Made by Atlus, the next sequel to the role-playing Persona game series, PERSONA 5, is set to come out in Japan on September for the Playstation 3 & 4 and an English-audio only version set to be released on February 14, 2017 in the US and Canada.
The North American release of PERSONA 5 will be available in the special “Take Your Heart!” Premium Edition and SteelBook Edition box sets that will include the original soundtrack CD, the official game hardcover ARTBOOK, a Morgana plushie, and a PERSONA “School Bag”.
The PERSONA series has always showed much of their story telling in the game through Anime cutscenes, and PERSONA 5’s are being animated by top Anime studio Production I.G (makers of Ghost in the Shell, Psycho Pass, Blood, and many more hit shows).
Along with that is a 55-minute Anime TV-Special movie from Aniplex directed by Takaharu Ozaki called “Persona 5 The Animation – The Day Breakers” which tells the prologue backstory of the thief organization within the game’s main story arc.
Atlus also aired several television commercials for Persona 5 including one that featured the character Anne Takamaki voiced by Nana Mizuki. Anne Takamaki is the beautiful quarter-American phantom-thief High School girl known by her heist name; Panther. No doubt she’s being featured as a sales pitch playable character for the upcoming game because she’s been talked about a lot within the global PERSONA fan community for over a year now. If the fan-arts and cosplay photos making the rounds online are any indication of her popularity.
A PERSONA 5 manga by Hisato Murasaki will also be launching on Shogakukan’s Manga One app on September 15 telling the entire story of the game. Not much information showing the contents of the manga itself have been released yet.