Persona 5 release date: Game release confirmed in 2015 for US and Japan; gameplay, plot revealed in trailer


Persona 5, the one particular game that still remains under wraps even after the E3 2015 may still be released this year, according to the latest trailer.

The trailer, which was reportedly already shown in Japan, provided the most important piece of information, its release date. The video mentioned that the game will be coming to the American continent in 2015 on PS3 and PS4.

Although the developers at Atlus have not given exact release information, the 2015 schedule at least gave fans assurance that the game will not be delayed as earlier feared.

The Persona series began in 1996 on  Playstation, and there have been five main games in the series since — Persona, Persona 2: Innocent Sin, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, Persona 3, and Persona 4.

 Atlus released the very first Persona 5 trailer a few months ago, giving some insight into the features of the game, amid all the speculation on the internet about the details of the gameplay.

The plot of the game seems to focus on a story that is morally gray and the protagonist is a criminal, who seems to have some sort of emotional problems that ties him down throughout the game, according to Master Herald.

New information revealed that the protagonist, who is beginning his school year from Shujin High School in Tokyo, becomes involved in a gang of teenagers who call themselves Phantom Thief. 

Also, according to VG24/7, Persona 5 will be released almost simultaneously in the United States and Japan. Even though most games face the problems in translation, Altus has found a way to surpass this technical difficulty to make the game available for all audiences.