SEGA has released new information for its upcoming tactical RPG, Persona 5 Tactica, showing new character designs along with new details about its battle system.
Here’s what you need to know about the new character designs in Persona 5 Tactica:
Yusuke Kitagawa (Voice: Tomokazu Sugita)
Yusuke is a second-year student and aspiring artist enrolled in the art program at Kosei High School. His paintings have received high praise. In the past, his talent was being exploited by his own mentor. He comes to realize this after meeting the Phantom Thieves and witnessing the truth in the Metaverse, eventually deciding to part ways with him.
With newly awakened Persona abilities, he joins the Phantom Thieves’ cause. Though appears to be a handsome and well-mannered young man at first glance, Yusuke’s extreme devotion to the arts often leads to him making eccentric remarks, bewildering those around him.
Makoto Nijima (Voice: Rina Sato)
Makoto is a third-year student at Shujin Academy. Due to the influence of her strict older sister, she bound herself to the life of an exemplary honor student.
Used as a tool by corrupt adults, she finally breaks out of her shell, awakens her Persona abilities, and joins the Phantom Thieves. As the student council president, Makoto is a natural leader within the group. She pummels enemies with her knuckles during battles. Even Ryuji fears her Fist of Justice.
Futaba Sakura (Voice: Aoi Yuki)
Futaba is a genius hacker who once made waves in the world. She became a shut-in after corrupt adults led her to believe that she was responsible for her mother’s death. Due to this lifestyle, she became afraid of people and found socializing difficult.
After regaining her real memories, she awakens her Persona abilities. Futaba acts as a navigator for the Phantom Thieves, supporting the group from the back.
Haru Okumura (Voice: Haruka Tomatsu)
Haru is the heiress of Okumura Foods, a major food service company. In the past, her father forced her into an arranged political marriage, and she lived every day by repressing her own desires.
After awakening her Persona abilities, she obtains the courage to free herself from her father’s chains. Her father passes away later, but she overcomes her grief and continues to fight While Haru is a kindhearted girl who has a strong sense of justice, she is also a bit sheltered and eccentric, often referring to herself as the “Beauty Thief”.
Here’s what you need to know about the new battle system in Persona 5 Tactica:
Switch between characters at any time with the press of a button!
During your turn, you can switch between your three characters on the battlefield at any time with the press of a button.
You can move your characters and alternate between them as much as you want before performing an action. Use this freedom to plan out your moves carefully.
Switching between controlled characters is an important tool for setting up a spectacular Triple Threat (All-Out Attack). By continually alternating between members of your party, you can set up a larger attack area and hit more enemies!
Knock down enemies from high Places! Deal heavy damage with follow-up attacks!
In this game, being positioned on the high ground is advantageous. If there are enemies located in a high place, you can close in on them and knock them down to the ground!
If you hit them toward an ally waiting on the ground, they can perform a Follow-Up Attack, dealing additional damage and granting a One More!
A variety of enemy types!
In addition to the standard Musketeer, a large variety of Legionnaires will appear in the game, such as the Grenadier, a unit that will fly towards you and counterattack, and the Little Drummer – a unit that specializes in providing buffs and healing!
Fallen ally? No problem! Also, change the difficulty at any time!
By performing a Baton Pass, you can swap an ally on the battlefield with one in reserve. This applies to fallen allies as well! Summon reinforcements and keep on moving forward!
Also, this game comes with five difficulty levels. If you can’t achieve victory, or if your battles have become stale, try changing the difficulty!
Get stronger by fusing personas! Meet a blacksmith-style lavenza!
The Velvet Room in this game is occupied by a blacksmith-style Lavenza!
This rendition of the room resembles a refinery from the Industrial Revolution. Here, you can perform fusions with familiar Personas from the series!
Fuse the Personas you obtain through combat and grow even stronger!
Persona 5 Tactica is scheduled to release on November 17, 2023 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch, and PC.