"You are a slave. Want emancipation?
is an Urban Fantasy Role-Playing Game Spinoff
of the popular Shin Megami Tensei JRPG
franchise, made by Atlus
for PlayStation 3
and PlayStation 4
. It marks the first new numbered entry in the Persona
franchise following Sega
's purchase of Atlus in 2013, and the first time a main entry in the Persona
series will launch on multiple consoles.
Originally announced by Atlus in August 2011
, and then officially revealed for PS3 in November 2013, with the PS4 release being anounced on September 1st 2014. The story deals with hardships of modern-day society and feature characters that are restrained by the rules set by this society. As a result, players will be confronted with trials and chains that they will have to overcome. Much like the previous installments of the series the game is set in a high school - however, the mood and tone will be different. Persona 5
director Katsura Hashino has stated that the game is about a kind of freedom that is different from the other games in the series. This freedom is meant to liberate those who "are bored and discontent with their lives". Despite this, Atlus expects and wants players of Persona 3
and Persona 4
to feel at home with this game. Persona 5
is meant to be an emotional experience that stirs up its audience and finally lets them go with a strong message of catharsis after everything is said and done.
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Persona 5 provides examples of: