Four years ago the last actual Persona game was launched. Persona 4 changed things up a bit, but it still kept the same sort of deep storytelling that fans of the RPG absolutely can’t get enough of. There have been plenty of distractions for the development team, what with Persona 4 Arena and Persona 4 Golden being worked on. Atlus assures us now, however, that the team’s new focus is a brand new, solid Persona game.
Executive Katsura Hashino spoke with Famitsu and this week’s issue had the details of the talk. Translated by Andriasang, we were able to pick up the jest of what the conversation was about. Hashino noted that the development team has submitted illustrations and made significant progress on Persona 5. In the little interview Hashino claimed that he is working on “a collaborative project that will surprise everyone.”
If there’s one RPG series that I can’t get enough of it would be Persona. I remember logging countless hours in Persona 3, and running through the game all over again once Persona 3: FES came out. The characters are involved and interesting, the world is fresh, and the gameplay is incredibly fun. Persona 4 Arena has just released for Xbox 360 and PS3, while Persona 4 Golden will be releasing on Vita later this year. I’m stoked for Persona 5, and I hope to see brand new things that blow my mind when the game finally releases.