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    Review Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder

    Boulder dash

    Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder is one of those games that, on paper, sounds like it shouldn’t work. A sequel to 2011’s Rock of Ages on PlayStation 3, this title is a blend of tower defence and physics-based racing/platforming, all under an aesthetic that immediately brings to mind Terry Gilliam’s Monty Python animations. If...

  • News Persona Maker Atlus Finally Found Europe on a Map

    There is a God

    Atlus fans have had it rough in Europe over the past few years. Persona 5 did just about make it out on time here – primarily thanks to a publishing partnership that the Japanese company signed with Deep Silver – but past releases from the firm have been notorious for their setbacks in the old world. And that’s if they even made...

  • Poll Is Persona 5 the Best Persona Game?

    Now it's personal

    Now that Persona 5 has been out for a good few months, we thought it was about time to ask the ultimate question: is it the best Persona game? Atlus' latest entry in the role-playing series was met with universal critical acclaim and it's safe to say that gamers went absolutely nuts for it. It quickly became the best selling title...

  • News Get Your Groove on with First Persona 3 Dancing and Persona 5 Dancing PS4 Screenshots

    Sweet beats

    Hey, these new Persona dancing games are looking good, aren't they? Both Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night are coming to PlayStation 4 as well as Vita, so it's nice to see that the visuals really seem to pop. Atlus has released a bunch of screenshots showing off the playable characters of the two titles. On...

  • News Two Brand New Persona Dancing Games Announced for PS4, Vita

    Persona 3 and 5 in the spotlight

    Persona 4 got its dancing game, so now Atlus has decided to reanimate the corpse of Persona 3 so that it can join the party alongside Persona 5. The latter was an inevitability, but a rhythm title based on Persona 3, too? Well, okay, we guess. So here's what's scheduled for 2018 in Japan: Persona 3: Dancing Moon...

  • Rumour P5R Domain Name Suggests Persona 5 Spin-Off or Enhanced Edition

    Chasing phantoms

    Persona 5 getting at least a couple of spin-off games is an inevitability -- especially considering its worldwide success -- but what could they end up being? That's a question that leads to some very interesting theories, as Atlus has recently registered a bunch of Persona related domain names. One suggests a new Dancing All Night...

July2017

  • News Persona 5 Has Stolen the Hearts of Around 1.8 Million People

    SEGA provides sales update

    Persona 5 has shipped 1.8 million copies worldwide, according to publisher SEGA. Obviously shipped doesn't mean sold directly to consumers, but as we always say, retailers aren't really in the habit of buying stock that they won't be able to shift. It's also worth remembering that Persona 5 ran into a number of stock...

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  • News Atlus Blocks PS4 Share Button in Persona 5 to Avoid Spoilers

    No changing this heart

    Persona 5 isn't just an outstanding game - it's also a gorgeous work of art. However, if you were planning on flooding your various social media accounts with cool screenshots, then we're afraid that you're out of luck, as Atlus has confirmed to Polygon that the entire game disables the PlayStation 4's Share button. When we...

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    PS4

    Review Persona 5

    Steal yourself

    Persona 5 is a difficult game to review – not because of its quality or lack thereof, but because it's such an intricate release. It's a role-playing title made up of many different parts, and explaining each and every one of them in detail would take way too long. With that in mind, we'll try to be brief: Persona 5 is a Japanese...

  • News Phwoar! Fall in Love with Persona 5's Retail Packages

    They'll take your heart

    We may be slowly tip-toeing towards a digital gaming future, but retail still very much has its place – and no more is that true than with Persona 5's frankly gorgeous physical packages. This video takes a look at both the steelbook version and the stunning 'Take Your Heart' premium edition. Both look well worth the money...

  • News Persona 5 Sneaks a Stylish DualShock 4 Decal into Its Standard Edition on PS4

    Stealthily does it

    Let's end our Friday shift on a positive note, shall we? Atlus has revealed that those who buy the standard edition of Persona 5 on PlayStation 4 in North America will get a free decal for their DualShock 4 - but be aware that stock is limited. You can see infamous Atlus PR guy John Hardin and Ann Tamaki voice actress Erika...

  • Hands On Persona 5 Has Absolutely Stolen Our Hearts on PS4

    Let us start the game

    There's no point in beating around the bush: from what we've played so far, Persona 5 is utterly brilliant. We're around 20 hours in, and although we still have potentially triple that amount of playtime to go, we can't deny that we're absolutely enraptured with Atlus' latest. Even as we're sitting here right now, writing this...

  • News Persona 5 DLC Dated, Swimsuit Costumes Are Free

    Costumes, music, and personas from past games

    Atlus has published the release schedule for Persona 5's downloadable content, revealing when you can expect each add-on to drop once the game's on the market. The DLC mostly consists of costume packs based on past titles which are priced at $6.99, but there are also a few $2.99 persona bundles thrown...

  • News Rocking Persona 5 Trailer Kicks Things Up a Notch Ahead of Launch

    Now it's personal

    As if we needed to get any more excited for Persona 5's launch in just a few weeks, Atlus has released a rocking new trailer that's packed with gameplay and rad beats. As always, the title looks great, and we're now really starting to wonder whether 2017 will end up going down in history as one of the best years for games in...

February2017

  • News New Persona 5 Gameplay Trailer Teaches Creation Through Destruction

    Fusion ha!

    The Velvet Room returns in Persona 5, bringing with it the process of fusing your collected personas. Like previous leads, Persona 5's protagonist has the ability to wield more than one persona, allowing you to build up a formidable team of spiritual helpers. As always, though, in order to get the most powerful personas you'll need to...

  • News Atlus Survey Asks if You Want Persona HD Remasters

    Yeah, why not

    We don't know about you, but we wouldn't complain if older Persona titles were ported to the PlayStation 4. If you're of a similar mind, then you may be happy to know that Atlus has at least thought about bringing its back catalogue forward, as a new Japanese player survey suggests. Translated by Siliconera, said survey asks a bunch...

January2017

  • News All of Persona 5's DLC Will Be Heading West

    Phantom thievery

    Unsurprisingly, all of Persona 5's downloadable content will be making its way West following the game's release on the 4th April. European publisher Deep Silver has confirmed as much over on Twitter, so you can be safe in the knowledge that you won't be missing out on all that premium clutter Japan got last year. We say clutter,...

  • News Japanese Strategy RPG Utawarerumono Is Heading West with 2 Games on PS4, Vita This Year

    Utawhat now?

    We may have to copy and paste its name over and over again in order to write this article, but the Utawarerumono series is heading West later this year. And yes, we say series because there are actually two titles coming in 2017: Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth. The former hits this spring, and the...

  • News New Persona 5 Gameplay Trailer Delves Into Dungeons

    Into the shadows

    Who's up for yet more Persona 5 gameplay, then? The role-playing game's latest trailer shows what you can expect from the title's 'palaces', which are essentially dungeons that house enemies and treasure. These otherworldly places are the locations that you'll explore when you're not building your social links and living a...

  • News Persona 5's Soundtrack Is as Brilliant as You'd Expect

    Get up, get out there

    The Persona series has some of the best, most memorable music in gaming - and we're not sure many people would argue with us on that one. Typically melding catchy beats with various singing styles, veteran composer Shoji Meguro always delivers the goods, and unsurprisingly, his work on Persona 5 doesn't seem to disappoint...

December2016

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  • News Persona 5 Throws Out Two More English Character Trailers

    Getting the party started

    Atlus has released not one, but two new character trailers for Persona 5, meaning that we've now almost heard what the entire Phantom Thief party sounds like in English. First up is the rather fiery Makoto, whose Persona transforms into a dangerously stylish motorbike, and she has a penchant for punching her enemies. We...

  • News Persona 5 Snatches Dual Audio on PS4, PS3 as Free DLC

    Turning Japanese

    Persona 5's been delayed. Yeah, we're disappointed, too - but at least it seems like Atlus is trying to release the very best game that it can here in the West. Case in point: the role-playing title will now feature dual audio as free downloadable content, meaning that you'll be able to play the game with either the English dub or...

  • News Persona 5 Gets Delayed Until April on PS4, PS3

    Back into the shadows

    Bah. There was a rumour earlier this week saying that Persona 5 would be slapped with a delay here in the West, but the source wasn't something that we could base a report on. Sadly, that doesn't matter anymore, because Atlus has now confirmed that the role-playing release really has been delayed in both North America and...

  • Live Persona 5 Livestream Promises English PS4 Gameplay, Special Guests, and More

    Phantom thievery

    With the winter holidays fast approaching, it's safe to say that a lot of people are looking forward to chilling out and spending some time with their families - or, you know, spending their time playing video games. Whichever. But we're sat here looking even further into the future - our gaze has slowly but surely moving towards...

  • News Persona 5 Builds Social Links in New English Trailer

    Fate's a funny thing

    Ah, a lovely new Persona 5 trailer to feast ours eyes on - how thoughtful. This latest English video isn't all that detailed, but it gives a nice overview of your role as the protagonist. As with previous games in the series, you'll need to balance a normal teenage life with dungeon delving and shadow slaying; forge strong...

  • News Persona 5 Mascot Morgana Stars in Latest Character Trailer

    Cat burglar

    Just like Teddie in Persona 4, Persona 5 has its own animal mascot in the form of the chipper and cheeky Morgana - and we get to see more of the feline hero in the game's latest character trailer. We're not entirely sold on his English voice just yet, but we're not going to cast judgement based on a video that's this short. Do you...

  • News New Persona 5 Trailer Introduces Your Best Mate Ryuji

    Second in command

    Oooh, another Persona 5 character trailer has arrived. This time we get introduced to Ryuji, who seems to be the typically enthusiastic member of the group. Much like Junpei in Persona 3 and Yosuke in Persona 4, Ryuji looks like he'll fit nicely into the role of being the protagonist's best buddy. We're really liking his skull...

October2016

  • News Ann Is Pretty Animated in New Persona 5 Trailer

    She's taking no prisoners

    Atlus has released a second Persona 5 character trailer, this time featuring the daring Ann. There are glimpses of fresh gameplay here, and Ann herself seems more than up for a good fight. Persona 5 is due out on the 14th February next year, but will Ann be a regular in your party? Slip on a mask in the comments section...

  • News Fresh Persona 5 Trailer Reveals English Voice Work

    Talk the talk

    What do we think of this, then? Our first real taste of Persona 5's English voice work comes in the form of the role-playing game's latest English trailer - and it's already got fans squabbling over its quality. To be totally honest with you, it sounds pretty much exactly as we expected, and given that the series has had plenty of...

  • News Persona 5 Rated Mature in North America

    Par for the course

    As with Persona 3 and Persona 4 before it, Persona 5 has been given a Mature 17+ rating in North America. This is according to an updated product sales sheet from publisher Atlus, which features the Entertainment Software Rating Board's - or ESRB as it's more commonly referred to - verdict. Persona 5 apparently includes blood,...

  • News Persona 5 Arena Sounds Like More than a Possibility

    Yes please

    Okay, we know that Persona 5 isn't even out here in the West until next year, but that hasn't stopped Atlus from mentioning a possible Arena spin-off. For those out of the loop, Persona 4 Arena and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax are stylish 2D brawlers crafted by Arc System Works of BlazBlue and Guilty Gear fame. They take characters from the...

  • News Persona 5 Is Three Weeks Old and It's Already Atlus' Best Selling Game Ever in Japan

    JPRG approaches half a million sales

    According to the latest Media Create sales charts, Persona 5 currently sits at 427,795 copies sold across PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Not quite Yo-kai Watch numbers, but still reasonably impressive given that Atlus titles have never been sales juggernauts. Even more impressive is that Persona 5 is now...

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  • News Persona 5 Brings Back the Very Easy 'Safety' Difficulty Setting

    Fun for everyone

    In Persona 4 Golden, Atlus introduced a difficulty setting know as 'Safety'. Sitting below Easy, Safety essentially ensured that anyone could enjoy the release without having to worry about getting a Game Over screen. Characters would revive automatically if their health hit zero in combat, enemies were significantly weakened, and...

  • News Hype Overflows for 18 Uncut Minutes of Persona 5 on PS4

    Now we're talking

    Atlus has released 18 uncut minutes of Persona 5, and it looks spectacular. We've always said that the game's destined to be something special, and we like to think that this gameplay reinforces that belief beyond doubt. The video shows the first 18 minutes of the release, from the opening cutscene through to some very early...

  • News Yup, Persona 5 Still Looks Superb in New PS4 Gameplay

    18 minutes of fresh footage

    It comes as little surprise at this point, but Persona 5 still looks fantastic judging by the title's latest gameplay showcase. Captured by Gematsu from the game's most recent livestream, there's 18 minutes of footage to bury your eyes into, which includes side activities such as fishing, watching TV, and, most...

June2016

May2016

  • News You Can Download the Gorgeous Odin Sphere PS4 Demo Right Now in North America

    Sphere we go

    Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is out next month here in the West, and you can get an early glimpse of the game if you've got a North American PlayStation Network account. Available to download right now from the PlayStation Store, the demo gives you a taste of the action role-playing title's combat system, and a look at its gorgeous visual...

  • News Persona 5 Will Be Sneaking into E3 2016

    Could we get a Western release date?

    Admittedly, there's not much in this story right now, but according to Atlus' Persona 5 live broadcast, the game will be at E3 2016 in some capacity. Whether this means it'll show up at Sony's press conference or not, we'll just have to wait and see. If you haven't already seen the news, the role-playing title...

  • News Persona 5 Continues to Look like the Most Stylish Game Ever Made

    New trailer is a visual feast

    Phwoar, we've finally been given another look at Persona 5 thanks to Atlus' earlier live broadcast. The title's newest gameplay trailer is an absolute feast for the eyes, stuffed with cutscenes and battle footage. We've said it once and we'll say it again: phwoar. The franchise has always been on the cutting edge of...

  • News Persona 5 Goes Toe-to-Toe with Final Fantasy XV in September

    In Japan, anyway

    Can you believe it? Persona 5 actually has a release date... In Japan, at least. Atlus' super stylish role-playing game will launch in the Land of the Rising Sun on the 15th September, which is 15 days before Final Fantasy XV launches worldwide. It's going to be a big month for PlayStation in Japan, that's for sure. Obviously,...

  • Live Watch the Persona 5 Take Tokyo Tower Main Program Right Here

    Get funky

    You've had the warm-up, so now it's time for the main event. Atlus is running the Main Program of its Take Tokyo Tower stream for Persona 5 from 13:30PM BST (05:30AM PDT), and we're streaming the whole thing live here on Push Square. Join us live for the meltdowns and megatons; stay for the bitter disappointment that follows. #Persona5...

  • Live Watch Persona 5 Take Tokyo Tower Right Here

    Release date? Trailer? Gameplay? Who knows

    Persona 5's big broadcast is already under way. The livestream itself is exclusive to Japanese video site Niconico - which we can't embed here on Push Square - but thankfully, YouTube user OmegaValwin is on the case, so we've put that stream below for your viewing pleasure. So, what's going to be on show...

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    Review Persona 4 Dancing All Night

    A beary good time

    What a versatile bunch the Persona 4 gang are! Having already appeared in an RPG, a dungeon crawler, and a couple of fighting games, it's clear that they're willing to give anything a go. In their latest outing – Persona 4 Dancing All Night – they're probably furthest from their shadow bashing wheelhouse, but as luck would have...

  • News Persona 5 Has Some Absolutely Incredible Persona Designs

    Personal taste

    It's safe to say that without its incredible art direction, the Persona series wouldn't be quite as memorable as it is. Whether it's the characters, the environments, or even the menu screens, this is a franchise that's absolutely dripping with style - and Persona 5 will be no different. Five main party members have been detailed so...

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