The gaming industry is still huge in Japan with both young and old still taking an interest in it. Take a ride on the bus or train on the way home from work and you’ll see quite a number of people tinkering with either their smartphones or even gaming consoles playing!
Now speaking of games, one title in Japan is still popular locally and overseas and is about to bring new news to fans out there. If you’ve heard of the Persona franchise, that’s where we’re heading. The Persona franchise is about to announce two great things to all its fans!
Atlus has announced the latest of the Persona game franchise, Persona 5, which is set to be released in Japan on September 15 2016 for both the Playstation 4 and Playstation 3. Pre-orders started on May 6th 2016 with the regular edition priced at 8,800 yen and the 20th Anniversary Edition at 13,800 yen.
The 20th Anniversary Edition, aside from containing the copy of Persona 5, will also include the Persona 5 art book, 5 discs of Persona’s 20th Anniversary all-time best album, 3 Special collaboration DLC sets, a Soejima Shigenori illustrated special custom theme, and a special Persona 5 Art treasure box.
Now aside from the release date of Persona 5, the anime adaptation, entitled Persona 5 the Animation: The Day Breakers, is also set to be released in September 2016 as well! The adaptation will be developed by A-1 Pictures, the people behind the popular Fairy Tail and Sword Art Online series.
While the anime adaptation won’t be going over the events of the game, it will, however, be creating the prologue story for it. Hoshino Katsura, the director, mentioned that the anime will be an original story that will be linked to a specific episode part of the game.
While it may be months before the release of both the game or the anime, the news certainly a great announcement for all Persona fans. For those who aren’t aware of Persona, this may be a good opportunity for you to try out the game!