SEGA and Atlus have revealed a slew of new information for the spinoff Persona 5 Tactica, including two beloved characters that will arrive as DLC in the “Repaint Your Heart” pack.
Repaint Your Heart will add Goro Akechi and Kasumi Yoshizawa to your tactical team while adding on a brand new story. Atlus hasn’t announced a price for the pack yet, but it will be available on day one. It’s also not clear if Akechi and Yoshizawa will interact with the main story in any way or will simply be new characters. Both original voice actors, Robbie Daymond as Akechi and Laura Post as Kasumi, will apprise their roles, however.
A new trailer has also been released, giving a good look at the second world the Phantom Thieves will be visiting, a place reminiscent of mid-1800s Japan called Yoshiki Kingdom. You can also catch a very brief glimpse of Akechi and Yoshizawa in the new art style.
Persona 5 Tactica features a brand-new original story with a tactical combat system that looks quite similar to the Mario+Rabbids games.
Tactica is actually set during the events of Persona 5, as the Phantom Thieves are having a normal meetup at Cafe Leblanc but find themselves transported to a strange alternate-medieval world. There they meet Erina, the leader of a group of freedom fighters called Reberl Corps, who struggle to free the world from its oppressive rule.
Battle is split into player and enemy turns, and during your turn, you can control any of your three characters in any order you want. Positioning on the battlefield is key and can allow you to set up a powerful attack called a Triple Threat. Elevation is also an important factor as it lets you knock down enemies, which opens them up to a follow-up attack. While you can only have three party members at any time, if one is taken out, you can Baton Pass to bring in a reserve member.
Persona 5 Tactica launches on November 17 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.