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Can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n.
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Persona 5 Tactica, opening scene

Persona 5 Tactica is a strategy RPG and a spin-off to Persona 5 developed by Atlus and P-Studio. It was released on November 17, 2023 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Windows and Steam.

Summary[]

During the events of Persona 5, the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, having gathered on a snowy day in Café Leblanc preceding their graduation ceremony, suddenly go through a strange tremor as the door of Leblanc emits a suspicious light. On the outside they find a different and unfamiliar world known as the Kingdoms where there's a mysterious cityscape reminiscent of medieval Europe.

Suddenly attacked by an armed group called Legionnaires, the Phantom Thieves are rescued by a mysterious individual calling herself "Erina," and they accept her odd offer of "cooperating with the revolution."

Gameplay[]

P5T Tribangle

An example of a Triple Threat.

Persona 5 Tactica is a tactical role-playing game. It utilizes mechanics of the Persona series, such as Downing and One Mores in a tabletop format.

Affinities themselves have been completely removed, but attacks can be categorized based on the ailments they can afflict, which in turn have guaranteed effects. For example, Curse skills have been repurposed to afflict Despair while the attacks themselves are typeless.

Up to 3 party members can be equipped in combat, and the protagonist isn't mandatory to be in the party. These allies can perform a combined "Triple Threat" attack by targeting enemies within a triangular area formed by said combatants acting as vertices, as long as at least one enemy within the highlighted field is Downed.

Characters[]

Main article: List of Persona 5 Tactica Characters

Playable characters[]

Main characters[]

  • Protagonist: a second-year high school student and the player's alter ego. The leader of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts reforming rotten adults behind the scenes with his comrades. His code name is Joker.
  • Erina: an unfamiliar individual that has rescued the Phantom Thieves upon their sudden encounter. The leader of Rebel Corps, she strikes a deal with the Phantom Thieves to help them in achieving their revolution. She's trusted for her initiative and has a bright and energetic personality, but can be reckless.
  • Toshiro Kasukabe: a young member of the Japanese Diet considered to be the next Prime Minister. He was rescued by the Phantom Thieves after being trapped in the alternate world, with no recollection of how it occurred. He has an argumentative personality and sees the big picture, but avoids fighting for the sake of safety.
  • Morgana: a mysterious being that can speak human language, appears like a black cat. Having met and being rescued by the protagonist in the Metaverse, they've acted together ever since. Having a wealth of knowledge of the other world, he's the guide and mascot of the Phantom Thieves.
  • Ryuji Sakamoto: hot-tempered, but kind boy that fights for his friends and the oppressed, facing any opponent head-on. He wandered in the Metaverse together with the protagonist before awakening to his Persona.
  • Ann Takamaki: strong-willed and kind-hearted, she has sacrificed herself in order to protect her best friend after a tragedy, and has worked together with the Phantom Thieves since her awakening to her Persona.
  • Yusuke Kitagawa: an aspiring artist attending Kosei High School's art course with highly-acclaimed paintings. Regardless of his well-groomed appearance, his strong devotion to art makes him an eccentric.
  • Makoto Niijima: a third-year high school student and student council president, she acts like an older sister to the Phantom Thieves and has a martial arts prowess that she utilizes in combat by using her fists, making her a feared combatant.
  • Futaba Sakura: a genius young hacker who once caused a stir in the world. At first having had poor communication skills and being afraid of public spaces, but after regaining her true memories, she awakened to her Persona. She plays an active role as Navigator, acting as her team's rear support.
  • Haru Okumura: the daughter of the president of Okumura Foods, a major restaurant company. Calm and gentle personality with a strong sense of justice, she also has an oblivious and silly side, once calling herself "Beauty Thief."

DLC only[]

  • Goro Akechi: a third-year high school boy with the title of "detective." Clear-minded and friendly, he has appeared in many media outlets, and is sometimes referred to as the "second coming of the Detective Prince." Although he pursuits the Phantom Thieves, for a certain reason he's cooperating with them.
  • Kasumi Yoshizawa: a beautiful young girl who entered Shujin Academy at the same time as the protagonist. She has achieved excellent results as a gymnast since middle school, and she's met with high expectations by the academy.

Antagonists[]

  • Tyrant Marie: a sadistic and tyrannical queen who enslaves the citizens of her Kingdom for the sake of arranging a grand wedding. She brainwashed the Phantom Thieves by blowing kisses on them, allowing her to take full control of their bodies and minds.
  • Lord Yoshiki: a feudal Japanese lord who monitors his citizens with spycams and takes people who don't like him to labor camps under the pretense of love towards them.
  • Nakabachi: the ruler of the third Kingdom who has manipulated and blackmailed the Rebel Club into turning against each other through spy networks.
  • Shadow Toshiro: Toshiro Kasukabe's Shadow Self.
  • Salmael: a divine being who kidnapped Toshiro in a bid to kill him using his worst fears to save humanity.

Other characters[]

  • Marie Anto: the real-world counterpart of Tyrant Marie and the daughter of a corporate conglomerate CEO about to undergo an arranged marriage with Toshiro.
  • Yoshiki Kasukabe: the real-world counterpart of Lord Yoshiki, he is a long-standing Diet minister whose serene nature earned him the nickname "Buddha Kasukabe" by the public, and is the father of Toshiro Kasukabe. Beneath his public image however, belies an overbearing parent and layers of scandals.
  • Yuki Kasukabe: Toshiro's terminally ill mother. Her cognitive counterpart is Lord Yoshiki's consort, who defected to save his citizens from his tyranny.
  • Ichiro Nakabachi: a shady man who was appointed to Vice President in Toshiro's high school through fraud. He is responsible for a series of blackmail incidents that Toshiro investigated.
  • Eri Natsuhara: the real-world counterpart of Erina and an upperclasswoman Toshiro befriended during his youth.

DLC only[]

  • Guernica: an infamous street artist and vandal with a mysterious power that allows her to tap into people's emotions through her artwork. However, she has suddenly became violent and is now seeking to annihilate humanity through her art.
  • Luca: a mysterious girl the protagonist, Akechi and Yoshizawa met in The Streets.
  • Jerri: Guernica's pink parrot sidekick and the main antagonist of the DLC campaign.

Early Purchase Bonus and Downloadable Contents[]

In Japan[]

P5T RepaintYourHeart

"Repaint Your Heart"

Development[]

According to producer Kazuhisa Wada, there are various motivations behind the idea of Persona 5 Tactica: aside from wanting to expand the possibilities of the series, Wada wanted to produce another story related to Persona 5. Additionally, Wada personally loves tactical RPGs, and many user surveys and the like pointed to interest towards the genre.[2]

On the design of the game, the goal was to create a game with pop and a good tempo so players who are new to the genre can enjoy it. As such, the focus of the combat system revolves around the "positioning" of the enemies and allies, making it easy to observe one's advantages and disadvantages.[2]

Additionally, the phantom thief-related themes of the series, such as hiding in the shadows and watching from afar, were aspects that fit well with the genre.[2]

Persona 5 Tactica's art style was a decision made to fit the different type of game, with intentionally increased proportions compared to the Persona Q games, spinoff games in a similarly chibi art style. The hands and feet size are emphasized more which lean towards a "comic book-like deformity" to help depict dynamic gestures and movements.[3]

Gallery[]

Videos[]

Trailers
Character Trailers
Nyahoo! News / Morgana's Splendid Tactical Instructions

Trivia[]

  • Persona 5 Tactica is the first game in the Persona series with a simultaneous worldwide release, excluding re-releases, such as Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 5 Royal.
  • Translated text files in Brazilian Portuguese, Russian and Turkish have been found within the game.[4]
  • Similar to the 2022 release of Persona 5 Royal, the name of the protagonist defaults to "Ren Amamiya" upon changing the language of the game.[5][6]
  • Persona 5 Tactica adopts a similar writing and visual style to Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth and Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth.
  • This is the first Persona game to not feature the tarot in any way whatsoever. Consequentially, Erina and Toshiro Kasukabe are not tied to any arcana.
  • This is the first Persona game since Persona 3 where the Reaper does not appear at all.
  • This is one of the very few Persona games since Persona 3 where the final boss and/or main antagonist does not show up at the start of the game, either in disguise or in-person with their true nature concealed. This is only true for the main campaign, as Jerri shows up at the start of Repaint Your Heart.
  • In March 14th, 2024, a language patch was added to Persona 5 Tactica, that made the files in Brazilian Portuguese, Russian and Turkish playable. Additionally, the Brazilian Portuguese translation of the game also localized the Phantom Thieves' codenames except for Noir and Mona.

In Other Languages[]

Language Title
Flag of Japan Japanese ペルソナ5 タクティカ
Flag of South Korea Korean 페르소나5 택티카
Flag of Hong KongFlag of the Republic of China Traditional Chinese 女神異聞錄5 戰略版
Flag of Hong Kong Simplified Chinese 女神异闻录5 战略版
Flag of France French Persona 5 Tactica
Flag of Italy Italian Persona 5 Tactica
Flag of Germany German Persona 5 Tactica
Flag of Spain Spanish Persona 5 Tactica
Flag of Brazil Portuguese (Brazil) Persona 5 Tactica
Flag of Poland Polish Persona 5 Tactica
Flag of Russia Russian Persona 5 Tactica
Flag of Turkey Turkish Persona 5 Tactica

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References[]


Persona 5 Tactica
Characters
Playable Protagonist - Morgana - Erina - Ryuji Sakamoto - Ann Takamaki - Yusuke Kitagawa - Makoto Niijima - Futaba Sakura - Haru Okumura - Toshiro Kasukabe - Goro Akechi - Kasumi Yoshizawa
Supporting Characters Lavenza - Yuki - Eri Natsuhara - Yuri Kurano - Luca
Legionnaires Marie - Yoshiki - Nakabachi - Shadow Toshiro - Salmael
Guernica - Jerri
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