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  • 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 think...

  • 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...

  • 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 Japanese Ad Combines PS4 Slim and Persona 5, the Result Is Mental

    Both release next week in Japan

    Well, we don't really have much to say about this other than we... kind of like it. Maybe. Combining the PlayStation 4 Slim with Persona 5, both of which launch next week on the 15th September in Japan, Sony's crafted a rather crazy advert that we can't quite take our eyes off. It features singing, dancing, gameplay...

  • News Persona 5 Storms Japanese Amazon Charts Following Final Fantasy XV Delay

    Atlus RPG gets a huge pre-order boost

    Okay, so there isn't much of a story to this one, but it's an interesting footnote all the same. In case you haven't heard, Final Fantasy XV has been delayed worldwide until the 29th November. Its previous date, the 30th September, placed it just a couple of weeks away from the release of Persona 5, which is set...

  • News Persona 5's European Release Date Will Make Fans Very Happy Indeed

    We can hardly believe it

    Persona 5 is launching in North America on the 14th February 2017, and it'll be launching on that same day in Europe. Yep, you read that right - Europe won't have to wait for an Atlus game. It's like all of our dreams have come true. And we've got Deep Silver to thank. The publisher announced that it was stepping in to...

  • 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 Dragon's Crown Pulled From European PlayStation Store

    Atlus takes the crown back

    Japanese fantasy brawler Dragon's Crown has been pulled the European PlayStation Store less than 24 hours after it was announced that the game would be part of the 'Big in Japan' discount sale. According to NIS America's Twitter account, the PlayStation 3 and Vita game was removed due to the expiration of the publishing...

  • E3 2016 Persona 5 Looks Utterly Brilliant in New PS4 Gameplay

    Wowza

    There are promising looking games... And then there's Persona 5, which somehow looks better and better every time that we lay our eyes on it. Thanks to almost nine minutes of off-screen gameplay captured by IGN at E3 2016, we've got our best look yet and the role-playing release. Again, it just looks superb. The style, the confidence -...

  • E3 2016 Persona 5 Won't Have a Japanese Voice Option in the West

    Dub snubbed

    Bad news if you're a fan of original Japanese voice work: Persona 5 will only feature English voice acting here in the West, with no option to change it. Not a massive surprise, perhaps, seeing as both Persona 3 and Persona 4 didn't have an optional Japanese dub either, but a slight disappointment nonetheless. However, we reckon it's...

  • Live Watch Persona 5's E3 2016 Livestream Right Here

    Ready, Teddie, go

    Persona 5 is unquestionably one of the biggest games here at E3 2016, and Atlus will be hosting a special livestream from 05:00AM PDT (13:00PM BST) to celebrate. What will it include? Your guess is as good as ours, so let's watch on together to find out. [liveblog=e32016_persona5_pc_1]#E32016 #Atlus #PS4 #Persona

  • News Feast Your Eyes on These Super Stylish Persona 5 PS4 Screenshots

    Hey good lookin'

    Atlus has just released a huge amount of Persona 5 screenshots, some of which have featured previously in Japanese gaming magazines. The pictures showcase everything from animated cutscenes to social calls, and as you can imagine, it all looks super stylish. Indeed, screenshots don't typically get us excited, but we'll make an...

  • News Big Games Are Still Coming to PS3 a Decade After Launch

    Persona 5 leaps to last-gen

    The PlayStation 3 just refuses to die, doesn't it? Over the last few years - especially since the launch of the PlayStation 4 - both hardware and software sales regarding Sony's last-gen platform have plummeted here in the West, but that isn't stopping big games like Persona 5 from releasing on the ageing machine...

  • News Persona 5 Will Sneak into E3 2016 with News and Footage

    No longer a phantom

    It's about time Persona 5 took to the stage at a major Western event, and it sounds like it's bringing the big guns to E3 2016, which, in case you're wondering, is less than one week away. So, while we sit here typing our arses off, you can at least be excited to see more of Atlus' brilliant looking role-playing game in the very...

  • News Persona 5's Collector's Edition Will Steal Your Heart and Wallet

    That's one stylish package

    Collector's editions can often prove to be divisive, but we should have known that a game like Persona 5 would deliver the goods. Atlus' biggest ever project just got a North American release date, and if you're currently bouncing off the walls with excitement, you may want to take a look at the title's 'Take Your Heart'...

  • News Persona 5 Gets a Confirmed Release Date, Will Be North America's Valentine in 2017

    It's a date

    Wow, how about the industry just stops for a second and gives us some time to breathe? The big news just keeps on coming, but this is perhaps one of the most important stories of the last few days: Persona 5 has a confirmed release date in North America. Hurrah! That's the good news. The bad news is that despite Atlus saying multiple...

  • News No, Persona 5 Is Not Being Published By Sony in Europe

    Bit of a shame, really

    A rumour popped up earlier today claiming that Sony is planning on publishing Persona 5 in Europe. The source of the rumour was spotty at best, and we can't even find the origin of it right now, but none of that really matters since Atlus PR manager John Hardin has debunked the hopeful whispers. "Sorry Europe, but once again,...

  • Review Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (PS4)

    By Odin's beard

    Odin Sphere looked fantastic back on the PlayStation 2 when it released in 2007, but almost a decade later on PlayStation 4, it looks even better. A stunning side scrolling action role-playing game from Vanillaware, Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is a superb remake that oozes quality. The care and attention that's been pumped into this...

  • 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, this...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • News Persona 5 Steals the Spotlight Next Week with a Live Broadcast

    Release date incoming?

    Fan of the series are still reaching out for the truth when it comes to Persona 5, as the highly anticipated role-playing game still doesn't have a confirmed release date. Indeed, just recently, NIS America stated that it'll no longer be working with Atlus to bring its software to North America and Europe, and just like that,...

  • News You Better Hope SEGA Publishes Persona 5 in Europe, 'Cause NIS America Won't Be

    Uh oh

    Persona 5 is probably getting a Japanese release date next month, but the painful wait for any kind of confirmation of a European launch looks set to continue. For years now, NIS America has been bringing Atlus' games to European shores, ensuring that the likes of Persona 4 Golden made it overseas. However, following SEGA's purchase of Atlus,...

  • News Persona 5 May Finally Summon a Release Date Next Month

    Let the hype consume you

    We're at a point now where people are going to go absolutely bonkers for even the slightest bit of news regarding Persona 5 - and it looks like you're getting some early next month. The game's official Japanese website has been updated with an unmissable countdown timer that's currently set to end in 320 hours, meaning that...

  • News Slash Your Way into Odin Sphere's Beautiful But Deadly Combat System

    Fight and flight

    The more that we see of Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir, the more we just want to combo pretty enemy designs into oblivion. We already know that the upcoming remaster looks great, but we're always jumping at another excuse to gawk at it. Fortunately for us, a new English trailer has come along. Detailing the action role-playing title's...

  • News Here's a Reminder that Odin Sphere Looks Stunning on PS4

    Phwoar

    Regular readers will know all too well that we're massive fans of George Kamitani's artwork. The man behind the art styles of Muramasa Rebirth and Dragon's Crown has a knack for creating some incredible looking characters and worlds, so it's no surprise that Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir, a PlayStation 2 title that's been remastered and improved...

  • News Brave The Deadly Tower of Monsters on PS4 Today

    Ace

    If you've not heard of this sci-fi b-movie from the olden days then you need to jump off your high tower and take a look at the latest development from ACE Team, The Deadly Tower of Monsters. If you're not familiar with the types of games that ACE Team makes, then you may want to investigate oddities Zeno Clash and Rock of Ages. The game's a...

  • News Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir's European Launch May Not Be Too Far Behind

    Phew

    When we think of Atlus, we think of some quality role-playing experiences. The publisher's pumped out the likes of Persona 4 Golden and Dragon's Crown over the last few years, and while we certainly can't fault the Japanese company's output, we're always finding ourselves lusting after better overseas management. You see, where many other...

  • News Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir Brings Beauty to North America this Summer on PS4, PS3, Vita

    Still waiting on a European date

    Incredible looking action role-playing game Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir finally has a confirmed North American release date, and even though we're still sitting here anxiously waiting to hear about Europe's fate, it's nice to know that we've got something to go on. Vanillaware's hectic hack and slasher will launch on...

  • News You Can Try Gorgeous RPG Odin Sphere on PS4 Tomorrow

    Japanese demo is out on the 8th

    If you're eager to get an early look at upcoming action role-playing game remake Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir, then you may be happy to know that a demo for the release will be available tomorrow on the Japanese PlayStation Store. Naturally, those of you who have a Japanese PSN account will be able to nab it. The...

  • News Phwoar, Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir Looks Amazing on PS4

    The beauty of battle

    It's no secret that titles developed by Japanese studio Vanillaware end up looking glorious. With art direction spearheaded by the incredibly talented George Kamitani, the company's output never fails to impress, and this remains true with Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir - the enhanced remaster of the PlayStation 2 action role-playing...

  • News Turn the Pages of Odin Sphere's Gorgeous PS4 Storybook Edition

    Book worm

    Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir – the game responsible for single-handedly setting fire to the Push Square spell checking tool. We'll forgive it the pain, heartache, and second degree burns purely on the basis that it looks freakin' rad, though – and its PlayStation 4 exclusive Storybook Edition happens to be just as tasty. Due out in Spring...

  • News Hell Yes We'd Play a Final Fantasy or Persona Warriors Game

    Don't stop at Dragon Quest

    What property would you like to see Koei Tecmo adapt into a Warriors game? This is the question that Japanese magazine Famitsu put before its readers, and the results are in. Topping the poll was Touken Ranbu Online - which is sadly lost on us since it's a Japanese browser game. We can only really start to comment when we...

  • Review Persona 4 Dancing All Night (PS Vita)

    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...