'Persona 5' release date: New gameplay features protagonist in maid cafe


A new gameplay video for the much-awaited role playing game “Persona 5” has been released recently, showcasing the protagonist in a maid cafe setting.

According to Twinfinite, the game’s main character can be seen in the aforementioned place alongside Morgana the cat. The teaser also seemingly confirmed that the players can purchase items from the cafe and interact with the waitress. The latter is predicted to boost the character’s stats similar to the tea house in “Persona 3.” It can be recalled that in the previous iteration, the charm stat could be increased just by simply hanging out in the location the entire night.

PlayStation Lifestyle notes that the maid cafe found in the clip is actually a popular tourist spot in Japan. However, contrary to the busy day-to-day service of most cafes, the one in the game seems to be quite calm. Previously, other gameplay footage also featured the lead character with his friends as they worked hard at their part-time jobs.

Based on the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, there are also Mementos Dungeons which appear to be capable of changing appearances every time a player gets inside them. It is predicted that the player will have to undergo some exciting quests in order reform the Shadows that are housed inside.

Furthermore, gamers can apparently accumulate XP bonuses according to the level of Cooperation Characters. As they progress in the narrative, the character is deemed to more likely have a Persona fusion when necessary. The skills that will become part of the process can be chosen based on the player’s discretion.

When it comes to the game’s technical requirements, rumors have it that there should be at least 20 GB of disk space available for the game to install. But since there is no official statement yet, available information should be taken with grain of salt.

“Persona 5” is slated to become available on Feb. 14, 2017 in North America and Europe. It will be launched first in Japan on Sept. 15 for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.