Posted Wed Nov 30, 2016 at 02:55 PM PST by Tyler Treese
Atlus shows off the opening hours of the JRPG.
While 'Persona 5' has been delayed until April 4th, Atlus is offering a consolation prize in the form of two hours of footage. While this might just make the extended wait for the game's North American release even more unbearable, it's still the first look at the English version of the game. The video is an archive of a livestream that Atlus USA held earlier this month, and takes place fairly early in the game (although not at the very beginning). Those worried about spoilers can still check out the video, as there's nothing groundbreaking shown off here.
Check out the full stream below:
The video's description gives a great summary of 'Persona 5,' and should serve as a solid primer if anyone doesn't feel like devoting two hours to the full video:
'Persona 5' is a game about the internal and external conflicts of a group of troubled youth who live dual lives. They have the typically ordinary day-to-day of a Tokyo high-schooler – attending class, after school activities and part-time jobs. But they also undertake fantastical adventures by using otherworldly powers to enter the hearts of people. Their power comes from the Persona, the Jungian concept of the “self;” the game’s heroes realize that society forces people to wear masks to protect their inner vulnerabilities, and by literally ripping off their protective mask and confronting their inner selves do the heroes awaken their inner power, and use it to strive to help those in need. Ultimately, the group of Phantom Thieves seeks to change their day-to-day world to match their perception and see through the masks modern-day society wears.
'Persona 5' launches in North America for PlayStation 3 and 4 on April 4th. It's the first main entry in the 'Persona' series since 2008's 'Persona 4' released on PlayStation 2.
You can find the latest info on 'Persona 5' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
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