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Looking back at Persona 5, one year later

Wednesday marked exactly a year since many Persona fans dug through their mailboxes with glee to find the newest instalment in their favourite JRPG series. We'd had quite a wait since the Japanese launch the previous September, and the drib...

 
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Check out the first few minutes of the Persona 5 anime here

The first six minutes of Persona 5: The Anime have been released to fuel the hype of eager fans, chomping at the bit to see Joker and co. in action. The new series, an adaptation of last year's fantastic RPG, begins broadcasting today.In th...

 
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Poseable Persona 5 Joker figurine on the way from Kotobukiya

[UPDATE: I apologise for royally messing up my facts regarding this line and its manufacturer. It's all on me. Corrections have been made regarding the production company.]How adorable. Master toy-makers Kotobukiya are releasing a new figur...

 
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New trailer released for upcoming Persona 5 anime series

A new trailer has been released to pump up the hype for the upcoming Persona 5 anime series, which will broadcast in Japan in just a couple of weeks.The video features our boy Ren (which has been decided as the anime's canon name for the Ph...

 
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I'd love a set of these cute Cocorot Persona 5 plushies

Video game merch company Algernon Product have released images of an upcoming set of soft toys, designed after the hipster heroes of Persona 5. The quirky spherical plushies are part of the "Cocorot" range.Measuring an adorable 70mm in heig...

 
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Show and tell: Subtlety and bluntness in storytelling

One of the most important rules in storytelling is to show, not tell. Actions speak louder than words because it’s more convincing to see somebody act out a storyline than to have them face the camera and recite every letter of their ...

 
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The real-life places that games made me want to visit

TV programmes, films, books and games give us the opportunity to explore distant worlds without even having to leave the comfort of our own bedrooms; they also allow us to see representations of countries and towns that we wouldn't be able ...

 
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Video game mashups to brighten up your day

I am fond of a video game mashup or two, so I was stoked when I heard 2 Mello (the composer for 2064: Read Only Memories) was releasing a Streets of Rage mashup album this week. When it came out on Tuesday, I downloaded it right away for li...

 
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Persona 5 now has an 'Ultimate Edition' and it's $125

$125? Come again?! While it's true that Atlus is offering an Ultimate Edition of Persona 5 on PlayStation Network, it's essentially just a DLC bundling for the sake of convenience; this isn't equivalent to those "game of the year" editions ...

 
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You too can wear Persona's Ann and Futuba's slick jackets

Japanese cosplay company Cospa are bringing the rain-deflectors of two of Persona 5's badass babes to life, so you too can wear the super-cool jackets adorned by uber-hacker Futaba Sakura and high-school sweetheart Ann Takamaki.The coats ar...

 
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Persona 3 dorm found in Persona 5 (Update)

[Update: Word has gotten out that the Persona 3 dorm assets were not a discovery, but actually someone's custom mod work. I was fooled like many others by the internet. Sorry for getting anyone's hopes up, but this is still pretty cool...

 
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Persona 5 prototype figures have stolen my heart

An abundance of cool figures and statues were on display at this weekend's Wonder Festival in Japan with Figma, Kotobukiya and others all showcasing their upcoming wares. Spotted among all the expensive shelf-fillers were these lovely proto...

 
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Oh dang, Persona 5 is getting a vinyl set

The next vinyl from iam8bit is a big one: Persona 5! It's such a good candidate that I can see it pushing people into game vinyl ownership for the first time -- assuming they have the money. There will be two sets, both of which will ship i...

 
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PSA: Persona 5's free swimsuit DLC is out now

If you're knee deep in Persona 5 but feel like you haven't accomplished much yet, I feel you. It's a long ass video game, made even longer when you're compelled to re-run dungeons to level up and wander around Tokyo aimlessly trying to cour...

 
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Persona 5's 'Phan-Site' blog is now real

At some point in Persona 5, and I won't reveal too much as I know it's a long ass game, the crew has access to a blog called a "Phan-Site," which covers their goings on. Naturally someone decided to create their own real Phan-Site, and whil...

 
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Persona 5 quickly eclipses 1.5 million shipments

Just a few days after the worldwide release, Persona 5 has moved over 1.5 million copies. For context, the only single Persona game that has reached over one million worldwide lifetime sales so far is Persona 4: Golden. Atlus added tha...

 
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Some fans are pissed about Persona 5's localization

Localizing a game is no easy task, especially a game like Persona 5. It's a good game, but also a huge one, and localizing it was apparently a mammoth undertaking for Atlus USA. With reportedly 50% more dialogue in its script compared ...

 
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Go grab some free Persona 5 DLC now

Although the DLC for Persona 5 will roll out in the coming weeks according to this schedule, you can grab some stuff for free now. That includes the healing item and skill card sets (read: boosts), a Japanese audio track, and a new difficul...

 
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Here's when Persona 5's free and paid DLC hits

Not that you need any more reminders, but Tuesday is Persona 5 day in North America and Europe. That date, April 4, is easy enough to remember. But there's a whole mess more to keep track of in terms of DLC. For everyone's convenience, Atlu...

 
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Persona 5 has a hard block on screenshot and video capture

Easy-to-use, baked-in game capture functionality is one of the best aspects of this console generation. Taking screens and video or even streaming a game can be a mere button press away, and I've grown so accustomed to the feature on PS4, X...

 
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Review: Persona 5

When I was a kid, the Persona series was on the fringe of a niche. I had to be introduced to it on the original PlayStation by way of my cousin, who subsequently went on to show me Wild Arms and a few other classics. But after the resoundin...

 
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Persona 5 is exactly what the Persona series needed

Back when Persona 4 Golden released, I considered its advent as the sign that we as a society had hit the point of "Peak Persona." That game took the already-polished structure of Persona 4 - itself a refinement of&...

 
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Peep two hours of the English version of Persona 5

Look, I know it's not exactly the consolation you're after considering that Persona 5 just got delayed almost two months. It's a bummer for sure. Maybe, hopefully, absence really does make the heart grow fonder. But, Persona 5 do...

 
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Atlus is pushing Persona 5 back to April 4, 2017

Persona 5 is coming later than expected, uh, again! Hopefully this is the last time. Atlus confirmed a revised April 4, 2017 release for North America and Europe today during a livestream. That's a short-term bummer, no doubt about it, but...

 
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Come meet the English voice cast for Persona 5

After playing a game, do you ever look up the voice cast and trace their history only to learn that, "Oh whoa, he also played that guy? And he was in that show? What the?!" (Semi-related: I'm still not over the fact that Uncle Phil from T...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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I'm completely obsessed with this Japanese PS4 Slim trailer

The PlayStation 4 Slim is launching on September 15. Persona 5 is also launching on September 15. Somehow I don't think that's a coincidence. So how do you adequately advertise the biggest game of the month and the launch of a new cons...

 
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This Persona 5 gym training mechanic brings back memories

Although I haven't been spending as much time as I should in the real life gym until lately, I've trained for hundreds of hours in virtual workout spaces. As I watch this trailer for the training mechanic in Persona 5 (which boosts your sta...

 
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Maid cafes CONFIRMED for Persona 5

One of my favorite things about playing RPGs set in Japan (before I was able to visit for myself last year for the first time!) is wandering the streets and learning new customs. The Yakuza series (minus the egregious cuts for 3) was r...

 

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