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Persona 3 FES

Developer: Atlus
Publishers: Atlus (US/JP/KR), Koei (EU/AU)
Platform: PlayStation 2
Released in JP: April 19, 2007
Released in US: April 22, 2008
Released in EU: October 17, 2008
Released in AU: November 13, 2008
Released in KR: August 17, 2007


CodeIcon.png This game has unused code.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
ModelsIcon.png This game has unused models.
MovieIcon.png This game has unused cinematics.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.


NotesIcon.png This game has a notes page

Cacti speak Japanese.
...But what does it mean?
This game has text or audio that needs to be translated. If you are fluent with this language, please read our translation guidelines and then submit a translation!
Hmmm...
To do:
  • Make this article a little less informal and more what you would see on a standard Wikipedia page.
  • Add info about debug Calendar Portal and Tactics in-battle menu, and document this voiced line bug.
  • Document Hachiman, Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne's Cerberus, and Strega's personas. Be sure to document their battle status and moveset if possible.
  • Add in a sub-page of all the unused Persona cut-ins.
  • There are character exclusive Personas that have card icons when they're not supposed to. Add them in.
  • There are differences between the NTSC-J release and the NTSC-U release, particularly in the opening intro & menus.
  • Document the unused maps and cutscenes. Use the game's note page for assistance.

Persona 3 FES is the third installment in the Persona series (part of the larger Megami Tensei series) and the first to be on the PlayStation 2. This version contains both the original Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 game and the extra content from the Persona 3 FES expansion disc released in Japan, adding some extra content to the main quest as well as a separate Epilogue storyline called The Answer.

Sub-Pages

TextIcon.png
Unused Voice Clips
Listen...Can you hear the many voices?

Debug Options

Cutscene Debug Menu

Hmmm...
To do:
Document more of this. There is a lot of stuff to do in these menus.
Add codes for other versions of the game.


P3FES-DebugMenu1.png P3FES-DebugMenu2.png P3FES-DebugMenu3.png

A fairly elaborate debug menu remains in this game. You can make your own cutscenes, apply sound effects and BGM, apply graphics to appear during cutscenes, and toggle various settings in this menu. To enable it, apply the code below for your version of the game.

Persona 3 FES USA (SLUS-21621) codes:

Master Code (Only needed for cheat devices used on a console)
90506658 0C14193E
Debug Menu Enable
2036E8C4 00000000

Persona 3 FES USA Trade Demo (SLUS-28067) codes:

Master Code (Only needed for cheat devices used on a console)
90509798 0C14258E
Debug Menu Enable
2035A2F4 00000000

Persona 3 FES JP (SLPM-66690) codes:

Master Code (Only needed for cheat devices used on a console)
90507258 0C141C3E
Debug Menu Enable
2036E7C4 00000000

Persona 3 JP (SLPM-66445) codes:

Master Code (Only needed for cheat devices used on a console)
9050A258 0C14283E
Debug Menu Enable
2035A184 00000000

pnach format, for use with PCSX2 (FES USA):

patch=1,EE,2036E8C4,extended,00000000

The file must be named 94A82AAA.pnach, and placed within PCSX2's user-related cheat directory. This is typically located at C:\Users\<USERNAME>\Documents\PCSX2\cheats.

With the above code active, enter New Game or enter any area with a cutscene. When the cutscene is playing, or in New Game, press R2. This will take you to the debug menu. Pressing Triangle while in this menu will send you to the cutscene editor window. Pressing Circle will exit out of an option.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Calendar Debug

Hmmm...
To do:
Someone who is more competent than me should make a joker code for this.
An example of this debug menu in-game.

While in-game, set this address 211672E0 to 1, you can open a debug menu that allows you to force what state of day you're in as well as changing what day you're on.

  • L1/L2 to move state of day.
  • L2/R2 to move a month.
  • Up/Down to move a week forward/back.
  • Left/Right to move a day forward/back.
State In-game text
AZA Early morning
GOZEN Morning
HIRAYASUMI Lunchtime
GOGO Afternoon
HOUKAGO After School
YORU Evening
SINYA Late Night
25 Dark Hour
SOUCHOU Late Night
(Source: Original TCRF research)

Extra Navigation Menu

P3FES-OrderDebug1.png P3FES-OrderDebug2.png

By using this code, you can add a little debug option in the navigatior menu allowing you to change floors or go back to the entrance at will.

Tactics Debug (NTSC-U)
2083A418 0000000F

Graphics

There are quite a few graphics leftover from earlier periods of development, including concept sketches.

Temporary Title Screen

P3FES-Temporary-Title-Screen.png

A title screen image that was probably used early in the development of Persona 3 as a design placeholder.

Certificate of Marriage

P3FES-Certificate-of-Marriage.png

An image depicting a menu where the player could enter a name for what appears to be a certificate of marriage. Mr. Aragaki Shinjiro is typed in.

Placeholder Portraits

These are unused placeholder portraits that were left in the game. The final images include more of the body than the earlier versions.

Unused Used
P3FES-Bust-Yukari-Unused.png P3FES-Bust-Yukari.png

Yukari made it in without any obvious changes.

Unused Used
P3FES-Bust-Aigis-Unused.png P3FES-Bust-Aigis.png

Aigis had her arm moved up for the final version.

Unused Used
P3FES-Bust-Mitsuru-Unused.png P3FES-Bust-Mitsuru.png

Mitsuru seems unchanged.

Unused Used
P3FES-Bust-Junpei01-Unused.png P3FES-Bust-Junpei01.png

Junpei has no line drawings, but the shading does improve in the final image.

Unused Used
P3FES-Bust-Junpei02-Unused.png P3FES-Bust-Junpei02.png

Same as before, shading added.

Unused Used
P3FES-Bust-Fuuka01-Unused.png P3FES-Bust-Fuuka01.png

Fuuka's right arm and hand were either not planned to be visible or the concept sketch was really bad at emphasizing them.

Unused Used
P3FES-Bust-Fuuka02-Unused.png P3FES-Bust-Fuuka02.png

Here Fuuka looks almost identical, her collar is the only thing that was changed.

Unused Used
P3FES-Bust-Akihiko-Unused.png P3FES-Bust-Akihiko.png

The strap on Akihiko's arm had detail added and a pin was put on his shirt.

Unused Used
P3FES-Bust-Ken-Unused.png P3FES-Bust-Ken.png

Ken's uniform sports the Gekkokan logo in the final where it didn't before. The lace on his sweater has also changed a bit.

Unused Used
P3FES-Bust-Shinjiro01-Unused.png P3FES-Bust-Shinjiro01.png

They decided to make Shinjiro look angrier at some point.

Unused Used
P3FES-Bust-Shinjiro02-Unused.png P3FES-Bust-Shinjiro02.png

No changes are obvious for Shinjiro in this one.

Unused Used
P3FES-Bust-Koromaru-Unused.png P3FES-Bust-Koromaru.png

Koromaru's stance was changed at some point.

Unused Used
P3FES-Bust-Ryoji-Unused.png P3FES-Bust-Ryoji.png

Ryoji made it through the grinder with a minor change: more buttons were added to his shirt.

Unused Used
P3FES-Bust-Keisuke-Unused.png P3FES-Bust-Keisuke.png

Keisuke was always planned to grin like an idiot.

Unused Used
P3FES-Bust-Hidetoshi-Unused.png P3FES-Bust-Hidetoshi.png

Hidetoshi's smile was given the Mona Lisa treatment and made more ambiguous.

Unused Used
P3FES-Bust-Bebe-Unused.png P3FES-Bust-Bebe.png

Bebe was given his trademark fan at some point and his arms were moved a bit to compensate.

Unused Used
P3FES-Bust-Nozomi-Unused.png P3FES-Bust-Nozomi.png

Nozomi looks unchanged.

Unused Persona Portraits

Hypnos Moros Medea
Persona3 Hypnos PortraitPST 0D0.TMX 1.png Persona 3 Moros PST 0D1.TMX 1.png Persona 3 Medea PST 0D2.TMX 1.png

From left to right, Takaya's Persona, Jin's Persona, and Chidori's Persona. They are all seen in-game but their portraits aren't seen.

Unused Cut-In Portraits

There are place holder cut-in portraits in the game's code, some are bigger than the ones in the final game. However, unlike the placeholder portraits, the final ones show less body than the unused ones.

Earliest Early Final
Persona3-FES EarliestYukari.png Persona3-FES EarlyYukari.png Persona3-FES EarlyYukari2.png Persona3-FES FinalYukari.png

The only difference is that there is a a slight zoom in the earliest one.

But despite the lack of shading the early ones have, they're practically the same.

Unused Used
Persona3-FES EarlierYukari-cutin2.png Persona3-FES FinalYukari-cutin2.png

Yukari originally had a more different eye color and the portrait was more zoomed out.

Earliest Early Final
Persona3-FES EarliestJunpei.png Persona3-FES EarliestJunpei2.png Persona3-FES FinalJunpei.png

The earliest one is a lot more zoomed in, unlike in the early and final version.

Both the earliest and the early ones have a huger emphasize with the teeth part and would introduce you to different colors of blue your house would be painted in.

In the early version, the chain necklace was visible while in the final version the necklace wasn't present at all.

Unused Used
Persona3-FES SpookedJuntear.png Persona3-FES FinalScaredJuntear.png

Same thing except that there's a lot more zoom in on Junpei in the final version.

Unused Used
Persona3-FES AkihikoUnused1.png Persona3-FES AkihikoFinal.png

The only difference between the two is lighting and the extra zoom-in is not in the final release. The rest remained untouched.

Persona3-FES Persona2Portrait1.png Persona3-FES Persona2Portrait2.png

In the same place where cut-in portraits are, there are portraits for Eikichi Mishina from Persona 2. Presumably, this was used as placeholders or to test out how Cut-In portraits would work.

Rough Character Sketches

There is a few character rough sketches through out the game's data. Most of these are featured in the collector's edition art book for Persona 3.

Persona3-FES SketchJunpei.png Persona3-FES Juntear.png
A placeholder cut-in portrait for Junpei and yet there is another one that's zoomed in.

Persona3-FES Mitsuru.png Persona3-FES Mitsuru2.png
A placeholder cut-in for Mitsuru with a similar one that has an extreme close-up.

Persona3-FES AkihikoSketch.png Persona3-FES AkihikoComparsion99.png
Another placeholder cut-in portrait for Akihiko. There's also a similar version featured that's more zoomed in.

Persona3-FES Fuuka.png Persona3-FES ZoomedinFuuka.png
A placeholder cut-in portrait for Fuuka and another one exists that's more zoomed in.

Unused Social Link Status Portraits

There are portraits for all of the main male characters. Originally, you were supposed to choose between a male or a female character but was cut out due to time. These could be a remnant of that idea.

Persona3-FES Koromaru-SociaLinkA.png Persona3-FES Koromaru-SocialLinkB.png
Unused social link portraits for Koromaru.

Persona3-FES Junpei-SocialLinkA.png Persona3-FES Junpei-SocialLink B.png
Unused social link portraits for Stupei err, Junpei Iori. The over emphasis on the teeth when he's mad is once again, not in the final game.

Persona3-FES Akihiko-SocialLinkA.png Persona3-FES Akihiko-SocialLinkB.png
Unused social link portraits for Akihiko.

Persona3-FES Ken-SocialLinkA.png Persona3-FES Ken-SocialLinkB.png
Unused social link portraits for Ken.

Persona3-FES Shinjiro-SocialLinkA.png Persona3-FES Shinjiro-SocialLinkB.png
Unused social link portraits for Shinjiro. The reversed version has Shinji sporting an eye patch.

Persona3-FES ReversedDeath.png
This would have been used when the death arcana was reversed. But since it automatically progresses through out the game with out ever reversing, it remains unused.

Battle UI Mockup

Persona-3-FES-Battle-UI-Mockup-01.png Persona-3-FES-Battle-UI-Mockup-03.png
Mockup images have been left in btl\BATTLE\PANEL\BTLPNL.BIN. The first is taken directly from Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne.

Persona-3-FES-Battle-UI-Mockup-02.png
In order, the text on the right translates to Attack, Agi, Maragi, Bufu, Mabufu, Zio, Mazio, Garu, Magaru.

Persona-3-FES-Battle-UI-Mockup-04.png
The help dialogue reads "Designate strategies towards allies."

Persona-3-FES-Battle-UI-Mockup-05.png
In this image, Fuuka is saying "Watch out, everyone! That shadow is a powerful foe!" Additionally, Fuuka has a circle pattern which in the final game is replaced with a floral pattern.

(Translations: Glitterberri)

Main Character's Speaking Icon

Persona3-FES MainCharacter-speakingicon.png

This would have been used when the main character would have spoken. However, he never does thus making this unused. Also, for whatever reason it takes an earlier version of Aigis's icon.

Stretched Eligor

Persona3-FES StretchedEligor.png

For whatever reason, there is a stretched up Eligor portrait in the same files that have all the portrait cut-ins. Unlike the one in the game, this one has more brighter light.

Unused Models

Early Map Location Names

Persona-3-Early-Map-Names-Mockup.png

A set of early map location names remain in Persona 3 and FES. Rather than text strings, these names are 2D models contained in data.cvm/FIELD/RMD/M001_003.RMD. The names are accompanied by a compass model, and their placement fit the final game's map quite well. A render of the names superimposed on the map can be seen above. A list of early and final names are listed below for reference.

Early Final
Ryouseikan High school Gekkoukan High
Paulownian Mall Paulownia Mall
Gekkoh island station plaza Port Island Station
Minatodai shopping street Iwatodai Station
Kurenomiya shinto shrine Naganaki Shrine
dormitory Dorm
(Source: Original TCRF research)

Placeholder Model

Persona-3-unusedmodel.png

An unused placeholder model which can be found in an unused cutscene.

Placeholder Cerberus

P3FES-Placeholder-Cerberus.png

By setting your battle Persona to any of Fuuka's Personas, it will show this Cerberus model in battle instead. This is probably because her models are only shown in cutscenes and are not meant to be used in battle. So instead of making the model suited with animations for that, they just used the Cerberus model from Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne as a placeholder instead. This model is not used anywhere else due to Koromaru's Persona being a different version of Cerberus more similar to the one from Digital Devil Saga.

If you want to test this for yourself, use one of these codes to put either Lucia or Juno in your Persona menu.

Put Lucia in Slot 1
10836BAE 000000C8
Put Juno in Slot 2.
10836BE2 000000C9

Music


61.ADX is what appears to be a fanfare track from an unknown game.


There are three early versions of The Voice Someone Calls (Tartarus Entrance theme), named 82.ADX, 83.ADX, and 84.ADX.


An early version of Master of Tartarus appears twice as 0601.ADX and BBGM03.ADX. There is also a third copy named 0602.ADX which is missing the first two seconds of the song.


KINPAKU.ADX is The Army of Ultimate Power's Imminent Arrival, from Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army. "Kinpaku" means "tension" in Japanese.


MAP01.ADX is Tsukudo Cho (Rearrange), from Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon.


MAP02.ADX is A Strange World, from Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army. This song, as well as the other two Devil Summoner songs are exclusive to the FES version of Persona 3.


THEME.ADX is an early and (mostly) instrumental rendition of Burn My Dread.

Video

Unused Final

Inside the game's SOUND folder is a bizarre, unfinished version of P3CT003.SFD, the cutscene introducing Gekkoukan High School. This version uses storyboards for most of its backgrounds. The file is absent from the original Persona 3 release.

Cutscenes

Hmmm...
To do:
  • Include E330_002.
  • There's more unused cutscenes.

By using the cutscene editor, you can access some unused cutscenes. Some are still in Japanese, while others are entirely voiced in English.

Unused Class Introduction

An unused cutscene of the main character being introduced to his class. It's left entirely in Japanese.

E127_002

An unused cutscene after the protagonist recovers from his Persona awakening where the protagonist talks with his homeroom teacher.

E131_001

An unused cutscene with Yukari at the dorm after the protagonist recovers from his Persona awakening. According to the sound files, this scene should come before the previous one, but comes afterwards in the files. There are similar oddities in the ordering of sound archives in the early portions of the game.

E132_001

An unused scene at school, before Junpei joins the team.

E157_001

An unused scene with Yukari before Akihiko returns to the dorm.

E331_005

This cutscene is present in the final game, however the line "How marvelous I can't believe the moment has finally come." is nowhere in the final game.

Unused Text

Yukari: 
Oh good, you're here.      
It's this room. Everybody's waiting        
inside.

This is a changed line that Yukari would have said when you are first asked to join SEES.

In the final game, Yukari says "Oh! There you are!"

Aigis:
Don't worry...
I'll always protect you...

This was supposed to be said at the very end of the game, however it was never used because the final cutscene interrupts it.

Additionally, the cutscene says "Don't worry. I will always be on your side, protecting you," instead of this.

1st Monorail Carriage

This was supposed to be in the first Full Moon Operation, where the Priestess boss was.

However since every time the room was used only for cutscenes, the text never gets a chance to be seen without using cheats.

NULL

This is a placeholder text for when an area in the game does not have any sort of text.

It can only be found by cheats.

Code

There are a few leftover batch files in various parts of the game:

btl\BATTLE\CUTIN\CONVERT.BAT

pakfile per_efc0.seq per_efc0.bin

btl\BATTLE\EFFECT\BTLEFF.BAT

..\..\..\persona3\program\tools\pakfile.exe .\btleff.txt btleff.bin

copy .\btleff.bin ..\..\snd_benc
del .\btleff.bin

PAUSE

data\FACILITY\PAK.BAT

copy msg\msg_souvenir.bmd msg\AGS_msg_souvenir.bmd
copy msg\msg_lot.bmd msg\AGS_msg_lot.bmd
copy msg\msg_elevator_girl.bmd msg\AGS_msg_elevator_girl.bmd


pause

pakfile fcl_combine.seq fcl_combine.pak
pakfile AGS_fcl_combine.seq AGS_fcl_combine.pak

pakfile fcl_accessory.seq fcl_accessory.pak
pakfile AGS_fcl_accessory.seq AGS_fcl_accessory.pak

pakfile fcl_antique.seq fcl_antique.pak
pakfile AGS_fcl_antique.seq AGS_fcl_antique.pak

pakfile fcl_company.seq fcl_company.pak
pakfile AGS_fcl_company.seq AGS_fcl_company.pak

pakfile fcl_drugstore.seq fcl_drugstore.pak
pakfile AGS_fcl_drugstore.seq AGS_fcl_drugstore.pak

pakfile fcl_weapon.seq fcl_weapon.pak
pakfile AGS_fcl_weapon.seq AGS_fcl_weapon.pak


pakfile fcl_elevatorgirl.seq fcl_elevatorgirl.pak
pakfile AGS_fcl_elevatorgirl.seq AGS_fcl_elevatorgirl.pak

pakfile mc.seq mc.pak


pause

Version Differences

Voice Clips

A single voice line was re-recorded for this version of the game, specifically at the beginning when the Protagonist meets Ikutsuki:

Persona 3 Persona 3 FES
Please forgive the bad pun.
Please forgive the pun.

Oddly enough, the original line is used in Persona 3 Portable instead of this revised take.