Announced late last year alongside Persona 4 Arena Ultimax and Dance All Night, Persona 5 has remained something of an enigma since then. With the game’s director providing only vague and cryptic clues about the game’s themes to placate the Shin Megami Tensei spinoff’s legion of loyal fans. But, as of today, that silence has finally been broken! With the force of a thousand demons howling at once, we bring you the first trailer for Persona 5!
The trailer reveals little about the new games, but what we can tell you is that the black-haired boy upon which the trailer is centered is a character we have not seen before. The setting also appears to be that of modern day Tokyo, as the crowded streets and presence of the famous 109 department store building would suggest.
According to the game’s director, and as per the game’s announcement trailer from last year, Persona 5’s themes will revolve around feelings of dissatisfaction with life and a restless desire to change things. This was visualized in images from the trailer as a series of chairs with black shackles and iron balls attached to them symbolizing the burden we carry in life. The prior trailer, which you can see below, uses the phrase “Are you a slave. Want emancipation?” to convey these same sentiments.
Persona 5 is confirmed to be released sometime next year on both the PlayStation 3 and 4. In the mean time, Persona fans also have the new Persona 4 Arena Ultimax to look forward to when it launches on the 30th of this month.
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