Atlus Offers First Look At Persona 5

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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Nicole Seraphita
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My name is Nicole Seraphita and I’m 27. I’ve been gaming since the days of the NES and have owned at least one system from each generation since then. My favorite type of games if most definitely RPGs, with my favorites being titles like Chrono Cross, Persona 4, and Tales of Xillia, though I also sometimes dabble in platforming games, fighting games, and visual novels. When I’m not writing for APGNation or playing games, I enjoy table top and card games, watch anime, and write fiction that I occasionally publish online. I tend to write a lot of Sci-fi and the occasional bit of fantasy, with the often overlooked sub-genre of Biopunk being my favorite. I’ve also written a few visual novels, though only one of them has made it all the way to completion thus far. My current dream is to be able to bring the Monster Girl genre to a western audience.

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