Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PS3

Four more confidants join the Phantom Thieves in Persona 5

Atlus has revealed a new set of Persona 5’s confidants. These are the townsfolk who players will meet on their adventures and agree to give the Phantom Thieves a hand. Four more are on show, with descriptions and trailers for each: Shinya Oda, Ichiko Ohya, Chihaya Mifune, and Yuuki Mishima. Check below to see the recent additions.

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Get a look at Persona 5’s mechanics in new gameplay video

Atlus has released a new video detailing the adventures of the Phantom Thieves. Specifically, the game mechanics involved in pulling off a typical heist. After hanging up their school uniforms, the Phantom Thieves spend their nights destroying the evils within the Metaverse. Using their personas, they explore the collective unconscious of mankind to destroy what lurks in the palaces that are created by people’s warped desires. The crew first picks a target, and after finding out more about the person, uses their Metaverse Navigator to access the palace to solve its puzzles, clear out the shadows, and topple its ruler. And steal the treasure, of course, which also happens to be the person’s deepest desire. But the crew isn’t in it just for the loot, as taking the treasure will also cause the target to rid itself of evil. Shadows can be pummeled, robbed, or persuaded to join the team as a persona.

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Three more confidants highlighted in new Persona 5 trailers

Atlus has revealed info on three more of the confidants from Persona 5. Grandmaster Hifumi Togo, high school teacher Sadayo Kawakami, and politician Toranosuke Yoshida will all be available to lend a hand to the Phantom Thieves. To learn just how, and to see them in action, check below to find their character trailers and details.

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Persona 5 gets fancy with Haru Okumura, actor actor interviewed

Persona 5’s latest reveal, Haru Okumura, is said to be the rebellious daughter of a rich businessman. After a strict upbringing, she has shed a life of wealth and rigid routines to hang out with her friends. As Noir, she seeks justice and a better world with the Phantom Thieves. As before, a video interview with the character’s voice actor, Xanthe Huynh, has been posted below the character trailer.

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Persona 5’s party-boosting hacker Futaba Sakura introduced

The Phantom Thieves’ hacker, Futaba Sakura, is getting her time to shine in a new character trailer. The socially awkward dropout is a recluse who now serves as the group’s navigator. Futaba, under the codename Oracle, guides the crew to their destination or, if things go south, an escape route. She also provides moral support that buffs her teammates during combat. As with the previous reveals, the character’s voice actor, Erica Lindbeck, is also interviewed in a separate video.

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Persona 5 digital pre-orders up, Story and Confidant trailers released

Atlus has sent word that digital pre-orders are now live for Persona 5. As a bonus, early digital buyers receive the dynamic Protagonist Special Theme & Avatar Set. Pre-orders also come with in-game DLC, the Izanagi & Izanagi Picaro Set Persona, who makes a return from Persona 4 in the flesh and as a themed dress for Picaro. To learn more about the Phantom Thieves, scroll down to check out the recently released story trailer. Details were also revealed about several Confidants, characters who form a bond with the party and will lend them a hand. Three of them are detailed below, and star in their own trailers.

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Zen Studios to add Bethesda pack with Doom, Fallout, Skyrim tables

Zen Studios is teaming up with Bethesda to bring Doom, Fallout, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to their various pinball platforms. Each series will get its own table next month. Doom Pinball will have players fight their way through hordes of demons in a UAC facility. Fallout Pinball will be set in the wastes and feature Factions to join, Vaults to raid, and Bobbleheads to collect. Lastly, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Pinball is set to have craftable weapons, magic, armor, loot to buy and sell, materials to mine, trainers, and side quests. All of them will have leaderboards, score tracking, and additional social features.

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Persona 5 delayed until April, gets Japanese VO, free PS4 theme

Persona fans, Atlus has some good news and some bad news. First, the bad news: Persona 5 has been delayed. The game is now scheduled to be released on April 4. But there’s a reason why it’s been bumped back from February 14, and that’s the good news: the Japanese voice over will be available as a free download. Now that wouldn’t normally delay a game, but instead of simply packing in download vouchers, the studio is also going back to fine tune the localization, and even record new lines for previously undubbed bits. Additionally, there will be a playable demo at this year’s PlayStation Experience, and they have also released a dynamic theme for PS4 on PSN that is free for the next 24 hours. Impatient players can see the game in action right now, over at Atlus’ Twitch channel. Before heading over, be sure to check below to see updated art for the two editions as well as three new videos highlighting Yusuke Kitagawa, Makoto Niijima, and Makoto’s voice actor, Cherami Leigh.

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Cat-ish thing Morgana joins Persona 5’s Phantom Thieves

Today’s Persona 5 character trailer is a little different than the others, as the reveal isn’t of a person but a thing … of sorts. The team’s mascot is a cat-like otherworldly creature that goes by the name of Morgana. Morgana is more than just an inspiring presence, as it also serves as a mentor being a professional thief. Oh, and it can turn into a bus. Check out the spunky pro in action below. In addition to the new trailer, an interview with voice actor Cassandra Morris has also been posted.

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Persona 5’s Ryuji Sakamoto revealed, voice actor interviewed

A new Persona 5 character trailer introduces another of the squad, Ryuji Sakamoto. The former track star is looking for revenge against adults after Shujin Academy’s harsh coach, Kamoshida, pushed him too hard, leading to a severe injury. Now, he’s a rebel, fighting against everyone in society he deems as corrupt alongside his friends in the Phantom Thieves. As with the previous cast intros, Altus has also posted an interview with the character’s voice actor, Max Mittelman.

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