Some things never change, and modern Atlus is certainly one of those things. Ahead of the game's release on the 2nd February — it's close! — the Japanese company has confirmed that Persona 3 Reload is getting a full spread of day one DLC. Costumes, alternate battle music, and additional personas are up for grabs.
At the time of writing, we don't have the official UK or US pricing, but buying every DLC pack in Japan will set you back roughly 4,000 yen, which equates to around £20 / $25. That's not quite as bad as what Atlus has served up in the past with games like Persona 5, but it's still disappointing when you consider that Persona 3 Reload is already a full price remake of an old release.
The individual DLC packs are as follows:
- Persona 5 Phantom Thieves outfits for all party members
- Persona 5 Shujin Academy outfits for all party members
- Persona 4 Yasogami High outfits for all party members
- Persona 5 Persona Set 1 adds nine Phantom Thieves personas
- Persona 5 Persona Set 2 adds nine evolved Phantom Thieves personas
- Persona 4 Persona Set adds three main personas
- Persona 5 Royal Music Set adds six tracks
This is all pretty much what we've come to expect from Atlus at this point, but we just think it's a shame that cool extras like costumes and personas have to be locked behind a paywall. If you recall, even Persona 5 Royal — an enhanced re-release — launched alongside a borderline treasure trove of DLC. It wasn't until the release of Persona 5 Royal on additional platforms, like PS5, that everything got bundled together with the game — and even then, there was no upgrade path for those who already owned Persona 5 Royal on PS4.
What do you make of Atlus and its questionable DLC practices? Shake your head in the comments section below.