Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Dec 142022

If you’ll recall, back during Xbox’s E3 show, Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 5 Royal were announced for a multiplatform release, later confirmed for PS4 and Switch as well.

Persona 5 is already out, but Persona 3 and Persona 4 ports are set to be released on January 19.

Well, some new gameplay features have been announced for these ports, as translated here by Persona Central.

First, you’ll be able to choose your difficulty level at the start of the game, as well as change the difficulty at any point in P3P, which wasn’t an option before. There’s also a new quick save feature in both games that lets you save at any time. It’s not clear right now if that will be a permanent save, or the sort of quick save that goes away once you load it. Either way, it’s a nice feature for convenience.

Finally, Persona 4 Golden will have a new “Album” feature that lets you replay social link scenes to make different choices. Persona 4 Golden is already on Steam, but it’s expected to get an update to coincide with the release of the new port.

Only Japanese pricing has been announced so far, but based on that, people are expecting them to cost $19.99 each here. There’s been no word about a physical release.

For a long time, I was holding out hope for a definitive remake of Persona 3 that would combine the best of both versions, because I could never make up my mind on whether I wanted to play Persona 3 FES for the 3D exploration and epilogue story or Persona 3 Portable for the manual party control and female protagonist option, and I’m still not convinced that Atlus doesn’t have a Persona 3 remake announcement waiting to spring on people. However, with some quality of life additions and a low price point, this upcoming Persona 3 Portable port is looking increasingly attractive.

Are you planning to play Persona 3 Portable and/or Persona 4 Golden when they’re ported next year?

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  4 Responses to “New Features Announced for Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden Ports”

  1. To me, it sounds like Atlus is going with Portable as their more definitive edition. At this point, I don’t see them putting in the work to do a full combined P3 when P3P still works for them.

    I do really like the album feature, would love to see that in more games, especially so we can feel okay picking the bad options we skip the first time around!

    I say you should play P3P!

  2. I’m glad to see more Persona coming to PC.

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