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Persona 5: news and videos


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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...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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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

 
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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...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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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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Persona 5 finally dated in Europe, will debut at the same time as the US

Remember that Deep Silver and Atlus publishing partnership announced recently? It looks like it's paying off for Europe already. The former has announced the release date of Persona 5, which has been "TBA" for weeks now -- it's February 14,...   read

 
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Persona 5 battle-wear is my fetish

I loved Persona 4's vibrant pop aesthetic just fine. Entering the TV world to the tune of catchy department store jingles while wearing school clothes (or, later, the Dojima costume!!!). And I like that Persona 5 is doing something differen...   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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Atlus reveals Persona 5's ninth party member, 'co-op system'

It might all be in Japanese, but Atlus has shown off a lot of Persona 5 gameplay during their special E3 stream. The main takeaway is the reveal of the ninth party member, named "Goro Akechi." He's not just a detective, but he's a high...   read

 
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Persona 5 won't have dual audio in the west, just English

Now that Persona 5 is front and center at E3 and not behind closed doors in Japan, we're starting to get more information on the localization. Some of you may want to sit down first. Ready? Persona 5 won't have dual audio! Just En...   read

 
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Atlus has a special Persona 5 E3 livestream planned next week

Atlus is showing Persona 5 at E3 this year, and in addition, they're spicing things up with some extra. The publisher has announced that they will host a special NicoNico Livestream called "Uncover the Phantom Thieves," which will begi...   read

 
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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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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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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 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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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 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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That Persona 5 countdown? Now we know what it's for

Atlus  heard you like countdowns, so they put a countdown in your countdown. Yep, a few days ago we got wind that Atlus was planning something for Persona 5. Perhaps it was a date reveal at one point. But oh no, before it went live, so...   read

 
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Is Persona 5's release date incoming? Suspicious countdown arrives

So, Persona 5 guys? Maybe if we're lucky we'll see it in our lifetime?Just kidding. I mean, Atlus gets way too much guff for its lengthy design process. A powerhouse series like Persona has so many moving parts, and if they need a ton ...   read

 
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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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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: 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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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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Persona 5 screenshots leak via Dancing All Night bonus disc

I wouldn't blame you for avoiding these if you want to wait to experience them in the majesty that is the second Persona 5 trailer, from where these screens were ripped. Folks in Japan got their hands on Persona 4: Dancing All Night early a...   read

 
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Things that the Persona 5 trailer is better than

Kyle posted some new Persona 5 screenshots earlier, which got me excited, which got me watching the Persona 5 trailer again, which just got me more excited. I like when a trailer can turn me on (not sexual). I watch a lot of them, in m...   read

 
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Take another peek at Persona 5

Atlus has been all quiet on the Persona 5 front lately, but today we get another look at the most anticipated game of  the century, courtesy of this Sony-hosted product page. There's a bounty of images to gape at, but we've seen most o...   read

 
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First look at the Persona 5 hero's persona, Arsene

Go on, take a gander at the Persona 5 lead's persona, Arsene, courtesy of Dengeki PlayStation. The shade vaunts a top hat and ornate cravat, nods to its namesakes. It takes after Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief depicted in Mau...   read

 
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Persona 5 tidbits: Coffee shop living, Ghost in the Shell studio, and Arsene

Persona 5, the only game that matters, got a proper trailer last week that managed to live up to and surpass some lofty expectations. We know a bit more about what we were shown now, too, thanks to a Famitsu piece covered by [email protected] ...   read

 
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Five things about the Persona 5 trailer from someone who knows nothing about Persona

I'm going to put myself out there a bit. I know next to nothing about Persona. You see, we all have our beats around here. I leave Persona and the like to the ilk of Kyle and Steven. They're much more excited to write about it than I'l...   read

 
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Five things we just learned about Persona 5

Today, Atlus gave us our first look at Persona 5 in motion, and hot damn does it look amazing. We've been watching and rewatching the debut gameplay trailer all day. It's like a train wreck. You can't look away. Except unlike a train wreck ...   read

 
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YES! YES! YES! Atlus finally shows off Persona 5!

Here we go! No more teasing. At long last, Atlus has given us our first real look at Persona 5 and it's just gorgeous. There's so much to analyze, so many details to pore over. For the moment, though, I can hardly bridle my excitement. Thi...   read

 
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Masked heartthrob The Phantom teased for Persona 5

Today's issue of Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun, as spotted by Gematsu, has a Persona 5 advertisement on the back. It reads, "Advance notice: Tonight I will appear in Nippon Budokan," the venue for the 30-hour Persona&nbs...   read

 
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This sure looks like the new Persona 5 protagonist

Up on the Persona 5 website now is a teaser image that shows the protagonist from P3, the hero from P4, and...another person. All of them are holding masks, which looks to be a clear nod that the third individual we already knew a...   read

 
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Persona 5 is definitely coming in 2015, you guys

During the PlayStation Experience keynote in Las Vegas today, Atlus USA confirmed that Persona 5 will indeed be dropping on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in 2015. We pretty much knew this already, but official announcements from the ...   read

 
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Persona 5 director apologizes for showing so little, thanks fans

Persona Team head Katsura Hashino is always quick to thank the fans patiently waiting for Persona 5. We got our first trailer this weekend, though it's all anime scenes, nothing in-game. Hashino posted a message on the Persona&nbs...   read

 
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Persona 5 is coming to PS4, gets first trailer

Atlus' YouTube has our first look at Persona 5, which appears to have a ruffled brown haired boy protagonist and subways. Not a lot to get excited about aside from the fact that Persona 5 is exciting inherently. Though there was an an...   read

 
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Persona 5 confirmed for North America, coming 2015

The next numbered Persona game, Persona 5, has been officially confirmed for North American release by Atlus. Get ready to be chained to your chair and PS3 some time in 2015. I wish we could tell you more. You don't know how badly I wish t...   read

 
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Hey! There's an Atlus USA site for Persona 5 up

Would you look at that! An Atlus USA site for Persona 5. It says it's coming in 2015 for PS3.  The linked (and private) teaser trailer doesn't tease much.  Sit tight.   read

 

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