Persona 5 is an upcoming JRPG from the developer Atlus. Through the PlayStation Experience this year, the developer released an English trailer for the American release.
At the PlayStation Experience, a trailer (seen below) was released confirming that the game will be coming overseas. The teaser also confirmed that the game will be coming to the PlayStation 4 as well as the PlayStation 3. While there was no definitive release date given, it was confirmed that the game will be released in 2015 in North America as well as Japan. The teaser is the same one shown at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, though it has been translated over to English.
Part of the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona series, Persona 5 was first announced in a teaser trailer in 2013. The game was announced alongside Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and Persona 4: Dancing All Night. Like other Persona titles in the main series, Persona 5 has a thematic color: red. The game is also follows the theme of breaking free of being bound, with the first teaser stating: “You are a slave. Want emancipation?” The Japanese version of the second trailer was released during a pre-TGS Press Conference. The trailer gave us a glimpse of the game’s protagonist, and a slight look at the game’s setting.
The Shin Megami Tensei: Persona series was first released in 1996. Since then, Persona titles have been featured on every Sony system, including handheld, and the Nintendo 3DS. A fighting spin-off series, Persona 4 Arena, as also been spawned in recent years. The series has also been adapted into anime series and movies. The Persona series is a spin-off of the Megami Tensei titles, with Persona 5 being the first title in the main to drop the Shin Megami Tensei title, separating the two series even more.
Persona 5 will release sometime in 2015. The title will be available on the PS4 and PS3.