The Persona collection has a wealthy custom of all of a sudden changing its English voice actors. Kanji Tatsumi acquired a brand new voice in Persona 4 Area Ultimax, Tae Takemi acquired one in Persona 5 Royal, and we had been endlessly disadvantaged of this totally divine studying of “Aha! Is that this our likelihood?” when Chie’s voice actor modified in Persona 4 Golden. 

Now, Persona 3 Reload—the upcoming full-blown remake of Persona 3—is changing its complete dang English voice cast, and we acquired our first hearken to the brand new line-up within the game’s new English Gameplay Reveal trailer. Unhealthy information, everybody: Fuuka not sounds sufficiently old to attract a pension.

Though a number of cast members—notably Ken and Aigis—do not characteristic within the trailer, we nonetheless acquired ears on Yukari, Akihiko, Mitsuru, Junpei, and Fuuka, a significant chunk of the game’s major squad. I’ve to say I like what I am listening to, a minimum of for essentially the most half. I in all probability would not even discover that Yukari and Mitsuru have modified until you pointed it out to me, and Fuuka’s new voice actor—Suzie Yeung—truly seems like a younger woman now, slightly than the pack-a-day smoker voice she had within the authentic (though that efficiency had its appeal).

The one one I am uncertain of is Akihiko. Everybody’s favorite, protein-loving boy had an extremely distinct efficiency within the authentic game, an virtually comically badass voice that matches his character completely. We solely hear a snippet of his new efficiency—from Alejandro Saab—on this trailer, making it a lot too early to evaluate, nevertheless it appears much less characterful to my ear, even when the standard of the appearing is excessive. Maybe I simply want to regulate to the change.

Both approach, I am excited to get my arms on this one when it lastly arrives subsequent 12 months. Though Persona 3 lastly got here to PC within the type of Persona 3 Transportable—a port of the game’s PSP model—in January this 12 months, I ended up placing it down after 15 or so hours. The visible novel type simply did not work for me in a Persona game. I will be glad to lastly get an opportunity to expertise (some model of) the basic when the remake hits. 

Positive, Atlus says it will not have the feminine protagonist or growth content material, however I think about it’s going to solely be a matter of time till we get Persona 3 Reload Rearmed: An awesome alternative to purchase the remake a second time with all that lacking stuff put in.