Here’s Some New Information On Persona 5’s Combat Mechanics.


We`ve recently (via Hachima Kikou) of how combat will work in the newest entry of the Persona series. The new information was obtained from a leak of the June 30th, 2016 issue of Famitsu.

While some of the information is stuff most people already knew, most of it was brand new.

Here`s the new information we learned:

  • Players can hide from shadows who act as guards in the Palace, and can sneak up behind them in order to perform a surprise attack.
  • A new ability has been added called “Third Eye”, which when outside of combat will allow you to solve puzzles and find key items.
  • By pressing R1 during combat you activate a battle assist which will automatically attack an enemy’s weak point provided you already exploited it.
  • They’ve added two new elements to the game: “nuclear heat” and “telekinetic.”
  • Specific skills can deal more damage on enemies afflicted by a negative status effect.
  • Nuclear heat is effective against enemies that have been burned, frozen or paralyzed and telekinetic is effective against enemies with negative mental status effects.
  • Conversations with shadows can be initiated once the conditions for an All-Out Attack are met via the “Hold Up” mechanic.
  • During “Hold Up”, you can either ask shadows to join your party and become personas, or simply ask them for money and items.

Persona 5 will be available in Japan on September 15th, 2016 and in North America on February 14th, 2017 for the PS4 and PS3.



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