News There's a New Persona 5 Game, But It's a Gacha for Smartphones
Persona 5 is easily one of the most iconic JRPGs of modern times, and so it stands to reason there’s more mileage to extract out of Joker and gang. We can’t say we had a gacha adaptation for smartphones on our bingo card, however, but that’s exactly what was announced earlier this week. There’s currently no launch date attached...
News Persona 5 Royal Steals Four Hour Trial on PS Plus Premium
A new game trial has just been added to the most expensive tier of Sony's subscription service, PS Plus Premium. If you're a subscriber, you can now play the first four hours of the utterly brilliant Persona 5 Royal on PS5 — although, admittedly, four hours isn't going to get you very far into what is a massive RPG. Still, you...
Poll What Review Scores Would You Give Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden?
This time, it's Persona-l
It's been a week or so since Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden were finally made available on modern consoles, and as per usual, we want to know what review score you would give them. If you've read our reviews, then you'll know that we're huge fans of the Persona series. And while we do think that Persona 5 Royal...
News Persona 3 Portable PS4 Patch Will Reportedly Fix Audio Quality Issues
"I've been waiting for this!"
Atlus is reportedly in the process of delivering a post-launch patch for the recently released remaster of Persona 3 Portable on PS4 and other platforms. The update will, according to SMT Network, address issues with the port's audio quality. We reviewed the Persona 3 Portable just last week, and we did note that the...
News Three More Amazing Persona Soundtracks Added to Spotify and Other Music Streaming Services
P3P, P3D, and P5D
Atlus has added three more Persona game soundtracks to music streaming services such as Spotify, which is always nice to see. Music from the likes of Persona 5 Royal, Persona 4 Golden, and spinoff Persona 5 Strikers has been available for a while, but now they're joined by Persona 3 Portable, Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight, and...
Poll Did You Buy the Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden Remasters?
A social link
Can you believe that Atlus finally grew a brain and re-released two of its most beloved games on modern platforms? Well, it's finally happened: today marks the launch of Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden on PS4, and we want to know if you're dipping into these fantastic RPGs. We dare say that both ports will be attracting a lot...
News Shocking: Atlus Won't Restrict Persona 3, Persona 4 Remaster Footage, Screenshots
We should hope not
We finally have proof that Atlus isn't completely backwards when it comes to "spoilers" for its games. You may recall that the developer previously placed strict restrictions upon the ways in which people could share footage or screenshots from the likes of Persona 5 — even going as far to disable the PS4's share button in the...
News Persona 3 Portable Trophies on PS4 Ask You to Beat the Game Twice
Get ready to grind
You'll have to play through Persona 3 Portable twice on PS4 to unlock that all-important Platinum, the game's recently released Trophy list reveals. All in all, it's a fairly predictable list, but it's probably going to take most players a significant amount of time to unlock everything — especially if you're playing through...
News Persona 3, 4 PS4 Ports Priced $20 Each, Add Difficulty Settings and Quick Save
Oh baby baby baby
Update: Atlus has confirmed that the PS4 remasters of Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden will indeed be priced at $19.99 each (which we assume will equate to around £15.99 here in the UK). You'll also be able to purchase both games as one very slightly discounted bundle, at $39.49. Original story: Atlus has shared some key...
News Persona 5 Royal Surpasses 1 Million Sales Across PS5 and Other New Platforms
People have been begging for Persona 5 to release on non-PlayStation platforms for what feels like an eternity, so it's no surprise to see Persona 5 Royal rack up some impressive sales numbers just over a month from its re-release. The exquisite RPG has quickly sold more than 1 million copies across PS5, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Xbox...
News See How Persona 5 Royal on PS5 Compares in Latest Digital Foundry Tech Test
60fps or bust
The recently released PS5 version of Persona 5 Royal has been in the wild long enough for the technical wizards over at Digital Foundry to work their magic, comparing the immaculate JRPG across each and every platform on which the game is playable. Persona 5 has seen several iterations since it was released in 2016. Originally...
News Persona 5's Huge Success Is Down to Western Sales, SEGA Report Reiterates
How the tables turn
SEGA recently disclosed its latest sales data, and the report makes for a fairly interesting read — especially when it comes to Persona. The property now sits at 15.5 million units sold worldwide, which means that it's moved around 500,000 additional units since this time last year. The headline here, though, is that Persona 5...
News Persona Fans on PlayStation Get Sold Short Again as Xbox Deal Reveals Native Ports
This time it's Persona-l
Atlus and SEGA are clearly in bed with Xbox for the upcoming Persona ports — and we've known that for a while. Not only are the new versions of Persona 5 Royal, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 3 Portable coming to Game Pass — while PlayStation users have to pay with no upgrade path — Microsoft even managed to place...
News Persona 25th Anniversary Celebration Ends, Director Regrets Not Being Able to Share New Info
Take your time
Atlus, the legendary Japanese developer perhaps best known for their Persona franchise, has announced the end of the year-long 25th-anniversary celebration of the long-running JRPG spinoff. You might be forgiven for forgetting that such a thing was going on, as it didn't result in much, although we
News Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden Get January 2023 Release Date on PS4
Two games, one day
Atlus has confirmed that the PS4 ports of Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden will release on the same date. Both games arrive on the 19th January, 2023 — which is honestly earlier than we expected. Dropping two huge RPGs on the same day may seem like overkill, but at least fans won't have to wait between releases. We don't...
News Persona's Special Famitsu Feature Has Fans Dreaming of Mystery Announcement
Issue drops in October
Remember back in the summer of last year when Atlus said it had a bunch of announcements in store for its Persona series' 25th anniversary? Well, the last of those announcements is supposed to be dropping this autumn. We're still waiting on this supposed grand finale, and now, a tease from Japanese gaming mag Famitsu has...
News No Persona Game Announcements Planned for Persona Concert 2022 Next Month
Atlus makes it clear
Oh well, at least they let us know beforehand! Atlus has confirmed that it has no plans to announce any new Persona games at this year's Super Persona Live P-Sound Wish concert, which is scheduled for next month, on the 8th and 9th October. Previous concerts have featured things like teaser trailers, or special reveals, but...
News Atlus Wants to Sell You Another Persona 5 Royal Collector's Edition, This Time on PS5
1 More time
It was inevitable, wasn't it? As soon as Persona 5 Royal was announced for PS5, and then it was confirmed that there would be no free upgrade or upgrade path for those who already own the game on PS4, we all knew that Atlus would wheel out a new collector's edition. And here it is! The 1 More Edition (bloody hell, they're not even...
News New Persona 5 Royal PS5 Trailer Tells Us Nothing About the Remaster
But it might be 60fps
A new Persona 5 Royal trailer for the upcoming PS5 remaster has been published today as part of an Atlus livestream, but it doesn't bring us any closer to official confirmation of what this updated version actually has to boast about. Clips from the game are out in full force, yet there's little in the way of details concerning...
News Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Finally Has Rollback Netcode on PS4
Now it's personal
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax was ported to PS4 back in March, but it's only just received its promised rollback netcode update. Official confirmation came from Atlus at Evo 2022, which is ongoing this weekend. You'll have to download a new update in order to make use of the much improved netcode. It's safe to say many fighting game...
News Persona 3, 2 Remakes are Top of the List for Fans, Says Atlus Survey
Persona 4 not far behind
Atlus has published the results for its annual player survey, and they make for a reasonably interesting read if you're a fan of the Persona series. We suppose that it doesn't come as huge surprise, but PS2 (and later PSP) classic Persona 3 tops the list when it comes to most wanted remakes. It is, after all, the game that...
Soapbox No Free PS5 Upgrade for Persona 5 Royal Is an Insult to Fans and the Game Itself
News broke this week that Persona 5 Royal won't offer any kind of upgrade path for those who already own the game on PS4, but want to grab the shiny new PS5 version that's set to launch on the 21st October. And frankly, that's a disgrace. Persona 5 Royal is itself a re-release of Persona 5 — and that didn't have an upgrade path...
News No Free PS4 to PS5 Upgrade Path for Persona 5 Royal
Cough up the cash again
The PS5 version of Persona 5 Royal won't offer a free PS4 to PS5 upgrade for those who already own the game, it has been confirmed. A rather poorly translated page from the official Persona Channel FAQ says "we would appreciate it if you could purchase "Persona 5 The Royal" for PlayStation 5 when you play with PlayStation 5"...
News SEGA Considering Movie Adaptations of Persona Games
TV shows a possibility too
SEGA is looking into the possibility of adapting the Atlus library of games for films and TV shows, the publisher revealed to IGN. The Persona series was one example highlighted by the Japanese company itself, but other possibilities include the overall Shin Megami Tensei franchise and Catherine.
News Persona 5 Royal PS5 Remaster Seemingly Confirmed, Releases 21st October
With all DLC, apparently
Bloody hell, this has been needlessly confusing hasn't it? After Xbox seemingly embargoed news on PlayStation remasters of Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden, we received a press release that said both games — and Persona 5 Royal — were coming to PS5.
News PS4 Versions Only for Persona 4 Golden, Persona 3 Portable
No PS5 icon on official website
Representing another twist in the tale of this week's Persona saga, it turns out the upcoming releases of Persona 4 Golden and Persona 3 Portable will actually only be PS4 versions. A statement issued by SEGA and Atlus said the two titles "will also be heading to Steam and PlayStation
News Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden Confirmed for PS5
No mention of PS4, though
And just like that, Atlus confirms that Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden are coming to PS5. The beloved Japanese RPGs were announced for Game Pass on PC and Xbox during the latter's summer showcase, which naturally prompted a negative response from many a PlayStation fan. Thankfully, we haven't had to wait long for...
News Persona 3, 4, 5 Coming to PC and Xbox, No Mention of PS5, PS4
Persona 3 and Persona 4 are finally being re-released...on Game Pass for both PC and Xbox. In typical Atlus fashion, two of PlayStation's most beloved Japanese RPGs seem to be skipping Sony platforms this time around — and this is after Persona 4 Golden ended up on PC in 2020. It should be noted that this is Persona 3 Portable we're...
Rumour More Persona Games Could Be Coming to Consoles
Back to school
There’s a new insider on social media, and while we tend to look at them through furrowed brows here at Push Square, there’s no denying that The Snitch knows what’s going down. Not only did they leak the entirety of Sony’s State of Play earlier in the month, but they also accurately outed The Last of Us: Part I’s release da
News We Told You Not to Get Your Hopes Up for The Persona 25th Anniversary Stream
Cool merch, though
Update: We hate to say it, but we told you so. The Persona 25th anniversary stream was short and, if you were hoping for actual Persona game news, not very sweet. The six and a half minute stream revealed some merchandise alongside news that the upcoming Persona music concert is going to be broadcast worldwide — although you'll...
Reminder Last Chance to Add Persona 5 to Your Library Through PS Plus Collection
Like a thief in the night
Hey you! Yeah, you! Have you claimed Persona 5 through the PS Plus Collection on PS5? If not, then take heed: today (that's the 10th May 2022) is your last chance to add the excellent RPG to your games library. That's because on the 11th May 2022, Persona 5 is being removed from the Collection for reasons unknown. It's the...
News Persona 5 Leaves PS Plus Collection in May for Unknown Reasons
Get up, get out there
An intriguing note stuck to the end of today's PS Plus update on the PlayStation Blog: superb PS4 RPG Persona 5 will be removed from the PlayStation Plus Collection on the 11th May 2022. No reason for its removal has been
News Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Is Getting All-Important Rollback Netcode on PS4
After launch, though
When Persona 4 Arena Ultimax was announced for a PlayStation 4 re-release, many fighting game fans wanted the answer to just one question: will it have rollback netcode? For those who might not know, rollback is pretty much the most reliable form of netcode for fighters, allowing smooth online play. Rollback has been a key...
News The Stunning Persona 5 Royal and Persona 5 Strikers Soundtracks are Now on Spotify
Atlus has released the full Persona 5 Royal and Persona 5 Strikers soundtracks on Spotify, much to the joy of game music fans everywhere. Both are lengthy albums — well over an hour each — and they sport some of the absolute best boss battle themes in modern gaming. Absolute must-listens. These soundtracks follow in the...
News Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Reminds Everyone It's Coming to PS4 in March
The other self
Did you forget that Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is being ported to PlayStation 4 in just a couple of months? Well now you've been reminded. The stylish brawler has a new short but sweet trailer, which, to be honest, has sparked a surprising amount of hype within us. To be fair though, that hype is built on the fact that we thoroughly...
News Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Won't Have Rollback Netcode on PS4 at Launch
Future update being considered
In a move that's bound to have fighting game enthusiasts asking "well then, what's the point?", Persona 4 Arena Ultimax won't have rollback netcode when it launches for PlayStation 4 in March next year. For those totally out of the loop, rollback netcode quite simply provides the best online experience for fighting...
News Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Combos to PS4 in March 2022
Atlus is re-releasing Persona 4 Arena Ultimax on PlayStation 4 next year. The original launched for PS3 back in 2013, so it's been a long time since the Arena franchise was mentioned in any official capacity. For those totally out of the loop, Ultimax is a one-on-one, 2D fighting game developed by the masters over at Arc System Works. For...
News Legendary Persona Series Music Composer Shoji Meguro Has Left Atlus
But he'll still work on future games
Shoji Meguro, the extremely talented musician behind the incredible Persona game soundtracks, has announced his departure from developer Atlus. Meguro says that he actually left the company back in September, and for the last five years or so, he's been helping develop indie titles. He'll also be working as a...
News Atlus Opens English Persona 25th Anniversary Site, Promises 'Game Information'
Get the ball rolling
Atlus has opened up an English website for the 25th anniversary of the Persona series, and much like its Japanese counterpart, there's promise of "a year-long campaign from September 2021 to Fall 2022". Said campaign will feature "exciting announcements", including "25th anniversary merchandise, events, collaborations, and even...
News Persona 5 Protagonist Is Game's Best Character, Vote Japanese Fans
Goro Akechi proves popular
The protagonist of Persona 5 has been voted the RPG's best character in Japan as the game marks its fifth anniversary since release. Named Joker in the metaverse and Ren Amamiya in the animated TV series, the game lets you choose your own title. As such, Persona 5's main character is the overall winner following more than...
News Persona 5 Celebrates Fifth Anniversary with Striking Blood Red Artwork
Five years ago today (at the time of writing), on the 15th September 2016, Persona 5 released in Japan for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. We had honestly forgotten that it was a PS3 game! To celebrate the occasion, Atlus has released some striking new artwork from the series' immensely talented character designer, Shigenori...
News The Still Excellent Persona 3 Is 15 Years Old Today
Style is permanent
Persona 3 celebrates its 15th anniversary today. It first released in Japan on the 13th July 2006 for the PlayStation 2, and its impact on the RPG landscape has been significant. With its supreme sense of style, outstanding soundtrack, and addictive gameplay mix of turn based dungeon crawling and social links, Persona 3 is really...
News Persona 25th Anniversary Teases Seven New Projects, First Announcement in September
Hold on to your hype, Persona fans — Atlus has just opened a new 25th Anniversary website for its most beloved series, which teases seven projects that will be revealed over the course of a full year. There are no hints as to what these projects are, but the first is being announced in September 2021. "Stay tuned for a year of Persona...
News Atlus Stresses Importance of Overseas Sales as Persona 5 Royal Tops 1.8 Million Copies
Japanese video game companies are becoming more and more aware of how important worldwide operations can be — especially since traditional homes consoles like the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 thrive outside of Japan. We're now at a point where publishers such as Square Enix, Capcom, and SEGA are making a very deliberate effort to expand...
News Persona 5 Strikers Smashes Through 1.3 Million Sales
Persona 5 Strikers has done pretty well for itself. The action RPG, which launched back in February here in the West, has surpassed 1.3 million copies sold. Atlus had previously reported that Strikers hit 500,000 copies sold in Asia by the end of last year, so its Western release probably accounts for the majority of sales. It helps, of...
News The Phantom Thieves Go All-Out in Persona 5 Strikers Launch Trailer
See it coming
Persona 5 Strikers kicks into full gear when it launches on PS4 next week, and the game's launch trailer is here for one last burst of hype before release. The footage isn't really anything new, but the backing music? Utterly fantastic. Worth watching for that rocking guitar alone! In case you missed it, we gave the game a 'great'...
News Persona 5 Strikers Is Here to Steal Your Heart with a New Story Trailer
We're the Phantom Thieves
Persona 5 Strikers is just a week and a bit away from release, which means that it's time for another short but sweet story trailer. This one gives us a little more insight into the weird events that take place over the course of the game. In case you haven't already seen it, we published our Persona 5 Strikers PS4 review...
News Persona 5 Strikers Trailer Shows Off the Power of Each Phantom Thief
Behind the mask
With the game just a few weeks away, Persona 5 Strikers has unleashed a new gameplay trailer showcasing the skills of each Phantom Thief. As we noted in our hands on Persona 5 Strikers preview, your party members have their own unique moves and abilities — and learning to make the most of them significantly increases your odds of...
Hands On Persona 5 Strikers Is a Streamlined Sequel That's Smashed Our Expectations
Never see it coming
We've said this before, but Persona 5 Strikers is not the game that a lot of people think it is. Yes, it's co-developed by Omega Force — the Koei Tecmo studio responsible for the Dynasty Warriors series and its many, many adaptations — but this isn't just some hack and slash spinoff. We've spent around ten hours playing...
News Persona 5 Strikers Hits Back with a Bombastic New Trailer
River in a dry land
With its February launch finally creeping closer, Persona 5 Strikers is back with a rather short but sweet gameplay trailer. The action RPG really flaunts its style in this latest look, and the whole thing's held together by the game's rendition of Rivers in the Desert — the big boss theme from Persona 5. If that's not enough...