Persona 5 Releases in Japan Next Week!

Hotly anticipated JRPG Persona 5 by developer Atlus releases next week in Japan and China!

Persona 5, which experienced a massive spike in sales recently due to the delay of Final Fantasy XV, is one of the most hotly anticipated RPGs of the last five years. Fans of the series have been eagerly chomping at the bit to get their hands on any information they can, and that wait is finally over. Eight years after the release of Persona 4, Japan and China will finally have the next entry in the series on September 15th.

Set in modern day Tokyo, Persona 5 begins after our protagonist receives probation for assault on a stalker. He is transferred to the fictional school of Shujin High, and over the course of a school year he and his companions will awaken to their powers of Persona. Using their new found abilities they will explore the supernatural realm of "Palace" to steal the corrupt hearts of adults, and are given the dubious title of "Phantom Thieves of Hearts".

As with previous games in the Persona series the title focuses on supernatural elements, turn based combat, social simulation, and time and party management. It will feature the character designs of acclaimed artist and designer Shigenori Soejima, music by series legend Shoji Meguro, and is produced and directed by series veteran Katsura HashinoPersona 5 was first announced three years ago alongside three spin-off titles: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, Persona 4: Dancing All Nightand Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.

Persona 5 is scheduled to release on September 15th for PlayStation 3 in Japan and PlayStation 4 in Japan and China. Persona 5 will be released in North America and Europe on February 14th, 2017 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Until then, join me watching the amazing animated intro on repeat until the day the game comes out, won't you?

Published Sep. 8th 2016
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