It's a bittersweet day for fans of Persona 5, with one huge setback and one slightly smaller consolation in tow: the hotly anticipated RPG has been delayed until an unspecified date in summer 2016, but game producer and publisher Atlus just dropped a four-minute trailer of the game at the Tokyo Game Show.
While the delay of the latest game in the Persona franchise is a big blow, the captivating trailer almost makes up for it, showing the blending of two distinct worlds — one steeped in abject realism (i.e., Persona 5's noirish cityscape setting), and the other entrenched in the fantastical (the usual dimension-hopping antics, etc). Even though the current trailer hasn't been subtitled for English speakers and readers, the gist comes across clearly.
Thematically, the game is purportedly a critique on the constrictions of modern-day living and social mores in Japan, so the disparity between the urban setting of the game and the dimensions the characters find themselves in will be a definite treat. Add a catapulting cat in the mix for good measure, and while the wait for Persona 5's release will be frustrating for aficionados, it will most likely be worth it.
Check out the trailer for Persona 5 below.
Via The Verge