It’s official, Sony and Atlus are officially hard at work on the next iteration of the dark and gritty Persona series, with Persona 5 R. And despite all of the hype and speculation, not even hardcore fans know exactly what Persona 5 R is yet. We know that it will be on PS4 though, no other platforms have been announced as of yet.
The source game, Persona 5, was a heavy JRPG experience with many of the standard elements fans of the main series have come to expect. From campy stories with interesting and often conflicted characters, to the management of intricate weather and day-night cycles that governed both the passage of time and some gameplay mechanics. To say that the Persona series is deceptively complex would be an understatement. And now the next installment is coming soon, and people are really excited.
Persona 5 was developed by P-Studio, an internal development studio within Atlus led by game director and producer Katsura Hashino. And although it hasn’t been fully confirmed, we would expect some of the same talent to work on this new game, even if to just maintain a consistent workflow.
We do know that Atlus plans to reveal more about the game in March 2019, so come on back here around then to learn more about Persona 5 R.
Judging from the teasers and other info we’ve seen, and the potential for a major branching out in terms of gameplay, there’s no telling exactly what this new title will include. The Persona series has a great many game genres under it’s belt. Persona became its own spin-off franchise from the Shin Megami Tensei property with the launch of Revelations: Persona. There have been numerous adaptations, including anime television and theatrical series, novelizations, mangas, stage plays, radio dramas, and musical concerts. In terms of games, there’s titles like Persona 4 Arena and it’s Ultimax version, two fighting games. There was even a mobile card game based on Persona 4 as well. And of course, there have been more than 15 different games since the launch of the franchise in 1999.
For a closer look at Persona 5 R, you can check out the teaser trailer from Atlus below: