New details surrounding Persona 5's protagonist, dungeons, and more emerge

Last week's Persona 5 trailer gave us a lot, but this week's issue of Famitsu gives us even more details surrounding the game.


Atlus treated us to a first look at Persona 5 last week, and this week, the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, which was translated by Siliconera, has given fans of the upcoming RPG more details surrounding the game’s protagonist, where the game will take place, and other tasty details.

The feature in this week’s Famitsu reveals all of the major characters in Persona 5 have their own problems they must combat, one of which could possibly be homelessness. The main protagonist is a second-year high school student who transfers to the city of Tokyo during the spring. He meets Anne and Ryuji, the blond boy and girl that were sprinkled throughout last week’s trailer, at the start of Persona 5. The cat character, Morgana, also makes an appearance early on in the game and is said to play an important role in the story.

Persona 5’s battle system will once again be turn-based, although the development team have made several changes to hopefully make it more enjoyable to players. Each character will carry a distinct gun that will allow them to make ranged attacks. They won’t be actual guns, although something similar to them are said to be usable in battle.

As for dungeons, Persona 5 will feature locations that aren’t automatically generated, although that doesn’t mean there won’t be any automatically generated elements within the game itself.

Last, but not least, Persona 5 will feature a Social Link-like feature, which has been a staple for the Persona series over the years.

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    February 10, 2015 7:07 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, New details surrounding Persona 5's protagonist, dungeons, and more emerge

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      February 10, 2015 7:17 AM

      Correction: the Social Link feature has only been a part of the Persona series since Persona 3. The first two titles didn't feature anything like that (and as such, aren't nearly as much fun, IMO).

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        February 10, 2015 7:33 AM

        Thanks for the heads up. I'll fix the story.

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        February 10, 2015 7:35 AM

        Yeah, 1 and 2 are very different than 3 the later games.

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      February 10, 2015 6:56 PM

      I'm extremely excited for this game. I've never played a Persona game before, but I'd like to start here.

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        February 10, 2015 7:36 PM

        Play Persona 4 Golden if you can. It's the most polished game I've ever played. I'd never played any Persona game before and it was freaking awesome.

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          February 12, 2015 8:40 PM

          Yeah, I've heard it's good, but I don't own a system which Persona is played on. The only version available to me right now is Persona Q on the 3DS. But that doesn't really seem like a standard Persona game anyways (more like Etrian Odyssey).

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