"We Have Many Exciting Plans Which We Hope You Will All Enjoy," Says Persona Producer Ahead Of 25th Anniversary
After Persona 5 Royal won the Partner Award at the PlayStation Awards 2020 Japan Asia, P Studio, owned by Atlus, shared a video message thanking the annual award show for the honor. “As next year is the 25th anniversary of the Persona series, we have many exciting plans which we hope you will all enjoy,” said Persona Team producer and director Kazuhisa Wada.
Persona 5 has received a PlayStation Award every year for the past five years. Persona 5 Royal is the sixth entry in the main RPG series and was released for the PS3 and PS4 in 2016 in Japan and in 2017 in North America and Europe. An upgraded version of the game, Persona 5 Royal is set in Tokyo and follows a group of students who disguise themselves as thieves to battle corruption and fight for freedom.
Persona 5 Royal was released for the PS4 in Japan back in October 2019 and globally this past March. The update featured an all-new soundtrack as well as features like Explore Tokyo, a customizable Thieves Den, new Personas, story arcs, cutscenes, and even alternate endings.
In the video, Atlus composer Shoji Meguro says that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s planned Persona concerts were canceled. Persona Super Live 2019, held on April 24 and April 25, 2019, at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, drew 13,000 spectators. The concert featured Persona series performers Lyn, Yumi Kawamura, Shihoko Hirata, Lotus Juice, Shoji Meguro, and DJ WAKA.
Despite the cancelation of this year’s concerts, Persona 5 Royal and Persona 5 Scramble music were featured at the Tokyo Game Show 2020 Sega Atlus Music Station” concert this past September. For next year, P Studio has confirmed the release of Persona 5 Strikers, a spin-off of Persona 5 that resembles a Dynasty Warriors game like Hyrule Warriors. In addition, Atlus will release two Shin Megami Tensei games: an HD remaster of Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne for the PS4 and Switch, and a Switch exclusive called Shin Megami Tensei 5.
Source: Persona Central
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