All fans of the Persona franchise will surely be looking forward to getting their hands on the new chapter of the franchise, namely Persona 5 Tactics. However, there is still one thing that is unclear to many players: is Persona 5 Tactics a sequel? In this article, therefore, we will answer this question so that you can know what you will encounter if you decide to buy the game.
Is Persona 5 Tactics a sequel?
No, Persona 5 Tactics is not a sequel. It is a spin-off of the main series and the events that are narrated take place in the same period as those we saw and experienced in Persona 5. Consequently, Persona 5 Tactics will not continue the story that we had the opportunity to experience in the main chapter of the series, but it will serve more as a sort of expansion of the plot of the main game, as also happened with the release of Persona 5 Strikers.
So, as far as the actual plot is concerned, we can say that the Phantom Thieves of Hearts are located in an alternate version of a medieval European world. The characters, as usual, meet at Cafe LeBlanc and will form a particular training relationship with another character who will be introduced for the first time in the series, Erina, the leader of a group of fighters under the name of Rebel Corps. With the help of these new allies, Joker and his friends will have to fight against a new enemy known as Legionnaires, while they will be committed to discovering the truth behind his origin.
Is Persona 5 Tactics canon?
In reality, at the moment, there have still been no denials or confirmations from Atlus regarding whether Persona 5 Tactics is canon or not. What seems to emerge from what we know at the moment is that it is an alternative version of what happens, a sort of reimagining with other tones and with the addition of new characters. Consequently, it is not clear whether this is something that can be considered canon for the Persona 5 timeline.
However, we must also consider the fact that, until now, any game that has been released regarding the Persona universe has been considered, in some way, canon for the purposes of the timeline and the general plot, as was, for example, also in the case of Persona 5 Strikers. So it is very likely that, in the end, Persona 5 Tactics will also be considered as such. Furthermore, from what we have been able to see thanks to the videos that Atlus itself has published, it seems that the intention of the developers is to entice the player to play Persona 5 before immersing himself in the adventure of Persona 5 Tactics. So, in conclusion, in some ways, we can define Persona 5 Tactics canon.
Is Persona 5 Tactics turn-based?
What many are wondering is whether or not Persona 5 Tactics will be a turn-based game. Lovers of this type of combat will be happy to know that Persona 5 Tactics will be a turn-based game, following in the footsteps of the main game. Players will have the opportunity to have control of three characters and there will be the usual grid in which both enemies and player characters will be positioned, as in the most classic strategy games.
As for the gameplay itself, Persona 5 Tactics gives players the opportunity to get close to their opponents to launch melee attacks, use weapons to inflict damage on multiple enemies at the same time, or make use of their character's abilities to recall your Persona during combat. In the event that you manage to discover the opponent's weaknesses, you will have an additional turn to attack, in addition to the fact that you also have an attack called Triple Threat available which allows you to inflict significant damage on all opponents.
Is Persona 5 Tactics multiplayer?
No, Persona 5 Tactics is not a multiplayer game. Unfortunately, if you are looking for a game to play with your friends, Persona 5 Tactics is not the right choice for you. Although the game itself could have lent itself to a multiplayer mode, Atlus has decided to continue its policy of creating mostly single-player games, to try to make these adventures as much as possible a sort of introspective journeys and to to best empathize with the player.