The Xbox brand is generally not known for its large selection of RPGs, especially Japanese RPGs. But it seems as if Microsoft is going to fix that this generation, as the company announced during the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase that three titles within the Persona franchise will be making their way onto Xbox game consoles. These games include HD ports of Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden, as well as Persona 5 Royal finally making its way on Xbox game consoles. All games are coming to the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Window PC, and Xbox Game Pass.

When will the Persona games release on Xbox?

Of the three Persona games revealed to be coming to Xbox Game Pass, only Persona 5 Royal was given a specific release date—Oct. 21, 2022. The rest of the games were not given specific release dates.

The Persona series is a spin-off of the Shin Megami Tensei franchise and is published by Atlus. Each game features a new cast of characters and takes place in their own setting. The Persona focuses on a group of people who can traverse into a strange alternate universe and summon special beings that are manifestations of their souls. Each game focuses on High School students, and starting in Persona 3, the series becomes more of a social simulation where players need to keep track of all their social relationships.

Persona 3 Portable is the PSP port of the original Persona 3 that was released on PlayStation 2 in 2006. Persona 3 stars a group of students who are part of a special organization that investigates strange things within a large tower.

Persona 4 Golden is the PS Vita port of the original Persona 4, and it includes upgraded graphics and new content. Persona 4 stars regular high schoolers who get drawn into capturing a serial killer that’s been plaguing their small rural town. The characters figure out how to travel to an odd dimension through their television screens and encounter weird creatures.

Persona 5 Royal is an updated version of the fan-favorite Persona 5 game. Royal features a plethora of new content that was not part of the original game, including a brand new character. Persona 5 features high school students who become masked criminals during the night. The students’ goal is to travel to the hearts of corrupt adults and free their city from the evil lurking in every soul.

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