Persona‘s anniversary event which took place across an entire year has sadly ended. It kicked off with the return of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax and went on to the confirmed re-release of the third and fourth entries on modern consoles. Persona 5 Royal also was going to return with a new Nintendo release. While it seems the wait for a Persona 6 announcement is going to take a bit longer, the anniversary concert did end with the reveal that the upcoming re-releases of Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden have been confirmed for January 19th, 2023.
It’s pretty surprising that they will re-release both entries on the same date, as it seemed like the best plan to map it out throughout the year as they build up each new entry. Yet, fans have long wanted to return to these games, especially the versions that were only available on PlayStation Portable, a console that not many owned back in the day. January is going to be busy for role-playing game fans, as One Piece Odyssey is also going to release on January 12th.
Persona 6‘s absence is definitely a curious surprise, as it seemed like the perfect time to build up to a tease of some kind. It didn’t even need to be a look at the game but rather a confirmation of what color they are going to make its main theme. The last ones followed the primary colors of blue, yellow, and red, which makes it even more curious what direction they might be heading towards. Guess they might be keeping it for a bigger event.