April 14, 2024

Screenshot: Atlus / Faz

One of many largest complaints surrounding Persona 3 Reload was that Atlus’ remake of the beloved PS2 RPG didn’t have all of the add-ons from earlier up to date editions of the sport. This included the playable epilogue referred to as The Reply from Persona 3 FES, and Persona 3 Transportable’s feminine protagonist route that allows you to play as Kotone Shiomi, a feminine model of the principle character with totally different storylines, dialogue, and even music than the unique male model. Whereas The Reply could also be coming as DLC sooner or later, it doesn’t sound like Atlus goes to be including a “FeMC” route. Fortunately followers are stepping up, with a staff already working diligently so as to add the choice by way of mods, and it seems prefer it’s coming collectively fairly effectively.

The mod is being developed by a bunch that calls themselves the “FeMC Reloaded Group,” and it updates not solely the character mannequin, but additionally colour swaps Reload’s blue UI for pink, similar to Persona 3 Transportable did for the feminine route on the PSP. In line with the group’s Github web page for the mod, the purpose is to retool as a lot of the sport with Kotone’s colour scheme and likeness as attainable, in addition to make alterations to scenes to mirror her, versus the male protagonist Makoto Yuki.

“Our quests span throughout realms – from 3D modeling to UI design, from rewriting texts to reanimating cutscenes,” the staff writes on the Github web page. “We did, what Atlusn’t.”

The group’s long-term targets embrace:

  • Doc your 3D modeling escapades, respiration life into Kotone’s character.
  • Paint the UI with Kotone’s essence, making each pixel depend.
  • Rewrite dialogues, bestowing Kotone with a voice that echoes and differentiates her from Makoto.
  • Craft cutscenes that captivate, putting Kotone on the coronary heart of the narrative.
  • Weave animations with finesse, bringing fluidity to Kotone’s each transfer.

Right here’s a video showcasing a number of the faculty life sections, in addition to some turn-based battles.

Atlus / Faz

Kotone’s place within the Persona canon has been difficult over time. Most video games that adopted Persona 3 have acknowledged Makoto because the hero of the sport, however Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth options the character prominently, as she joins the remainder of the casts from the three “fashionable” Persona video games and questions the character of her existence. Her omission in Persona 3 Reload has been a sore spot for lots of followers, so it’s nice to see some devoted followers bringing her again into the fold.