Persona 5 announced for PlayStation 3
posted on 11.24.13 at 06:43 AM EDT by (@salromano)
"You are slave. Want emancipation?"

Atlus has announced Persona 5 for PlayStation 3.

The game is due out in Japan in winter 2014. Key staff includes Katsura Hashino (Director), Shigenori Soejima (Character Design), and Shoji Meguro (Composer).

Visit the official website here. Watch the debut teaser below.

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  • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

    Yeah Winter 2014 GG

  • Unknown

    i told u guys

  • sub_o

    Holy Cow, Sony just won next gen with ummm PS3 ..

  • sherimae1324

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

  • Tweetums

    Rolling on the floor due to all the “Atlus is dead” caused by the Persona Q announcement~

    • jujubee88

      It wasn’t just that, it was the Dancing game and the Teddie talking in between.

      Really built up. What a great show. The reaction alone will bring more people in.

      “Did you hear about people freaking out and saying they where going to kill themselves online because of a video game?”

      “No. What’s that all about?”

      “It was about some game.. I think it’s called Persona”

      Haha.

      • Tweetums

        Haha you’re right, even I was a little taken a back when they brought out the Dancing all Night announcement, can’t help but imagine at least a dozen computers flying through the window out of pure rage.

        It was truly glorious how they carried out with all the announcements till the very end, especially with that Persona 5 teaser.

        Well played Atlus, well played.

    • Kobracon

      Wait….ppl didn’t like PQ?

      • Tweetums

        Sadly, personally can’t wait to get it~ :p

  • $83030187

    BU BU BU IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A LETDOWN

    Y’all fools got trolled.

    • jujubee88

      The emotional people online went a bit overboard. As they tend to do.

    • Elvick

      It was a letdown to me.

      Now I know that the quality bar for Persona has dropped significantly to an “anything goes” level.

  • jujubee88

    Gaikai please bring this to my VITA! =)

  • Raiger

    YESSSSS !! this is the most awesome news ! X”D Thanksss so much ,Atlus !^^

  • sherimae1324

    cant wait for bitter fans of that other company….. hihihi

  • Jontaku

    Based atlus.

  • Impressionnant

    They went from shit tier to god tier within 15 minutes. Nice.

    • Raiger

      *literally rofl* so true XD

  • Gigus
  • Dragon24680

    Finally!

  • Tenshiken

    Don’t throw away your ps3 yet. West won’t get this until mid 2015.

    • jujubee88

      I don’t have one. But I’m so glad Sony bought Gaikai now. It’s just going to be my P5 service on VITA and PS4 by 2015 onward. lol

      • Kevadu

        Yeah…I really wouldn’t count on the whole streaming thing if I were you…not unless you have an amazing internet connection and no bandwidth caps.

  • James Keeton

    Atlus, from the bottom of my heart I love you! Four Persona games in one stream? Today is a good day :D

  • Elvick

    I’d rather it have been cross gen PS3/4…

    • Raiyu

      same, but at least its on consoles instead of a handheld.

      • Elvick

        I suppose, I should be more positive about that.

  • Dragon24680

    And neogaf is down :D

  • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

    And hopefully it comes to PS4 and PS Vita as well.

  • $83030187

    Also, this whole thing has been a ride. Kojima should take notes, as this event was masterful.

    • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

      So he can troll us some more. No Thanks

  • bloodiOS

    Oh my God, yes! Not all is lost! This sure makes up for the shit we saw before >__<

  • Hikaru Lighthalzen

    still waiting for P5 golden news

    • jujubee88

      P5 the Platinum! :D

    • Elvick

      I’d buy a Persona 3: Golden.

      Shame there’s no “perfect” version of it. FES has content that P3P doesn’t, and vise versa. Shame.

      • EX+

        Wouldn’t it be:
        Persona 3: Cobalt? To match the blue color scheme?
        And Persona 5: Crimson?

        • Elvick

          I just use Golden, because I’m lazy and everyone knows what it implies. :P

          But that would make sense actually to try and match color schemes.

  • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

    I ain’t even going to lie, I thought they was about to announce a strategy Persona game for the Wii U at the end.

  • shogunknight

    At long last, one of the games to close the PS3 era

  • $48552495

    MY BODY IS READY

  • Pixel

    I really hope the game will be available for the ps4 somehow, maybe via stream or something because otherwise i will have to rebuy a ps3 or wait 5 years for a golden edition.

    But whatever finally Persona 5 is official!

  • artemisthemp

    Would have been better to put it on the PS Vita

    • jujubee88

      It is on the VITA. Just wait until they announce it on Gaikai. OR P5 the platinum. BELIEVE! ;)

    • EX+

      No, no, no, no, no!

  • jujubee88

    So The Last of Us isn’t the PS3’s swansong, it’s now officially P5.

    Can we agree?

    • Rui

      The Last of Us(Which I am playing right now), GTA V(Fapped so hard), Tales of Xilla(I have such a big boner for this game and yet I don’t have it yet) and now Persona 5. You could say that this was the most productive year the PS3 ever had lol.

    • Gigus

      the ps3 will never have a swansong. It will be the new ps2. It will be the new zombie console.

    • Budgiecat

      Dont forget Persona 3 came out in 2007….7 years after the PS2 launch..2 yrs after the PS3 launch…then Persona 4 a year later (how dat happen?)

      Now Persona 5 comes out 2014 (most likely 2015 for the West)….8 years after the PS3 launch…1 year after the PS4 launch…

      Going by this trend…..we wont see Persona 6 for PS4 until ….2021!!
      (and who knows if we’ll get a PS5 in 2020…maybe it’ll keep going till 2023 or by then we’ll all be gaming on our mobile phones)

      • Pyrofrost

        If they are going by past trends we will get two close together, with about another big gap between the next two.

  • Kimidori

    brb making gajin4koma of this atlus troll.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I’m happy the officially announced it. I would have like to have seen a bit more than a teaser though.

    • Impressionnant

      I think we’re all just happy that Persona 5 was actually announced, instead of just having those shovelware games.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Of course. I just figured they might have more to show after keeping things quiet for so long.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      some of the people need to grow up tho >.>

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Tis the internet.

        • Luna Kazemaru

          yeah i forgot >_>

    • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

      Winter 2014 means Jan-March 2015?

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I hope. Sooner if we are lucky.

        • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

          Jesus… so its not even going to come out in 2014 is it? Man this sucks

          Another year of waiting?!

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            Way too early to say. I’m hoping we get it in 2014 as well.

            • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

              Why does Atlus take longer to reveal now? P3/4 wwas released 6 months after reveal… now its like 1 year officially.

              But they’ve been teasing this since 2010 and moreso in 2012!

              Winter 2014 starts from Dec 2014. Really hope its Dec 2014

              • Raiyu

                Probably because the game wasn’t ready for a reveal just yet.

      • icup ✔️

        saying “2014” but release it in “2015” kind of defeat the purpose of calling it “2014”…

  • Luna Kazemaru

    I like how everyone acted like an abused GF at the end as soon as this popped up LOL WE HATE YOU ATLUS *shows tease of p5* OH NO NO WE DON’T WE LOVE YOU.

    • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

      Could you blame us. We had to go through a announcement of a spinoff, then a Persona fighting game and then that dreadful Persona Dancing gaming and then listen to 10 mins of teddy just to get the Persona 5 announcement.

      • Luna Kazemaru

        Yes I can because you shouldn’t get that emotional over a game announcement.

        • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

          Yes I can.

          • Luna Kazemaru

            enjoy the unneeded rise in blood pressure i guess

            • Elvick

              You seem very concerned about what others do.

              • Luna Kazemaru

                This isn’t a very good rebuttal just saying.

                • Elvick

                  It’s an observation, not a rebuttal.

        • Impressionnant

          Videogames are life.

        • Rui

          I’m fapping so hard right now. Just really emotional about it.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    Lets just see if we will get new characters I guess I still don’t know whats up with the read head in the P4U2

  • $61526767

    At first I was kinda disappointed until they showed p5. I mean like, that P4D let me down so badly.. this made it up for me. Cannot wait for next year!

  • Pyrofrost

    Am I the only one that will be happy to buy all four of the games? :o

    • Luna Kazemaru

      You are a slave. #Kappa

      • Pyrofrost

        Yes, yes I am.

        • Luna Kazemaru

          never said it was a bad thing :P

    • https://twitter.com/kldkms Kholood Al-khamees

      if I have the money than : YES
      but I don’t

    • Gigus

      maybe. I’m only looking foward to this and Q. I may have judged to early on “Q” though on the earlier article.

    • Kevadu

      Well, I’m not to sure about the 3DS game to be honest.

      But I loved P4A so the sequel is a no-brainer. And I’m actually kind of interested in the rhythm game.

      • Luna Kazemaru

        The 3ds game is being worked on by the people who did EO so it might be good.

        If the new P4A removes that crappy auto combo set up mess i might get it.

        • Kevadu

          Oh for the love of god…not another person bitching about the auto combo.

          The auto combo was a great idea! It got newbies into the spirit of things and it didn’t affect competitive play *because it wasn’t competitive*. If you tried you do an auto combo against anyone who knew what they were doing you would get your ass handed to you.

          So why do people bitch about it so much…

          • Luna Kazemaru

            For the simple fact its still on in ranked matches? It still could be a cop out honestly even if you know what you doing. Net play son.

            • Kevadu

              You’re missing the point. The auto combo is way too underpowered and predictable to be of any *use* in a competitive match. It’s only useful against other newbies. A skilled player can interrupt it and punish it severely. Which is why in matches between skilled P4A players nobody uses auto combos. Not because it isn’t allowed, but because it’s not actually a good move!

        • Kobracon

          As what Kevadu said.

          Its for the newbies, you aren’t gonna sit there and tell me that fighting games are ‘easy’ to get into, far from it. P4A does alot to teach a newbie and gives an auto combo for the noobs to use so that they can get used to knowing when to strike.

          Also it does less damage than actually doing the same combo manually, so it doesn’t mess up anything.

        • Guest

          Wow , i didnt realize some people were still troubled by the auto combo . Even the most nitpicky FGC forums and places got over it as soon as they saw it in action . It’s a weak crutch , why would a skilled user rely on it he when it can do much better damage and efficiency wise , or even style wise if that’s his thing ?

          Because it’s still automatic ? Nah pride will go against that , and obviously , if skilled , he shouldnt have any particular input issues forcing him to auto combo

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I can see myself picking up everything but the dancing game. It’s just not my type of game.

      • Pyrofrost

        I’m not into rhythm games myself, but as Luna said, I am a slave to Atlus :p

        • Budgiecat

          Where’s your copy of Cursed Crusade then…

          • Pyrofrost

            Unfortunately that’s not ‘made’ by Atlus, I’m far too weaboo for that.

      • Luna Kazemaru

        Only dance game I will ever buy is idolm@ster

      • EX+

        Same here… don’t know about you Zero, but my dancing is pretty crusty…

      • Arcana Gear

        but…but….but The swag! how can you ignore it XD?

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          It would take quite a bit to win me over I’m afraid.

    • $83030187

      I will buy every game day one.

    • Jontaku

      Completely with you on that my friend.

    • Raiyu

      I’m buying everything.

    • Kobracon

      Buying all of them.

    • Arcana Gear

      after i buy the handhelds… i’ll buy them all.

    • Isaac Newton

      You’re not the only one bro. You’re not alone!

  • Nightcore34

    I’m only happy to buy the dancing game and p5, don’t have a 3ds and don’t care for arena. On another note, even though they have release dates whether or not some of those games such as the 3ds and the dancing one get released is up to how they sell, P5 and arena defo will cause they know they sell well.

    Edit; Emancipation means liberation or to be free, maybe in this one people are slaves to shadows and the persona gang have to free them, either that or they’re talking about us as consumers.

  • Samsara09

    never bought a persona game before…but well,never late to get one…

    Well,PS3,thank you for being the home of the rpg genre….and for allowing us to play so many good game,even the remakes of “classics” for PS2,like final fantasyX/X-2 Kingdom hearts 1/chain/2…and even some other console rpgs HD remakes like Birth by Sleep…tales of symphonia and it’s sequel,etc.

    Thanks Atlus for remembering your fans and making this game,

    and thanks sega for “saving” Atlus and for letting them do their thing.

    Thanks to you all fans,for being the bunch you are.

  • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

    Yeah, PlayStation once again proven itself to be JRPGSTATION. I mean what console after the release of it’s next gen version still have games let alone JRPG announced for it? Yep, PlayStation.

    • Budgiecat

      Well 360 did give it a shot early on:

      Far East of Eden

      Magna Carta 2

      Infinite Undiscovery

      Enchanted Arms

      The Last Remnant

      Lost Odyssey

      Star Ocean 4

      Tales of Vesperia

      Blue Dragon

      Eternal Sonata

      Absolute: Blazing Infinity

      Cross Edge Dash

      Phantasy Star Universe

      • EX+

        But it failed!
        PlayStation is the place you’d better go for the JRPG goodness.
        The PS4 is gonna get a bucket load of JRPGs as well, exclusive ones at that (KH3 and FF15 might as well be).
        But before that, it’s time to go nuts with Persona 5.
        Also, here’s the color scheme:
        Persona 3: Blue
        Persona 4: Yellow
        Persona 5: Red

        • Budgiecat

          Well I KNOW it failed cmon, you release Japanese made games to a Japanese public who dont even own the system for it, and to a Western public who’s more interested in shooters, sports games and wrpgs so what were they thinking….

          • Zarathos No Daimaōh

            True but half of those were mediocre , and most didnt exactly release alongside the console

            • Budgiecat

              By doing that M$ had a hand in successfully killing off the console JRPG market and it’s reputation for a brief time…Now XBots around the Western world were convinced JRPG’s that they didn’t get to play on the PS2 wasn’t actually something to be missed so it seemed since thes early entry new gen ones ‘sucked’ (even though some didn’t actually suck), and the poor sales of them in Japan also discouraged other developers from making more of them.
              Especially when M$ also helped open the PC floodgates of bringing over PC ported WRPG’s and shooters that had higher production values due to the Western developers having more experience making higher graphic games on the PC market, while Japan has always relatively stayed clear from top level PC game development, so they lacked the experience of HD development.
              Not to mention S-E taking 4 years to come out with a FF and then having it be the way it was despite the huge budget costs..
              Better to say **** it and play it safe on the handhelds which could be a better transition to still use what they learned on the PS2 (since the DS is weaker than the PS2 and the PSP is a practically a portable PS2), which is exactly what most developers did..

          • syaznifaiq

            Budgie, somehow u just ignite me why i hate microsoft in the first place .. they fuking lie about those exclusivity .. almost make me want to buy 360 .. im glad im wait a little longer .. i remember when they announced SO4 exclusive to xbox360 .. im just OH Fuck

            • Budgiecat

              Well yeah…. Microsoft lies? Who knew? :P

        • Omega_Shiro

          yellow and green for persona 4 if I am correct but that’s me being picky.

        • shafiq95

          Persona 1:White
          Persona 2:Red
          Persona 3: Blue
          Persona 4: Yellow
          Persona 5: Red

  • EX+

    Yeah! FUCK YEAH! Best announcement next to KH3 and FF15!

    • Budgiecat

      more like a confirmation but yeah great news. Thank God it wasnt for the 3DS

      • EX+

        Have to agree with that.
        I like the 3DS (in fact I’m getting an XL for Christmas), but it has enough JRPGs, from Atlus especially.

  • DarkLegacy

    I’ll be happy to buy all the new Persona games. And that is a best announcement

  • Kobracon

    HELL YES! 2 awesome looking RPGs on the horizon! Persona Q and Persona 5! Now all we need is gameplay vids to confirm that they are using the Catherine engine to power the graphics and I can DIE happy.

    • Budgiecat

      you cant die until Shenmue III is announced

    • 罪罰

      They’re using their own internal developed engine that’s been in the works for quite some time, they used the Catherine engine as a test. I can honestly say it will look so much better.

      • Kobracon

        I know they used it as a test, thats why I’m excited to see if P5 can look as good or even better than that.

  • Dede Ogbe

    Looks like they’re going down a darker subject matter like they did with P3(the movie is awesome btw)

  • EX+

    So let’s go down the list of JRPGs that we’ll be getting next year on the PS3.
    Tales of Symphonia Chronicles
    Tales Of Xillia 2
    Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 Remix
    Persona 5
    My wallet is gonna be empty as fuck.

    • Budgiecat

      Natural Doctrine
      Yakuza Ishin

      • EX+

        Lily Bergamo
        Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (if it comes out then)
        I also have to get some PS4 games next year as well. Lol, I’m gonna go broke!

        • Budgiecat

          I was keeping with the JRPG trend but okay

    • Syltique

      Forgot Lightning Returns.

      • Budgiecat

        Thats easy to forget…

    • badmoogle

      Forgot FFX/X-2 HD.

    • DarkLegacy

      I can’t wait to play to play HD ll.5 Remix. I’m desperate to play KH2FM and BBSFM

      • Anime10121

        You’re in for a treat, as the new additions to KH2FM are fantastic and BBSFM’s secret episode, while pointless, is fun as hell :)

        • DarkLegacy

          That’s probably why I always wanted to play BBSFM because of that secret episode. But KH2FM is my main game I need to play because that has a load of content :D

          • Anime10121

            Well honestly, you aint missing much, its a nice little addition, its also challenging if you’re not overleveled (yes, the shadows almost pull a thousand heartless battle on Aqua in one particular part). But yeah, the main things to look forward to with BBSFM is No Heart, that thing, is such a fun boss, and hard as hell too (and not because of artificial instant kills like YX, but because he’s actually challenging).

            • DarkLegacy

              I always wanted to battle No Heart. Or perhaps Monstro

    • Anime10121

      You forgot Bravely Default :)

      • Arcana Gear

        on ps3 :)

        • Anime10121

          Whoops :P

      • EX+

        Oh yeah! Isn’t that on the 3DS though?
        Also, aren’t they doing a live interview afterwards?

        • Anime10121

          I heard it was gonna be an hour and a half after the event…but its been that long already so idunno :(

      • Budgiecat

        He also forgot Final Fantasy Type Zero and Dragon Quest VII 3DS as well as both Dragon Quest Monster 3DS games…

        Oh wait no he didn’t because those aren’t coming out because S-E are assmonkeys!

        But I’m sure we’ll get FF Agito for iOS ‘fee to play’ with microtransactions up the butt. Thanks S-E!

    • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

      There’s alot more

      Atelier Escha & Logy
      Drakengard 3
      Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD
      Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII
      The Witch and Hundred Knight

      Gotta love JRPGSTATION.

      • Arcana Gear

        Fairy Fencer F
        Ar no Surge
        Natural Doctrine (a strategy jrpg)

        • Anime10121

          God I hope every last one of those makes it here next year (or maybe not next year) where will I find the time to play all these jrpgs :D

          And to think, I worried that the genre was dying out :D

          • Arcana Gear

            Well FFF it’s almost sure, cause it’s Compile hearts, Ar no surge looks promising, the but the only minus it’s that it uses characters of Ciel no surge, Natural doctrine…. i think it probably will, at least in ps4, cause it had some screen time in E3.

            • Budgiecat

              Yeah I agree about Ar No Surge. I was hoping for a more mature approach to the art style and new characters.

  • http://www.hush404.com hush404

    *Big smile

  • Yamahl

    all those JRPG’s are going to make my wallet cry

  • EX+

    Since the trailer was bilingual in Japanese and English, I can imagine it getting localized VERY fast.

  • Nerroth

    The slave/freedom convept makes me think of the setup for Panopticon/Freedom Wars.

    Hopefully there will be scope for a “Persona 5 Crimson” on the Vita a few years down the line.

    • Budgiecat

      I took it more as a symbolic gesture to how we were all slaves to being shackled and locked without news of a Persona 5. So the announcement confirmation was our emancipation….

      • Nerroth

        I forgot to add that it is a shame how Atlus USA’s forums went away just two days before all of this news was made public.

        I imagine things would have been quite lively over there…

        • Budgiecat

          Evil Sega

      • Gariya

        That’s a good way to look at it.

    • Mar Mar

      This is giving me Kaiji 2/Rainbow feeling.

  • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

    Rumor: Ni no Kuni 2 Reportedly Being Developed For The PlayStation 4
    http://gearnuke.com/rumor-ni-kuni-2-reportedly-developed-playstation-4/

    Please Be Excited

    -Shinji Hashimoto

    • Budgiecat

      Nice. Can we have grown up main character now?

      • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

        That would be cool

        • Budgiecat

          yeah The whole time I couldnt help thinking “Quest 64” lol

          • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

            I hope this becomes a franchise like Tales or Final Fantasy.

            • Budgiecat

              Honest though, I’d like them to also bring back Rogue Galaxy, Dark Cloud, make a proper non MMO style White Knight Chronicles III that looks more like the 2006 E3 trailer (true sword & shield combat) and work on the next PS4 OFFLINE single player Dragon Quest XI…

      • ayb_91

        I do hope so. I hate to play as minors >_>

    • Anime10121

      Hope! I loved Ni No Kuni and definitely would come back for more :)

  • ayb_91

    OMG !! Thank you Atlus ! God bless you <3

  • ayb_91

    Ok. This winter is for Japan eh? No info for EU ?

    • Reda1234

      It should probably release around the same time since a large part of the persona fanbase is outside japan.

      • ayb_91

        So much of possibilities :(

        • Omega_Shiro

          its atlus…. PERSONA LOCALIZATIONS FOR ALL!!

          • ayb_91

            Lol I know. But I wanted to know the approximated time to be released in EU. Thanks for sharing the good mood though :p

      • Budgiecat

        This is the case also with FF but…

  • Reda1234

    What a great day.Though I would have liked for it to be for PS4 since my PS3 doesn’t have much longer life in it :( . But what do you think about the trailer, Isn’t it a big departure from the lightheartedness of P4.

  • Martian Wong

    Will it be localized?

    • Omega_Shiro

      yes its fan base is outside just as much as in Japan as well as the heavy use of English in the trailer its persona its always localizes its mother titles trust me it WILL come I will get it before localization because persona 5 and my Japanese may be good enough for this as it was a few other games.

      • Martian Wong

        Awesome, I watched countless anime in Japanese before. But my Japanese is just not good.

        • Omega_Shiro

          Take some classes best step to any form of understanding Japanese but yea persona 5 should have a fast localization. I am now hoping for dual audio but persona have ok English voice actors depends on who you ask.

          • Martian Wong

            Duel Audio is a going to be great if they do have it. I agree that Altus game usually have good voice actor. But the game Catherine, Vincent sounds like a chicken in English and while in Japanese it is so manliness.

            • Omega_Shiro

              ahahaha that made me giggle I thought his was ok but yea it kinda sounded like snow? no maybe my memory was bad but I know that voice from something.

              • Martian Wong

                I am not sure where else I heard it from…but yes…a chicken voice…=]

                • Omega_Shiro

                  lol

                  • Martian Wong

                    Based on your wording…you are a girl?

                    • Omega_Shiro

                      A guy maybe my wording is to female like is it? XD oh well.

                    • Martian Wong

                      It is the word giggle gave me that impression…maybe it just me…

                    • Omega_Shiro

                      nah I thought that might of been that lol

    • EX+

      The bilingual use of English and Japanese suggests that the game will be localized very fast… if we’re lucky, maybe on the same day.
      But it’s guaranteed that this game will make it outside of Japan.

  • Omega_Shiro

    NOW this I was honestly fighting it out thinking this may just come and it did so wow this is REALLY good but i was thinking this would be a 2015 Ps 4 thing happy its not but I have the Ps 4 for pick up on 29th so I dont mind.

  • Jesse

    I think you guys will need to wait for it to come out in Japan before they can make overseas announcements. ^^;

  • Zancrow

    Hype Level: Infinity

    • EX+

      I know!
      I’m gonna make a suggestion: Since there aren’t really any Japanese events after Jump Festa… do you think we’ll see some gameplay there?

      • Zancrow

        I dunno, maybe they will tease us a little more. :p
        I also like how PS3 keeps getting games.

        • EX+

          It really pumps me up how the PS3 is getting so many awesome games next year and gives me faith about the PS4’s JRPGs, especially later on (not to mention KH3 and FF15 might as well be).

          • Zancrow

            Yeah, that’s the reason I’ll buy a PS4. eventually.
            You just know it will get a lot of good games in the future.

            • EX+

              If it’s anything like the PS3, the best ones will come out near the end of the gen… much to look forward to.
              I’m getting a PS4 next year.
              Also… Sasuke and Noctis look a lot alike, lol.

  • Zarathos No Daimaōh

    My body is ready !!

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    This gif is more than enough to describe what we’re feeling after seeing that announcement…

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/surfpata/Persona%204/zoolanderteddie.gif

    • EX+

      Lol
      I’m guessing we’ll see some of Persona 5 at Jump Festa.

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      Did Horrible Subs do that?

  • SuperLuigi

    Phew. I won’t need a ps4 for awhile.

    • $18114340

      They were never going to announce a PS4 exclusive as big as this unless Sony was moneyhatting. There’s no install base yet; it makes no sense for Atlus to take the risk.

  • DesmaX

    Oh, PS3 only?

    Oh well, at least it’s coming soon than I expected. Just hope Atlus USA fasten up that localization too. This is one game I need in my life

  • Rokkun

    I need a PS3

  • $83030187

    The amount of people whining about it not being on PS4 is surprising.

    This is a company that released Persona 4 on the PS2 in 2008.

    • $18114340

      You also have to consider how long it took them to make Catherine, and that they would be unfamiliar with developing for the PS4, regardless of how easy western studios are claiming it to be. If they were to start now, they’d already be far behind. And I doubt a P5 would look “next-gen” enough to compete with the other graphically-robust titles on the system.

      I feel like the comparison to P4 on the PS2 isn’t entirely correct, though. We do have to remember that prior to it, there were two versions of P3, the DDS games, Nocturne, and Raidou. Not all developed by the same teams, of course (at least, I don’t think so) but they all at least seemed to use some common technology. With the 7th gen, Atlus mostly seemed concentrated on handhelds.

      • $83030187

        No one even knows if Japan will even adopt the PS4, given the huge shift towards mobile and handheld devices.

        Better to release it on a platform that will guarantee good sales. The JRPG fanbase on PS3 probably won’t be going anywhere for a while.

    • MrRobbyM

      Besides, being on PS3 only makes the decision on localizing it easier.

    • EX+

      There really isn’t a point for a Persona PS4 game right now.
      Persona makes a lot of money and there are a lot more PS3’s sold than PS4’s.
      I’ll be happy to wait for Persona 6 on the PS4.

      • $83030187

        I think franchises like Persona and Tales are better off sticking to PS3 until FFXV and KHIII come out to move some PS4s in Japan.

        • EX+

          Yeah, that’s a point.

    • Aiddon

      no kidding; Atlus is a company that has never cared about cutting edge tech because why waste money learning new architecture when you can just use what works NOW? They’ve proven that you don’t need powerful systems to make a good or successful game

      • $83030187

        I’d rather my favorite developers not break their backs and their wallets in pursuit of the best graphics.

        Shit, I’d be fine with the graphics the PS3/360/WiiU are pushing now on next-gen machines if it meant better performance (framerates, draw-distance, etc) instead of the race for the most realistic military hardware.

        • EX+

          When they make a Persona game for the PS4, I want them to pursue a cel-shaded art style.

          • $83030187

            Something like the new Guilty Gear would be godly.

            • EX+

              Agreed! Something as anime-like as possible!
              Persona is suited for that sort of art style.

              • Budgiecat

                As long as it can combine the mature art style and presentation of Catherine with the slick 2D trickery of GG Xrd, then it’ll be dope.

          • Budgiecat

            They can do that on the PS3 just the same. Look at Guilty Gear Xrd Sign.

        • Aiddon

          exactly; I don’t really get what devs in such a rush for when it comes to maxing out machines. It just comes off as showing off as it never feels they’re actually using the potential of the hardware correctly.

          • $83030187

            Some think it’s the big four’s (EA, Activision, Take2, Ubisoft) way of trying to push out the competition. Make games so expensive that no one else can compete.

            It’s the kind of shit that has nearly erased mid-tier games from the industry, and has seen many developers shut down.

            • Aiddon

              thing is though it’s not WORKING for those big Western publishers because those games are becoming so unprofitable that they’re destroying themselves. That strategy, in the short run and the long run, is proving to have been a mistake. I would go as far to say that they also did it to try and eliminate Eastern competition…but the amount of Japanese devs closing doors has been minuscule compared to Western ones. This can’t even be called a Pyrrhic victory because there’s clearly no one who got beat

          • Budgiecat

            nope. It’s about maximizing your profits. They go after the largest install bases plain and simple. PS4 is an uncertainty at this point despie the successful Western launch.

        • Budgiecat

          you dont get it.

      • Budgiecat

        I dont think its about that be serious here……THE PS4, WHICH EVERYONE GOT DEVKITS FOR IN 2011, IS RIDICULOUSLY EASIER TO DEVELOP FOR THAN THE PS3

        Now think about this:

        Persona 3 came out in 2007…..

        Seven years after the PS2 came out. It took them seven years to release a Persona game.

        It took them ONE year to bring out a SMT NINE game for original XBox.

        When that game sold like crap in Japan only, they realized better to WAIT until a console has a desired USER BASE

        Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne came out in 2004; at the mid height of the PS2’s success. (PS2 was already a success out the gate anyway but they wanted a higher user base since they saw what happened with NINE)

        It DOESN’T matter that the PS4 is more powerful or not. It’s EASIER to develop for, BUT, prior to the PS4’s Western launch success, they had no idea how it would do, and the PS3 had a slow start as we all know, and the PS4 is still not released in Japan. For the first time ever, a Japanese console is being released in it’s home country months AFTER its Western launch.

        That sends some pretty strong ripples of uncertainty probably for many Japanese publishers and developers.

        No doubt the rise of games on PS4 should increase faster than the PS3 did, due to the ease of development, and the hype of the new system because of that.

        But Atlus PLAYS IT SAFE, because they are a smaller brand. PS2 was cheaper and easier to develop for thats why we got more games for it besides the most important reason that it was the console with the highest user base.

        With 80 million PS3’s sold, it’s now time in Atlus eyes to release a Persona game.

        If PS4 can reach a substantial ridiculous user base number high enough, early enough, then perhaps we will see a Persona or even a SMT game on it.

        Has nothing to do with ‘Zomg Uber graphics and oh noez I gotta learn this new architecture’.

        PS4 & X1 are basically PC’s. So there is no ‘learning’….

    • maruhadapurpurine

      “This is a company that released Persona 4 on the PS2 in 2008.”
      you make it sound like there is nothing wrong with that. They are just doing the same mistake again and that is not cool, specially when they could easily just make the game on both PS3 and PS4

      • $83030187

        There wasn’t anything wrong with it. Persona 4 was very successful.

        It’ll be the same for Persona 5 on the PS3.

        • maruhadapurpurine

          I am not saying it wont be, I believe it will be a great game. I am saying that it only would benefit the game to release it on both consoles far more than just in one. P4 on PS2 didnt even reach 900k in sales worldwide, it was a high acclaimed game but it wasnt exactly the definition of financial success.

          I sure hope that the same does not happen with P5, these days not reaching more than 900k is not a good thing.

          • MrFinalgamer

            you do know Persona has never been known for selling millions? or SMT in general. this was a very niche series until recently…

            • maruhadapurpurine

              so? because it is a niche series does it mean it should never aim for more fans and success?

              My point is: Persona 5 can and should do better than Persona 4 and whatever came before it, and repeating past actions wont help to accomplish that

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Wow… they did it… they really did it. Such a long wait though dang…

  • Brittany

    My PS3 and I are ready! >.<

  • bldudas

    My PS3 and I are ready! >.<

  • kirby755

    Persona 5 after so long its finally happening, Now I’m curious about the heroes.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Hopefully we get info soon, so I can change my avatar.

      • EX+

        I’ve been wanting to do the same.
        In fact, I’ve got three avatars planned.
        1. Sora or Riku in their new costumes in KH3
        2. A pic of Noct from the next trailer of FFXV when they’ll hopefully have moved everything to the Luminous Engine
        4. A Persona 5 character

        • DarkLegacy

          I found my next avatar. And I would like to see Sora having a new costume in KH3 for my profile pic. And that’s if he will have a new costume

          • EX+

            It was confirmed that he will :D

            • DarkLegacy

              At last. That’s going on my list for my profile pic

    • EX+

      I think we’ll be getting some info or even gameplay at Jump Festa.

      • kirby755

        I really hope for that to be true, because I can’t hold back my curiosity.

        • EX+

          Jump Festa if from the 21-22 of December, for the curious.

          • $83030187

            There will probably be info in the next issue of Dengeki Playstation. They were teasing a game if I remember right.

            • EX+

              Oh yeah! When does the next issue come out? Also, what about the Persona magazine?

              • $83030187

                I don’t know about the Persona magazine, but the next issue of Dengeki should be out sometime this coming week.

                I hope we don’t have to wait too long to get some screenshots or character artwork.

  • DarthBrian

    Surprised no 360 version after Catherine was on both ps3/360 but whatever.

    I’m just happy to finally be getting that high-def MegaTen game. <3 <3 <3

    • DarthNemesis

      After Persona Arena and Katherine flopped on the 360 they no not to even bother with putting P5 on it. Glad they are smarter than square.

      • Budgiecat

        I thought they learned their lesson the first time with Shin Megami Tensei NINE for XBox in 2002….

      • DarthBrian

        I think Catherine and P4Arena did fine on 360. At least in the states. *shrug*

  • Nice Boat
    • DarthBrian

      Maybe the story will be written by Steve McQueen. (who should really change his name to avoid confusion because the real Steve McQueen is dead)

  • Aiddon

    so the main theme is going to have to do with slavery? Very interesting.

    • EX+

      I think it was more to do with us as the fans being slaves to Atlus.
      We were chained down to not even knowing if Persona 5 was in development, but the emancipation was us finally knowing that it’s coming.
      The main story might be connected to it though and the color scheme is definitely gonna be red.

  • Invisbin

    Disappointing really. We’ve known since last year that P5 was in development…all we get is a release platform.

    Yay exclusives.

    • MasterSensei

      Don’t be like that… at least we have a nice picture of chairs!

      • Invisbin

        Just hard to be excited when they give information on what we already know. Well based on the comments not everyone knew this was announced in like August 2012.

    • EX+

      Don’t worry. Dengeki playstation might have some info and Jump Festa is right around the corner.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Jump Festa is another whole month. xD

        • EX+

          I’ve waited for Final Fantasy XV for years.
          I’m a patient person :P

          • DarkLegacy

            I waited until 2010 and I’m still waiting right now. I hope this next footage tells us a release date

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            Ture enough, FFXV is a pain in my heart as much as it is yours. It’s not so much I am impatient it is that “right around the corner” doesn’t usually mean an entire month. lol I can wait as long as necessary as that is all I can do but, yah.

          • Martian Wong

            Count me in with being patient. Beside this game will be released within a year from now. So it is not that bad.

    • Arcana Gear

      And the theme color… this red backgorund was worth all the years :V
      But speaking seriously, now we know the plataform, AND the release date, and a hint of the theme (prison, emacipation?). And the theme color…

  • Raoni Marques

    Gimme more. Please!

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    I heard people legitimately thought this was going to be on 3DS,

    Why?? Because of SMT4?

    • EX+

      I’m hearing jealous Xbots saying that this game will be on the 360.

      • $83030187

        Most 360 fans like myself already accepted that there was a chance it would be Playstation exclusive before this event.

        At least, on the sites that I visit.

        • EX+

          Not Xbox fans, Xbots. No generalisation from me.
          There was this one guy who was like ‘Pauper Station fails again! Money hats’ on Dualshockers.

          • $83030187

            I could not imagine a situation in which Sony has to moneyhat a JRPG. Unless it’s Dragon Quest.

            • EX+

              Yeah. Could you imagine how much a Dragon Quest game for the 3DS would sell?

              • $83030187

                Dragon Quest XI for 3DS would be a force to be reckoned with. There is no way Nintendo would give that up.

                • Budgiecat

                  farce to be reckoned with

      • Reda1234

        even though many people have 360s, people who’ll buy persona 5 are the people who like jrpgs and thus are bound to have a PS3. so almost no one buys a 360 for jrpgs which explains the low sales of titles such as this on the xbox.

        Source: History

        • $83030187

          Hey! We bought Lost Odyssey!

          Kinda. At least I did.

    • $83030187

      Because SMTxFE. Working on a game with Nintendo obviously should have meant that all their future games would be 3DS or Wii U exclusive.

    • Aiddon

      partially, but also because of stuff like SMT x FE, Etrian Odyssey, etc. Atlus have been getting pretty buddy-buddy with Nintendo as of late and considering how cheap the 3DS is to develop for as well as how ubiquitous it is it wasn’t that much of a stretch.

    • velvetblues
  • GhostNomad

    I’m wondering how far along the Gaikai streaming will be by the time this game comes out on PS3. For all we know, we might be able to stream it on PS4 and all will be well!

  • PrinceHeir

    while i kinda wish it was for the PS4, but i’m okay with this.

    since i don’t plan on upgrading for a year or two.

    though tbh i’m not really hype for another Persona game, the games are good, but i feel much closer to the Shin Megami Tensei main games than Persona. haven’t even played P4 that much yet(i’ll try this summer)

    though their spin offs: Digital Devil Saga, Devil Summoner i prefer it than the Persona series.

    i did however had a amazing time with the series, especially Persona 3 FES. so i should probably Persona 4 to get that magic back.

    in any case, congrats to the hardcore fans. i’ll probably get the “enhanced” version which will come out probably a year or two. so plenty of time to finished the whole saga by then.

    i do hope Atlus does announce what “Deviliser” trademark is this year.

    oh i do wonder if their gonna remake one of their titles. Digital Devil Saga 1 and 2 remaster? Devil Summoner 1 and 2 remaster? or what about Shin Megami Tensei I and II remakes?

    • EX+

      Atlus released Person 4 on the PS2 in 2008, 2 years after the launch of the PS3. They like playing it safe when it comes to console games. It’s understandable why this game especially won’t be on the PS4. Persona 6? Of course!
      I think Deviliser is gonna be on the 3DS.

      • Matt Dickinson

        but maybe they can make it playable on PS4

        or vita

      • MrFinalgamer

        i don’t know, Atlus likes to re-use their engine for a game, at least twice (DS, Persona 2 duology, Persona 3 & 4, ect.)

        • Budgiecat

          true

  • Eclipse

    2014 truly is going to be the year of Persona <3

  • 罪罰

    #based Atlus

    • Sevyne

      How’d you get that picture of my mom?

  • Wolf Star

    It’s happening!!! Can’t wait ^__^
    http://i.minus.com/imhkaSytpbbey.gif

    • DarkLegacy
      • Wolf Star

        Haha ikr?? :) can’t wait dude :D

        • DarkLegacy

          Me too, all of the new Persona games are on my list. 2014 is going to be the best year :D

          • Wolf Star

            Me too :D dude.. 2014 best year ever!! :D

            • DarkLegacy

              FFXV, II.5 HD Remix and all the Persona games are what I need. And KH3 for 2015

            • DarkLegacy

              Hey, Wolf Star. I’m deciding to use my PS4 right now. Do you know how I can get my internet? Oh and my name won’t be Dark Legacy, it’ll be Sorahearts because it keeps telling me to use up to 3 to 16 characters. I need internet so that I can sign up to PSN and add you. And I’ll get a lot of Sora pics and anime pics

    • Martian Wong

      That would be my reaction when I finally have FFXV in my hand…

      • Wolf Star

        Me too, FFXV in my hands.. It’s worth it :3
        I already got PS4 so now to wait :)

        • Omega_Shiro

          The reason I got the Ps4 so soon was for that and P5 mainly.

          • Wolf Star

            Same here, still can’t wait :) and for KH3 and many more JRPG coming soon.

            • Omega_Shiro

              oh yea them as well.

        • DarkLegacy
      • ayb_91

        I would dance so hard till my back is broken. Can’t wait :(

        • EX+

          I know. I’m not embarrassed to say this:
          I was pelvic thrusting when Noctis said that epic line and then Versus XIII broke into Final Fantasy XV.

          • ayb_91

            Didn’t really get your point, but I love FF XV too.

            • MrFinalgamer

              when noctis said “the legend meets it’s match (and some stuff about the fifteen coming)” and then the Versus XIII breaks, and becomes XV

              • ayb_91

                Yeah. But, I really don’t know why he mentioned it in the first place :/

              • DarkLegacy

                “the legend meets it’s match”

                When Noctis said that, it made me think that XV would be the last Final Fantasy game. But there are yet to be XV sequels so it’s franchise is still not over yet

  • ddsfan2

    About time! I can’t help but think that Sega was behind this higher budget effort, in terms of platform.

  • new_tradition

    Haha, so much for red colour scheme =/= Persona 5. Glad I was wrong ^^

    Not much to go on, but hopefully we’ll see more info soon (what with the Persona magazine reviving, and maybe I read wrong, but I swear there was some mention of another stream…).

    I’m really happy this is coming to PS3 (at least?). I’m not ready to jump to next gen and I personally still have a lot of PS3 games to get through. Though I’m jaded enough to expect an expanded version to come out a while after, but I don’t think I can wait to play P5 until then *_*

  • DrForbidden

    I’m glad I was wrong about P4 2, and that we have confirmation (FINALLY!) of P5 for next year.

  • Pekola

    A rumor from the grapevine mentions the possibility of this being cross-gen.

    I doubt it, but I do know Sony shouldn’t rest on it’s laurels when it comes to games in Japan. They have to make it desirable there. Not just sell and hope for the best. And that means high budget creations and lots of high caliber JRPG’s.

    I have no doubt in my mind that Sony has the means and the money to make some exclusives happen.

    For those who have twitter, let @giocorsi know you want this game on PS4 too.

    • Budgiecat

      Well they created that 3rd party support team for a reason. Hopefully they put it to good use.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Wouldn’t hurt to leave a comment here saying you want it on PS4, too:

      http://Facebook.com/atlus.jp

      • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

        Thanks for the link drop, I did my part (in hopefully not as badly stated Japanese).

    • talesoffan

      Don’t really understand why people want it on PS4 so bad. It’s gonna look great on the PS3. I can’t wait to see it.

      • Pekola

        It’s not just about wanting it. It’s all in the long-term and making the PS4 a desirable console for the Japanese.

        No doubt, devs will be wary of developing for it, but if it gets a good number of people buying the thing, then more devs will see it as a good place to release their games on.

        It also means that the game sales can stretch far beyond the PS3 and well into the PS4’s lifetime. So there’s that.

        • talesoffan

          I think things will be fine with the PS4 once the Japanese launch comes around. It takes time for smaller devs to jump on board new hardware and eventually the PS4 is destined to become the jrpg/Japanese game machine. I am just glad that Persona 5 is on a home console and not the 3DS or Vita at this point.

          Sony just needs to develop their own RPGs. It’s severely lacking in their first and second party output.

  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

    Welp, I was wrong, PS3 title. Atlus is still showing love to console gamers, good on them.

  • talesoffan

    Wooooooo!! What a great swan song for PS3!

  • DukeMagus

    No Kazuma Kaneko on the credits… this is starting to worry me

    • d3v

      But Kaneko hasn’t been attached to Persona since Persona 2.

      • 罪罰

        churazy

      • DukeMagus

        And i guess 90% of the persona/demon design is absolutely meaningless

        • d3v

          But those designs are the ones he did for earlier Persona’s and demons that were carried over. So not having him in the credits of the teaser doesn’t mean they’re dumping those. Heck, Kaneko wasn’t even in the credits for P4A despite the fact that it’s still his designs being used.

  • $83030187

    He gives a well thought-out response, and yours is “lol so wut”? Really?

  • maruhadapurpurine

    funny that instead of focusing in the actual answer you just pay attention to little bits of it, whats that? no good points to make?

    It’s just like I said and you know it.

  • $83030187

    Why should I even pay attention when you start off with something stupid like that?

  • maruhadapurpurine

    You are just using the fan glasses and ignoring their mistakes.

    Dont get me wrong, I am fan and I love persona games, but it doesnt mean I should ignore the mistake of not releasing this game on PS4 as well, and how explicit the milking they are doing right now is.

  • 罪罰

    5 years

    *honk honk*

  • MrFinalgamer

    dude, we waited 9 years for Shin Megami Tensei IV…i think we can wait a bit more for P5 (especially because Persona got re-releases on that time frame, when mainline SMT got nothing)