In a recent interview Katsura Hashino reveal some very few info's about the theme of the game, its focus and motivation which sounds really intriguing to say at least. Her are 6 headlines he chooses to talk a bit about.
- Persona 5 is a game about freedom
- The shackles are a motif for the game
- Persona 5 is thematically red
- Persona 5 will be more approachable than previous games
- Keeping the core idea simple
- Don’t sweat the philosophical stuff
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All in all it sounds interesting especially from a perspective of the Japanese society and culture but also about life in General. I am pretty sure many people experience or experienced times in their life they could not move forward on. It will be interesting to see how they will handle the whole "I want players to come away from this game feeling they have the power to take on the world around them.” feeling in the game. Also he especially notes that people should not take this thing too seriously and rather enjoy the story. There will be no deep Philosophical meaning behind it. And do not interpret too much in it or do not be upset if something making you upset.
But all in all I really want to see how it looks and I want to see the setting of this game. Giving this interview I somehow doubt it will be school related after all.But we will see about that^^