Some Persona 5 Scraps, and Five Fantastic Scans

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Following the revelations from Famitsu, we now have new information pertaining to Persona 5, and some fantastic scans, courtesy of Dengeki (via Gematsu). The scans depict the protagonist, and his persona, Arsène.


  • The protagonist and his friends attend a private high school, Shujin Academy. (“Shujin” is a word play on “shuujin”, which means “prisoner” in Japanese.)
  • Gameplay takes place mostly in Shibuya. As one of our readers pointed out to us in their analysis of the first trailer, the characters in the lower-right corner of the train station scene read “Shibuya”. It’s possible the game takes place in Tokyo.
  • Elements now intrinsically associated with Persona titles return: the calendar and weather systems will be present, as will the daily student life and lessons.
  • As with previous Personas, the characters will dungeon crawl at night. Groups of monsters will again be represented symbolically in dungeons, and players will again engage them through contact. In order to avoid battles, players will have to avoid the dungeon’s wanderers, which they can do this time by sneaking.
  • The group attack portrayed in the debut trailer is a confirmation that the All-Out Attack option is returning.
  • Characters are said to always wear their masks during dungeon crawls, so expect news on the nature of those masks to be coming.
  • Dengeki speculates that the Cooperation menu option will replace Social Links.
  • Persona 5‘s soundtrack will be composed by Shoji Meguro, who’s going for something more acid jazz in this title.

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the first trailer for Persona 5.

Dimi Gronnings


With over ten years' experience as an editor, Dimi is Niche Gamer's Managing Editor. He has indefinitely put a legal career on hold in favor of a life of video games: priorities.

  1. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    February 11, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Soooooooooooo goddamn excited for this game!!!

  2. Nin
    February 11, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Cooperation menu? It would be pretty fun if somewhat chaotic if every important character was a potential partner in crime.

  3. Bananalint
    February 11, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    This is my most hyped game for ps4, with Estival and Dragon Quest Heroes trailing not too far behind!

  4. vileBrenman
    February 11, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    This is what I’m hoping for. All the social links are partners in crime!

  5. Sevuz
    February 11, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    I know it’s pretty much a crime at this point. But P5 is gonna be my first Persona game am gonna play and I hope it’s gonna be a great first time for me. This and TYPE-0 makes me happy to have a PS4.

  6. Ghost
    February 11, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Arsene reminds me a little of Dante’s Devil Trigger from DMC 3.

  7. Dammage
    February 11, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    So begins my total blackout of anything Persona 5 related. Wish me luck in my quest to not be spoiled

  8. Dammage
    February 11, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    More like partners in… sex!

  9. Koroma
    February 11, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    you gotta love that art style.

  10. Tyrannikos
    February 11, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    I’m gonna have to join you in that endeavor.

  11. Nin
    February 11, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    inb4 bisexual harem.

  12. TeLin特林
    February 12, 2015 at 1:29 am

    You have my axe!….ummm I mean me as well

  13. TeLin特林
    February 12, 2015 at 1:30 am

    If you have a decent computer there are ways to try out the other games ;)

  14. Sevuz
    February 12, 2015 at 2:44 am

    I do have fine PC :) so shoot me with ideas :D

  15. EvaUnitO2
    February 12, 2015 at 10:45 am

    I assume he’s referring to PCSX2 and PPSSPP.

  16. TeLin特林
    February 12, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Pcsx2 emulator. p3Fes/P4 disc….or get the “disc” through emuparaidise or other areas of the net…PLUS the game will look better than on the PS2 or PS3.

  17. TeLin特林
    February 12, 2015 at 11:58 am


    You’ll also need the bios from emuparadise. And you can get any bios in order to play other country’s ps2 games.

    Its clodt to 99℅ compatible.

    It can also play games from ps2 discs.