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Persona 25th anniversary livestream suggests more series updates coming later this year

Atlus has teased more updates to be revealed later this year in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Persona series. Atlus has announced that it will be sharing information on several projects that it currently has in the works later this year, in order to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Persona series. Earlier this year, Atlus has launched a website for the 25th anniversary of the Persona series that featured key art of the main characters across all the mainline games, and teased seven projects that are “Coming Soon”. The first image hinted that the first of these…

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Shin Megami Tensei 5 coming to Nintendo Switch in November – report

By Dom Peppiatt 6 June 2021 12:27 GMT Shin Megami Tensei 5 release date and gameplay details have leaked, with new information suggesting that the game will be landing on Nintendo Switch later this year.The Japanese website for the Nintendo Switch-exclusive RPG from Atlus apparently listed a November 11 release date for the fifth title in the highly-acclaimed cult franchise, before it was taken down (thanks, PersonaCentral).Shin Megami Tensei 5 was announced back in January 2017, and we’ve heard precious little about the RPG since then. At least we know we’re getting an English translation of the game, though.Watch on YouTubeIf…

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Shin Megami Tensei 3 Nocturne HD Remaster is a decent re-release of a stone-cold JRPG classic

While I’d argue it wasn’t quite as good as the PS1 or SNES, it’s fair to say that the PlayStation 2 was a killer console for Japanese RPGs. Watch on YouTubeThere’s endless classics – and undoubtedly many will first think of the console’s two single-player Final Fantasy games, a great Dragon Quest, a pair of killer Persona titles, Kingdom Hearts, and even Sony-published gems like Rogue Galaxy and Dark Cloud. One of the all time greats, however, is Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne.In the West, the Shin Megami Tensei series has always been something of a niche proposition. In the…

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Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster is out now

What better way to start your week than to become a high school student who experiences an apocalyptic event that turns Tokyo into a demon world? Today, Atlus released the Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster (which I will refer to as SMT3, because good lord that’s a long title), inviting PC players to try out the series that spawned Persona for the first time (alright fine, other Megami Tensei games have been on PC, but this is the first from the main series). Read more

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Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne HD Remaster coming to Switch, PS4, and Steam in May

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 20 March 2021 18:25 GMT This will be the game’s debut on PC.Atlus has announced a release date for Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne HD Remaster. It is coming to PS4, Switch, and Steam on May 25.It was released in Japan back in October for the aforementioned consoles.The infamously punishing RPG was originally released on PS2 back in 2003.Here’s the synopsis in case you are unfamiliar with the game:What begins as a normal day in Tokyo turns out to be everything but, when the Conception – an ethereal apocalypse – is invoked. The remains of the world…

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Take a look at the Persona 5 Strikers story trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 14 February 2021 11:49 GMT Persona 5 Strikers gets a new story trailer that shows off some of the characters you’ll be meeting in your new adventure.Released in Japan in February 2020 as Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, the upcoming game launches in the West this week.If you’re eager to get more of a feeling as to what the collaboration between P Studio and Omega Force is going to be like, then all you need to do is look at the new story trailer below.“Liberate hearts with the Phantom Thieves!” reads a blurb for the…

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Persona 5 Strikers reviews round-up, all the scores

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 9 February 2021 18:14 GMT Person 5 Strikers reviews have landed.We have rounded up plenty of Persona 5 Strikers reviews for you.Released in Japan in February 2020 as Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, it is a collaboration between P Studio and Omega Force.The hack and slash role-playing game is a crossover between Dynasty Warriors and the Persona franchises. It is set six months after the events of Persona 5 and follows Joker and the Phantom Thieves of Hearts investigating a series of mysterious events.In it, the Phantom Thieves on a road trip and taking action…

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Persona 5 Strikers trailer shows the Phantom Thieves striking back

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 19:59 GMT Here’s a new Persona 5 Strikers trailer showing off combat abilities.Persona 5 Strikers sees the Phantom Thieves on a road trip taking action against the corruption overwhelming cities across Japan.During this time, a distorted reality emerges and you will need to help those imprisoned at the center of the crisis.Along with plenty of action, the game features a story campaign with six different cities across Japan. You will be able to cook as well as lend a helping hand to those in need. You will also be fighting the Shadows to…

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Persona 5 Strikers gets a new action-packed trailer

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 15 January 2021 16:45 GMT A new trailer for Persona 5 Strikers has been released, giving you a look at all the action.In Persona 5 Strikers, you can play as your favorite Phantom Thieves character as the team takes you on a road trip where you will strike back against corruption in cities across Japan.It was released in Japan in February 2020 as Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers and is a collaboration between P Studio and Omega Force. The hack and slash role-playing game is a crossover between Dynasty Warriors and the Persona franchises. It…

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Persona 5 Strikers to be officially revealed next week

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 5 December 2020 19:39 GMT We’ll find out more about Persona 5 Strikers heading West next week.Persona 5 Strikers coming West was leaked yesterday, but we will know more about it come December 8, according to Atlus. The title is slated to release on February 23 for PC, PS4 and Switch, according to an unlisted YouTube video on Atlus West’s YouTube channel. Our communications have been intercepted by the Phantom Thieves. All will be revealed December 8: https://t.co/OM8cCvLnwt pic.twitter.com/hdeYBaDDY4 — Official ATLUS West (@Atlus_West) December 4, 2020The game was released in Japan in February 2020 as…

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Looks like 2021 will be a good year for Persona fans

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 3 December 2020 15:43 GMT The Shin Megami Tensei spin-off franchise, Persona, turns 25 next year – and apparently Atlus has some big plans for the series in 2021.After being rewarded the Partner Award for Persona 5 Royal during the PlayStation Awards 2020 Japan Asia awards that took place today, the development studio behind the Persona game – the aptly named P Studio within Atlus – mentioned that we might just hear more news about the series next year.In a message to the awards team, Persona Team producer and director Kazuhisa Wada said he mentions the following…

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Check out 19 minutes of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim gameplay

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 17:07 GMT If you are interested in 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, here’s a bit of gameplay from the Vanillaware title.This new PlayStation Underground video shows around 19 minutes of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim gameplay.The video kicks off from the beginning of the game.It is set in the 80s, but features time travel, where you will play as 13 different characters who are trying to stop an apocalyptic event. You can also customize your Sentinels with various mechsuit weaponry.In the 2D sidescrolling adventure, you will also battle the kaiju in fast-paced, top-down combat.You will get a…