Persona 5: Infiltrating Palaces and “Dealing” With Shadows
Persona 5 is a highly anticipated JRPG (Japanese Role Playing Game) from Atlus that’s coming to the US on April 4th, 2017 for the PS3 and PS4. While the game has already released overseas, gamers in the US have been chomping at the bit to see as much of the game as humanly possible. Well, the wait is over gamers! Atlus USA has released a new trailer for the upcoming title that shows the protagonist and his crew in action!
Persona 5 takes place in Tokyo, and follows a silent protagonist after their transfer to the fictional Shujin High School after being put on probation for assault on a stalker. During the course of a school year, he and other students awaken to their Persona powers, become masked vigilantes dubbed the “Phantom Thieves of Hearts”, and explore a supernatural realm called “Palace” to steal ill intent from the hearts of adults. As with previous titles in the series, the party does battle with supernatural enemies using manifestations of their psyche called Personas. The game incorporates standard role-playing game play and exploration alongside social simulation elements.
I can’t wait to see this game in action. I was late to the Persona party and my first time playing the series was on the PlayStation Vita. (Persona 4 Golden) I poured well over 100 hours into that game, and plan to do the same with Persona 5. The social elements to the game give you an almost limitless amount of replay value. (Bang for your buck is important!)
What do you guys think of the title from what we’ve seen so far? Are you excited for Persona 5? Are there any other major RPG’s that are coming out this year that you’re looking forward to? We’d love to hear your thoughts, so join in on the conversation in the comments below!