Persona 5

The fifth entry in a popular jRPG series and a part of the Shin Megami Tensei series, started in 1987. As always, the developing studio is Atlus, which created the series. The plot of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 5 revolves around the theme of seven cardinal sins and puts us in the role of an ordinary high school student, who discovers supernatural powers in himself. The protagonist lead a normal teenager’s life during the day, solving typical school problems and interacting with schoolmates, while at night he turns into a superhero, engaging in a deadly fight against evil. In terms of game mechanics, the production follows in its predecessors' footsteps, combining features of classic jRPG games and their turn-based combat with elements of school life simulator and the, popular in Japan, visual novel genre. Graphics have been created using a new, original engine and feature a dark, though cartoonish, style.

Microsoft Xbox 360
Game Persona 5 (X360) Cover
Persona 5

Persona 5 | XBOX 360

RPG, TPP, fantasy, turn-based, jRPG

Companies responsible for Persona 5

Atlus | game developer

Atlus | publisher  

Persona 5 release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

canceled | Worldwide


Expectations: 7.7 / 10 calculated out of 66 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 3
Game Persona 5 (PS3) Cover
Persona 5

Persona 5 | PS3

Persona 5 release date for PS3:

game language:
English

15 September 2016 | Worldwide

04 April 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 9.2 / 10 calculated out of 143 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Persona 5 (PS4) Cover
Persona 5

Persona 5 | PS4

RPG, TPP, fantasy, turn-based, jRPG

Companies responsible for Persona 5

Atlus | game developer

Deep Silver / Koch Media | publisher   Official website

Persona 5 release date for PS4:

game language:
English

15 September 2016 | Worldwide

04 April 2017 | Europe PAL

04 April 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 9.0 / 10 calculated out of 114 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.3 / 10 calculated out of 57 players' votes.  

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 5 for PlayStation 3 is the latest entry in the popular Japanese RPG series, Persona, which is a sub-series of the bigger Megami Tensei franchise. Responsible for the game’s production is, once again, an in-house developer studio of the Atlus company, consisting of the creators of previous parts, like lead designer Katsura Hashino, composer Shoji Meguro and chara designer Shigenori Soejima.

Gameplay and plot

The plot once more puts us in a role of an ordinary high school student, who finds himself in possession of supernatural powers. With his newly discovered abilities he needs to face the forces of darkness. The game follows a typical jRPG pattern, with our hero being relatively weak at the beginning, so much of the gameplay focuses on gaining experience points to develop our character.

Technology

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 5 for PlayStation 3 is powered by Atlus' new, original graphic engine. The visuals set a cartoonish, yet dark atmosphere that employs the style known from Japanese comics (manga) and animated movies (anime).

Age Rating

age requirements: 16+

Persona 5 Accolades

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Persona 5 Game Guide

game guide 24 April 2017

Persona 5 guide focuses on the most important aspects of the gameplay. Our guide will brief you on things like Persona creation, time management, or the right answers for school tests. Separate chapters are dedicated to romances, achievements and choices.