Preparing For Persona 5?

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Posted by Jeff (5578 posts) -
What's crackin', ho? 
What's crackin', ho? 
OK, the trail back on this one is a little wild, so bear with me. Siliconera has done a bit of translation work on a Japanese blog post that cites a supposed Dengeki PlayStation interview with Katsura Hashino, the director on Atlus' Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4.

Somehow I don't think that qualifies as "three sources" under the rules someone drunkenly burped at me back at the student newspaper I spent part of a semester sort-of writing for. But this is 2010, y'all. We move forward and we trust. We believe because we want to believe. Because the thrust of all this is that Hashino is "preparing to start work on the next Persona."

I still think about Persona 4 more than I care to admit, and the notion of another game is tearing me apart. I'm obviously interested in a new Persona game. But I'm also very attached to the cast of Persona 4. So I care... but at the same time I'm preparing myself for disappointment.

Unless they're going to announce a third-person character action game/tank-punting simulator starring Chie. Then it's all smiles over here.    
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#1 Posted by Jeff (5578 posts) -
What's crackin', ho? 
What's crackin', ho? 
OK, the trail back on this one is a little wild, so bear with me. Siliconera has done a bit of translation work on a Japanese blog post that cites a supposed Dengeki PlayStation interview with Katsura Hashino, the director on Atlus' Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4.

Somehow I don't think that qualifies as "three sources" under the rules someone drunkenly burped at me back at the student newspaper I spent part of a semester sort-of writing for. But this is 2010, y'all. We move forward and we trust. We believe because we want to believe. Because the thrust of all this is that Hashino is "preparing to start work on the next Persona."

I still think about Persona 4 more than I care to admit, and the notion of another game is tearing me apart. I'm obviously interested in a new Persona game. But I'm also very attached to the cast of Persona 4. So I care... but at the same time I'm preparing myself for disappointment.

Unless they're going to announce a third-person character action game/tank-punting simulator starring Chie. Then it's all smiles over here.    
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#2 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2831 posts) -

I haven't even finished Persona 4 yet, Or 3.... or any of the rpg's in my possession

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#3 Posted by ausroller (18 posts) -

They should just make a Persona game where every member of the cast is Chie

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#4 Posted by evildeadron (900 posts) -

"I still think about Persona 4 more than I care to admit, and the notion of another game is tearing me apart. I'm obviously interested in a new Persona game. But I'm also very attached to the cast of Persona 4. " 
 
jeff this is exactly how i feel
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#5 Posted by chickendoughnut (90 posts) -

The cast for P4 were amazing

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#6 Posted by majnuker (84 posts) -

this is incredibly exciting, but i know it just means months of endurance run in the future. you guys think you can handle it?

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#7 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -

I just hope Kanji is somewhere being awkward like always.

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#8 Edited by Pazy (2753 posts) -

Because of my enjoyment of the Endurance Run im totally up for giving Persona 5 a big welcoming hug and my cash day one on a chance that they can make something so great again. I hope Atlus thanks you for promoting it the franchise by giving you the first look or some sort of exclusive :)

EDIT: Though I didn't see it myself I read that Persona 3 characters made a cameo in Persona 4 so hopefully well see Chie getting into a meaty steak at some point.

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#9 Posted by Milkman (18913 posts) -

I don't think Persona would ever be the same without Chie. And that scares me.

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#10 Posted by Darkstar614 (1133 posts) -

You never know they could pull a Persona 4 2 out... but that's a bit ridiculous.

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#11 Posted by Azteck (7416 posts) -

Jeff, you should be the one producing this game. Your idea sounds fantastic!

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#12 Posted by brocool (705 posts) -

Just think of the awesome new characters they will come with this time

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#13 Posted by angelfan91 (915 posts) -

I really hope that when Persona 5 comes out it is available on the 360.  After playing Persona 4 though, I think I would buy a PS3 to play a new entry in the series.
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#14 Posted by JJOR64 (19685 posts) -

Now we play the waiting game.

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#15 Posted by adamfedoruk (245 posts) -

I feel you on the character attachment, Jeff, but why couldn't Atlus make a new cast of characters and get you attached to them? They did a fine job making me like my crew in 4, I'm sure they could do it again. 

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#16 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

I'm always up for more Persona.  But for now, I have Strange Journey to tide my craving for Megami Tensei.

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#17 Posted by cap123 (2467 posts) -

we all share your feelings jeff. we are in for a rollercoaster of emotions as the facts are dribbled out over the next couple of years

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#18 Posted by NathHaw (2854 posts) -
@xobballox said:
" I just hope Kanji is somewhere being awkward like always. "
Speaking of which, I think my nose is starting to bleed.
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#19 Posted by rargy (465 posts) -

Change "preparing to start work" to "have already begun working" and i would be happier.

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#20 Posted by animateria (3335 posts) -

Heh, I care about the P3 cast more than the P4 cast since I actually played through P3.
 
Yukari and Mitsuru totally kick every P4 girls ass!
 
Well, aside from Chie anyways.

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#21 Edited by Brunchies (2501 posts) -

I bet atlus can make another great cast for persona 5, but I do hope the investigation team makes a cameo. 

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#22 Posted by nick69 (639 posts) -

Yeah the characters were great in P4, but I bet the characters in P5 will be just as good...I hope.

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#23 Edited by AndrewB (7814 posts) -

I felt the same way about the characters of Persona 4 before I started playing Persona 3. Then I played Persona 3, and thought that it had about the same ratio of awesome to dumb characters. Though no one can beat Chie.

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#24 Posted by RJPelonia (923 posts) -

I agree. I never played through any Persona game myself, but watching the Endurance Run of course got me greatly attached to the colorful cast of characters that Persona 4 brought. Not to say that it won't be good because of that, but I've really grown a liking to ol' Charlie.

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#25 Edited by FrankCanada97 (4186 posts) -

I really liked the cast in P4, although I'm confident that the Atlus guys can produce another great cast in Persona 5.

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#26 Posted by Meteora (5844 posts) -

Oh hell yeah. I can totally dig this.

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#27 Posted by RipTheVeins (1705 posts) -

I know how you feel about feeling attached to P4's cast and maybe not wanting to connect with a new group of individuals, but that's exactly how I felt when making the transition from P3 to P4.  I was so attached to the cast of P3 that I thought there was no way I'd be able to feel connections to the new characters, after all I did play that game for well over 100 hours.  Yet I was able to warm up to P4's cast after I accepted that these are completely different characters, so I was able to put aside my hostile feelings of disconnection to their personalities and accept them for who they were and not who they were being compared to.  As a result I think I may have even preferred P4's cast to P3's, since I was able to be connected with them after all since I spent so much time with the newer cast, as well.

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#28 Posted by cuzintheboss (120 posts) -

cool

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#29 Posted by agent_lost (908 posts) -

*rolling on the floor*

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#30 Posted by Aetos (1700 posts) -

I feel the same way. I'm looking forward to P5 but the cast in P4 will always be my favorite.

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#31 Posted by Brackynews (4387 posts) -

PRESS X TO CHIE

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#32 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4714 posts) -

Persona 5: Son of Chie.  
 
Bum Bum Buuuuum!!!

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#33 Posted by gzl5000 (157 posts) -
@Brackynews: GET BENT!
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#34 Posted by Dany (8018 posts) -

I totally wish they had Nanako as the protagonist and all grown up and P4 folks make a cameo.

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#35 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

I'm definitely sure Atlus can produce the same quality characters contained in Persona 3 and Persona 4, again.  As stated, you just have to believe.

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#36 Edited by SpunkyHePanda (2049 posts) -

Oh, Chie. Before Persona 4 came out, I saw her character design and was not a fan. Then I heard her English voice actor, and was again not a fan. I thought she sounded too old. HOW WRONG I WAS. Chie is the best.
 
I've been ready for Persona 5 for a long-ass time.

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#37 Posted by ChrisTaran (2038 posts) -

Can't wait to see the changes and improvements they make to the social link system.

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#38 Posted by pepper_2000 (303 posts) -

Better be happening.

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#39 Edited by Spiritof (2326 posts) -

This announcement puts a shit eating grin on my face and I don't know why.
 
EDIT: P5 better have the return of Fox and Funky Student or I'm going to be seriously bummed.

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#40 Posted by drew327 (1004 posts) -

Persona 4-2?!  Learn from FFX-2's mistake!

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#41 Posted by JeanLuc (3882 posts) -

I Like both the Persona 3 and 4 casts equally. 
 
I do however prefer the darker vibe and story of Persona 3 over Persona 4. Still loved Persona 4 though.

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#42 Posted by Mjolnir (501 posts) -

I'm also apprehensive about investing myself into another Persona game, not because it won't be as good, but because it'll be a constant reminder of how much I loved Persona 4 and that nothing can ever replicate that experience. That said, we owe it to Atlus to give the next Persona a shot. They made 3 and 4. Who's to say 5 won't hold the same magic?

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#43 Posted by Curufinwe (1313 posts) -
@Dany said:
" I totally wish they had Nanako as the protagonist and all grown up and P4 folks make a cameo. "
How about P5 set in 2022 with an 18 year old Nanako as the main character attending University?
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#44 Posted by khann (3232 posts) -

Chie is... TANK GIRL

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#45 Posted by Jon93 (167 posts) -

GET BENT

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#46 Posted by Wraith1 (610 posts) -

There's nothing wrong with having a new cast. When I played Persona 3 twice, I got really attached to the characters in that game. When I played persona 4 twice, I got attached to the characters in that game. The same will happen to me in Persona 5

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#47 Posted by lilarchie232 (746 posts) -
@Jon93 said:
" GET BENT "
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#48 Posted by Slurpelve (688 posts) -

YES!!!!

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#49 Posted by Spiritof (2326 posts) -
@Jon93 said:
" GET BENT "
Only watermelon can sooth the savage beast.
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#50 Posted by metalsnakezero (2832 posts) -

It'll be hard to be introduce to new characters after building up a relationship with the past characters but I think Atlus can do it. Anyway this is good news and looking forward to more news on P5.

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