We haven’t seen a new “Persona” game for quite some time now, and it’s understandable why some fans have been growing more and more impatient and downright irritated with the lack of a sequel. However, the wait will soon be over, as we’re about to get “Persona 5” sometime soon. We don’t know exactly when, but there is going to be a major announcement at this year’s E3 related to the game, so there’s a very good chance we’re about to learn its release date in the summer.
From what we’ve seen so far, the new game will stick to the same gameplay style that we remember from the originals, and it will push the stylish artistic trend to a new level. The trailer that’s been shown for the game displayed it in a great light, and it’s pretty clear that the developers have put a lot of effort into preserving its authentic feeling.
Players familiar with the previous games in the series should feel right at home with “Persona 5”, at least as far as gameplay is concerned, as the game will still feature a role-playing system where characters can call upon their “Persona”, a special part of their consciousness. In the new game, players will take the role of a high school student with his own Persona, and the game will take them through various dungeons where the player will go through randomly generated areas as well as pre-made ones.
Combat still runs in a turn-based mode, and characters still use weapons along with their Personas, with the weapons being offered in two different variants – guns and melee weapons. It’s also implied that the characters in the new game will be a bit darker and with deeper personalities, and they might constantly be chased by something.
We’ll also see various platforming segments, as well as puzzle bits that should give players the opportunity to test their wits. We don’t really know if the game will introduce any significant changes to its gameplay, but it’s not unlikely – it’s been so long since the last installment, and many players are probably expecting something more interesting right now, so the developers likely have a few aces up their sleeve to surprise everyone.
In any case, we should find out soon enough, once the title has been properly announced and released – until then, fans have various rumors to keep their appetite going, and although we don’t really have much official information about the game, it’s definitely shaping up to be a fantastic entry into the series so far. We have all indications that the long wait will be worth it, and hopefully the game will also get the recognition it deserves once it’s out.