New Persona 5 Information On Akechi Goro, After School Life and More Revealed


Atlus have recently updated their Persona 5 site to include a bunch of new information on the game.

Here is the new information that the site has been updated with:

  • Characters

Name: Akechi Goro


Despite only being a high school student, Akechi Goro carries the title of detective. His detective abilities are said to be spectacular, with him already solving many cases, with some believing he’s solved more than those in law enforcement. His appearance has garnered him a lot of attention, with many people calling him “The Second Coming of The Detective Prince”. He appears to have gained an interest in the “Phantom Thief” case.

  • Daily Activities

The protagonist can participate in many activities after school activities, including but not limited to watching a movie at the theater, hang out with friends or visiting the public bath house. The protagonist can also do part-time jobs to earn some extra cash.

  • Gameplay

Players will be able to select one of four difficulties at the beginning of the game. Difficulty will not affect the game’s story, so for those just wanting to experience it they can choose either “Safety” or “Easy”

Some rooms in Palace dungeons are referred to as “safe rooms”, in which the player can take a break from exploring and save their game. It can also be used to travel from one safe room to another, essentially also doubling as a quick travel.


Persona 5 is slated to release in Japan on September 15th, 2016 and in North America and Europe on February 14th, 2017.

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  1. tccboss
    September 2, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Can’t wait it’s just 14 days away!!

  2. LaserCatsAreAwesome
    September 2, 2016 at 11:24 am

    What an amazing idea for a character I can’t believe Persona hasn’t used it before!

  3. Jack
    September 2, 2016 at 11:34 am

    “Prince” Eh?

  4. magicalfollower
    September 2, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    “Friends with the enemy” relationship, huh?
    Sounds cool…

  5. Lex
    September 2, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Public bath is bound to be hilarious

  6. Guin
    September 2, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    I feel like he’ll be a temporary playable member.

  7. Alexander
    September 3, 2016 at 12:15 am

    Hmm still no information Goro’s persona and his capabilities in battle? Either he is only a temporary playable member (like the guy below me said) OR it will be a major spoiler to reveal it now :)

  8. Alex Firestorm
    Alex Firestorm
    September 3, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    ten bucks it’s sherlock holmes and evolves into hercule poirot

  9. Tubsiwub
    September 3, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    So is this detective ACTUALLY a guy now, or is it another girl wishing she was a guy? …with blue hair? …named Naoto?

  10. Zero Eternity
    Zero Eternity
    September 3, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Still not as interesting as the loli twin jailers of the velvet room. I wonder what it says about the main character that they are his velvet room assistants.

  11. Kainevil Rc
    Kainevil Rc
    September 4, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    So is japanese voice confirmed for west or do i have to wait for undub? lol

  12. Jigsy
    September 5, 2016 at 6:46 am

    It’s Atlus, so knowing them, no dual audio, no undub, and making the games region locked so westerners can’t import the Japanese version, like they did with Persona 4.