Atlus has released new information for Persona 3 Reload. Alongside the main characters and some of his companions, the details include some of the characters the protagonist will also meet in school.
New S.E.E.S. Battle Outfits
In this game, the members of the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad (S.E.E.S.) will have new battle outfits when going into Tartarus. The protagonist, Yukari Takeba, and Junpei Iori’s new outfits are introduced below.
Main Character (JPN Voice: Akira Ishida / ENG: Aleks Le)
Weapon: One-handed sword
Initial Persona: Orpheus
Theurgy: Cadenza, Best Friends, etc.
His specialized weapon is a one0handed sword, and the first persona he summons is Orpheus.
Normally, each person can only wield one persona, but only the main character has the “Wild Card” ability, allowing him to handle multiple. He can also activate multiple types of Theurgy.
Initial Persona: Orpheus
Orpheus is the first persona the protagonist awakens to.
A heroic poet from Greek mythology, he is known as a master of the harp.
Yukari Takeba (JPN Voice: Megumi Toyoguchi / ENG Voice: Heather Gonzalez)
Specialty Skills: Gale attributes, recovery skills
Theurgy: Cyclone Arrow
Like in her archery club, Yukari battles using a bow as her weapon. Her dedicated persona is Io.
She specializes in gale attribute and recovery skills, and her Theurgy “Cyclone Arrow” inflicts huge gale damage to one enemy, regardless of their strength and weaknesses.
Dedicated Persona: Io
Yukari’s exclusive persona, Io.
She is a priestess who serves the goddess Hera in Greek mythology, and she is said to have been favored by Zeus.
Junpei Iori (JPN Voice: Kosuke Toriumi / ENG Voice: Zeno Robinson)
Weapon: Two-handed sword
Specialty Skills: Fire attribute, slash attribute
Theurgy: Hack n’ Blast
Junpei’s specialty is powerful attacks with a two-handed sword. His persona is Hermes.
He specializes in fire and slash attribute attacks, and his Theurgy “Burst Swing” inflicts heavy slash attribute damage to a single enemy, regardless of their strengths or weaknesses.
Dedicated Persona: Hermes
Junpei’s exclusive persona, Hermes.
In Greek mythology, he’s a messenger god who serves Zeus. He was revered by travelers and merchants.
Game System Information
As the main character goes through his daily life, sometimes he’ll have to make use of three social stats: academics, charm and courage. Social stats increase through self-improvement in daily life, with activities like studying and working part-time. If you don’t have enough in social stats, you may not be able to make use of certain facilities or progress a Social Link, so be proactive in improving yourself.
In the student dormitory where the protagonist stays, he can spend time with his friends using the shared areas within the dorm. He can cook, study for tests, read books, watch DVDs, and have a rooftop vegetable garden.
By spending time with your friends, you can increase your social stats, and you allies can also acquire passive skills called “traits” that are useful in battle.
The computers in the dormitory lounge are shared by the residents, where the students can study using software and gather information.
In addition to increasing your social stats, you can also learn skills useful in battle and exploration.
Allies who live together in the dormitory may acquire special skills called “traits.” All of these effects are useful in battle, like “increasing the rate of critical attacks” and “reducing the SP cost for recovery skills.” So if you have time, be sure to actively spend it with your friends.
A video introducing some of life in the dormitory.
People Met at School
Through his student life at Gekkoukan High School and his activities as a member of the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad, the protagonist will meet and interact with many people.
The bonds created through these encounters are called “Social Links,” and by increasing your “Social Link” ranks, you can see special events related to that character.
You can interact with the students of Gekkoukan High School mainly during the after-school hours.
Interacting with them will also strengthen the protagonist’s persona abilities, so try to build relationships with them.
Additionally, all Social Link characters in this game have new illustrations, and the event scenes are fully voiced by new cast members.
Classmate Kenji Tomochika (JPN Voice: Wataru Hatano / ENG Voice: Joe Zieja)
A second-year student at Gekkoukan High School. A friendly male student who is also one of the protagonist’s classmates.
He shows an interest in the main character, who has recently transferred to his school, and half-forced him to become his friend. He is especially close to Junpei.
He says he likes older women, and offers love advice to the protagonist.
Gourmet King Nozomi Suemitsu (JPN Voice: Fukushi Ochiai / ENG Voice: Paul Castro Jr.)
A third-year student at Gekkoukan High School. He is known as the “Gourmet King” because he travels from restaurant to restaurant in Minato Ward, eating everything from standard menu items to secret menu items.
After helping him out of a dispute with a certain man, he appoints the protagonist as his SP (special person).
Track and Field Kazushi Miyamoto (JPN Voice: Eiji Miyashita / ENG: Mark Whitten)
A second-year student at Gekkoukan High. A classmate of the protagonist’s and a member of the track and field club.
He is the athletic club’s ace, having achieved top results in past tournaments through hard work, determination, and perseverance.
He sees the protagonist, who is more than a match for him, as his rival.
Track and Field Manager Yuko Nishiwaki (JPN Voice: Emiri Kato / ENG: Shelby Young)
A second-year student at Gekkoukan High. She’s the manager of the track and field club which the main character is enrolled in.
She is childhood friends with club member Miyamoto, and calls him “Miya.” She has a caring personality, and cares about the main character who has just joined the club.
Student Council Hidetoshi Odagiri (JPN Voice: Masaya Matsukaze / ENG: Austin Lee Matthews)
A second-year student at Gekkoukan High who serves as the vice president of the student council. He’s also in charge of the Disciplinary Committee.
He has a strict personality, and is generally not well regarded by the student body.
He has high regard for the protagonist, who joins the student council on Mitsuru’s recommendation.
Student Council Treasurer Chihiro Fushimi (JPN Voice: Aya Endo / ENG: Kelly Baskin)
A first-year student at Gekkoukan High, who serves as the treasurer of the student council.
Because she’s passive and can’t say “no,” she often ends up having troublesome things forced on her.
She has a complex when it comes to men, and she’s determined to overcome it somehow.
Art Clubt Keisuke Hiraga (JPN Voice: Yuichi Iguchi / ENG Voice: Griffin Burns)
A third-year student at Gekkoukan High, and the head of the art club. He is the son of a doctor, and people around him think that he will naturally become a doctor to follow in his footsteps, but in reality he’s unsure whether he wants to go to medical school or study abroad in the arts. He gets to know the protagonist through visiting the art club.
Foreign Exchange Student Bebe (JPN Voice: Mitsuhiro Ichiki / ENG Voice: Jeff Berg)
His real name is: André Laurent Jean Gerard.
An exchange student from France, he’s a huge Japanophile who loves kimonos, period dramas, and Japanese gardens.
He asks the protagonist to join the fashion club, which he’s a part of.
Persona 3 Reload is releasing February 2nd, 2024 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Steam, Windows, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. It will also be available on Game Pass.