Otaku USA Magazine
Keeping Up with Persona 5

In the February 2016 issue of Otaku USA magazine, on sale now, Brittany Vincent took a dive back into the world of Persona for her feature on Persona 4: The Golden Animation. Atlus has made good use of Persona 4 since it debuted on PlayStation 2 way back in 2008, from the Arc System Works-developed Persona 4 Arena fighting games to the more recent rhythm game outing in Persona 4: Dancing All Night. Now it’s time to start clearing our plates for Persona 5, which launches on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in Japan in summer 2016.

If you haven’t been keeping up with all the Persona 5 doings since it was first announced, well, you haven’t exactly missed a constant stream. Still, between blackout periods consisting of no new information, Atlus occasionally trickled out a few updates, most of which made their way out via the official website

Some of the most substantial footage came in the third full promo in September:

Last month the official site updated with artwork of some of the game’s recently-confirmed Personas, including (via Gematsu):

Arsene, the starting Persona for the protagonist:

Captain Kidd, the starting Persona for Ryuji Sakamoto:

Carmen, the starting Persona for Ann Takamaki:

Zorro, the starting Persona for Morgana:

Goemon, the starting Persona for Yusuke Kitagawa:

Hopefully we’ll hear and see more from Persona 5 soon. There’s still a ways to go before the summer 2016 launch, but promotion should be ramping up again in the not-too-distant future.