During the Xbox + Bethesda Games Showcase, Sega and Atlus announced Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 5 Royal are coming to PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S via Game Pass, starting this fall.
That’s the good news. The bad news is the staggered release. October 21 will see the release of Persona 5 Royal, which has been previously been a PlayStation exclusive.
Though I’m new to the series, Persona 5 (2017) is one of my favorite RPGs, with a compelling story, great characters, a deep combat system, and one of the best soundtracks in gaming. The Royal version released in 2020, adding even more content, including a new major character, a new Palace, and a third semester.
Persona 3 and 4 will arrive at a later date.
The series is a spin off of Shin Megami Tensei, keeping the concept of battling demons and mythological figures in turn-based battles, and recruiting, summoning, and fusing them to fight against each other. Persona adds a more personable element by focusing around a group of young adults who have the power to see, summon, battle, and recruit these powerful forces.
This year also marks the 25th anniversary for the RPG series, which is rated M for Mature.