Feast Your Eyes on a New Persona 5 Trailer

Atlus has shared a new trailer for Persona 5 during their livestream broadcast today.

Featured above, the four-plus minute long trailer introduces more story segments, combat, daily life, and more.

Persona 5 is set to launch in Japan on September 15th for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

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  1. bdp
    May 5, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Oh good i was waiting for a good quality version. Just need a translated version now.

  2. Jack
    May 5, 2016 at 9:37 am


  3. Minuteworld92
    May 5, 2016 at 9:38 am


  4. Minuteworld92
    May 5, 2016 at 9:39 am


  5. bdp
    May 5, 2016 at 9:44 am

    This may honestly be my most anticipated game. There’s other good ones coming out but this is one of the few times a trailer has made smile like an idiot the entire time.

  6. Lpchaim
    May 5, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Oh brother, does this look nice. Wish I could make something out of the narration, but I think everything seems solid overall. I guess it could come out over here by spring next year, fingers crossed.

  7. ahhhaahhh
    May 5, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Hope this doesn’t get release on pc

  8. 2501
    May 5, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I love this direction ATLUS went with P5, it’s more dark and more crazy.

  9. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    May 5, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Jesus fuck this looks good! Hopefully the PS3 version gets released in the west too.

  10. Sangaz
    May 5, 2016 at 10:14 am

    We won’t get those cool sounding voices though. ATLUS USA….
    Gunna just import instead and try my best with the bigger kanji.

  11. Captain Vidya
    Captain Vidya
    May 5, 2016 at 10:16 am

    It’s possible to learn Japanese in four months, right?

  12. magicalfollower
    May 5, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Why PS users whine so much about PC ports? I never see Xbox users bitching about them.

  13. SoapyEyes
    May 5, 2016 at 10:33 am

    I’ve been learning chinese for about 1 year now and I can barely understand a chinese person.

    Apparently Japanese grammar is much harder than chinese grammar, so I would have to answer with “hell no it’s not possible”.

  14. Evropi
    May 5, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Worth noting, 3 pieces of costume DLC were announced on the same broadcast.

  15. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    May 5, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Why would you want to play a downgraded version?

  16. dogmentation
    May 5, 2016 at 10:41 am

    …because I already own a PS3 and have no reason to want to buy a PS4?

  17. Minuteworld92
    May 5, 2016 at 10:49 am

    hell no.

  18. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    May 5, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Fuck, this looks incredible.

  19. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    May 5, 2016 at 10:57 am

    I think he’s just a troll (for fucks sake, he even likes himself).

  20. Gainsayer
    May 5, 2016 at 11:01 am

    And he’s made the same comment on a lot of articles. Well, almost the same, as he’s now at least changed the “no” to the proper “on”. Took him long enough.

  21. Laytonaster
    May 5, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Ah, I remembered that the previous seiyuu for Igor passed away. It almost seems like they didn’t want his replacement to sound like him.

  22. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    May 5, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Because I don’t think the PS4 is worth it for the two other games I’m interested in yet.

  23. Bitterbear
    May 5, 2016 at 11:15 am

    If you’re a Star Wars fan and mastered how Yoda talks.. Well, that’s Japanese Grammar.

  24. shuvamg007
    May 5, 2016 at 11:28 am

    The reason is in your comment itself…
    “Xbox users” are few and far between compared to “PS4 users”…
    I do however want to see Persona 5 on the PC…

  25. Minuteworld92
    May 5, 2016 at 11:29 am

    I just want atlus’s Japanese branch to see value in steam and dip their toe in the waters of pc gaming with a game like say persona 5…

  26. shuvamg007
    May 5, 2016 at 11:32 am

    The odd thing is that with the amount of exposure to Japanese manga, games and animes, I believe it would be easier to pick up Japanese in comparison to Mandarin, of which i know absolutely nothing….
    Besides, you need an inspiration for that push to learn a language, and what better inspiration that Persona 5 :P

  27. Narmy
    May 5, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Looks like the Velvet Room assistants are a couple of loli twins this time. :3

  28. shuvamg007
    May 5, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Well, not many Japanese gamers play on PC’s…
    So the situation won’t change in the foreseeable future…
    However that’s what western subsidiaries are created for…
    With Sega handling western Atlus releases, I have very high hopes of this game to appear on Steam…
    a-la Valkyria Chronicles..

  29. PixelBuff
    May 5, 2016 at 11:40 am

    So, how censored will it be and how many memes can we expect?
    Fuck I hate the modern gaming industry. I wish I could just import it.

  30. Eleven Fold
    Eleven Fold
    May 5, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Don’t forget, more than likely its going to be English dub only.

  31. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    May 5, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    You’re replying to obvious bait.

  32. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    May 5, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    I love how stylish this looks – even more so than P3 and P4. It’s looking like the actual gameplay and dungeon design won’t be as simple as those though and I’m glad.

  33. ZeLL2K
    May 5, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    That moment when one is actually a trap….

  34. Kaboom
    May 5, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    … Hope this comes out West soon.

  35. Smug
    May 5, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    It’s definitively possible.

    kanjidamage and Tae Kim are your best sources to learn japanese the quick way (assuming you’re serious about it obviously, enough to spend 1-2 hours a day, and more during the weekend). There are also the Genki books (The Japan Times edition, preferably the second reprint in 2010 if possible) which contain a lot of practise exercises.

    Japanese grammar is actually easy to learn and master, with a few exceptions among the rules (unlike English). Same for Kanji characters. The truth is that most japanese learning materials are trying to teach you kanji the brutal and mindless way, like you would teach a kid english words without teaching him/her first the alphabet letters.

    You have to keep in mind that Kanji also have two different readings,which are Kunyomi (the sound pronounced when the kanji itself is alone) and Onyomi (pronunciation of the kanji when attached with another kanji, thus forming a compound word aka “jukugo”).

    For example, the kanji 比 – “compare” is pronounced HI when used as an onyomi, but is pronounced 比べる (くらベる/kura*beru) when the kanji is used alone to form the verb “to compare”. However, the more formal word for “to compare” 比較する is pronounced ひかく*する (hi*kaku*suru), because you can see 比 attached to another kanji (較).

    If you also learn the kanji through radicals, you will see that kanji often re-use the same strokes,such as 能 (“talent/function/capability” which use 比 – compare, 月- moon/organ, and the katakana ム all together), and which will be later used for 熊 (kanji for “bear”, with a fire radical on the bottom). It doesnt make often much sense in insight, but it’s easier to learn that way than through brute force.

    So yeah, learning Japanese in a short time is definitively possible with the right ressources and a good amount of dedication.

  36. Wonderkarp
    May 5, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    The difference between this and that WiiU game is that this game isnt being made for Nintendo with Nintendo properties. Considering Persona 4 Golden, I expect this one to not be censored in its western release.

  37. Wonderkarp
    May 5, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    That would require some Matrix level downloading

  38. strifeo
    May 5, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Are you new here? He’s a troll he’s been saying this same thing nearly every article it’s a PC fanboy in disguise trying to take the piss

  39. strifeo
    May 5, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    You ignorant as hell if you think PS4 only has 2 games worth getting lmao

  40. strifeo
    May 5, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    There are plenty of games etc worth getting a PS4 for. Not just that but the system on a whole is way more better than that really limited game console

  41. Smug
    May 5, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Pretty much all the interesting games it has are just upscaled ports of PS3 and Vita jap games. (and funnily enough the soles games that currently achieve 60fps)

    It’s alright if you never owned either of the two systems, but for others, it has literally no appeal.

  42. Thesimpleway
    May 5, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I hope somehow my E-Mails reached them, I wrote atlus, sega and someone on the localization team. I know the VAs from various anime, I need them in the game.

  43. Captain Vidya
    Captain Vidya
    May 5, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    I did take a semester of japanese a couple years ago, so I’d just be brushing up on my hira/kata/the 20 or so kanji I DID learn and then head back in to the juicy stuff. I guess I have something to do after work now.

  44. Smug
    May 5, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Learning by yourself can be much faster however.

    Also I may have exaggerated a bit earlier, but it’s definitively possible under 4 months to know the essential grammar and basic vocabulary so you could play jap vidya.

  45. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    May 5, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    I know there are other games on the thing, but a lot of them either do not interest me or have ports on the Vita or PC. Really the only games that have made me want a PS4 is Nier Automata, Ace Combat 7, and Nioh.

  46. No_Good_Names_Ever
    May 5, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Now we all know where /v/’s gonna be stuck at.

  47. No_Good_Names_Ever
    May 5, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Or a Hyperbolic Timechamber.

  48. Mr0303
    May 5, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    That trailer was oozing with style.

  49. Stilzkin
    May 5, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    That’s some useful shit, thanks m6+2

  50. Smug
    May 5, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    You’re welcome

    Just to mention that the real “fun” (see as “challenging”) part of Japanese grammar are the counters (for time, different kind of objects: flat, round, long cylindrical, etc., as well as for people, animals, number of times, order, etc.), so you should take your time on that particular part.

  51. Stilzkin
    May 5, 2016 at 5:20 pm


    I’m not really in a rush though, so I’ll take my time with the rice language.

  52. Feniks
    May 5, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    What do lolis and mayonnaise have in common?

    You can put both on everything and it will instantly improve.

  53. Feniks
    May 5, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Yeah I am guessing they’re getting everything out of the PS3.

  54. No_Good_Names_Ever
    May 5, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Salt is best.

  55. Feniks
    May 5, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    It’s a niché JRPG, not a western triple A 100 million budget game. Graphics won’t be mind blowing anyway.

    But frame rate and loading times will likely be better on PS4.

  56. Captain Vidya
    Captain Vidya
    May 5, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    I’ll do my best, Smug-senpai!

  57. Guin
    May 5, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Considering how Chinese has a bunch of tones to mean different things, I beg to differ.

  58. Bix96
    May 5, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    A cute nerd girl with glasses? can’t wait to “social link” with her.

  59. ProxyDoug
    May 5, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Soooooo gooooodd.

  60. Mike Campbell
    Mike Campbell
    May 5, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    question DO I have to play the previous games to get into this one

  61. No_Good_Names_Ever
    May 5, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Has any RPG had that happen lately beyond Squares attempts at keeping FF alive?
    At best, it seems just nods toward older games.

  62. Nagato
    May 5, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Nah, reactions from both Xbox and Playstation camps to losing exclusives were exactly the same last gen as well.

    On the Xbox side it was always: “Oh well, glad a bigger audience can enjoy this game as well now.”

    Whereas Playstation exclusives lost tend to bring with them some of the most epic internet meltdowns ever witnessed, even with games you wouldn’t at all expect people to be that fanatical about.

  63. JReezy
    May 5, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    No. It’s standalone

  64. Bob Smith
    Bob Smith
    May 5, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    And uncensored…

  65. Kaboom
    May 5, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    That too.

  66. Thanatos2k
    May 5, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    I don’t think there’s ever been a game that has me excited about the menus.

  67. Eugenio Gil de la Madrid
    Eugenio Gil de la Madrid
    May 5, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    This is Atlus they won’t betray us fans and gamers. I think we can relax since they won’t butcher their game

  68. Thanatos2k
    May 5, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    It must suck to be this jaded.

  69. Kyle MacNeil
    Kyle MacNeil
    May 5, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    Persona is not niche at all. It’s as well known as final fantasy. Persona is also super popular both here and Japan. Manga, movies, anime. Constant ports. Spin offs.

  70. shuvamg007
    May 6, 2016 at 1:24 am

    Seems you were just born yesterday…
    Else you would have noticed the outburst when Remedy announced that QB was coming to PC…
    People have a reason to be angry about exclusives going multiplat…
    That’s one of the reason why they prefer one console over the other…
    Playstation users are more vocal about this only bcoz there are more Playstation users…
    Personally I have no issues with titles going multiplat…
    I realized the pain when I couldn’t play Otogi, Ninja Gaiden, Jade Empire and KOTOR on my PS2…

  71. Narmy
    May 6, 2016 at 1:43 am

    It’s hard not to be when every other localization is butchered these days.

  72. Narmy
    May 6, 2016 at 1:44 am

    I hope so, I’ve lost some faith in them since Dungeon Travelers 2 and that Fire Emblem crossover game.

  73. dsadsada
    May 6, 2016 at 4:38 am

    He even likes/upvotes/whatever’s the replies to his post, including yours and magicalfollower. I’m frankly surprised that anyone who visits this site often would take him seriously.

  74. 2501
    May 6, 2016 at 5:42 am

    ” It’s as well known as final fantasy” hahaha no.

    In Japan and (maybe) America but in the UK and Europe – SMT/Persona is very niche, hell you will be lucky if you can find someone cosplaying. If ATLUS where competent with having a PAL publisher for their games, then Persona would’ve had the social status of FF.

  75. Feniks
    May 6, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Well I know it’s a big franchise in Japan but in the West I doubt it will pass one million .

  76. Wonderkarp
    May 6, 2016 at 9:37 am

    the fire emblem crossover game is still at the will of Nintendo, just like how Bravely was at the will of Nintendo. Bayonetta got away with it because Nintendo was starving for star power on the WiiU
    But this is Sony. Sony doesnt give 2 shits about censoring stuff.

  77. GuyNumber1
    May 6, 2016 at 9:57 am

    You can import it tho…
    PS4 isn’t region locked

  78. EinMugenTenshin
    May 6, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Considering all the amount of strange that was dropped on us in P4G, I’m not really that worried. On the contrary, all those taboos, and how they are integrated into the game, is exactly what make this series so interesting.

  79. EinMugenTenshin
    May 6, 2016 at 11:12 am

    The dub of P4G was really good though.

  80. PixelBuff
    May 6, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past 2 years about localization, it isn’t jaded, it’s realistic.

  81. Dark Link
    Dark Link
    May 6, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Oh dear Lord, the look like miniature versions of both Elizabeth and Margaret.

  82. Dark Link
    Dark Link
    May 6, 2016 at 11:53 am

    It’s good to see that Persona 5 is still being released for the PS3, I’m gonna play the fuck outta it.

  83. EinMugenTenshin
    May 6, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Is kanji really that important though? I viewed this Japanese youtube channel (that Japanese man yuta = channel name) that went around and interviewed people, and most people (native Japanese), couldn’t write many of the 2nd grade elementary school kanji. An example is “battle”, which is exactly the type of kanji you’d expect to see in anime/games.

    Further on we even had a person that straight out stated that “kanji is not needed” and that “everything should just be written in hiragana”. Again, this is a native Japanese in their 20s, not someone struggling to learn the basics.

    As such, when learning Japanese, I don’t think starting out with Kanji, or even thinking about it, is the best way to go. Sure, if you only learn the hiragana you’d maybe become somewhat of an analphabetic (who depend on a dictionary for most written material), but that would be fine for the majority of people in their anime/gaming world, as most of the important information is given orally anyways? I’d assume most people would get much more out of their training by starting with the easy none-pending vocabulary words, like kitsune (fox), neko (cat) and inu (dog) etc., then move on to the common verbs to end their education for oral understanding and simply add vocabulary (where the rest would come naturally at that point).

    For me personally I’m at the stage that I know a lot of vocabulary, and I can also understand that vocabulary when it’s spoken in games/anime. However, it is when you start to pend verbs “casually” I’ll have a hard time to understand when the verb begins and/or ends, unless the verb is used as the only word in the sentence. I also know a lot of “slang” that text books would never teach you, but it absolutely vital when listening to anime/gaming. There is also “short forms” (had a hard time figuring out say “kite kure” (command form of “come to me”)) that few dictionaries/learning material would bother to cover.

    It is also much easier to remember words when you’ve heard them actively being used in something you are interested in. Many names of characters in different series has a meaning. Natsu in the Fairy tail series means summer. Hanabi means firework, and Mirai means future, both characters from Senran Kagura series. Akuma (evil) from Street Fighter, Kuma (bear) from Tekken, I could go on. I’ve heard these words multiple times used “correctly” on later stages even if I originally learned them as fictional character names. That’s probably because the words become much more memorable when you are able to link them towards such memorable characters/entities.

    However, I’d say games like Senran Kagura, or more casual/easygoing games are far more easy to start out with. Games aimed more at all ages, or youngsters usually have much more relaxed vocabulary (I can recommend the Atelier anime/game for that). I expect Persona to be an incredible hard to understand game, as they handle such complex and intellectual issues. If you are to attempt to
    understand such a game you’d probably have to be closer to the master level. As such I think for Persona in particular, you probably won’t be able to learn Japanese effectively enough to handle it in 4 months. One thing is writing and reading, another thing is understanding it “on the go”. For that game you’d basically have to be fluent, which takes more time unless you are a complete genius.

  84. JCTXS
    May 6, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    I’m sure the dub will be decent but I can’t wait for this cast and the 20th anniversary edition. I want this on my PS4 the moment it is available in Japanese. I can only improve my Japanese.
    I can understand that you’re once again a transfer student, always fun to make new friends and catch attention for being a mischievous transfer student.

  85. Guin
    May 6, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Oh god, the comments…this is why official videos should never ever enable them.

  86. Nagato
    May 6, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    I do recall that one moron on Twitter, which was made “famous” through Phil Spencer actually replying to him… but it wasn’t an all out collective meltdown.

    Something like this is still unheard of even amongst the most fanatical Xbots, despite Xbox being quite a bit popular than Playstation at that point in time: https://sdtekken.com/2008/10/08/tekken-6-on-xbox-360/

    And that was over just Tekken of all things. And you had the same for DMC4, FFXIII and many more… to the point where there even were petitions begging for the games to be made exclusive to PS again.

  87. JCTXS
    May 6, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Well, you could import it (unless your country doesn’t allow it?)

  88. JCTXS
    May 6, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    I’d like a source to help beef up my grammar in Japanese, especially word tense. I’ve learned quite a lot of kanji through kanji damage, but I need more examples or tests to help with grammar.

  89. Smug
    May 7, 2016 at 3:10 am

    Tae Kim (which is available for free on Internet, and also as a pdf, or you could buy the second reprint, a blue book, on Amazon if you prefer a good paperback too) and the Genki books (second reprint from 2010 preferably because they fixed some typos and updated the vocabulary to today’s standards, such as the Internet slang. Old one is still good nonetheless)

    Tae Kim’s pdf guide will teach you grammar the fastest way (with some actual real-life, everyday slangs), while Genki is definitively more a textbook with practice exercices in each chapter (while tae kim’s guide doesnt have any)

  90. Smug
    May 7, 2016 at 3:59 am

    When I began learning Japanese, I thought at first it would be definitively easier if everything was written in hiragana (like you could see in children’s books and vidya aimed for them).

    After a while, it was obvious Kanji makes reading quicker if you know the kanji. If there were spaces in Japanese they wouldn’t be needed, but there are not and so they are. Otherwise all sentences would look messy as fuck and take forever to try and read through, because of all the similar sounding words. For the sound KAKU alone, you would get a shitload of words for instance.

    So how the hell can Japanese folks speak and understand each other if their whole goddamn language has such limited sounds?
    Context, intonation, the speed at which they speak. Sometimes even then it can still get confusing, which is why puns are such a popular form of comedy in Japan

    And as far as video games go, you have most Nintendo titles and other games aimed for children/young audience (Puyo Puyo Tetris for exemple) that dont use kanji too much, while more adult games like Ryu ga Gotoku (Yakuza) that not only heavily rely on kanji, but also on casual speaking, slangs and puns too.

  91. Smug
    May 7, 2016 at 4:11 am

    To be honest, censorship localizations has been going on much longer than that, but it has become more obvious thanks to Internet and information sharing.

  92. EinMugenTenshin
    May 7, 2016 at 11:16 am

    I’ve actually noticed that. I think I heard somewhere that kanji was invented in a day and age paper was limited, so spaces was a no go, and they wanted everything to be as informative and short as possible. However, now you see people using spaces almost everywhere and could write much longer words, as paper and digital documents no longer have such constraints. That said, you are of course correct, where there also are a lot of words that have multiple meanings, where the Kanji covers up the context parts for lack of body language and/or other clues for what word was actually intended.

    However, as a gaijin I wouldn’t dare to state an opinion about such matters and what would be best, but we can observe that some might view it as such. If you also have an interest of going to Japan for work/emigrate or generally to be around for a while, then it would of course be necessary to be able to read the language. All I’m saying is that practicing kanji is perhaps something of the later things you should do, because unless you use those kanjis actively, then odds are you will forget them rather fast. This is especially true if your main agenda is to understand games/anime, where most of that information is given orally anyways.

  93. Zero Eternity
    Zero Eternity
    May 7, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Any word when this’ll be released in the West? Curious if this’ll be a 2017 title or if they are pulling a fast release where it’ll be only a few months after the Japanese release.