Fans remain in anticipation for news regarding the official release of the fifth Persona game.
Persona 5 was pegged for a 2015 release based on earlier statements by parties that are involved in the production of the game.
Atlus USA’s John Hardin had said in June that the game is confirmed for a 2015 release, both for Europe and the North American markets. At that time, Hardin said that the Atlus team is still trying to finalize the details of the game before they make an official announcement on the actual release date of the game.
“We don’t want another Shin Megami Tensei IV or Devil Survivor Overclocked situation. We are very aware of what happens when we make premature announcements for Europe,” Hardin said in an article in Polygon.
Hardin explained that Persona is one of the biggest titles in the Atlus’ lineup, so they are obliged to be delicate and careful in finalizing the development of the franchise’s fifth title.
“[T]he only thing I can confirm for Persona 5 is 2015,” the Atlas USA exec concluded in the Polygon article.
Fans were further stoked when the company released the first gameplay trailer for Persona 5 during Persona Super Live 2015 in June.
While details about the game’s release date are hard to come by, the game’s director and illustrator did spoil some facts regarding the game’s storyline and premise.
According to Ecumenical News, Persona 5 supposedly will present the story from the perspective of several delinquent students.
Game director Katsura Hashino also said in the article that freedom will present a central theme in the story of Persona 5. Specifically, it will show a story of delinquent individuals enjoying a kind of freedom that they otherwise will not experience in the normal world.
Hashino said he wants players to taste that freedom as well.
“I want [players] to be able to attain that sensation by playing through the game… I’d say that the image depicts the wait that must be endured for that moment of freedom to arrive,” Ecumenical News quoted him as saying.