PlayStation Exclusive JRPG Persona 5 Gets Fantastic New Trailer, Shows Characters and Gameplay

on February 5, 2015 6:54 AM

During its marathon livestream, Atlus finally showcased a new trailer of its JRPG Persona 5, which is scheduled to be released this year for PS4 and PS3.

The trailer unveiled basically everything we might have wanted to see (at least for now), including the previously teased “Phantom,” the cast and a few bits of gameplay, but unfortunately it did not come with a release date or a narrowed down release window.

Most interestingly, the trailer almost certainly indicates that the Hero and the Phantom are indeed one and the same, and that the Phantom will be playable. We also catch a glimpse at what seem to be the game’s menu layout.

On top of the Hero, we get to see two more protagonists (Ryuji Sakamoto and Anzu Komaki), a pet Persona named Morgana (together they seem to form a gang of thieves), a clinic owner named Takemi Tae and a military shop owner that goes by the name of Muniehisa Iwai.

Quite predictably, Igor seems to be back with a vengeance, and there’s even a little Catherine easter egg.

During the livestream it was also announced that first print copies of Persona 4: Dancing All Night will come packed with a blu-ray including special Persona 5 footage.

Additionally, a new promotional image was released, showing the Hero and what seems to be his Persona, including a second version in shades of red on the game’s official website.

You can check everything out just below. Now, if I can be excused, I need to run to the balcony and squeal to the sky in delight:

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Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.