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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • E3 2017 13 Sentinels Looks Stupidly Pretty, But Its New Trailer Doesn't Tell Us Much

    Unlucky for some

    Vanillaware's gorgeous new game, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, has received a shiny new E3 2017 trailer - but the problem is that even after watching it, we still don't know much at all about the game. Well, we know it's visually incredible, but we've already mentioned that. So, a teaser trailer for a title that was announced back in...

  • News Beautiful Art Meets Giant Mechs in Sci-Fi Title 13 Sentinels, Confirmed for Western Release

    Lucky 13

    Vanillaware, the Japanese studio behind the glorious Dragon's Crown and the fantastic Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir, has a new game in the works called 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. The project was originally announced quite a while back, but we've seen very little of it since. All we know is that it sports George Kamitani's insanely good signature...

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    PS Vita

    Review The Caligula Effect

    μ got a friend in me

    When a game features a story written by Persona veteran Tadashi Satomi it’s difficult not to get a bit hyped for it. The Caligula Effect is an ambitious sounding action role-playing game set in a high school with over 500 non-playable characters to befriend and a very unique battle system. Sadly, if you were hoping for a game...

  • Soapbox The Persona Series and Difficulty: Is Easier Always Better?

    Charlotte Cutts on Persona 5 and its relative easiness

    WARNING: This article contains heavy spoilers for Persona 3/Persona 5 and mild spoilers for Persona 4. On finishing Persona 5 at the weekend, I felt what I always feel at the end of a gruelling 80-hour role-playing game-fest: equal parts sad and relieved. I’d played the game on...

  • News Persona 5 Director Gives Heartfelt Thanks to Western Fans For Their Support

    Stolen heart

    Persona 5 director Katsura Hashino has extended his thanks to Western fans of the game in a post over on the PlayStation Blog. "As a developer, I’m very happy to hear that Persona 5 is being played by so many people overseas," he begins. "Persona 5 is a very “Japanese” story with some political aspects to it, so I...

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

    Yay?

    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...

  • News Unlike Atlus, Square Enix Sees the Value in Streams

    Imagine being outsmarted by Square Enix

    Square Enix may act like the stupidest organisation on Earth sometimes, but it's not quite as dumb as Atlus when it comes to gameplay videos and streams. You may remember the latter causing something of a stir recently when it decided to block the share button in Persona 5 on the premise of spoilers. It then...

  • 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 Why Is Persona 5 Streaming and Sharing Banned?

    Share button blocked

    Persona 5 is one of the very few PlayStation 4 games that will outright block the use of your Share button. The game won't allow you to take screenshots or stream gameplay directly from your console - but the limitations don't stop there. Even with capture equipment, there are strict guidelines in place to stop you from showing...

  • 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...

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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...

  • 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 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...

  • News Persona 5 Still Looks Superb in 7 Minutes of English PS4 Gameplay

    The wait gets harder

    Persona 5 is still looking bloody brilliant then, judging by this fresh PlayStation 4 gameplay from PlayStation Access. The channel's caught seven minutes of spoiler-free footage as the Phantom Thieves make their way through an early dungeon. Seeing the combat system completely uncut has made us realise just how slick the...

  • News Persona 5's Haru Drinks Tea and Kicks Arse in New Character Trailer

    Befitting of a lady

    The prim and proper Haru is the star of your latest Persona 5 character trailer, as she sips tea and shoots shadows in the face. She's also fond of a pretty large axe that she likes to swing around with some force, so she's a party member that you don't want to mess with - even if her somewhat snooty Phantom Thief costume...

  • News Futaba's Got Your Back in Latest Persona 5 Character Trailer

    Clever girl

    Atlus has released another Persona 5 character trailer, this time introducing the tech-headed Futaba. Much like Persona 3's Fuuka and Persona 4's Rise, Futaba acts as something of a guide as you delve into dungeons, passing along handy information and dishing out buffs to your party during battle. Basically, she's the brains of the...

  • News Slick and Stylish Persona 5 PS4 Theme Is Free on EU PlayStation Store

    Avatars, too

    Head on over to the European PlayStation Store right now and you'll be able to nab a rather swell Persona 5 theme for free. Based on Ryuji Sakamoto - the protagonist's right-hand man in the game - the theme's gold bold colours, some stylish artwork, and even some super smooth background music. Oh, and the sound effects are pretty good,...

  • PSX 2016 Persona 5 English Story Trailer Calls Upon Its Inner Self

    Personal business

    The trailers just refuse to stop today, and now the Phantom Thieves are getting in on the act. Atlus has revealed an English Persona 5 story trailer that gives a relatively vague overview of the role-playing release's narrative. It's all about your inner self and that, innit. Persona 5 is due to launch in April next year, but...

  • 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 good...

  • 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...