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Another Persona 5 Tidbit

Nothing official yet, but the fog is slowly lifting.

It's the '5' that gives it away, really. Heck, I can't even read Japanese. Maybe this says that he has five children.

Kotaku has a quick

story

about an interview with

Atlus

composer

Shoji Meguro

showing up on a mobile version of

Sony's site

. The interview apparently doesn't offer much in the way of hard details about upcoming products, but the introductory photo is accompanied by text that appears to say that Meguro is serving as the producer for

Persona 5

, which hasn't been officially announced or confirmed at all.

An error? Perhaps. Factually inaccurate? Heck, maybe. But when combined with the previous pachinko-related reports that also said something about a fifth game in the Persona series, this is all starting to sound more and more likely. Plus, Persona 4 has been out for awhile. It's just about time for another game in the series to be announced, regardless.

I'm putting my money on an official announcement at or around this year's Tokyo Game Show, which takes place in late September. Though I'd rather put my money into a

Chie

-focused martial arts action spin-off, now that I think about it.

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Posted by Jeff

It's the '5' that gives it away, really. Heck, I can't even read Japanese. Maybe this says that he has five children.
Kotaku has a quick story about an interview with Atlus composer Shoji Meguro showing up on a mobile version of Sony's site. The interview apparently doesn't offer much in the way of hard details about upcoming products, but the introductory photo is accompanied by text that appears to say that Meguro is serving as the producer for Persona 5, which hasn't been officially announced or confirmed at all.

An error? Perhaps. Factually inaccurate? Heck, maybe. But when combined with the previous pachinko-related reports that also said something about a fifth game in the Persona series, this is all starting to sound more and more likely. Plus, Persona 4 has been out for awhile. It's just about time for another game in the series to be announced, regardless.

I'm putting my money on an official announcement at or around this year's Tokyo Game Show, which takes place in late September. Though I'd rather put my money into a Chie-focused martial arts action spin-off, now that I think about it.
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Posted by danhusain

SO CRAAZY

Posted by mracoon

Hopefully it's on all next-gen systems (or at least PS3 and 360 if they're going HD).

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Posted by OmegaPirate

Dude - ive only just picked up lost odyssey- still have P4 and vakyria chronicles to finish, throw in the two coming final fantasy games 
 
Please at least leave 2 years before this comes out- i need more time!!

Posted by PhilSebben

"Add the first comment" 
 
I bet by the time I hit "Post Reply" someone will have already beaten me

Posted by Eirikr

"...the fog is slowly lifting." 
 
Good one.

Posted by DickasaurusRex

I am into this. I am SO into this. Not because I want to play it, but in hopes we get another ER out of it. Hell, maybe I'll play it.
Posted by Se7enthSamurai

I'd definitely have to buy a ps3 if this is coming to it.

Posted by Cerza

I just hope they take their time with it to evolve Persona and make it really different from the previous generation. Sorta like how Persona 3+4 are so different from Revelations: Persona and Persona 2.

Posted by FCKSNAP

There's too much random info for this to not be true.

Posted by crusader8463

i want a PC version of it. Or at least a 360...eh i feel dirty for saying that...I'm sorry my PC..i didn't mean it..no plz don't be mad at me..don't shut down baby..don't turn off...ya that's my girl..who's the best platform? Who's got the best graphics? That's right you do baby....Sorry she can be temperamental sometimes.

Posted by RHCPfan24

Yeah Persona 5 news!!! Hooray!!!

Posted by MatthewMeadows

So apparently this guy wasn't a producer on P4 either, so it would not only be an error in the number if this wasn't true, but they would also have gotten his name and picture wrong.

Edited by InFamous91

hurry up and beat Persona 4, before you even think about doing an Endurance Run for Persona 5
 
well nothing been confirm yet, so.......

Posted by EsN_Fish

Here's to hoping that it becomes official soon. I can't see why they wouldn't make it, the series is actually pretty popular in the states. I pretty sure the endurance run has helped sales a bit. I was a fan of the series since the day Persona 3 was released. I got the very first copy of the game from the gamestop I went to so that was pretty cool watching them open the shipping box to see all the new games that were coming out that week. 
 
I hope they update the graphics a bit since it will most likely be on the current gen systems. The persona 4 gameplay was really solid so I don't want them to make too many changes but a few minor ones would be welcomed. The changes between P3 and P4 were really small, but they actually had a major impact on "playability" of the game.

Posted by MatthewMeadows

So apparently this guy wasn't a producer on P4 either, just a composer, so it would not only be an error in the number if this wasn't true, but they would also have gotten his name and picture wrong.

Posted by Akeldama

the bewildering fog?

Posted by Hashbrowns

It seems extremely likely that Persona 5 would see an X360 release, considering it seems to be the destination console for JRPGs, even moreso than the PS3.  That's really bizzare when  you think about it.
Posted by BRG9000

Will the endurance run be done by the time P5 comes out?

Posted by MatthewMeadows
@Hashbrowns: I'm not so sure... 
 
I don't think a SMT game has ever been on an MS console.
Posted by Agent_Lost

I buy a PS3 and import jap version of P5 so I don't have to wait for the localization and hit the wall of jap text. But then need to announce it first.

Posted by Eirikr
Posted by LGJ

I really hope its going to be released to the 360

Posted by Metroid545

ugh I don't have a PS3 and I have a bad feeling that its going to be a PS3 exclusive

Posted by FCKSNAP
@MatthewMeadows said:
" So apparently this guy wasn't a producer on P4 either, just a composer, so it would not only be an error in the number if this wasn't true, but they would also have gotten his name and picture wrong. "
Anyone can become a producer, it's not some sort of job you have to go to school for. Familiar with Akira Yamaoka, Keiji Inafune, Koji Igarashi, or Hideo Kojima? The list goes on. They all started out doing different things, but have also been producers on games.
Posted by MatthewMeadows
Edited by Pkshields
@Eirikr said:

" "...the fog is slowly lifting."   Good one. "

124 episodes, and I didn't even notice this. Awesome. 
Judging by the time scale between P3 and P4, It seems likely, except this time they are probably going to next gen systems, so it may take longer than working on the system they know and have been working on for the last games.
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Edited by KillaMaStA

I bet it will be ps2 again.
 and also,
Persona 5 endurance run confirmed! Or atleast I hope

Posted by MatthewMeadows
@Snapstacle said:
" @MatthewMeadows said:
" So apparently this guy wasn't a producer on P4 either, just a composer, so it would not only be an error in the number if this wasn't true, but they would also have gotten his name and picture wrong. "
Anyone can become a producer, it's not some sort of job you have to go to school for. Familiar with Akira Yamaoka, Keiji Inafune, Koji Igarashi, or Hideo Kojima? The list goes on. They all started out doing different things, but have also been producers on games. "
I think you mis-understood me, he wasn't a producer on Persona 4, so it would have to be a mix up in his job title or name and picture, as well as game number for this to be an accidental "slip-up".
Posted by Eirikr
@MatthewMeadows: Heh, sure was. But there is at least a precedent for Megaten on Xbox in this strange world where people believe game companies pick sides like political parties. 
 
And if you really want to turn back the clock, the first Megami Tensei was on the MSX. GASP, has this series been a Microsoft one all along?
Posted by Luke

A this-gen Persona 5 release would dwarf all other games coming-out.  Modern Warfare 2, God of War III, Metal Gear Solid: Rising, Final Fantasy XIII, etc. had all better watch out!!! :p 
 
(ok, I kid, I kid) 

Posted by MatthewMeadows
@Eirikr said:
" @MatthewMeadows: Heh, sure was. But there is at least a precedent for Megaten on Xbox in this strange world where people believe game companies pick sides like political parties. 
 
And if you really want to turn back the clock, the first Megami Tensei was on the MSX. GASP, has this series been a Microsoft one all along? "
I'm not trying to say that Atlus' SMT wing pick game companies like political parties, but the fact is that most of last generation's home console SMT games were on PS2, more than likely due to high sales in Japan. The PS3 isn't doing AS well in Japan, but still miles better than 360.
Posted by Eirikr
@MatthewMeadows: Oh, yes, that was a general statement, not directed at you. The fact of the matter is that we don't know anything about P5 at this point, even the validity of this rumor, and the number of JRPGs coming out for 360 casts a somewhat strange pale over where it will inevitably be released.
Posted by AlKusanagi

I say we start a petition that P5 feature a pair of Ghouls named Vinny and Jeff.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

If this is for the PS3 only then I will be sad. After all, I did just buy a PS2 for Persona 4.

Posted by asian_pride

Yay.
Posted by spilledmilkfactory

hopefully it is real, and it comes out for ps3. if it's another ps2 exclusive, i'm flying over to japan and karate kicking somebody in the face. it would also make sense for atlus to put p5 out on wii, since the technology is closer to the ps2 than the ps3's or 360's, so it wouldn't be as hard to go from working on a last gen system to a next gen system. plus, atlus has been putting out a ton of stuff for ds lately. still, persona has always been a playstation franchise, so i'm not too worried about it going to microsoft or nintendo.

Posted by TwoOneFive

sad to say i have never watched a single episode of the endurance run. 

Posted by TripMasterMunky

Hopefully it will not be on PS2.

Posted by iAmJohn
@Jeff:

 Though I'd rather put my money into a Chie-focused martial arts action spin-off, now that I think about it.

You and me both, brother.
Posted by artofwar420

I gotta say that if it wasn't for Giant Bomb, I wouldn't be this excited to learn about Persona 5. Bring it on.

Posted by Waffles13
@AlKusanagi said:
" I say we start a petition that P5 feature a pair of Ghouls named Vinny and Jeff. "
God, if they put ANY sort of Giant Bomb reference in P5, it will make my life complete.
Edited by ryanwho

Atlus is pretty smart about this stuff, they're not like NIS where they would release a PS2 game upscaled to a PS3 exclusive. I'm more worried it would be for the PSP. That would suck. PS2 and Wii maybe?
Also there was a SMT game for the Xbox, so weabos acting like the 360 is a complete impossibility are full of it.

Posted by Cincaid

Please please please not a PS3-exclusive. Although I'm fairly sure it would be so (or to some extent; PSP as well), my 360 would love it as well. :(
Played 3 and 4 for HOURS on my old PS2.

Posted by Landon

I'm playing persona 3 for over 70 hours. And although I want it to be for 360 so I can enjoy it, I would be happy if they would just announce it for something.

Posted by YoungDetective
@TwoOneFive said:
" sad to say i have never watched a single episode of the endurance run.  "
You should watch them, but you really should skip the dungeon crawl parts. Skip to the story and the bosses.
Posted by JackiJinx

I hope they go more business sense and make it on the 360, but considering the value of loyalty in Japan, I'd be hoping for much too much.

Edited by fragilenin
@ryanwho said:

"Also there was a SMT game for the Xbox, so weabos acting like the 360 is a complete impossibility are full of it. "

It was only released in Japan, never made it out.  And even then they had problems with it where they had to cut out the online for it and numerous delays.  Also, given the history of the Persona series in general, it has been PS only.  Other SMT spin-offs have shown up on other platforms, mainly Nintendo portables.  When it comes to home consoles though, SMT games tend to show up on PS systems.
Posted by Spike94
@spilledmilkfactory said:
"hopefully it is real, and it comes out for ps3. if it's another ps2 exclusive, i'm flying over to japan and karate kicking somebody in the face. it would also make sense for atlus to put p5 out on wii, since the technology is closer to the ps2 than the ps3's or 360's, so it wouldn't be as hard to go from working on a last gen system to a next gen system. plus, atlus has been putting out a ton of stuff for ds lately. still, persona has always been a playstation franchise, so i'm not too worried about it going to microsoft or nintendo. "

As long as it goes to either the PS2 or PS3 (hopefully PS3, obviously, but we'll see) I don't care if it's available on anything else.
Posted by Spike94
@CrazyChris said:
"Please please please not a PS3-exclusive. Although I'm fairly sure it would be so (or to some extent; PSP as well), my 360 would love it as well. :( Played 3 and 4 for HOURS on my old PS2. "

Yeah, then for you (and others who lack a PS3) to enjoy it I hope it's also for the PS2. I still want it for the PS3, darnit, but if it were for the PS2 as well, that'd be nice. Accessiblity for all!!!
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