Persona 5 coming to PlayStation 4
posted on 09.01.14 at 03:38 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Atlus bringing upcoming RPG sequel to current gen.

Persona 5

Persona 5 is coming to PlayStation 4 in addition to PS3 in 2015, Atlus announced during Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia’s press conference this morning.

Watch the latest trailer below.

Play-Asia
  • Swellingrabbit

    My god that was fucking sexy.

  • Six

    Thank Christ. Now I don’t need a PS3 anymore.

    • MyBodyIsReady

      Tales of zesteria? I’ll be getting this on ps4 though lol

    • Elle

      We still need Zestiria PS4. Lets go Namco!!!!!

    • Budgiecat

      Godzilla
      Zestiria

      • Six

        No and no.

  • Bart Fatima

    yes!!!!

  • Raziel Kõbe

    Time to buy a Ps4: Bloodborne, Persona 5, God Eater 2, Ys, Yakuza 0, Silent Hills, omg!!!

    • MyBodyIsReady

      Bombs were dropped this morning! And the Vita got some love too!

      • Raziel Kõbe

        Dragon Quest too ;)

  • Orichalon Hades

    PS4 Won
    that’s it
    GAME OVER MAN
    GAME OVER

  • Invisbin

    So much bank from persona 5….

  • M3LTY-BLOOD

    ATLUS MARRY ME !

  • Zackasaur

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

    ALL MY WANT.

    I was so hoping it would be on PS4.

  • Sky

    *dead*…. the hype…. the fuckin’ hype…

  • Max Eisenhardt

    Welp time to throw my ps3 in the garbage

    • Martian Wong

      Give it to me rather than throwing it out…

  • RmanX1000

    Yes. Please.

  • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

    Persona 5 onegai.

  • Swellingrabbit

    Aight everybody else go home its done, its done. yknow what square dont even show up we’re good we are soo good

    • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

      Nobody’s excited for a Squeenix game.

      • Swellingrabbit

        k square enix wanted to be that fucking guy and brought DQ Heroes instead of what we wanted this is bs

      • Zackasaur

        Wtf.

        My three most hyped games are KHIII, FFXV, and FF Type-0 HD.

        I’m also excited for Dragon Quest Heroes, Theatrhythm FF Curtain Call, Bravely Second, FF Explorers, FFXIV expansions, and Life is Strange.

        SE have a KILLER line-up.

        I’m super hyped for Persona 5, but that doesn’t mean I’m an idiot blind to all the great games SE are bringing.

        • http://twitter.com/SrTirano MrTyrant

          Look I know you wanted to defend SE and I could relaye but saying that those title are a killer line-up is beyond stupid.

          • Zackasaur

            No, it is not. It’s my favourite line-up out of all publishers.

            The only thing that looks stupid right now is you. :/

            • http://twitter.com/SrTirano MrTyrant

              I don’t care about you but it’s not the best line-up. I admit that FFXV looks promising if someday is released along with KH3.

              • Zackasaur

                You’re entitled to your opinion, but not to being an ass about it. That’s all I’m saying. They are my #1 publisher right now, followed by Sony, Atlus, and Nintendo.

                And I very much look forward to FFXV and KHIII (my two most hyped games), which are guaranteed to release once finished. c: I’m patient for quality.

                Here is hoping we get more of The World Ends With You!

                We’re cool? :3

  • Bart Fatima

    The PS4 has freaking did its thing with this one!!! Great move and I will so be getting this once it is released.

  • Elle

    OH MY FUCKING GOD SCREAMING AT THE TOP OH MY LUNGS AT 4 AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • shit

    THE MC IS SO CUTE YEESSSS

  • Shippoyasha

    Now with free glasses!

  • MrFinalgamer

    I like the MC, and that city reminds me Samarou City, and Sho isn’t the MC! Now we need a confirmation of it not having P4 characters, and it going back to it’s roots, and consider my hype through the roof!

  • MadokaXHomura

    Yes!! P5 on ps4!! now i secretly hope for Tales of Zesteria on Ps4.

    • Pekola

      And just like that, Sony would win the console war.

      • Bart Fatima

        X1 Is in dangerous playing field now. Japan PS4 sales will surely be huge in 2015.

        • Pekola

          My biggest fear is MS’s enormous wallet.

          They’re not going to be successful in Japan but I don’t want them to bring down possible projects with them and work towards destroying what little progress has been made in japan by buying exclusivity.

          • Zackasaur

            Agreed.

          • Bart Fatima

            you are so right, titles like Halo 5, the master chief collection, and Tomb Raider shall help its sales. Also, it may be possible they may win the Chinese market tho (again they may). I wish MS the best, but the PS4 is a system I must need.

      • Samsara09

        I am a tales of fan,for more than 10 years,because the series really is great.But please,it won’t be tales of that will decide any war.That is delusional.

      • Budgiecat

        DQ XI and Shenmue III

    • Bart Fatima

      It is time for BN to step it up and make that leap. It would look great on the PS4.

    • Samsara09

      I really doubt it could happen,but alas,I really doubted persona 5 could be released for PS4.

      The thing is,you can’t just make an announcement of this out in the blue,randomly.Atlus was probably working on this for some time.If namco was making zestiria for PS4,they would have probably already said it.

  • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

    Finally a megane MC, so handsome!!!
    Megane is justice!!!

  • Protagonist

    Persona 5. ps4. 2015. Nothing more needs to be said. Thank you Atlus.

  • 罪罰

    ATLUS ARIGATOUUU

  • Elvick

    Totes buying it on PS4 then. :D

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Happy to finally have a new trailer. Also, for a PS4 owner, having this come out on PS4 as well is awesome. I was going to pick it up for PS3, but now I can get it on PS4. :)

    • DrForbidden

      Yup. This. I’m not sure when I will buy a PS4, but it’s good to know I have the option to choose when the time comes.

  • Dede Ogbe

    I wonder how many years have passed since the events of Persona 4? Cant wait to hear the music for this!

    • MrFinalgamer

      P3 took 6 years to come out, and took place 8 years, after P2. With that in mind, it’s been 7 years since P4 came out, so…around 7-9 years, after the events of P4, if they continue the time skips.

  • pixxxelz

    now to watch this trailer over and over until they show some new vizualz (hopefully) at TGS

  • Lightthrower

    DQ Heroes and P5 on PS4? Ps4 saved in Japan!

  • Tino S

    I hope the multi-region localization efforts don’t take too long.

  • Kami nii

    Please take my Money :)

    • Zackasaur

      Nico!!

  • bloodiOS

    • MrFinalgamer

      Those eyes, and hair look a lot like Vincent’s from Catherine.

      Also, if that fire is Nyarly causing some shit…My hype will be too damn high!

      • DarthBrian

        Looks more like the P3 protag to me. Except with glasses.

        • MrFinalgamer

          The close up to the eyes reminded me of Catherine, ezpecially the hair. If anything, he looks a bit like the DS2 protagonist.

      • 罪罰

        You are too fixated on him.

        • MrFinalgamer

          I know…I just want to see more lovecraft awesome sauce!

      • pixxxelz

        You know after watching this 9001 times I can’t help but to think is this guy and not Nyarlathotep

        It kinda looks like him to me (the shape of that blue fire)

  • Impressionnant

    At least it’s not Sho.

    • MrFinalgamer

      He looks cool, although sadly, he’s STILL a second year, since Atlus just doesn’t want you to play as a senior for some reason…

      • Orichalon Hades

        P3 MC is a Senior student tho.

        • MrFinalgamer

          He’s a second year. Only seniors are The Pierced Boy (P1 MC), and Tatsuya. Everyone else is either an adult (Maya), or second year (Minato, and Yu).

          • Orichalon Hades

            oh riiight, i forgot that he’s ded on the final year.

      • bloodiOS

        Because it got dating elements. They want us as to enjoy the taste of both the senpai and the kouhai ;)

        • DrForbidden

          I bloody well hope there’s no lolicon or shotacon. Ken as a romance option in P3P was creepy.

      • Kevadu

        Because high school seniors in Japan are expected to spend 100% of their time studying for college entrance exams. And that doesn’t sound very exciting.

        • MrFinalgamer

          But all the P1 cast was in their last year, and part of the P2 cast was in their senior year too, yet we still got to play as them all the time…

    • Samsara09

      I saw the “proof” people were saying implied that it was Sho,and I can’t help but laugh of this mess.

      They said persona 5 was in a “different world” then P3 and P4,in other words,P3 and P4 could only appear here as cameo or indirect references.At least this is what I read.Could be wrong.

      • MrFinalgamer

        After the stupid shit Atlus did in Ultimax? Even that seemed believable…

        • Samsara09

          well,atlus didn’t lie to us in any moment.

          • MrFinalgamer

            Lie? About what???

            • Samsara09

              about the different world thing.The ultimax thing was the usual “what I want” X “How it is”

              • MrFinalgamer

                By stupid shit, I ment all the straight up dumb things that happen in the plot. Yu beating the villain, due the power of friendship (again), and the villain being -not-nyarlathotep being the biggest offender.

                • Samsara09

                  well,they never said it was.People assumed it.Now those folks should assume that they brought it on themselves.

                  • MrFinalgamer

                    They assumed it for good reason, though. ME was Nyarly in every way, shape, and form. They talked the same, they teased the same way, had the ability to make shadows, heck, even the damn plan was the same Nyarly had! They literaly took all of his traits, and put it in that damn moon disco ball!

                    • Samsara09

                      they implied it was him.I think this was rather pitiful,they should have used Narly,but I think he didn’t want to use elements from P1 and 2,that weren’t created by him,I think.

      • Impressionnant

        I wouldn’t be surprised if it were set in P1 or P2’s world.

        • Ben Kennedy

          What do you mean?
          P1 and P2 are in the same world as P3 and P4.

          • Impressionnant

            I was under the impression (lol) that there were 3 persona worlds. P1, P2, and P2-II/P3/P4. I don’t remember where I heard it.

            • Ben Kennedy

              P3 and 4 connected with each other first when the P4 cast visited Tatsumi port island. The casts never met back then but there were some characters from the previous game that made a cameo.
              P2 was subtly mentioned in P4 when the fox’s social link is maxed out. Upon visiting the shrine before leaving, an old man will mention how rumours went wild when he was younger and even seemed to become real (the plot of P2) not to mention the blue butterfly is the Persona creator and the true master of the velvet room.
              But yes there was another reality created to prevent the end of the world in P2.

    • Shippoyasha

      I honestly wouldn’t have minded so much, depending on how they’d pull something like that off.

      But now, I wonder if this protag will make it into the P4AU now.

  • papermario

    I want this game so badly.

    • Zackasaur

      The hype is real, mate!

  • new_tradition

    The trailer could be completely irrelevant by the time the game actually comes out, but it’s suggesting battles will happen out in the open, and time freezes for everyone else (kind of like the Dark Hour?).

    And the release date getting bumped up to 2015 for Japan…Is that a sign that they’re trying to lessen the release dates between region in general? They managed well enough with the P4 Arena games, so I kind of like to think they’re trying (at least for home consoles).

    I hope there won’t be exclusive content in either version. I still plan to get this for PS3 if I can. I can accept having the graphically inferior version, but that’s it >.>

    The MC’s a good looking guy, but that’s not saying much-Soejima’s characters tend to be quite flattering :P

    • Samsara09

      I would say the delay was possibly caused by the new PS4 version.I don’t mind it,since it’s probably some few months.After waiting 6 years for a new persona,I would hate if it got rushed.

    • DrForbidden

      I’m really hoping that, like P3P, the MC can be either gender and that changes the relationships and story slightly. That would be fantastic.

    • Shippoyasha

      I doubt they will have the time to change the game drastically within a year’s time. I’m pretty sure a huge swath of the game is complete already.

    • DarthBrian

      Wasn’t it always coming out in 2015 in Japan?

  • Samsara09

    well,Atlus learned their lesson with P4.Great.Although,crossgen games usually don’t look so impressively different,at least to me.

    • dark-kyon

      what lesson,atlus make tons money with persona 4,persona 4golden.is obvius what sony push this game in ps4,i am sure what atlus like more sell a ps3 only version and latter sell expanded version in vita,ps4.

  • bloodiOS

    I wonder when will Persona 5 be released in 2015… in WINTER, perhaps =P

    • Samsara09

      probably spring,summer at most.

    • Ghost Doge

      May 5, clearly!

      • Plombo

        It’s even a Tuesday!

  • EspadaKiller

    F YES!

  • DrForbidden

    Holy shit. It’s finally happening!

  • PrinceHeir

    Fucking finally it’s happening!

    They could make this the first Persona main game to be dual audio, but i’m not holding my breath for dub company like Atlus US :

    Anyways, excited for gameplay and what kind of battle system and social system this might have :)

    • Hexodious

      I have actually a little more hope in that than the usual zero chance. I believe P4AU is the first game in the series to get the English Dub threatment, it’s only fair and square that their next title will have the Japanese audio.

  • TrueDefault

    Hoping for more characters reveals soon!!

  • Bio Saiyan

    I’m glad this is coming out on PS3, saves me from buying a ps4 and the game itself because I can get it for free :D

  • artemisthemp

    I really hope Persona 5 will be released in the West for PS4 in 2015 also.

  • Kuro-Law

    How the fuk did i miss all these announcments damn! College

  • Kuro-Law

    How the fuk did i miss all these announcments damn! College!!

  • zuuum

    I like how they kept the tradition on school emblems being designed after car logos. This time it’s Citroen.:D

    • ThatGuy3190_7

      For as long as I’ve been into Persona, I’ve never noticed that.

  • Kobracon

    I just wanna mention that red is my favourite color :P

  • LordKaiser

    At the end he may get teleported to the Velvet Room to be greeted by Igor.

    • Anime10121

      I hope not…. I dont even want Igor in the new game if the voice they’re using in Ultimax is gonna be the new voice from here on out :/

      • LordKaiser

        That would be hard because Igor has been in every single main Persona game that I know of. He’s like the herald of Philemon or something IDR.

        • MrFinalgamer

          Not having Igor, would complete the detachment to the first 3 games…

          • LordKaiser

            Not having Igor is like not having Persona as he’s is staple of the series. He was in all 4 persona games.

  • BlueCereal

    Now we just need to see some gameplay. Can’t wait to get this on PS3.

  • VeniVidiVici

    This looks amazing! Liking the protag’s look and I’m glad that the setting is once again in the city!

    Now the only wish I hope for is a gender option like in P3P. It was great with the male dating options and the different social links. It not only helped include a female audience, but gave it great replayability value since both gender routes had enough differences. Hell, even the characters treated you differently based on your gender, just as it is in the real world. Please Soejima! Include some love for the lady gamers!

  • DarthBrian

    I think the highlight of this announcement for me wasn’t that it was Persona 5 or that it’s also coming to PS4 but just seeing more Soejima artwork. It’s not a secret that I really disliked Doi’s artwork on SMTIV and seeing those animated Soejima character designs made me giddy as all hell. <3 <3 <3

    • EX+

      Same here. Honestly, I’m so much of a Persona fanboy, I’m considering buying both versions.
      PS4 and PS3 are chopping my money next year.

  • Wolf Star

    I’m happy it’s coming to Ps4 ^_^ plus the relese date got changed to 2015 instead of Winter 2014. Lol Ps4 it is!

    • EX+

      Wolf Star! Good to see you man!
      You didn’t think I would miss this did you? MC looks awesome.

      • Wolf Star

        Yeah dude ^_^ I’m happy about this game

  • Six

    The first real trailer with music and the entire cast is going to be hype beyond hype.

  • HighBrowDrifter

    http://i.imgur.com/NUyttbn.gif

    It’s happening! Also, PS4 announcement couldn’t have come at a better time (considering sales in Japan).

  • Fantasytales

    now this is some good news…

  • MasterSensei

    PERSONA 5!

  • Jay

    Now that’s how you do a teaser trailer…

    • Aldridge517

      I usually hate teaser trailers, but that one was pretty good.

  • tokyobassist
  • Eclipse

    Based Atlus <3

  • Dede Ogbe

    Over at the official site it seems like one of the chains been broken after the reveal. There’s 4 remaining so 5 characters in total?

    • Sky

      5 characters. This guy was one of em. The other ones were teased..

      https://twitter.com/_shunao/status/506481461541621760/photo/1

      • Reda1234

        So the main cast is only 5 characters?!

        • zuuum

          Nah, even Persona 1 had 9 characters.

      • Elle

        I literally started hyperventilating when I saw this.

      • Nesther

        That could be anything. Villains etc.

  • kao

    well, I assumed that atlus would made this a ps3 exclusive then port a ps4 “directors cut” with added content like the did with golden but I guess this is nice too, at least for people that don’t have a ps3.

  • Akari Akaza

    Next year is PS4 finally! going to play more then ever….o(^-^)o

  • NoctisCrystallisXV

    HYPE TRAIN!

  • miyamoto

    playsaviour4

  • 黒竜崎

    XB1 VS PS4
    Psycho Pass VS P5
    Choose your destiny. XD

    • jayjaye

      I’m actually kind of curious as to why 5bp is making psycho pass an xb one exclusive. It doesn’t make sense for a japanese game company to make an exclusive for a western game console that is failing in the west, let alone the east. They’re cutting out their largest group of customers.

  • BossTuff

    Gotta say, this was my one excuse for not picking up a PS4. Just gotta finish off Ar Nosurge and Tales of Xillia 2 and then I can pack it right up.