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.
Sony has revealed the complete listing of all 20 games that will be playable on the upcoming PlayStation Classic, and it’s filled with some surprising choices, such as Cool Boarders 2, and even Revelations: Persona. Surprisingly, the game features no Tomb Raider, or Crash Bandicoot. The full list is as follows:
Battle Arena Toshinden
Cool Boarders 2
Final Fantasy VII
Grand Theft Auto
Metal Gear Solid
Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
Resident Evil Director’s Cut
Ridge Racer Type 4
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
The PlayStation Classic launches on December 3rd for $99.99
Arc System Works is hosting a live stream on September 15th, where they’ll be sharing the latest on BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, including revealing a new playable character from the Persona series. We know that Persona 4 protagonist, Yu Narukami, is in the game, so maybe we’ll be getting the protagonist of Persona 5 or even Persona 3?
The live stream will be available for viewing at NicoNico Live and Twitch on September 15th at 8:00pm JST. Atlus shared that we’ll be seeing a new playable Persona character during the live stream, but currently no other hints as to who the character could be have been revealed.
It’s been a great 25th Anniversary for the speedy hedgehog this year, with Sonic Mania already making Game of the Year lists for many outlets. Now, we still have Sonic Forces left, with an official release date of November 7th.
Now, on top of a release date, we also have some pre-order bonuses for players, with an official controller skin and Create-a-Hero outfits and accessories from PuyoPuyo, Super Monkey Ball, NiGHTS, Jet Set Radio, and even Persona 5. The outfits will be available specifically for player characters, so don’t get your hopes up on seeing Sonic rock some Persona 5 gear. Sonic Forces is releasing on November 7 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
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.
If there’s one thing I love, it’s crossovers. Seeing multiple worlds intersect is always fascination, and combined with the Geese Howard announcement we just received, this BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle announcement is just as awesome. The game will include Persona 4‘s protagonist, Yu Narukam, from the Persona 4 Arena fighting game in addition to several other characters.
Arc System Works also revealed that the upcoming game will include fighters not just from Persona, but also RWBY and Under Night In-Birth as well. The game will be available sometime in 2018.