The long-awaited Nintendo Switch Persona 5 has been announced, but not quite as the title many of us were expecting. Atlus has unveiled Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers as a new Musou (Dynasty Warriors) style title that sees the Phantom Thieves tackle large groups of monsters in massive, sprawling brawls.
No release date has been set for the title yet, but with E3 approaching, it’s possible we receive more information around that time.
Atlus has announced the much anticipated expanded edition of Persona 5, officially titled Persona 5: The Royal. A PlayStation 4 exclusive, the new edition will feature graphical upgrades, and additional content such as a new area to explore, complete with all new social links.
There will also be a new Phantom Thief, Kasumi Yoshizawa, a transfer student to Shujin Academy. With Persona 5 S still on the way, Persona 5: The Royal will hit Japan on October 31st, and North America in early 2020.
In a shocking announcement at last night’s Game Awards, Nintendo revealed the latest DLC character to hit Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, despite the game releasing this morning. The star of Persona 5, Joker, is headed to the franchise fighting game, including his own original stage and music.
No release date has been set as of yet, but expect more, soon.
Atlus and Studio Zero have announced that fan-favorite puzzle-platformer Catherine is getting an HD re-release that includes a new love interest for Vincent named Rin. How the third love interest will factor in is yet to be revealed, but it should make for an even more tense and intimidating game.
Check out the teaser trailer above, and stay tuned for more information on Catherine: Full Body as it becomes available.
It appears that fan-favorite PlayStation brawler, Dragon’s Crown, is headed to PlayStation 4 Pro. Atlus is hosting a presentation this Sunday at the Tokyo Game Show, which is also being streamed on NicoNico, and banners have started appearing on the mobile stream page (see below) spotlighting the title.
The banner reads “PS4 Dragon’s Crown Pro” and “Pre-Orders For Limited Edition Version Begin!” Dragon’s Crown was popular upon its release for its gorgeous art and fun throwback-gameplay on the PlayStation 3 and PS VITA.
Continuing the massive morning that Persona is having, Atlus and P Studio are releasing a pair of Persona dancing spinoff games, Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night, for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita next year. Both games are expected to hit Japan sometime during spring 2018.
There are few details on the Persona spin-off titles, but a pair of trailers after the jump shows the main characters, including Junpei, Yukari and Aigis from Persona 3 and Joker, Ryuji, Ann and Makato from Persona 5, getting down to remixed music.
It’s a big day for the Persona franchise, as the Persona Live Sound Bomb has been an explosion of spin-off titles for the series, which has already had a banner year. Persona Q2 has been announced by Atlus, with an official teaser website being put online featuring a Persona 5 inspired “Take Your Heart” message.
No other information is currently available, but we should expect to hear more soon. Keep an eye on Ph LEVEL, or the Official Persona Twitter account for more.
Atlus has announced Persona 5 The Animation, an anime adaptation of the mega-hit RPG that is set to air in mid-2018. Atlus appears to be producing the show with A-1 Pictures, with no current plans for localization in place. Persona 5 The Animation: The Day Breakers was released prior to the game in Japan as a prologue, before the game’s release.
You can check out the teaser via Anime New Network or hit the jump to check out the initial tweet with the announcement.
Atlus has announced a barrage of Japanese RPG’s for fans of the genre on the Nintendo 3DS. Due out late 2017/early 2018—Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux will be hitting the handheld.
You can hit the jump for a few trailers, as well as the official descriptions for all three titles.