In an interview with FamitsuAtlus has confirmed that the Aeon Social Link will be present in Reload Persona 3. This was the new Aigis Social Link that appeared in Persona 3 FES. It was previously unclear whether the content came from FES would appear in Reload. [Thanks, Famitsu!]
The development team explained this in initial interviews with Atlus Reload Persona 3 would remake the original game. True, it would prevent quality of life updates FES And portable, it would have no content from them. At the time, that statement appeared to encompass the Aigis Social Link, which only appeared on FES. However, Atlus had made it clear that The Answer and the female protagonist would not appear in the game at this point.
In the same interview, Atlus stated that they wanted players to focus on Aigis in combat. This is because she is the only artificial human in the group and her inhuman nature shines through in her combat animations. It also wants players to pay attention to their in-game model. Although fans may know what she looks like with her scale model (as opposed to the slightly upset models from the original game), the team wanted her to look special even just standing there.
Reload Persona 3 Coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass and Windows PC via Steam on February 2nd, 2024. You can read our preview of the game here.