This September marks the Twenty fifth anniversary of the Persona role-playing recreation sequence, and Atlus can’t be accused of under-celebrating the occasion. The developer is teasing seven Persona-related project announcements, the primary of which shall be revealed someday in September.
That septet of bulletins stretches out so far as “autumn 2022,” in line with the Persona 25th anniversary website, so settle in for an prolonged wait. 5 initiatives are listed solely as “coming quickly.”
It’s unclear whether or not these new Persona initiatives shall be full video games, spinoffs, ports, animated sequence, toys, or one thing else completely. However new merchandise is fueling hypothesis and hope that perhaps, simply perhaps, certainly one of Atlus’ bulletins is expounded to Persona 6, the subsequent recreation within the franchise.
Two units of Persona anniversary-themed goods — one specializing in the protagonists of every recreation in fundamental sequence, the opposite showcasing the duvet paintings of these video games — tease “secret,” still-to-be-announced initiatives. The conclusion many followers are drawing is that they’ll function the hero or paintings of the subsequent Persona recreation(s).
This September not solely marks the Twenty fifth anniversary of Persona, but in addition the fifth anniversary of Persona 5’s launch. That entry within the Persona sequence was first announced in 2013, with an anticipated 2014 launch on PlayStation 3, alongside spinoff titles Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Persona 4: Dancing All Night, and Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth.
Given the Persona sequence’ foray into rhythm video games, preventing video games, Dynasty Warriors-style beat-’em-ups, and dungeon crawler-style RPGs, it appears doubtless that Atlus will proceed to take advantage of the sequence broadly, which might actually assist flesh out that seven-project announcement listing.
Longtime Persona sequence producer and director Katsura Hashino handed off the reins to the franchise to different creators at Atlus. He’s now engaged on Project Re Fantasy at Studio Zero, a comparatively new group inside Atlus.