We have had Personas 5we have had Persona 5 Royalewe have had Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight and also Persona 5 Strikers. It is a lot of Personas 5but Sega and Atlus reckon we can handle even more, because another spinoff has just been announced, this one called Persona: Phantom of the Night.
As Center person have translatedthis one — with an abbreviated name on it P5X-is a mobile game published by the Chinese company Perfect World Games. Before you turn it off like I almost did, just watch this trailer:
And this one, which offers some gameplay:
I think those clips look cool. And the little owl! And everyone’s character designs! They are Perfect (longtime series designer Shigenori Soejima worked on the main character and owl sidekick, which would explain that). This footage obviously looks cool because it looks like it Personas 5 we played on consoles/PC, down to the mix of exploration/classwork and turn based combat, but it doesn’t really seem to show what kind of gacha, microtransactions or payment systems will be in place, which of course could be an absolute dealbreaker. Guess we’ll have to see how it all works when the game’s first public test takes place on March 29.
You play a high school student whose parents “go abroad”, leaving you alone at home to juggle going to school during the day and fighting demons at night, the trailer hinting that the story will follow a very similar path as the main game, just with a fresh batch of kids, teammates, and possible social connections (although Joker and crew do an appearance based on a screenshot from the official website).
If you want to see some more of the excellent character design work, check out the game’s official site (although you’ll have to translate it since it’s all in Chinese).