Persona 25th Anniversary Project Teases Persona 6 - What You Should Know Right Now
Atlus and Sega announced on July 13 the Persona 25th anniversary project, teasing new games are coming, possibly Persona 6.
In December 2020, Kazuhisa Wada, one of the producer and director of the Persona series teased several developments coming for the 25th anniversary this 2021. Now, seven announcements were teased by Atlus, the first one coming in September 2021, with more to come until Fall 2022 (September-October 2022).
- PERSONA 2021 PROJECTS – Persona director, producer message translated
Persona 6 teased – What you need to know right now
Atlus published a key visual for the 25th anniversary of the series, seen above. The 25th in the logo features the theme color of all main Persona games so far, and after the color red, which is the theme color for Persona 5, the logo turns black and white. These colors could end up being the theme color for a Persona 6 about to be announced.
Moreover, among the new merch sold for the 25th anniversary, you can find a set of eight trading cards for the protagonists. Yep, there’s an eighth “secret” card, which should be the protagonist for Persona 6. All the other goods are listed on the official site.
It’s also important to note it isn’t the first time Atlus pulls a stunt like this. Joker, Persona 5‘s protagonist, was first teased in a similar way with the key visual and merch for the Persona Super Live 2015 concert. Only his back could be seen, while Persona 3 and 4‘s protagonist were in full view.
If Persona 6 is announced, it’s likely to be one of the final announcements of the 25th anniversary year, and to be revealed in Fall 2022.
Persona 6 should also be developed by a different core team than the past three main games. Right now, the main staff of Persona 3 to 5 has made its separate team at Atlus, Studio Zero, which worked on Catherine Full Body. They’ve also been working on Project Re Fantasy, a new fantasy themed RPG. The latest development update on the game was in December 2020.
- PROJECT RE FANTASY – Message from Katsura Hashino translated
25th anniversary predictions – Persona 5 Arena is happening? Will we get a Persona 3 remaster?
Seven announcements are teased in total on the official page for the Persona 25th Anniversary Year project. Atlus already stated these projects are games, events, new commemoration merch, and collab events.
Some fans are expecting a remaster of Persona 3 to be released at some point. This July 13, the PS2 JRPG is celebrating its 15th anniversary. A Steam port is possible seeing Sega’s past comments too. The first three games, Persona 1, Persona 2 Innocent Sin, Persona 2 Eternal Punishment, could really use remasters too.
The last main Persona game is Persona 5 Scramble the Phantom Strikers, known as Persona 5 Strikers (Review) outside Japan, on PS4, Switch, and Steam.
Personally speaking I loved it. The Action RPG battle system isn’t as perfect as in an Ys game, but the story was particularly great as a sequel to Persona 5. Most notably with how the characters actually get new sides of themselves portrayed, and all the new characters were endearing. I definitely hope to see more Persona 5 sequels. A Persona 5 Arena would be nice, and in the past Atlus did register the domain name P5U, as pointed out by our peers at Persona Central.
Persona 6 related predictions
In the past, DualShockers actually held a panel where we shared our thoughts on what Atlus could do with Persona 6. In my case, one of the points I focused on is how this will be the first main Persona game developed by Atlus under Sega’s wing. Which makes me hope for higher production values. I don’t really care about graphics and the like, as long as the artistic direction is as good as P5. But I hope the game will be more ambitious overall, such as finally fully voicing the S-link events.
In any case, future announcements will be coming on the Japanese Twitter for the Persona series. I’m pretty excited for September 2021. You can always share your thoughts me on the Persona series on Twitter @A_iyane07.