Microsoft reminded people a trio of upcoming JRPG and action games will join its subscription service this month. Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden will be available on Xbox Game Pass on January 19, 2023, while Monster Hunter Rise will be added on January 20, 2023. These are day-one debuts, launching the moment they debut on the Xbox One and Xbox Series X. All three will offer cloud, console, and PC support when they join the service.
Persona 3 Portable is another take on the PS2 classic Persona 3. A secret club at Gekkoukan High School fights to investigate the Dark Hour, a hidden 25th hour of the day beginning at midnight, and the Tartarus tower that emerges within this period. Persona 3 Portable is the first rerelease of the PlayStation Portable exclusive since first coming out in November 2009.
Persona 4 Golden follows a band of students in the rural town of Inaba as they investigate the connection between a chilling serial killer and the mysterious Midnight Channel. An update to the PS2 original, Golden was first released on PlayStation Vita in June 2012. While Persona 4 Golden has been available on PC since June 2020, this will be the first time it is playable on an Xbox console.
Monster Hunter Rise sees hunters defending Kamura Village against the Rampage, an unknown phenomena that causes hordes of monsters to attack Kamura in a frenzied rage. First released in March 2021 as a Nintendo Switch exclusive, and on PC in January 2022, its 2023 release marks Rise’s PlayStation and Xbox debut.
As another reminder, there are also a number of titles leaving the service on January 15, 2023. These are:
- Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Cloud
- Nobody Saves The World
- The Anacrusis
- We Happy Few
- Windjammer 2
Persona 3 Portable is available on the PlayStation Portable, and Persona 4 Golden can be found on the PlayStation Vita and PC. Both will be available on Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PS4, and PS5 on January 19, 2023.
Monster Hunter Rise is available on Nintendo Switch and PC, and it will be available on the Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PS4, and PS5, on January 20, 2023.