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  • News Persona 5: The Royal Teases Your First Meeting with New Character Kasumi

    New best girl?

    Atlus is beginning to tease little bits and pieces of Persona 5: The Royal as we edge closer and closer to its Japanese release later this year. The company's official Twitter account has pushed out a cheeky 20 second clip showing how the protagonist first meets new character Kasumi Yoshizawa. After grabbing the kid's balloon, Kasumi...

  • News 'Morgana Report' Video Shows Off Some New Stuff in Persona 5: The Royal


    Atlus has released its first episode of 'Morgana Report', which is set to be a series of short videos showcasing various new aspects of Persona 5: The Royal. In the initial clip that we've embedded above, we get to see some freshly added scenes, some of which feature new characters. It's all in Japanese, but you get the gist of it. The Royal...

  • News Persona 5: The Royal Improvements Point to a Better Paced Game

    More experience and suggested actions

    New information regarding Persona 5: The Royal has arrived courtesy of the latest issue of Famitsu magazine. In an interview with key development staff, it's revealed that the game will be easier to manage in various ways, making for what should be a better paced experience. Thanks Gematsu for the translation...

  • News Persona 5 Save Data Won't Work With Persona 5: The Royal

    Just in case you were wondering

    If you were holding out hope that your Persona 5 save data will somehow carry over to Persona 5: The Royal, we've got bad news for you: it won't. Given that The Royal is, seemingly, a much expanded adventure as well as a heavily tweaked one, the confirmation comes as little surprise, but it's still nice to know for...

  • News Persona 4 Golden Director Returns for Persona 5: The Royal

    Golden opportunity

    Persona 4 Golden, the expanded and enhanced PS Vita version of Persona 4, is thought of by many fans as the best game in the entire Persona series. And now, Persona 5 finds itself in a similar position as its predecessor, with PS4 exclusive Persona 5: The Royal due to arrive later this year in Japan (and next year here in the...











  • News Persona 5 Has Shipped a Very Healthy 2.2 Million Copies

    Steal your heart

    Persona 5 is the best selling game in Atlus' long running series -- we've known that for quite some time -- but where has it ended up in terms of actual figures? According to SEGA's latest financial report, Persona 5 now sits at 2.2 million copies worldwide, across both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. That's a good amount for a...


  • News Persona 3, Persona 5 Dancing Games Boogie in Classic SEGA Threads

    Yakuza! Virtua Fighter! Sonic?

    Looks like Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night are getting some costumes based on classic SEGA franchises. The former will pair up with Virtua Fighter, allowing you to decorate its cast in Sarah Bryant and Wolf Hawkfield clothing. The latter, meanwhile, will land Yakuza and Sonic outfits,...


  • News Lengthy Atlus Survey Asks About Persona 6

    And various spin-offs

    Atlus isn't hanging around: it wants to know if people are eager for Persona 6. Obviously, the sequel seems inevitable at this point, but it's still interesting to see the company mention it in its latest Japanese survey. Said survey goes over many of Atlus' properties, asking fans about platforms, spin-offs, and even remakes...

  • News Persona 3, Persona 5 Characters Get Some Crazy Makeovers in Dancing Moon and Star Night

    Dressed to impress

    Atlus has released a bunch of Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night screenshots, mostly showing off the crazy disco-infused outfits of the main characters in each game. As was the case with Persona 4: Dancing All Night, party members have been given new looks so that they stand out on the dance...

  • Game of the Year 2017 #1 - Persona 5

    Now it's personal

    Every time we write about Persona 5 we worry that we're going to run out of superlatives. Frankly, the game's an absolute masterpiece. Not only is it one of the best titles on PlayStation 4 – and PlayStation 3, if you want to get technical about it – it's also one of the greatest Japanese role-playing games of modern times...


  • News Persona 5, Persona 3 Dancing Dated 24th May in Japan

    Persona 4: Dancing All Night getting PS4 port

    Dancing spin-offs Persona 5: Dancing Star Night and Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night will release on 24th May in Japan, publisher Atlus has announced. The games will be available on both the PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita, although a triple pack will be available exclusively for Sony’s home console, and...

  • News Persona 5, Persona 3 Dancing News Due Christmas Eve

    Don't stop movin'

    There ain’t no party like a Persona party, as the classic S Club 7 song once chirped. And the cast of Persona 5 and Persona 3 won’t stop dancing to the funky, funky beat on 24th December, as Atlus – fresh from a quality Catherine troll – has announced that it’ll reveal more about its duo of rhythm titles in the hours...

  • News Persona 5 Sneaks Up on 2 Million Sales Worldwide

    Get up get out there

    Persona 5 has done very well for itself indeed. The insanely stylish role-playing release launched in the West earlier this year, and it quickly established the largest worldwide player base in the series' history. Back in July -- just a few months after the game launched -- publisher Atlus announced that total shipments and...


  • News Persona 3 and 5 Dancing Development Is Just About Wrapped Up

    Get your groove on

    Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night are apparently ready, or at least almost ready, to rock onto the dance floor. According to producer Kazuhisa Wada, who appears in the latest issue of Famitsu, the development cycle of both games has reached its "climax", so we could be getting a release date in...



  • 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...


  • 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...



  • News Persona 5 Streamers Can Now Go Further Into the Game Without Annoying Atlus


    Right, so when Persona 5 launched earlier this month, publisher Atlus made it clear that it didn't want anyone spoiling the game's story - whether by screenshot, video, or livestream. The title blocks the PlayStation 4's share button for a start, and in a statement released by the company, it warned that those who share footage past a certain...

  • News So How Does Persona 5 Compare Between PS4 and PS3?

    Let's find out

    Digital Foundry is back with yet another graphical comparison video, this time taking a look at Persona 5 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. It's safe to say that the vast majority of players will have bought the game on Sony's latest home console, but it's still interesting to see how the last-gen version shapes up - especially...

  • Poll Has Persona 5 Been Worth the Hype?

    Now it's personal

    Persona 5 launched just a few days ago, so naturally, we want to know what you lot think of it so far. Atlus' role-playing game is currently the third highest rated PlayStation 4 release ever on Metacritic, sitting at a supremely impressive metascore of 94. According to the press, the years upon years of waiting have been well...

  • News Persona 5 Is a Commercial Smash for Atlus

    Over 1.5 million copies shipped

    Persona 5 is a certified hit for Atlus, as the company has announced that over 1.5 million copies have been shipped worldwide. We know that around 550,000 units were sold in Japan when it released last year, so that means roughly one million copies have been distributed around the rest of the globe. Given that the...

  • News The Highest Rated PS4 Game of 2017 Is Out Today

    Here's its launch trailer

    Hey, did you know Persona 5 is out today on PlayStation 4 (and PlayStation 3, actually)? Well just in case you've been living under a rock, the game's pushed out a pretty cool launch trailer to remind you of its long awaited arrival. Atlus' superb role-playing game currently sits at a crazy metascore of 94 on Metacritic,...

  • News Free Persona 5 DLC Out Now, Includes Japanese Audio and a New Difficulty Level

    Strong start

    Persona 5 launches tomorrow in Europe and North America, but a slew of free downloadable content for the game is already available on the PlayStation Store. Said DLC includes the full Japanese audio track - for all of those purists among you - a super hard 'Merciless' difficulty level, a set of healing items, and a set of skill cards...


  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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 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 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...


  • 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...


  • News Persona 5 Is the Fastest Selling Persona Game in 20 Years

    Tops latest Japanese charts on PS4

    Persona 5's opening week sales are in, and they're looking pretty good - especially if you're a company named Atlus. The highly anticipated title, which launched in Japan on the 15th September, topped the country's latest software charts on PlayStation 4, while second place was snatched up by the PlayStation 3...

  • News Persona 5's Limited PS4 Steelbook Design Is Super Stylish

    As you'd expect

    Announced a while back, Persona 5 is getting a special launch edition when it releases here in the West next year. Featuring a limited steelbook case, Atlus has revealed the box's updated design - and it's every bit as stylish as you'd expect. You'll be able to get your hands on this one if you nab Persona 5 on PlayStation 4 at...



  • 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...

  • News Dead Island's Deep Silver to Publish Persona 5 in Europe

    SEGA's washing its hair

    Persona 5 finally has a publisher in Europe – and its Dead Island's Deep Silver who's taking the reins. The company previously collaborated with Atlus to bring Catherine to the Old World, so it's a partnership that makes sense – though why owner SEGA can't just do it itself, we'll never know. It looks like the...



  • 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,...

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