If you like first person shooters, online multiplayer, kill stats, and lots of dudes shouting, then Atlus’ seminal RPG series Personais not for you.
However, if you’re passionate about Japanese storytelling, dark anime, high school dramas and complex exploration of the human spirit, you will flail with joy at what Persona 5 has to offer based off this newly unveiled trailer.
Visually similar to Atlus’ previous adventureCatherine,Persona 5and its forthcoming Playstation 4 release is quite a thrill for those of us who haveoverlooked that the series tends to run a console generation behind.
Persona 5follows a similar storyline to its predecessors. A 16-year-old protagonist in a small town acts as the central character, uniting with his peers to explore a mythical dungeon known as The Palace. The sinister structure is made of human hearts and all their good and bad intentions. Our heroes aim to steal unsavory plans from these hearts in order to prevent tragedy, reflecting on the nature of humanity’s strange choices as they go.
While the graphics have been in no hurry to catch up, Persona’spowerful storytelling has always bridged the gap. Now that its looks are on equal footing with its depth, Atlus may be brewing its best offering yet.
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