Persona 5 is one of the most anticipated JRPG’s coming out in 2017. Since its successful release in Japan on Septemeber 15, there has been a slow trickle of information and videos regarding its upcoming North American release.
A large part of Persona 5 will be connecting and forging relationships with NPC’s known as confidants. These characters will have their own storylines that you will be able to follow throughout the game’s narrative. Recently, Atlus has released three videos focusing on them. Each confidant has a specialty that will be able to aid you in your dungeon crawling adventures.
Hifumi is a classmate to the main characters and an expert shogi player. Chatting with her will help you learn to swap characters out mid-battle and running away from ambushes.
Sadayo is the protagonist’s homeroom teacher. She also moonlights as a maid. She makes a deal with the main character to let him cut class if he keeps her side job a secret. This will give you valuable time to catch up on other activities such as sleeping, reading or developing items to infiltrate dungeons.
Toranosuke is a politician who truly cares for people and is invested in the future of Japan. He may be a humble man, but he is incredibly confident. Assisting him will teach you and your party to be more effective while negotiating with enemies, allowing you to ask for more money and items from your opponents.
As you can tell, there is certainly a high quality to the English voice acting in Persona 5. Due to the game’s massive localization, it was actually delayed from its release on February 14, 2016, to April 4th, 2016. While it makes the wait even more painful, at least North America will get both the English and Japanese voice tracks for the game for free.
On November 29th, Atlus’ YouTube posted a two-hour video displaying members of their US localization team playing the English version of the game. If you are interested in the game, it is worth your time to check it out.
Their jokes are a bit awkward, but it is a pretty fun video none the less! I am definitely looking forward to its release on April 4th! The game will be available on PS3 and PS4.
Nedu’s 2017 Valentine’s Day plans were playing Persona 5 all day, but now they are totally ruined. He is also a content writer for AYBOnline. His views are his own.