Social media outraged by “brightened black” character’s skin in Persona 3 Reload

Persona 3 Reload

Footage from the upcoming Persona 3 Reload had some Twitter users aghast as a dark-skinned character was shown with slightly lighter skin.

The initial Twitter post compared the footage of the lighter-skinned character with an image of what they are supposed to look like:

More reasonable critics however are convinced that the character’s skin is brighter due to the actual lighting of the scene (set in the really sunny outdoors), but as evidenced in the past, this reason almost never works on such individuals:

Some mentioned that the game allegedly specifies that the character isn’t even black to begin with, and that she’s actually just tan/a ganguro.

There were some comments from people hoping the character wasn’t “whitewashed”, but a lot of comments were convinced it was just the lighting.

Here’s a bunch of comments of all types:

Persona 3 Reload is set to launch worldwide on February 2nd, 2024 and will be available for Windows PC (via Steam and the Microsoft Store ), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and PS5, as well as Xbox Game Pass.

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