Last month, Atlus confirmed its appearance at E3 to unveil more information on Persona 5. Although fans feared the studio would be sidelined by giants like EA, Microsoft, Sony, and Activision, developers at Atlus managed to satisfy expectations by giving 12 minutes of extended gameplay footage of Persona 5.
Persona 5 E3 gameplay reveals characters and more
The gameplay would have been slightly disappointing for western viewers as the pop-up dialogues were in Japanese. However, as Polygon pointed out, the in-game footage were enough to let fans know about characters, environment details, overall texture, and mechanics.
The gameplay also revealed the comeback of the “All-out Attack” system in Persona 5. The ability will allow players to take out hordes of demons with just one attack. Next up is the negotiation system. This feature will be returning to the game to aid against the demons.
Finally, Persona 5’s “1 MORE” attack will also be part of the game. Before you let your hopes down, the studio has confirmed that we can expect new mechanics we hope will arrive along with its initial release. Others features like using money, items, and power in exchange for abilities will be included in the game as well.
Atlus has been working extensively on the game’s characters and gameplay. The reason lies in the repeated delays of Persona 5 since 2013 (the year of its announcement). While fans were close to losing hope, a few credible leaks this year kept the Persona community waiting for E3.
Fortunately, Atlus has confirmed that Persona 5 will be releasing in Japan on September 15 for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. For U.S. gamers, the release has been set much later than Japan on February 14, 2017.
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