Persona 3 Remake Is Trending on Twitter, But It’s Not a Real Game
There’s currently a social media campaign to get Persona 3 Remake trending on Twitter. Unfortunately, just because it’s big on Twitter doesn’t mean a Persona 3 Remake is real.Today, fans of Atlus’ 2006 PlayStation 2 RPG Persona 3 are tweeting their wishes for a modern remake using the hashtag #Persona3Remake.
One of the most popular viral tweets from this movement is from a fan account called Official AtIus West, which includes an intentional misspelling of the Official Atlus West Twitter account which could fool the quick onlooker.
The day has come. Persona 3 is a fantastic game that tons of people love, and since we’re currently busy developing the Jack Bros remake we think Persona 3 definetley deserves a chance to be remade by other ATLUS and loved by a whole new wave of people. #Persona3Remake pic.twitter.com/Q0IXOE5ZYK
— OfficiaI ATIUS West (@AtIus_West) January 31, 2020
The social media campaign looks to be a deliberate attempt by Persona 3 fans to raise awareness for their desire for a remake, perhaps hoping to grab Atlus’ attention in the process. The campaign may have begun today because of the date, January 31, which is an important date in Persona 3.Persona 3 did receive an enhanced port in 2009 for the PSP. Since it was on a handheld, Persona 3 Portable (or P3P) wasn’t so much of a graphical upgrade as it was a feature upgrade. P3P added new gameplay mechanics from Persona 4, added new storylines, difficulty levels, character designs, and even the option to play as a female protagonist.
Persona 3 also received several spinoffs, including a dungeon-crawler RPG called Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth and Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight, a rhythm game. There have also been several anime film adaptations of Persona 3.
While Atlus hasn’t announced plans for a Persona 3 Remake, IGN reached out to Atlus for a comment on the social media campaign.
Atlus’ Persona team is currently working on Persona 5: The Royal an expanded version of the 2016 (2017 in North America) RPG. Like P3P, Persona 5: The Royal will include new gameplay mechanics, storylines, and characters.