Persona 5 Trailer

Published June 17, 2015 by makeuponatightbudget

FINALLY. FINALLY. FINALLY FINALLY. We got a few 30 second trailers before about P5 but nothing was really set in stone. We got a look at the Protag mostly but we didn’t really know that much about him. I started playing Persona 4 two years ago. My friend Jasmine kept talking about it. Eventually I had another friend who let me borrow a copy and then I purchased a copy for myself. Since then I’ve played Persona Q and have learned a bit about P3. I have P3: FES on my Playstation account but I can’t download it because I don’t have enough space on my PS3 which sucks. My roommate has been bugging me to play it and ever since I got to learn about the characters from PQ I’ve been wanting to play P3 as well.

So what is Persona?

It’s a JRPG that has a lot of elements and things going on in the games. It can be really overwhelming at times. A thing Atlus also likes to do is create multiple endings for games depending on your actions as well as “true” endings which can only be achieved by doing everything perfectly and exactly the way it was intended to be completed.

From Atlus’s website:

“Persona is an RPG series set in cities and high schools in modern day Japan. It focuses on the growth of adolescents who, upon the awakening of their “Persona” abilities, overcome various trials together. The heart of the Persona series is the clashing of ordinary events such as school life, friendship, and love, with the extraordinary such as urban legends, strange rumors, bizarre occurrences, and glimpses of the dark side of society. Its mysterious charm has fascinated fans all over the world.The series has expanded to various media, including anime, music concerts, stage plays, and manga. Its popularity continues to soar by the day. Throughout the series, “Persona” refers to a hidden “personality” or the “other self” that lurks within oneself. Personas manifest themselves as legendary gods and demons, and hold otherworldly powers. The adolescents who awaken to the Persona ability wield their powers to confront and overcome many perils that stand in their way.”

Pretty much in about every Persona game there are monsters (Shadows) that you have to kill, epically long boss battles (it took me about 3 hours to beat the final boss for PQ and I took a break in between), and lots of emo feelings. I mean lots of emo feelings. In P3, in order to activate your Persona you have a trigger object which is literally a gun that you hold up to your head, pull the trigger and scream Persona, and your persona is summoned. That’s pretty brutal. In P4 in order to actually get and accept your Persona you have to face your “true” self, which basically means admitting to yourself those deepest darkest secrets of yours and finally accepting them as who you are. Persona will hit your ass with some seriously deep shit I’m telling you.

Now onto the game trailer.

The whole thing with this game is that the character’s are Phantom Thieves. “Beneath the veneer of typical urban high school life, a group of teenagers mask their mysterious alter egos, their “phantom thief” side. Who are they? Why are they dressed as such? What are their motives?And… why are they being pursued? [Atlus Website]”. The Protag is a high school student (typical of persona really) “who becomes a Persona-user through an unexpected incident. Having moved to Tokyo just before the start of the school year, he finds residence at a cafe run by his parents’ friend, and is about to get his first taste of school life in the big city.The protagonist seems quiet and well-mannered at first glance, but gives a completely different impression once he has donned his “phantom thief” guise.
What is the motivation of his alter ego…? {Atlus]”

Look how cute this little shit is

He’s sooooooo adorable but you know he’s a sneaky little bastard. His Persona actually looks similar to P4’s protag’s persona, Izanagi. Like a little Bit. Arsene has a more devilish vibe to him with the wings and claws and all.

The animation is still very Persona-y. Like other than the name you would instantly recognize this game as part of the Persona franchise. The animation is nicer though and more closely resembling Catherine with a more 3D effect to it. I’m hoping there’s actual “anime” cut scenes like in PQ. I thought those were really cute. Actually there is a blonde pigtailed female character that pretty much does look like Catherine. They have very similar vibes. So far we see three characters, the protag, Catherine 2.0 and another blonde kid. Well there’s a cat too but I’m not sure if he’s part of the team, most likely though because in P3 there was Komomaru, a dog, and P4 had a fox that would help heal you and gift you things. So hurray! We get a cat!.

I’m sure there will be more characters later on but only showing 3 so far is pretty different. In P4 we had like 7 main characters. The worlds you have to explore look absolutely stunning!! They are so vivid and just refreshing compared to the previous persona games. It’s like they have more personality. And since the characters are phantom thieves it only makes sense that they would be robbing high profile places, therefore leading to nicer areas to explore. Im curious to what exactly is the story line and how they get their personas. At the end of the trailer it looks almost as if the Protag is transforming into his persona, something that i don’t think has ever happened before.

Overall the trailer leaves a lot of questions unanswered, which is normal obviously since it just is only a trailer. But there wasn’t that much gameplay action in it. There were just a few tidbits which the menu screens and a few places that the protag was exploring. I honestly can’t wait until the end of the year. This will probably be my birthday present to myself!

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