Persona 3: The Night Before (ペルソナ3 ザ・ナイト・ビフォア?) was a free web-based RPG released by Atlus.
- Japan: June 1st, 2006 (Released)
- Japan: February 25th, 2008 (Closed)
Persona 3: The Night Before is an original story taking place the night before Persona 3 begins, though it does not feature the characters of the main story outside of Igor. Players must challenge the Tartarus that appears every night in Tatsumi Port Island and defeat Shadows on the way to the top of the tower. Players can decide to fight as a Shadow or against the Shadows and receive in-game rewards according to which side was victorious. Play is limited by the in-game time consumed by actions, which players are allocated one hour of a day. A player's starting Persona is determined by a personality quiz and will gradually change over time.
The level cap is 250 and HP/SP were derived from this. The tower of Tartarus itself in this game has a total of 200 floors, with bosses appearing at fifteen level intervals.
The game was discontinued to make way for the release of Persona Ain Soph. During its active period, it was regularly updated to increase level caps, add new enemies and items, and implement new systems.
A player's Persona is decided at the beginning of the game and will determines what it will develop into for the rest of the game. The paths are as follows:
- Eligor -> Cu Chulainn -> Siegfried -> Susano-o -> Shiva
- Angel -> Archangel -> Dominion -> Throne -> Metatron
- Inugami -> Orthrus -> Flauros -> Cerberus -> Ganesha
- Pixie -> Queen Mab -> Titania -> Scathach -> Yaksini