There has been a new party member unveiled by Atlus for their upcoming Persona 5 game for the PS3 and PS4 during a E3 livestream, the characters name is Goro Akechi and is both a high school student and detective. An image was unveiled him as well which will be shown later in the article as well as gameplay videos for three of the games cooperation characters and a E3 trailer which is a English subtitled version of the fourth promotional video which released last month. In addition the game is currently considering a dual audio option which will add Japanese voices to the game as DLC, and the game itself will release September 15th in Japan and February 14th 2017 in the US for the PS3 and PS4 with animation sequences down by Production I.G.
New party member Goro Akechi:
Cooperation character Munehisa Iwai:
Cooperation character Tae Takami:
Cooperation character Sojiro Sakura:
The game will also have two special editions, a “Take Your Heart” and “Steel Book” launch editions. In the Take Your Heart edition that will include soundtrack CD in a CD sleeve with special Persona 5 artwork, 4′ Morgana plush, 64 page hardcover art book by character designer Shigenori Soejima and a school bag which is designed after tradition Japanese school bags, this will cost $89.99. The Steel Book launch edition will cost $59.99 and have the same SteelBook case as the Take Your Heart edition. Finally the regular PS3 edition of the game will be priced at $49.99.
Take Your Heart edition:
Steel Book edition:
Regular PS3 edition:
The anime special titled “Persona 5 the Animation -The Day Breakers- will be airing in September before the games release, it will recount the prologue story of the young thief organization at the center of the game:
There has also been an orchestral concert confirmed that will begin on August 13th. A “Persona 20th Fes” set to be a “immersive Persona cultural festival” in the style of high school festivals. This will be at the Arts Chiyoda 3331 complex in Tokyo’s Akihabara district in December to celebrate the franchises 20th anniversary.