Developer: Atlus, P Studio
Platform: PS3, PS4
Release Date: Feb 14, 2017
Persona 5 is a game about the internal and external conflicts of a group of troubled high school students - the protagonist and a collection of compatriots he meets in the game's story - who live dual lives as Phantom Thieves.
They have the typically ordinary day-to-day of a Tokyo high schooler - attending class, after school activities and part-time jobs. But they also undertake fantastical adventures by using otherworldly powers to enter the hearts of people.
Their power comes from the Persona, the Jungian concept of the “self”. The game's heroes realize that society forces people to wear masks to protect their inner vulnerabilities, and by literally ripping off their protective masks and confronting their inner selves do the heroes awaken their inner power, and use it to strive to help those in need. Ultimately, the group of Phantom Thieves seek to change their day-to-day world to match their perception and see through the masks modern-day society wears.
E3 Reveals & Announcements[edit | edit source]
JUNE 6, 2016: PERSONA 5 @E3[edit | edit source]
Atlus revealed details on its E3 presence. A rundown:
- At the Atlus booth, character designer Shigenori Soejima will appear to participate in fan Q&As and signings, and will also give a talk on the character designs in Persona 5. Atlus also promises that more guests and events will be announced for its stage.
- Atlus will also give away limited edition bags featuring Persona 5 artwork, plus a hat based on Persona 5’s talking cat, Morgana. The hat will be given away to attendees at E3.