By Operation Rainfall Contributor / November 24th, 2013
Two months ago, Atlus launched a teaser site featuring naught but three crossed out boxes against a red background, the names of six Japanese cities, and a date and time – 20:00 on the 24th of November, which has just passed in Japan.
An official stream was set up for the announcement. It started with an old lady telling us, in Japanese, all about the trailer being shown across Japan that we weren’t seeing, because she was standing in front of the screen.
Next, one of the Teddies from previous Persona titles took over. I have no idea what he was saying, as I don’t speak Japanese.
Following the teddy were the announcements; what WERE they, you ask? Well…
It may have been the final announcement, but I’m telling it to you guys first. Persona 5 has been announced, and is being developed for the PlayStation 3. A trademark was registered for this a little while ago, so we knew this was going to happen some time soon. And now, some confirmation!
It will be out in Japan in the winter of next year, as can be seen in the image above. For now, enjoy the teaser trailer below! By the way, it’s in both Japanese and English, which I personally take to be a strong indication that it will come Westward.
Atlus have also announced a spin-off to the series, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth!
Shadow of the Labyrinth appears quite similar to the Etrian Odyssey games, and will even have the same director as Etrian Odyssey IV. It also has characters from both Persona 3 and Persona 4, and they will be exploring a labyrinth. The game is being made for the 3DS, and will release in Japan on the 5th of June.
That wasn’t all that was announced, by the way. Another game, this time for the Vita, was also confirmed. It shall be known as Persona 4: Dancing All Night.
Dancing All Night is a “Sound Action” game featuring Narukami from Persona 4. It’s looking like it’s going to be some form of musical game featuring tracks from the Persona series. It takes place six months after Persona 4, with Rise having returned to her lifestyle as an idol.
Atlus are teaming up with Dingo to make this game, who have also worked on Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA.
Finally, a new trailer was shown for Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold, which you can check out below:
So, who among you will be picking up these games if they make it to Western shores? Let us know in the comments below!
Thanks for translating, Japanator!
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