what you need to know
- Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden are now available to download on modern consoles and stream on Xbox Cloud Gaming.
- New support for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC brings overhauled graphics and gameplay optimizations, among other improvements.
- Users with an Xbox or PC Game Pass subscription can stream the game with all-new, dynamic touch controls designed specifically for both games.
Two popular entries from the Japanese RPG series Persona have just been released on modern platforms including Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC. Both are available now for Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass subscribers to download or stream via Xbox Cloud Gaming, the latter of which comes with brand new control schemes for touchscreen devices.
The touch control layout changes depending on the scenario in each game, putting Persona 3 wearable and Persona 4 Gold alongside a collection of Xbox titles with native mobile cloud gaming support. A new “Suspend Save” feature further enhances the experience on Xbox Cloud Gaming, providing a quick save alternative to the specific locations used for game saves in the original.
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Persona 3 Portable was originally an updated version loaded with gameplay and story overhauls, including the option to change the protagonist’s gender and unlock alternate events. The low-res 3D environments used for moments of exploration in the original release have been replaced with 2D backgrounds, which remain in this modern re-release alongside a collection of other enhancements.
Persona 4 Golden also enjoys general improvements for this re-release of the original improved game, including the Suspend Save feature from the updated prequel. A difficulty selection is available from the start, alongside a choice of Japanese or localized voiceovers for in-game dialogue in both titles and smoother graphics running at 60FPS on Xbox Series X|S.
Both games received positive reviews upon release and with these Ultra HD revisions they can become the best JRPGs for Xbox. Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden can be purchased separately $19.99 each or as part of a Package for $39.49. As mentioned earlier, Xbox or PC Game Pass subscribers can download or stream the games as part of their active membership.
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It’s never too late to jump into a Persona game. Trust me I speak from experience. Persona 4 was a game I bought second-hand for the PlayStation 2 many moons ago, but it was almost accurate when I moved home and the console never came out of the packaging boxes, being replaced with an Xbox 360 instead. Luckily the boxes stayed in my attic, and I ended up ripping most of the games using an external DVD drive.
Since Valve’s Steam Deck handheld was valuable in getting me playing again, it made sense to emulate some gems I might have missed as a youngster. It turns out; Persona 4 is an amazing game with lots of challenges. Many friends have since explained the many changes included in the Persona 4 Golden re-release now available on Steam, but I’m too far into my original save to reboot.
My partner is already playing Persona 5 on Xbox Game Pass and she has fallen in love with the game, so no doubt Persona 3 Portable or Persona 4 Golden is next for her. The games are incredibly extravagant, with catchy music and a storyline straight out of an anime series. They’re both brilliant games and more accessible than ever with Xbox Cloud Gaming, so don’t miss out!