After a 72 hour long count down and the opening of a mysterious teaser website two months ago, Atlus finally lifted the curtain on Persona 5. The announcement came a on the tail of a string of trailers about smaller games for 3DS and PS Vita to ramp up the hype. For a moment I honestly feared that they wouldn’t announce it. Talk about an emotional rollercoaster!
The upcoming JRPG will be released on PS3 in winter 2014. No other data has been shared besides the participation of Katsura Hashino, Shigenori Soejima and Shoji Meguro (Respectively Persona 3 and 4‘s Director, Character Designer and Composer), featured in a short teaser with the message “You’re a slave. Want emancipation?”
Of course we’ll keep you updated on any further news we receive on the game, but for now that’s all we know, besides the url of the official site, which is available here.
One thing is for sure: many thought that the PS3 still had some life in it, and they have been proven right just now. Exactly like Persona 4 provided a fantastic farewell for the PS2, Persona 5 is likely to become an awesome swan song for its successor.
Below you can see the teaser trailer. It’s worth mentioning that its text is in English with a Japanese translation. It’s also interesting that the names of the authors are spelled in the western way (Last name after first name, while in Japanese it’s the opposite). While it’s too early for any announcement on an English localization, that’s definitely promising.