[OT] Persona 5

Vyse

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Here's the poster for the event:



I think 14:30-15:30 in Japan would be after midnight for us.
 
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Third trailer:

[video=youtube;wvpOwQaqRXA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvpOwQaqRXA[/video]

Summer 2016 release date.
 

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Kinda had the feeling that it wasn't going to make it this year. Definitely sucks, but will be worth the wait.
Hate that the devs were so adamant about it coming this year, and then as we close it on it, they delay it.
I really hope it has all of the stuff they say they are putting into the game.
 

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Yeah, it'll be worth it in the end even if we have to wait a little longer, although it was one-half my reason to pick up a PS4 this year (the other being Dragon Quest Heroes).
 

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Can't say I'm not disappointed. But I would rather it be delayed and done right. Persona fans deserve a top-notch game after such a long wait for a new entry in the series.
 

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http://gematsu.com/2015/09/persona-5-fifth-party-member-yuusuke-kitagawa



New details on Persona 5, including the reveal of its fifth party member, have leaked via Japanese magazines.
Get the information below.
Story
Our heroes shake up the big city as the “Heart’s Phantom Thieves.” They send notice in advance to persons to confess their crimes and reform, and set out to steal the “rotten hearts” from “rotten adults” for the sake of changing a rotten world.
Personas

  • Protagonist – Arsene
  • Ryuji Sakamoto – Captain Kidd
  • Morgana – Zorro
  • Ann Takamaki – Carmen
Fifth Party Member
The fifth member of the Phantom Thieves is a young man named Yuusuke Kitagawa, voiced by Tomokazu Sugita. His persona is Goemon. He is a scholarship student that attends the Kousei Public High School as part of the academy’s art course. He is a live-in disciple of his Japanese painter landlord Madarame.

Can 2016 hurry its ass up and get here? Seriously.
 

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Yes he was also shown in the leaked trailer a while back. Glad there's more party members than 4. The delay didn't surprise me.
 

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Ryuji's persona, Captain Kidd, is so cool.



And here's a direct-feed screenshot of the game. It really looks like you're watching an anime:

 

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I finally have an excuse to bump this awesome thread into 2016, despite this not actually being a news update... but still, according to a recent Famitsu poll, more people are anticipating Persona 5 than Final Fantasy VII Remake (and it's the PS4 version of the game that is ranked higher).
 

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[QUOTE="Vyse, post: 6498603]I finally have an excuse to bump this awesome thread into 2016, despite this not actually being a news update... but still, according to a recent Famitsu poll, more people are anticipating Persona 5 than Final Fantasy VII Remake (and it's the PS4 version of the game that is ranked higher).[/QUOTE]

IMO....Persona is simply superior to Final Fantasy as a franchise. So yeah....agree with the poll.
 

Vyse

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Yeah, but damn, does it feel like we're overdue for a news update on this game? :/
 
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A firm release date would be nice.

http://gematsu.com/2016/01/atlus-ce...here-atlus-popular-series-all-gather-together

The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu features an interview with Atlus CEO Naoto Hiraoka.Discussing Atlus’ plans for 2015 and the future of the company, Hiraoka told the magazine, “In 2015, we were able to develop existing IP like Persona 4: Dancing All Night and Etrian Mystery Dungeon. In 2016, starting with Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir, we plan to release a large number of titles. In the summer, we’ll launch the long-awaited Persona 5. Of course, in addition to that we have several unannounced titles. I have no doubt this will be a year Atlus’ popular series all gather together.
“While the release date hasn’t been decided, I want you to also look forward to VanillaWare’s 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim.”
Atlus recently said it was almost finished development on Etrian Odyssey V. Perhaps we’ll hear a release window for that one soon enough?
Thanks, Hachima Kikou.

After a half-dozen or so "confirmations" that the game would arrive in 2015, I'm not buying anything unless it is in mm/dd/yyyy format. And suspicious then, even.
 
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Vyse

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Sadly, the third trailer already mentioned the Summer 2016 release date for Japan... I wonder if maybe they're trying not to release too close to the more popular Japanese games like Final Fantasy XV in the Western market.
 

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http://www.christiantoday.com/artic...tlus.confirms.summer.outing.of.game/77634.htm

Fans of the "Shin Megami Tensei: Persona" franchise will be glad to know that the next installment in the series, "Persona 5," is confirmed to be arriving this summer.According to Gematsu, the news came from no less than the game's developer. Reportedly, the latest issue of Japanese gaming magazine Dengeki PlayStation features an interview with Atlus CEO Naoto Hiraoka.

The interview delved into the game development company's 2015 run and what it means for future releases. The CEO said that the company's run last year was a successful one since, "we were able to develop existing IP like 'Persona 4: Dancing All Night' and 'Etrian Mystery Dungeon.'"

Meanwhile, Hiraoka also stated that this bodes well for future releases, starting with their 2016 lineup. In the interview, the CEO added, "In 2016, starting with 'Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir,' we plan to release a large number of titles. In the summer, we'll launch the long-awaited 'Persona 5.' Of course, in addition to that we have several unannounced titles. I have no doubt this will be a year Atlus' popular series all gather together."

"Persona 5" is one of Atlus's most-awaited releases, and fans previously expected the game to launch in late 2015 but it was not released. However, with Hiraoka's statements, it is now confirmed that the latest upcoming installment will have a summer 2016 outing.

While fans wait for "Persona 5," numerous teasers and details have already leaked about the game. According to Crossmap, while the upcoming title will still feature characters with their different inner selves called Persona, the story for "Persona 5" will delve deeper into how personal choices affect a person's surroundings.

In "Persona 5," the group of main protagonists will always be on the run, and as lead designer Katsura Hashino said, "We're writing [the story] to convey a thrilling everyday life in the shoes of these characters, that are as large as life, in this juvenile school setting."
I need a date, please.


 
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http://gearnuke.com/japanese-retailers-putting-up-persona-5/


Persona 5 is slowly nearing its summer release in Japan and retailers in the land of the rising sun are starting to put up advertisements in stores for what will clearly be one of the biggest games of the year. One of the biggest Japanese games, manga and anime retailers Animate recently put up an image on Twitter (via PersonaCentral) showcasing their Persona 5 themed section full of Persona merchandise. The image below is from the Animate stored located in the Machida area of Tokyo. Not really much to the new advertisement really as they mostly feature art and images we’ve seen before. This is the second set of advertisement for the game after the “Search for the Phantom Thieves” event back in September 2015. Developed by Atlus’ P-Studio the game will star a band of thieves as they help people by stealing the ill will in their hearts. Many of the iconic Persona elements including Social Links will be making a return. Persona 5 after three excruciating delays will finally release this summer in Japan and in Western regions later this year. The game is in development for both the Playstation 3 and Playstation 4.





progress.....I guess.
 

Vyse

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Wanted: Persona 5 western release date, new trailer and screenshots.

Report now, Atlus! =P
 

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Persona 5 tops Gematsu's Most Anticipated Game of 2016 Poll

http://gematsu.com/2016/02/gemtasu-community-most-anticipated-games-2016-result/13

The Results
  1. Persona 5 (PS4, PS3) – 965 votes
  2. Final Fantasy XV (PS4, XBO) – 844 votes
  3. NieR Automata (PS4) – 306 votes
  4. Dark Souls III (PS4, XBO, PC) – 303 votes
  5. Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness (PS4) – 257 votes
  6. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4) – 236 votes
  7. The Legend of Zelda (Wii U) – 231 votes
  8. Fire Emblem Fates (3DS) – 165 votes
  9. Zero Time Dilemma (PSV, 3DS) – 164 votes
  10. The Last Guardian (PS4) – 159 votes
  11. Horizon: Zero Dawn (PS4) – 137 votes
  12. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II (PS3, PSV) – 127 votes
  13. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (PS4, PSV) – 113 votes
  14. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (PS4, PSV) [Japan] – 103 votes
  15. Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue (PS4) – 96 votes
  16. Gravity Rush 2 (PS4) – 95 votes
  17. Valkyria: Azure Revolution (PS4) [Japan] – 83 votes
  18. Mass Effect: Andromeda (PS4, XBO, PC) – 82 votes
  19. Nioh (PS4) – 79 votes
  20. Street Fighter V (PS4, PC) – 76 votes
  21. Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 (PS4, PSV) [Japan] – 75 votes
  22. Tales of Berseria (PS4, PS3) [Japan] – 72 votes
  23. God Eater 2: Rage Burst (PS4, PSV, PC) – 66 votes
  24. New Danganronpa V3 (PS4, PSV) [Japan] – 65 votes
  25. Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (PS4, PSV, PS3) – 64 votes
  26. Yakuza 6 (PS4) [Japan] – 64 votes
  27. Bravely Second: End Layer (3DS) – 62 votes
  28. Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (3DS) – 58 votes
  29. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PS4, XBO, PC) – 57 votes
  30. Genei Ibun Roku #FE (Wii U) – 54 votes
  31. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final (3DS) – 51 votes
  32. Ikenie to Yuki no Setsuna (PS4, PSV) – 48 votes
  33. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 6 (3DS) – 45 votes
  34. Megadimension Neptunia VII (PS4) – 42 votes
  35. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone (PS4) [Japan] – 39 votes
  36. The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars (PS4) [Japan] – 39 votes
  37. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X (PS4, PSV) [Japan] – 38 votes
  38. Nights of Azure (PS4) – 37 votes
  39. No Man’s Sky (PS4, PC) – 37 votes
  40. XCOM 2 (PC) – 35 votes
  41. God Eater: Resurrection (PS4, PSV, PC) – 34 votes
  42. Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator (PS4, PS3) – 34 votes
  43. World of Final Fantasy (PS4, PSV) – 32 votes
  44. Digimon World: Next Order (PSV) [Japan] – 29 votes
  45. The King of Fighters XIV (PS4) – 29 votes
  46. Doom (PS4, XBO, PC) – 27 votes
  47. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (3DS) – 27 votes
  48. Ratchet & Clank (PS4) – 27 votes
  49. Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (PS4, PSV) – 27 votes
  50. Attack on Titan by Koei Tecmo (PS4, PSV, PS3) – 24 votes
  51. Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst (PS4, XBO, PC) – 23 votes
  52. Toukiden 2 (PS4, PS3, PSV) [Japan] – 23 votes
  53. The Division (PS4, XBO, PC) – 22 votes
  54. One Piece: Burning Blood (PS4, XBO, PC, PSV) – 22 votes
  55. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (PS4, XBO, PC) – 21 votes
  56. Dishonored 2 (PS4, XBO, PC) – 19 votes
  57. Overwatch (PS4, XBO, PC) – 19 votes
  58. South Park: The Fractured but Whole (PS4, XBO, PC) – 19 votes
  59. Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers (PS4, PS3) [Japan] – 19 votes
  60. Dragon Quest Heroes II (PS4, PSV, PS3) [Japan] – 18 votes
  61. Pokemon GO (Smartphone) – 18 votes
  62. Gundam Breaker 3 (PS4, PS3) [Japan] – 17 votes
  63. Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) – 16 votes
  64. Yooka-Laylee (PS4, XBO, Wii U, PC) – 16 votes
  65. Star Fox Zero (Wii U) – 15 votes
  66. Gal Gun: Double Peace (PS4, PSV) – 14 votes
  67. Pokken Tournament (Wii U) – 14 votes
  68. Project X Zone 2 (3DS) – 14 votes
  69. Trillion: God of Destruction (PSV) – 14 votes
  70. Divinity: Original Sin II (PC) – 13 votes
  71. Cuphead (XBO, PC) – 12 votes
  72. Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Force (PSV) – 12 votes
  73. SaGa: Scarlet Grace (PSV) [Japan] – 12 votes
  74. Quantum Break (XBO) – 11 votes
  75. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven (PS4) – 10 votes
  76. MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies (PSV) – 10 votes
  77. Monster Hunter Stories (3DS) [Japan] – 10 votes
  78. Stranger of Sword City (PSV, XBO) – 10 votes
  79. Gears of War 4 (XBO) – 9 votes
  80. SD Gundam G Generation Genesis (PS4, PSV, PS3) [Japan] – 9 votes
  81. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan (PS4, XBO, PC, PS3, 360) – 9 votes
  82. Grand Kingdom (PS4, PSV) – 8 votes
  83. Crackdown 3 (XBO) – 7 votes
  84. Hitman (PS4, XBO, PC) – 6 votes
  85. Mafia III (PS4, XBO, PC) – 6 votes
  86. Summon Night 6: Lost Borders (PS4, PSV) [Japan] – 6 votes
  87. Dreams (PS4) – 5 votes
  88. God Wars (PS4, PSV) – 5 votes
  89. Hyrule Warriors Legends (3DS) – 5 votes
  90. Kingdom Come: Deliverance (PS4, XBO, PC) – 5 votes
  91. Far Cry Primal (PS4, XBO, PC) – 4 votes
  92. Hellblade (PS4, PC) – 4 votes
  93. ReCore (XBO, PC) – 4 votes
  94. REZ Infinite (PS4) – 4 votes
  95. Root Letter (PS4, PSV) – 4 votes
  96. Below (XBO) – 3 votes
  97. Halo Wars 2 (XBO, PC) – 3 votes
  98. Telltale Games’ Batman (All) – 3 votes
  99. Unravel (PS4, XBO, PC) – 3 votes
  100. Alienation (PS4) – 2 votes
  101. Battleborn (PS4, XBO, PC) – 2 votes
  102. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (3DS) [Japan] – 2 votes
  103. Metroid Prime: Federation Force (3DS) – 2 votes
  104. New Hot Shots Golf (PS4) – 2 votes
  105. Paragon (PS4, PC) – 2 votes
  106. The Tomorrow Children (PS4) – 2 votes
  107. Umbrella Corps (PS4, PC) – 2 votes
  108. Senran Kagura: Estival Versus (PS4, PSV) – 2 votes
  109. ARK: Survival Evolved (PS4, XBO, PC) – 1 vote
  110. Firewatch (PS4, PC) – 1 vote
  111. Raiden V (XBO) [Japan] – 1 vote
  112. Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (3DS) – 1 vote
  113. Homefront: The Revolution (PS4, XBO, PC) – 0 votes
Total Votes: 6,535
Total Voters: 2,337
 

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I definitely think it'll release towards the end of the year in the West but who knows how much longer we have to wait for a new trailer?
 

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Series chief director Katsura Hashino recently shared the latest on the development of Persona 5 in the March 2016 issue of Persona Magazine. Here are some of the key notes from the interview. [Thanks, Game Jouhou.]

Persona 4 got a bunch of extra content added to Persona 4 Golden, and as a result of not compromising with the volume, it was a lot of work. That said, [Persona 5] has some truly gorgeous content.

Dungeons and level design will be very different when compared to past titles. There are things that make them all different, and each dungeon will be thoroughly enjoyable.

Thanks to having a bit of a stereotypical theme with “phantom thief,” it made it possible to be able to put in work that will surprise the players. From there, they’re looking to mix in contemporary drama with the likeness of Persona, to create something that can express the fun of entertainment.

The reason the stage is set in Tokyo is so they can push the idea of having an amazing phantom thief drama play out in the world we know.

Most of the characters in the game are labeled, judged, and are living unfortunate everyday lives that have no escape. Rising up and breaking out of such situation is what you’ll see as you move forward in the game.



About Ryuji Sakamoto: He’s one to say “let’s change this world!” and pull the protagonist. It’s because of Ryuji that the protagonist begins his life as a phantom thief. He may be defiant, but he’s a nice guy. For this reason, voice actor Mamoru Miyano is a good fit. His Persona “Captain Kidd” is a good fit with Ryuji’s setting and episode.

About Maki Ann Takamaki: She’s a quarter-American girl who returned to Japan, and while she may be popular, she doesn’t have any friends, and is a character that looks like she may stand out among her peers, but she’s actually isolated and lonely. Once she joins the party, she’ll take on the role of the life of the party. Her Persona, “Carmen,” has a femme-fatale side to her, and due to a certain incident, they join the protagonist and Ryuji to take on the other world. That said, she’s a character that will have an impact on the fate of the main characters.

About Morgana: Morgana is similar to Persona 4’s Teddie, and will help in the navigation of the other world. She’s been working in the phantom thief business since before due to certain reasons, and will raise the protagonist and friends as proper phantom thieves. Morgana takes the appearance of a regular cat in the real world, but Hashino will keep the reason for that as a surprise for now. Her Persona “Zorro” is actually Morgana’s admired form. Since she’s little and is often called out with “hey, cat,” her Persona shows an ideal macho form.

About Yusuke Kitagawa: An eccentric character, but you might sense a different charm from him than you’d get from his illustration appearance. He’s a talented artist, and is an honor student in art.

There will be a similar system to “Social Link.” With the question of how to make communication for the characters of Persona 5 into a driving force, Hashino hopes to see it go a step higher in the human relation part of things than what we saw in the Social Link of Persona 3 and Persona 4.

Heading into the Persona series’ 20th anniversary, Hashino hopes they can make an announcement to please the fans, but he hopes everyone looks forward to Persona 5 first.

Persona 5 is expected to release in summer 2016 in Japan for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, and sometime later in 2016 for North America.
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My 16 year old son just finished PS4 Golden on Vita (having already finished Persona 3, PSP version). He is chomping at the bit for Persona 5.

Maybe it is genetic. But both of us are looking forward to this game more than any other. Crazy talk, I know.
 

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Still excited for the game and Persona 4 Golden is awesome kinda wish they would do Persona 3 PSP in a remake like they did with Golden.
 

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I kind of regret not picking up Persona 4 Golden when I still owned a PS Vita. Even though I had already played Persona 4 on PS2, it sounds like the PS Vita port has a lot of additional content.