Persona 5, the first entry in the role-playing series developed for the PS3, will be coming stateside sometime in 2015. That’s the big news Atlus announced this week. No word yet on the characters or the storyline, though it’s a safe bet it will involve school children (for the former) and battling monsters (for the latter).
Atlus got a little less vague about the spin-off titles also making their way west; Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will launch in the Fall of 2014 and Persona 4: Dancing All Night sometime in 2015. Persona Q, the first Persona title to grace the Nintendo 3DS, will combine Persona 3 and 4 characters with Etrian Odyssey-inspired dungeon crawling. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, the PS3 and X360 bound sequel to Persona 4 Arena, continues the story of the first fighting game and adds new fighting modes and a new character – Sho Minazuki, a mysterious man sporting two facial scars and two swords. Some people will go to such extremes to coordinate. And finally Persona 4: Dancing All Night, a rhythm-based action game for PS Vita, sees Persona 4‘s Rise battling beasties from the Midnight Stage with the POWER! OF! DANCE! to the tune of 30 pulse-thumping tracks.
Releasing now, absolutely free of charge: the waiting game.