Game developer Atlus has indeed made a big reveal about its highly-anticipated role-playing game “Persona 5” during the Tokyo Game Show 2015 held on September 17 to 20 where it officially announced that the game will be launched early next year, contrary to reports that it will come out to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 before the end of this year.
Apparently, the next chapter of the “Persona” video game series will be different from the previous two titles of the franchise.
The main characters of the game are to be called the Phantom Thieves and they will be facing multiple antagonists in the game, which makes it different with “Persona 3” and “Persona 4” because in those games, players only fight a single opponent.
An omnibus story
The multiple antagonists in “Persona 5” are actually due to the game’s omnibus story because the game will also have multiple storylines branching out from its central point.
Just like the previous “Persona” titles, however, the story of “Persona 5” will revolve around the theme of social reform using current real-life issues as the theme.
The main goal of the Phantom Thieves in “Persona 5” is to make the enemy confess their crimes and retrieve their stolen hearts.
While details on the enemy are still sketchy at this time, but Famitsu explained that the villains will reside in an area called the Palace. The characters will also make use of a smartphone app while inside the Palace so that they could locate enemies and allies within the area.
Making up with the delay through excitement
Game director Katsura Hashino also wanted to make up for the delay in the release of “Persona 5” as earlier scheduled by disclosing several details of the game that would sure to excite gamers.
Hashino revealed that the latest installment of the series, which is officially titled “Shin Tensei Megami” in Japan, has added a new character in “Persona 5” named Yusuke Kitagawa, details Latin Post.
Kitagawa will be wearing a fox mask and he will be the fifth among all the characters for “Persona 5.” The main storyline of the game revolves around teens fighting a common aim to bring down corrupt citizens, not only for self-gratification but also in their quest to save Tokyo against the enemies.
In a statement, Hashino explained that during the previous game, they wrote a story that involved having a justice group chase down a bad guy that could easily be feared by just about anyone. However for “Persona 5,” it will be about a group of high school students that are being chased by unexpected occurrences due to the justice they believe in.
“Persona 5” is really all set for launching in Japan as an extremely stylish poster about the game has already been released in Japanese video game retail stores representing the game’s first marketing material.