Persona 3 Reload General Producer States That Female Protagonist Has “No Chance” Of Inclusion

In a recent interview with outlet Famitsu with general producer Kazuhisa Wada and Episode Aigis director Yu Hashizume, the developers have touched on several aspects of what made them include the episode.

In one such question, the Famitsu interviewer asks about the possibility of the female protagonist ever being added to Persona 3 Reload. Wada then comments that due to how it would take much more development costs, they have ultimately decided to not include the female protagonist.

You can view a full translated response of Wada below, translated by Persona Central:

It pains me to say this… but unfortunately there is no chance of including the female protagonist. Of course we also considered plans to include her, but the hurdles were too high. It was expected to take a long development period and would have cost several times more than Episode Aigis. Additionally, as the Persona Team, we have a mission to not only work on remakes, but also on “completely new works.” Our staff members are working in unison towards future developments you can look forward to, so we appreciate your understanding.

Kazuhisa Wada, Persona 3 General Producer

Persona 3 Reload is a remake of the classic JRPG originally released on the PS2. In the game, we follow a group of young individuals who become part of the S.E.E.S. organization. Together, they must investigate the mysterious Dark Hour, a 13th hour where monsters called Shadows lurk around. Though the moon stages bring with them dangerous foes, every night also turns Gekkoukan High into a mysterious tower called Tartarus.

In case you missed it, check out our review. Persona 3 Reload is currently available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. The DLC package containing an additional episode scenario will be releasing this September.