing from Xbox consoles and Nintendo Switch, but now it looks like it will finally branch out to wider platforms.
This news comes just a couple of weeks ahead of Persona 5 Royal remastered releasing on PS5, Nintendo Switch and Xbox Game Pass. The third and fourth entries were announced back in June at the same time, though no release dates were given for them until now.
Persona 3 originally launched in 2006 for PS2, while Persona 4 also launched on PS2 in 2008 before finding its way to PS3. Persona 3 Portable was an abridged PSP version of the game which the upcoming remaster is based on. Persona 4 Golden, an enhanced version of the base game, released in 2014.
Fans might have to wait a few more months to get their hands on these classic Persona titles, but can enjoy a remastered Persona 5 Royal when it launches later this month, coming bundled with over 40 DLC items for free as well as some visual enhancements. Unfortunately, Atlus confirmed that the PS4 version of the game will not have an upgrade path to PS5, meaning players will have to repurchase it on new-gen consoles.
As for Persona 6, fans will be waiting even longer. Atlus revealed back in July 2021 that it had started on the early stages of development for Persona 6, though the development cycle could be lengthy if the decade-long gap between Persona 4 and Persona 5 is anything to go on. Details are still scarce about the next entry so don’t expect anything soon. In the meantime, there’s yet another reason to play Persona 5 again.
Persona 5 Royal launches on 21 October 2022 for PS5, Nintendo Switch and Xbox Game Pass.