The fifth game in the Persona series, loooong in development (Persona 4 came out for PS2), will finally be hitting American stores within one month. This may be the final trailer Atlus releases for the game before launch. As in previous titles from the series, Persona 5 is part school sim, part socialization sim, and part dungeon-basher. The official description follows…
Persona 5 is a game about the internal and external conflicts of a group of troubled youth who live dual lives. They have the typically ordinary day-to-day of a Tokyo high-schooler – attending class, after school activities and part-time jobs. But they also undertake fantastical adventures by using otherworldly powers to enter the hearts of people. Their power comes from the Persona, the Jungian concept of the “self;” the game’s heroes realize that society forces people to wear masks to protect their inner vulnerabilities, and by literally ripping off their protective mask and confronting their inner selves do the heroes awaken their inner power, and use it to strive to help those in need. Ultimately, the group of Phantom Thieves seeks to change their day-to-day world to match their perception and see through the masks modern-day society wears.
There’s more: Atlus has also released footage of two newly revealed characters in the game, the “Twin Wardens” Caroline and Justine. They’re like this (in case you were wondering, Justine is the nice one).
Persona 5 will be released in English March 4, 2017 for Playstation 4 and Playstation 3.