Atlus team to focus on persona 5

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#1 Posted by BirthWild (300 posts) -

http://www.destructoid.com/atlus-staff-focused-on-persona-5-232752.phtml 
 
Woo! Alright, not much to say but excitement and speculation I suppose 
 
one might say I have a bit of "at-lust" right now ;D

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#2 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

"Team Persona", specifically.

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#3 Edited by Cincaid (3050 posts) -

Cool! See you in 3 years!

@BirthWild said:

one might say I have a bit of "at-lust" right now ;D

*slaps*

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#4 Posted by Vexxan (4631 posts) -

Happy to hear at least something's going on with that game.

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#5 Posted by Soap (3773 posts) -

FINALLY!

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#6 Edited by Jeust (11739 posts) -

@Cincaid said:

Cool! See you in 3 years!

@BirthWild said:

one might say I have a bit of "at-lust" right now ;D

*slaps*

ahah me too... I'm looking for some more social links.

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#7 Posted by fugie7 (1133 posts) -

good. looking forward to it.

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#8 Posted by Brendan (8953 posts) -

Derp-derpity-derp-derp??

Endurance Run!?!

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#9 Posted by Dagbiker (7038 posts) -

Good, now they can continue not making... Oh, well ok then.

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#10 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

Sketches? Goddang it.

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#11 Posted by CaLe (4752 posts) -

I hope it's not high school students. It better be mental patients or housewives.

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#12 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12504 posts) -

@Brendan said:

Derp-derpity-derp-derp??

Endurance Run!?!

Hush! Don't say that! They'll get angry!

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#13 Posted by Phatmac (5928 posts) -

As with Persona tradition, looks like we'll be playing Persona 5 long after the new consoles come out.

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#14 Posted by SpunkyHePanda (2036 posts) -

I keep assuming they're quietly making the game, and they keep coming out with disappointing progress reports. You're killing me, Atlus.

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#15 Edited by AndrewB (7814 posts) -

To be released alongside Half-Life 3, right? Yeah, that joke!

Wow, they're making it sound like they're just starting. To think: the PS3 came and went without a Persona game on it. I was sure they were using Catherine as a "test" for the engine that would become Persona 5. Though maybe that's still true.

In the meantime, I'm working my way backwards through the series, which is making me realize how huge of a leap in progress Persona 3 was.

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#16 Posted by Mushir (2631 posts) -

This game will be awesome.

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#17 Posted by casper_ (915 posts) -

finally man, hopefully we get some real news from them about it at TGS

a whole lot of people have a whole lot of different opinions on what this game should be like and it will be exciting to see what they are actually doing with the series. i'm hoping they take some risks.

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#18 Posted by WilltheMagicAsian (1548 posts) -

I kind of don't want the main character to have a voice, but that's probably the direction we're heading in.

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#19 Posted by Cincaid (3050 posts) -

@casperhertzog said:

finally man, hopefully we get some real news from them about it at TGS

If they're at the stage of "submitting sketches" I wouldn't hold my breath for more news anytime soon...

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#20 Posted by Phatmac (5928 posts) -

The main thing I want from Persona 5 is for the main character to be more of a character(which means having a voice). I'm tired of playing has a silent protagonist. Catherine is proof enough that having a fully voiced protagonist can work well. I know that the Persona series is all about connecting yourself to the main character, but it never feels right to me. Also some cool uses with cell phones would be a plus.

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#21 Edited by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

At least finally something is happening.

@Phatmac said:

The main thing I want from Persona 5 is for the main character to be more of a character(which means having a voice). I'm tired of playing has a silent protagonist. Catherine is proof enough that having a fully voiced protagonist can work well. I know that the Persona series is all about connecting yourself to the main character, but it never feels right to me. Also some cool uses with cell phones would be a plus.

Dude, if I could call my friends and ask them: "Are you free right now? Okay, let's meet at [specific location]", instead of running around searching for them, that would be awesome. Also, ringtones.

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#22 Posted by AndrewB (7814 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

The main thing I want from Persona 5 is for the main character to be more of a character(which means having a voice). I'm tired of playing has a silent protagonist. Catherine is proof enough that having a fully voiced protagonist can work well. I know that the Persona series is all about connecting yourself to the main character, but it never feels right to me. Also some cool uses with cell phones would be a plus.

I'm also not a fan of silent protagonists in general. I'm not picturing my own voice coming out of a clearly-defined character that isn't me.

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#23 Posted by Barrock (3898 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan said:

@Brendan said:

Derp-derpity-derp-derp??

Endurance Run!?!

Hush! Don't say that! They'll get angry!

Vinny was just fucking teasing it on the Bombcast with 3.

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#24 Posted by BirthWild (300 posts) -

I'm really wondering if they could somehow make it not in school. Some other setting that allows for social interactions and clubs and stuff without being in a school of any kind. I'm not sure if thats TO FAR from what makes persona, persona, but I wouldn't mind if they could get the same feeling from social links in a different social setting.

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#25 Posted by Tylea002 (2382 posts) -

@BirthWild: Persona is pretty damn well defined by not just the school structure, but also the self discovery of adolescence, so I'm fairly sure it'll remain in a school.

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#26 Posted by Animasta (14898 posts) -

@Tylea002 said:

@BirthWild: Persona is pretty damn well defined by not just the school structure, but also the self discovery of adolescence, so I'm fairly sure it'll remain in a school.

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment

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#27 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

That's great news.

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#28 Posted by FLStyle (6228 posts) -

I'm very curious as to what Persona 5 is going to be, I hope they don't simply abandon the current P3 and P4 characters for a new set of characters.

If we have to go back the high school route then I'd hope for a maximum of 4 new high school characters who would then integrate with the P3 and P4 characters in an overarching story.

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#29 Posted by Ducksworth (671 posts) -

Ah man, I was thinking that with the rate Atlus was going I would have plenty of time to hunt down and play through P3 and P4. I still have plenty of time I suppose but I should probably play them at a leisurely pace rather than burning through both of them a few months before P5 comes out.

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#30 Posted by AuthenticM (4294 posts) -

@FLStyle said:

I'm very curious as to what Persona 5 is going to be, I hope they don't simply abandon the current P3 and P4 characters for a new set of characters.

If we have to go back the high school route then I'd hope for a maximum of 4 new high school characters who would then integrate with the P3 and P4 characters in an overarching story.

What? Why? Of course the story and characters will be brand-new. The most you can expect for existing characters is cameos. Persona 4 was not a sequel to Persona 3; I'm sure P5 will not be any different.

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#31 Posted by BrockNRolla (1725 posts) -

@Cincaid said:

Cool! See you in 3 years!

@BirthWild said:

one might say I have a bit of "at-lust" right now ;D

*slaps*

with one hand, and shakes hand with other.

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#32 Posted by Brodehouse (10827 posts) -

@FLStyle said:

I'm very curious as to what Persona 5 is going to be, I hope they don't simply abandon the current P3 and P4 characters for a new set of characters.

If we have to go back the high school route then I'd hope for a maximum of 4 new high school characters who would then integrate with the P3 and P4 characters in an overarching story.

Without spoiling a lot of Arena, the P3 cast discovers the P4 cast and they join forces. I could see something like that happening, where your new P5 cast struggles with Shadows completely in the dark for the first half, and then in the second half the new P3/4 group comes and aids you to stop whatever the villain is this time.

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#33 Edited by FLStyle (6228 posts) -

@AuthenticM said:

@FLStyle said:

I'm very curious as to what Persona 5 is going to be, I hope they don't simply abandon the current P3 and P4 characters for a new set of characters.

If we have to go back the high school route then I'd hope for a maximum of 4 new high school characters who would then integrate with the P3 and P4 characters in an overarching story.

What? Why? Of course the story and characters will be brand-new. The most you can expect for existing characters is cameos. Persona 4 was not a sequel to Persona 3; I'm sure P5 will not be any different.

Because they put the effort into not only integrating the P3 and P4 characters with each other in P4A, but according to Jeff, P4A's ending (which I haven't seen) leaves that universe at a point where a potential P4 and P3 character specific, new Persona RPG is possible. If P5 is exactly as you say then fair enough, but the opportunity for a Investigation Team and S.E.E.S. team-up P5 is very much there and would be awesome.

@Brodehouse said:

@FLStyle said:

I'm very curious as to what Persona 5 is going to be, I hope they don't simply abandon the current P3 and P4 characters for a new set of characters.

If we have to go back the high school route then I'd hope for a maximum of 4 new high school characters who would then integrate with the P3 and P4 characters in an overarching story.

Without spoiling a lot of Arena, the P3 cast discovers the P4 cast and they join forces. I could see something like that happening, where your new P5 cast struggles with Shadows completely in the dark for the first half, and then in the second half the new P3/4 group comes and aids you to stop whatever the villain is this time.

Exactly, it seems the writers have proven that they can develop the existing characters in interesting ways (especially Mitsuru), so I hope that the only reason they would do a new full high school restart with no P4 and P3 characters would be because they thought they could write a good story with fun new characters, as opposed to feeling it's a necessity to do so for P5.

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#34 Posted by AuthenticM (4294 posts) -

@FLStyle: I see. I guess I'll have to play P4A then.

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#35 Posted by Zripwud (265 posts) -

@Brodehouse said:

Without spoiling a lot of Arena, the P3 cast discovers the P4 cast and they join forces. I could see something like that happening, where your new P5 cast struggles with Shadows completely in the dark for the first half, and then in the second half the new P3/4 group comes and aids you to stop whatever the villain is this time.

This would be really awesome. I mean amazingly awesome. But it'd also be an enormous cast.

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#36 Posted by metalsnakezero (2791 posts) -

Heads will indeed turn (In a good way) when they'll show off some sort of trailer or poster.

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#37 Posted by Elazul (1351 posts) -

@Brendan said:

Derp-derpity-derp-derp??

Endurance Run!?!

Great, now it's not gonna happen. Thanks a lot, dude.

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#38 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5195 posts) -

It's about time, I wonder if it will be next gen of the current gen.

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#39 Posted by Brendan (8953 posts) -

@Elazul said:

@Brendan said:

Derp-derpity-derp-derp??

Endurance Run!?!

Great, now it's not gonna happen. Thanks a lot, dude.

Derp :(

Y'know what, I just don't understand. They claim to care about their fans, yet when their fans clamour for a specific type of content they just decide "Naw, no thanks"? Are they just trolololing us at this point? Honestly it's what brought so many people to the website and if they 're just too lazy to do it I don't even understand why they do any of it at all anymore. I used to like Giant Bomb until they just started giving the middle finger to their FANS and disrespecting them and treating them like GARBAGE. And they think they'll have my sub until the end of the year!? They'll have to prove A LOT before I'll commit to paying for this sell-out of a website again, especially after all the broken promises from when they were with Whiskey Media. I can't believe they're so dumb as to not see a golden idea when it's right in front of their stupid FACES. As a subscribing member I demand to not be treated as a second class citizen any longer. If I want an Endurance Run, I shouldn't have to not talk about it just in case I hurt the bomb-babies feelings (respond to my Formspring questions why doncha!?!) and if I'm paying for content my ideas should be taken into CONSIDERATION! This is just my opinion though, and not anybody else's.

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#40 Posted by Nightriff (7059 posts) -

I need to beat 4 now so I can enjoy 5 in all its glory, fuck I'm excited now

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#41 Posted by PixelPrinny (1076 posts) -

Makes sense they'd focus on P5 what with how P4A ends.

@Phatmac said:

The main thing I want from Persona 5 is for the main character to be more of a character(which means having a voice). I'm tired of playing has a silent protagonist. Catherine is proof enough that having a fully voiced protagonist can work well. I know that the Persona series is all about connecting yourself to the main character, but it never feels right to me. Also some cool uses with cell phones would be a plus.

Your wish is more than likely gonna be granted.

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#42 Posted by AngelN7 (3001 posts) -

Great! 2015 (?) can't come any sooner!.

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#43 Edited by Zripwud (265 posts) -

I think 2014 is the year. Persona 3 and 4 were almost a year apart, and apart from having the same engine they were really different games. This guys work fast. Catherine was like: "Look, this is a thing we're doing. And BOOM! HERE'S CATHERINE YOU GUYS!!!"

My question is, will it be a PS3 exclusive? I hope not. Catherine wasn't. But the remakes were, though not for PS3 but for exclusive portable platforms where you can't do multiplatform launches 'cause specs are so different. What do you think?

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#44 Posted by supamon (1339 posts) -

Any news is good news I suppose!

Wish they could give us an idea how different P5 will be like since that's most likely the question everyone is thinking. Personally I would like to see a university/college setting because I can imagine a lot more activities or different ways to interact with people.

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#45 Posted by Cincaid (3050 posts) -

@Zripwud said:

My question is, will it be a PS3 exclusive?

I really, really, really, really hope not. I know the 360 is a ignored platform in Japan, and I'm aware that Catherine's PS3 version outsold the 360 version. And since P4 Arena's 360 netcode is buggy, I bet the PS3 version will once again outsell the 360 version. But that they released Catherine and Arena for the 360 is at least promising, and I'd frankly be extremely surprised if P5 was a PS3 exclusive.

Unless they go completely wacko and make it a 3DS / Vita exclusive. Oh boy oh boy...

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#46 Posted by Anupsis (390 posts) -

Next gen??

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#47 Edited by mutha3 (5050 posts) -

man
 
 
isn't this, like, 
 
the fifth time or something the Persona team has said "okay guys, now we're totally ready to go full-on P5!" When was the first time they announced they were working on P5 again? Early 2010 or something?
 
@Cincaid said:

@casperhertzog said:

finally man, hopefully we get some real news from them about it at TGS

If they're at the stage of "submitting sketches" I wouldn't hold my breath for more news anytime soon...


Might be for boxart stuff, y'know. Catherine was the same way, Soejima didn't finalize it until a couple of months before release.
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#48 Posted by Cincaid (3050 posts) -

@mutha3: Ah cool, gives me a bit more hope of more news sooner rather than later.

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#49 Edited by Zripwud (265 posts) -

@Cincaid said:

@Zripwud said:

My question is, will it be a PS3 exclusive?

Unless they go completely wacko and make it a 3DS / Vita exclusive. Oh boy oh boy...

No... don't give them wacky ideas. I can at least borrow a PS3 to play it, but 3DS or Vita would make it impossible for me to play it.

And for Catherine, I hope they don't take the sales result to seriously. I love that game but it was an even more niche game to sell. Bizarre adventure/JRPG/puzzle game is even more niche than plain weird JRPG.

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#50 Posted by Irvandus (3170 posts) -

Heeeeeeellllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Yeeeeeeaaaaaahhhhhh!

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