Persona 5 is a game about the internal and external conflicts of a group of troubled youth who live dual lives. They have the typically ordinary day-to-day of a Tokyo high-schooler – attending class, after school activities and part-time jobs. But they also undertake fantastical adventures by using otherworldly powers to enter the hearts of people. Their power comes from the Persona, the Jungian concept of the “self;” the game’s heroes realize that society forces people to wear masks to protect their inner vulnerabilities, and by literally ripping off their protective mask and confronting their inner selves do the heroes awaken their inner power, and use it to strive to help those in need. Ultimately, the group of Phantom Thieves seeks to change their day-to-day world to match their perception and see through the masks modern-day society wears.
Persona 5 will release on April 4. in the Americas and Europe, for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Pre-orders are now available at participating retailers for either version of the game. The game is rated M by the ESRB.
For more information, please visit the official website, http://atlus.com/persona5
Persona 5, Persona, SMT, Shin Megami Tensei, PlayStation, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Take Your Heart, Tokyo, Shujin Academy, Morgana, Phantom Thieves, Protagonist, Ryuji, Ann, Munehisa Iwai, Tae Takemi, Sojiro Sakura, Confidants, Haru Okumura, Hifumi Togo, Sadayo Kawakami, Toranosuke Yoshida, Shinya Oda, Ichiko Ohya, Chihaya Mifune, Yuuki Mishima, Velvet Room, Unboxing