Persona 5 still knows how to keep it weird in the Velvet Room

That gum you like is going to come back in style

The Velvet Room is probably one of my favorite recurring elements in recent Persona games. Even if they have their own casts and distinct styles, I love having that one strange location to return to that ties it all together. In case you haven’t heard, it’s coming back in Persona 5, and based on this footage, with a vengeance.

As a reminder, the Velvet Room is a place that exists “between dream and reality,” and you can end up there while dozing off. It’s a lot like the Black and White Lodges from Twin Peaks — but it’s not nearly as dangerous as the former, and you can alter your personas there (much like demons in SMT proper).

Or you can avoid any sort of info and go into Persona 5 blind — as I’ve said many times, I’m not your dad.

Chris Carter
Reviews Director, Co-EIC - Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff!