Persona 3 Reload general producer wanted to put more focus on antagonist group Strega ever since the original game

The highly anticipated remake of Persona 3, Persona 3 Reload, finally released last week to positive critical acclaim. While it offers a generally faithful revamp of the original role-playing game, a few distinct changes were made overall. 

Notably, as well as quality-of-life improvements and tweaks to the battle system, more focus has been placed on the mysterious antagonistic group, Strega. Without getting too deep into spoiler territory, Strega consists of a trio of Persona users (people who can summon manifestations of their personality to fight with) whom the protagonist and his group come into conflict with throughout the story.