You can finally dress your phantom thieves as phantom maids and butlers in Persona 5 with a new free DLC. …Read More The post Persona 5 Gets Free Maid and Butler Costume Set DLC for PS4 and PS3 by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.
Help me, everyone. I’m just not interested in pursuing a romantic relationship with anyone in Persona 5. Spoilers for Persona 5 to Follow Before you bring out your extra rusty pitchforks and torches, know that I adore Persona 5 and most of its cast. Not all confidants—the game’s social link mechanic in which the main character builds relationships with characters and unlocks combat abilities—are created equal. It stands to reason, then, that not all of your protagonist’s love interests would be suited to personal preferences. That’s life with relationships and varying personalities, after all. Persona 5 Confidants, Ranked Persona 5 is a game entirely about making friends with magic teens and well-meaning (well, mostly)… Read more But man, I’m just not feeling anybody this time. Advertisement I’m playing as intended—sampling characters’ qualities through initial meetings, testing the waters of how interesting their tumultuous backstories are, and then deciding whether to be full-fledged friends to create bonds that cannot be broken. It’s a more calculated approach to building friendships that’s not so different from acquiring ones in real life. Well, minus the fact your Persona friends can help you acquire battle READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Persona 5’s stylish opening animation is absolutely gorgeous, with its red and black motif, perfectly choreographed character movements, and other bits that make it one of the most memorable introductions to a game you’ve probably ever seen. Its jazzy theme song, attractive text, and other awesome elements make it modern and retro at the same time, and you really can’t say enough good things about it. So naturally, that means it’s controversial, at least for Korean gamers who noticed something particular about protagonist Ryuji’s shoes. It appears that there’s a small red dot on Ryuji’s white sneakers that appears to resemble the Japanese flag, the one generally associated with the Imperial Army of the World War II era, and this caused a bit of an uproar. Korean internet denizens noticed the shoes and were understandably upset with the sneakers, given the relationship between Japan and Korea. It’s not atypical to see both countries sharing pop culture like music, movies, and video games, but Korean gamers weren’t so pleased to find this Japanese flag in the game. Sony Interactive Entertainment Korea took down the original video that depicted Ryuji’s sneakers with what looked like the Japanese flag READ FULL STORY AT…
I (Robin Ek, TGG) might just be one of the few in the world that hasn’t had the pleasure to play “Persona 5” just yet (don’t miss out on Jay’s PS4 review for “Persona 5”!). Nevertheless, I have indeed played segments of the previous games in the series. Furthermore, I have most definitely spotted a lot of cool P5 videos, drawings,… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
[Image: Atlus] When PlayStation Korea uploaded the Persona 5 title sequence for the game’s upcoming release in the country, fans noticed something: Ryuji Sakamoto’s shoes. As Record China reports, fans were upset that his shoes depicted a Rising Sun Flag motif. Obviously, due to historical associations Korean people have with that flag, there will certainly be greater sensitivity to that sort of imagery. Here’s a close up of Ryuji’s shoes in-game. [Photo: Kotaku] This wasn’t the first time his sneakers caused controversy in South Korea. Last year, when the game was originally released in Japan, the shoes were the subject of Korean internet articles and heated online discussions. (You can read more about why this character might have this imagery on his sneakers right here.) Advertisement Yet, the opening uploaded to PlayStation Korea’s official YouTube channel seemed to show that this element of the game wasn’t localized for Korean gamers—which was actually somewhat surprising. PlayStation Korea, however, has since re-upped the title sequence, and Ryuji’s sneakers no longer have the Rising Sun mark. Instead, they are completely white, as you can see below. PlayStation Korea told IT Media that it had accidentally uploaded the title sequence that wasn’t the Korean…
For the month of April 2017, total industry sales in the United States were up 10% year-over-year to $636 million, the NPD has revealed. This includes a 37% increase for hardware to $195 million, a 6% increase for console software to $304 million, and a 4% increase for accessories to $125 million. NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said, “The Nintendo Switch was the catalyst for this growth with sales exceeding 280,000 units. The industry drove the highest April hardware dollar sales since April 2011.” Additionally, “Nintendo owned the top 2 platforms in unit sales for the month, with the Nintendo Switch at #1, followed by NES Classic.” The NPD didn’t say if the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in April 2017. Looking at software, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe opened in 1st place, while Persona 5 finished in second and set a franchise record: Persona 5 experienced the strongest debut month for any title in Persona franchise history, with packaged dollar sales five times that of the previous best-selling debut, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4. The NPD also noted that Mario Kart is the best-selling racing franchise in the US, and Call of Duty: Black Ops II was able to place in 10th (and outsell Infinite Warfare) last month because it’s READ FULL STORY…
They just can not make Persona 5 figures fast enough. And while we wait for Makoto and Yusuke, here’s a Futaba (with bonus Morgana) from Phat Company. Persona 5 Confidants, Ranked Persona 5 is a game entirely about making friends with magic teens and well-meaning (well, mostly)… Read more She’s not poseable, so you can’t sit her in a computer chair, but she does come with interchangable parts, meaning you can swap between a “jacket” look and a “Morgana & phone” outfit. Advertisement Advertisement It’s due out in December, and you can preorder here from importers like AmiAmi. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
The American gaming market was dominated by three Japanese games in April. …Read More The post NPD: Mario Kart 8 and Persona 5 Plant a Japanese Flag on the U.S. Video Game Market in April by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.
Phat! is releasing a super-cute figure of Futaba Sakura from the critically-acclaimed JRPG Persona 5. …Read More The post Persona 5 Futaba Sakura Figure Brings Your Super-Cute Waifu to the 3D World by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.
Say you just spent 100 hours finishing Persona 5. You feel exhausted, satisfied, probably a little sad. Here’s something fun you can now do. WARNING!!! SPOILERS FOR PERSONA 5 OMG !!! Now that you’re done, think back to a million years ago when you first started the game. You played through the first half hour, named your protagonist, and flashed back to his arrival in Tokyo. You went to bed for the first time and woke up in the velvet room. That’s when you first met Igor. Advertisement If you’ve played past Persona games, you probably heard Igor speak and thought… what? Why does Igor sound so weird? Did they re-cast him? Why? I miss the old Igor! If you had any friends who were playing the game along with you, you probably talked about it. Can you believe the new Igor? What the heck, right? Now that you’ve finished, of course, you know that was all a subtle joke. That wasn’t Igor! That was Yaldabaoth, the God of Control, pretending to be Igor. Advertisement Secure in that knowledge, it is fun to go on Twitter READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Persona 5 is a game entirely about making friends with magic teens and well-meaning (well, mostly) adults. Yet not all friends are created equal. Persona 5’s Sexual Relationships Can Get Complicated Most of the women available for romance in Persona 5 are your fellow high school students. But not… Read more In Persona 5, certain important figures are known as “Confidants”, and are the characters who you’re able to become close to—or at least form strong bonds with—and who over the course of the game will both aid you in battle (either directly or indirectly) and spend time with you revealing their personal story. Advertisement Advertisement As we’ve talked about, there are so many confidants in Persona 5, and so little time to spend with them all, that only the most dedicated (or those adhering closest to FAQs) will be able to max them all out to their fullest potential. For the rest of us, we’re left with a game full of choices: given your limited time over the course of one year, which confidants will you choose to spend your free days READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Sega released positive financial results for fiscal year 2017, driven among others by Persona 5, Total War: Warhammer and Phantasy Star Online 2. …Read More The post Persona 5, Total War: Warhammer and More Drive Positive Financial Results for Sega by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.
I finished Persona 5 a few weeks ago and, unable to get my magical high school friends out of my head, decided I’d jump back in and give its New Game Plus mode a try. It’s not something I normally do with games, but I’m sure glad I did it here. Advertisement I don’t usually bother with NG+ modes in games because I don’t normally play games twice. I like to buckle up, enjoy the ride, get to the end of a story then move on to something else (I rarely rewatch movies or TV shows for the same reason). I’m also not usually bothered with the perks normally associated with NG+. If you’re someone who plays a game like Dark Souls to enjoy the mechanics, then I appreciate why you’d want to keep coming back to experience stuff like increased difficulty. But since I’m normally playing a game for its story rather than its challenge, there’s little point coming back for…the same story. But Persona 5 is different. It’s literally impossible to see the whole story on your first playthrough, as the game’s time limits mean you’re constantly having to juggle and prioritise your social schedule. Even if you…
Despite only being on sale for two days, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe managed to top all of its competitors and become the UK’s best-selling game at retail for the month of April. …Read More The post UK Retail Charts for the Month of April: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and PS4 at the Top; Persona 5 Comes in at No.7 by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.