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Catherine gets some love in free Persona 5 DLC

Persona 5 has been out for a few weeks in Japan and seems to be doing well. The game garnered a near perfect score in Famitsu and even managed to sell more than 500,000 copies in the dying Japanese console market. Either in celebration of t...   read

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Persona 5 is coming to Dragon's Dogma Online

Persona 5 is out in Japan right now, lucky ducks. And Atlus is strutting -- especially with Final Fantasy XV delayed until the end of November. I just wonder if it won't affect Tokyo Game Show attendance. Atlus is working with some major J...   read


Persona 5 pre-orders spike in Japan after Final Fantasy XV delay announcement

The moment it was announced that Final Fantasy XV would be delayed until November, I assumed it to be an inevitability that the Japanese release of Persona 5 would gain a sudden boost in interest. After all, it was a tough ask for gamers to...   read

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Opinion: Persona 5's delicate balancing act

In just over a month, Persona 5 will grace those lucky future folk over in Japan. School will be skipped, Famitsu will be 100/100'ing, and socials will be linked. Unfortunately, as my understanding of the Japanese language doesn't reach muc...   read

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Oh hey, watch the first 18 minutes of Persona 5 gameplay

I guess that'll teach me to sleep and have a day job! Mere hours after Atlus debuted the full anime intro for Persona 5, it also showed off the first eighteen minutes of the game on a livestream.  You can check it out below if you're n...   read

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Behold Persona 5's full anime opening

Persona 5 isn't too far off if you're the importing type, and Atlus has opted to give the hype machine another rev by releasing the game's intro today. Animated by Ghost in the Shell producers Production I.G., the intro features all th...   read

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Persona 5

The Persona 5 'Take Your Heart' premium edition is available on Amazon again

Now that we have a release date for Persona 5, Atlus has also pulled back the curtain on the best of the best editions of the game. That would be the "Take Your Heart" premium edition of the game, and it seemingly sold out soon after going ...   read

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The US box art for Persona 5 has less cleavage than Japan's

[Update: Atlus has addressed the box art situation here and here.] Today the North American release date of Persona 5 was announced with images of the localized box art in tow, to which there were some minor changes. The cat-like creat...   read

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Persona 5

Atlus details Persona 5's retail goodies

Persona 5 will be out on Valentine's Day next year, but it's never too early to put down a preorder* for the game. Conveniently, you can do that right now, especially if you're the type who enjoys the occasional fancy collector's editi...   read

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Happy Valentine's!

Persona 5 gets a North American release date

Those of you who refused to let yourselves get hyped up for Persona 5, waiting on the announcement of an English-language release date, are now at liberty to GET HYPE: Atlus USA has confirmed an official release date for the North American ...   read


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Persona 5 cast

Persona 5 introduces Makoto, Futaba, and Haru

It's been a hot minute since we all screamed in rhapsody over another stylish Persona 5 trailer and an actual got damn release date (in Japan). Last week Josh Tolentino did a deep translation/analysis of the trailer, which you'll want to ch...   read

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Persona 5 trailer subs!
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I translated the new Persona 5 trailer, so let's analyze it

Persona 5's a thing, eh? The game is set for a Japanese release this September, but at the moment, overseas fans are still left in the dark as to when localized versions of the latest in Atlus' hit series will make it to their shores. I can...   read

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Persona amiibo!

Persona 5 Famitsu DX Pack comes with protagonist and Morgana figures

Persona 5 will have a special 20th anniversary edition that includes a 5-disc soundtrack, art book, and a heck of a lot of DLC costumes when it launches in Japan on September 15. But if all of that ain't enough for you, Japanese retailer eb...   read

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Persona 5 will launch in Japan on September 15, same month as FFXV

After days of hype and months of waiting in general, Atlus held a Persona 5 livestream this morning. It involved a lot of teasing -- like, hours of teasing to be exact, but we did end up getting a worthwhile new trailer as well as a re...   read

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Watch the Persona 5 livesteam event here

Atlus is debuting its Persona 5 livestream right now, where it's expected that we'll get more information on the project -- specifically, a release date of some kind. At the moment it's just showing scenic views of Tokyo Tower in Japan, but...   read

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Persona 5 tidbits

Persona 5 aims for 'human relations a step above' Social Links

Ah the venerable tidbit. I'm not sure if news for any other game I'm interested in comes in tidbit form as often as Persona 5, a weird combination of tight-lipped Japanese development ("please look forward to learning more when you play the...   read

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Atlus confirms Persona 5 release, hints unannounced games will bring popular series together

It's not that I have severe trust issues stemming from broken homes and unfeeling society, Atlus. It's just that I've been burned before. So when I hear Atlus CEO Naoto Hiraoka saying in Famitsu, according to Hachima Kikou with translation ...   read

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2016 most anticipated

Destructoid's most wanted games of 2016

While 2015 might have been a rathole of a year, a terrible time for all parties involved, it at least had better games than 2014. That year sucked. With the current generation of consoles finally hitting their stride (and a possible new one...   read

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2015's most anticipated

How did Destructoid's most anticipated games of 2015 turn out?

While it is currently several days into 2016, I am still writing 2015 on all my checks. Rent's past due, by the way. Speaking of 2015, it was a year wherein a lot of video games came out, many of which we were dog-whose-owner-is-returning-f...   read

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New Persona 5 plot points differentiate it from previous games

Game Informer has new Persona 5 details you won't find anywhere else, well, except for here, or any other place you're reading them in summation, thanks to an interview with director Katsura Hashino. Hashino explains how the Persona 5 crew,...   read

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Persona 5 stuff
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Persona 5: New character, multiple villains & in-game social media

Welp, we got the trailer and the into-2016-delay for Persona 5 out of Tokyo Game Show 2015. Not unexpected. There are some more details and a good look at new characters in the latest Famitsu. Most of the gallery below is stuff visible in ...   read

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Persona 5's opening theme is sooo good

In case you haven't heard, Persona 5 has been delayed until summer, giving us all plenty of time to do other things -- like watching this video featuring footage of the RPG's opening cinematic and its theme tune, a lovely jazz number compos...   read

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Persona 5 delayed until summer 2016

I have some good news and some bad news for you, Persona fans. The good news is there’s a new Persona 5 trailer! It shows off some of the very pretty environments you’ll be exploring in the latest game, as well as a nice long l...   read

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Persona 5?

Atlus hosting Persona event at Tokyo Game Show 2015

Hey, remember how Persona 5 still has a 2015 release date, but a non-specific one and, also, we're almost through 2015? Hmm. Sony Japan is doing its pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference at 4PM JST (12AM PDT) on September 15, so it is likely...   read

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New Persona 5 trailer leaked (Update)

[Update: And it's gone!] Persona 4: Dancing All Night just launched in Japan, where first print copies of the game come included with a Blu-ray featuring a new Persona 5 trailer. Make sure to watch it while you still can! G onitono [Y...   read

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