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I think we were all expecting it, but were waiting for the official announcement. Today, ATLUS answered the call and gave fans what they’ve been asking for: official confirmation that a bunch of Persona titles are coming to North America. Here’s what they had to say:
Persona 5 is coming to the PS3 in North America in 2015. Nothing yet has really been said about the game’s plot or characters, other than the storyline is likely going to be about finding one’s true self by releasing themselves from the shackles placed upon them by modern society. The game will still be set in a school, but will apparently have a different mood from past Persona titles, which is intriguing, as I feel like each Persona title has had its own mood. Check out the trailer below.
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is coming to the PS3 in fall 2014. Fans of Persona 4 Arena should be pretty excited about this, as it has a new story mode that continues where P4A left off, new fighting modes, the addition of Junei and Yukari of Persona 3, and the inclusion of a new character, Sho Minazuki.
Persona 4: Dancing All Night is coming to the PS Vita in 2015. This is going to be a rhythm action game that will focus on solving the mystery behind the disappearance of Kanamin Kitchen, an idol group that rivals Rise in popularity. This game looks absolutely ridiculous and I love it. I can’t really express exactly how excited I am to see Kanji dance, but I’ll let this trailer show you the awesomeness that will be this game.
Last but not least, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is coming to the 3DS in fall 2014. Get ready for some crossover, because this dungeon-crawling RPG allows you to play as either Yu (Persona 4) or Minato (Persona 3) and will actually feature different events depending on who you play as. The game also introduces two new characters, Rei and Zen. I am incredibly excited about a Persona title making its way to the 3DS, and this looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun. See the English trailer below.
ATLUS is really treating those of us who are Persona fans in the next year or so. It seems like fall can’t get here soon enough.
Crystal is a graduate student in psychology. She started playing video games on Atari 2600, PC, and Super Nintendo and moved on to own a Playstation 2, Wii, DS, 3DS, and XBox 360 among others. Her favorite franchises are The Legend of Zelda, Team Fortress, Metroid, Ace Attorney, Left 4 Dead, Final Fantasy and Pokemon, though she likes to branch out into anything can hold her interest. She spends most of her time reading, doing research, exercising and playing video games.