Good news for Persona fans who find themselves missing Persona 4’s Investigation Team while playing Persona 5’s Phantom Thieves–there’s a mod on the way just for you. The Persona 5: Investigation Team character replacement mod is in progress now, building a whole new cast to play through the game’s story with.
The project lead is a modder who tweets under @REALMadMax1960, in collaboration with artist Century_. The mod builds on a now discontinued mod that inserted Persona 4 protagonist Yu over P5’s Joker. For now, all updates are being posted to the Persona 5: Investigation Team Discord server.
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The project lead has said that the aim is mainly to replace the UI and models for Persona 5, which will include the Persona 4 characters’ personas, adding that they may or may not be able to implement character animations as well. Updates in the Discord note that the project will only replace voicelines if someone comes forward to help with that side of development.
Welcome to P5:IT’s twitter!
P5:IT is a comprehensive overhaul/replacement mod for persona 5 to replace it’s characters with persona 4 ones.
Current plans are detailed in length in discord server (link below), but mostly just phantom thieves (ui and models) being replaced. pic.twitter.com/ebs2IDCZA1
— PT:IT (@Persona5IT) March 8, 2022
The Discord also lists which characters will be swapped over the existing Persona 5 cast, with the decisions made based on both personality and proportions. A number of early releases have been posted to the game’s Discord, but the developers say it will only be posted to GameBanana when it’s in a playable state–meaning the entire game’s story should be playable all the way through.
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