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Persona 5 Delayed to Summer 2016, PV3 and Character Details

Atlus has confirmed, as part of a new trailer, Persona 5 has been delayed until Summer of next year for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. The game was previously scheduled to come out this year in Japan at least, with Atlus US also stating it was set for a release in North America for 2015. When the game was officially announced in late 2013, it came initially with a Holiday 2014 launch on PlayStation 3. That was pushed last September into 2015 along with the announcement of the PlayStation 4 version. You can also check out the director interview below.

A cast list for the game has also been revealed:

  • Jun Fukuyama as Protagonist
  • Rina Satou
  • Aki Toyosaki
  • Nana Mizuki as An Takamaki
  • Hirohiko Kakegawa
  • Tomokazu Sugita
  • Jouji Nakata
  • Yuji Mitsuya
  • Ikue Ohtani
  • Kazunari Tanaka
  • Minako Arakawa
  • Mamoru Miyano as Ryuji Sakamoto
  • Yuko Kaida
  • Masane Tsukayama
  • Souichiro Hoshi
  • Aoi Yūki
  • Shuuichi Ikeda
  • Haruka Tomatsu
  • Yukitoshi Hori

Meet the protagonist, Ryuji, An, and Morgana.

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The leader of the Phantom Thieves. A 16-year-old young man and second-year high school student who transfers to Shujin High School. He seems quiet and well-mannered at first glance, but gives a completely different impression once he has donned his “phantom thief” guise. He finds residence at the Shiken Cafe run by his parents’ friend. The reason for him moving from the city to the capital Tokyo is currently unknown.

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Just like the protagonist, he is a 16-year-old, second-year student at Shujin High School. He stands out with his wild behavior and seems to be a “problem child” even within the school. More than often, his problematic behavior imposes on the hospitality of the school’s teachers and advisers. He previously did not behave the way he currently does, but the origin of his bad behavior is currently unknown.

An Takamaki (voiced by Nana Mizuki, voice samples)P5-Character-Details3

A 16-year-old, quarter-American girl who attends Shujin High School. Unable to fit in with those around her due to her noticeably different appearance, she isolates herself within the school. She is often seen hanging out with the protagonist and Ryuji Sakamoto. Strange rumors about her have seemingly been circulating the school, but whether or not they’re true is currently unknown.

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The most mysterious member of the Phantom Thieves. Childlike in height, her appearance imitates that of a black cat, but her true identity is completely unknown. It looks like she’s wearing something on her head, but…? That is all the information we currently have. Though she does resemble the black cat often seen with the protagonist…

 

UPDATE:
New details on Persona 5, including the reveal of its fifth party member, have leaked via Japanese magazines.

Story
Our heroes shake up the big city as the “Heart’s Phantom Thieves.” They send notice in advance to persons to confess their crimes and reform, and set out to steal the “rotten hearts” from “rotten adults” for the sake of changing a rotten world.

Personas

  • Protagonist – Arsene
  • Ryuji Sakamoto – Captain Kidd
  • Morgana – Zorro
  • Ann Takamaki – Carmen

Fifth Party Member
The fifth member of the Phantom Thieves is a young man named Yuusuke Kitagawa, voiced by Tomokazu Sugita. His persona is Goemon. He is a scholarship student that attends the Kousei Public High School as part of the academy’s art course. He is a live-in disciple of his Japanese painter landlord Madarame.

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Play Pokémon In The Real World with Pokémon Go

The day has finally come where we can catch Pokemon in the real world. Well not literally catch them for real but with the use of augmented reality, we can experience part of it using our smartphone. The idea is to go out, get some fresh air, and catch some Pokemon.

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The Pokemon Company announced today via a livestream event that it is working with Nintendo, GAME FREAK, and software development company Niantic to create the Pokémon GO smartphone app. The app will be available in 2016 for Android phones and iPhones. The year 2016 also marks the 20th anniversary of the original Pokémon games.

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There is also a watch-like peripheral (mostly worked on by Nintendo) for the game called Pokémon Go Plus that allows you to basic things like throw a Poké Ball. It pairs with your phone and has a rumble and flash feature when you come across or interact with a Pokemon in the real world. The idea is that you can enjoy the world around you, instead of focusing only on your phone. It is said that the app won’t be a standalone title, and that they could also connect it to the other Pokemon games.

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My thoughts on this, it surely is interesting.  But one thing is for sure, it won’t turn out like the trailer we just saw. You can see how the app actually is on the last 10 seconds of the trailer. I’m sure you can see those Pokemon in the real world with augmented reality, but yeah you gotta see everything on your phone. So it’s not as pleasant or awesome as in the trailer. Nonetheless, i’m definitely excited about it. I’d probably get the peripheral too when it’s available.

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The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki I & II Heading West

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel(Sen no Kiseki) is coming to North America and Europe this Fall. Xseed will release the game on both PS3 and PS Vita. Xseed will publish Trails of Cold Steel in North America, while NIS America will handle European publishing duties. Xseed have said they are also publishing Trails of Cold Steel II.

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Ar nosurge Plus Coming to North America and Europe in July

The official Koei Tecmo Europe Twitter account just announced that Ar nosurge Plus is coming to PS Vita on July 2nd for North America and July 1st for Europe.

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Ar nosurge Plus is an enhanced remake of the game for the PlayStation Vita platform from the PS3 version. Additional content added to the game include a greater number of costumes, touchscreen interaction compatibility for purification ceremonies, over 50 new events and additional characters available for purification ceremony, a new tutorial mode, and all post-release DLC from the original PlayStation 3 version. It is a continuation of Ciel nosurge released in 2012, and also a prequel to the Ar tonelico series.

UPDATE:

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A limited edition physical release of Koei Tecmo’s Ar nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star is being published by NIS America in North America. The limited edition is up on the publisher’s store for pre-order and includes the following items:

  • Ar nosurge Plus game
  • Surge Concerto Pin Badge
  • Microfiber Cloth
  • Sticker Sheet
  • Ar nosurge Plus poster (18” x 24”)
  • Collector’s Box

The limited edition costs $54.99. Regular editions of the game cost $39.99 and can be downloaded via the PlayStation Network.

Project X Zone 2: Brave New World coming to 3DS

Project X Zone 2: Brave New World is coming to 3DS, Bandai Namco has revealed.

Bandai Namco held a “Level Up” event in Milan, and several announcements were made. One of these was Project X Zone 2: Brave New World for Nintendo’s portable.

It seems that this news went up a bit earlier than it should have, so we don’t have any details yet. Stay tuned! –NintendoEverything

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Miracle Girls Festival the Most Moe Rhythm Game

Sega has announced an upcoming anime collaboration in the form of a rhythm game for the PS Vita. The gameplay will be similar to the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva games, but instead of starring Vocaloid virtual idols, Miracle Girls Festival will feature the girls of various moe anime.

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It will have all the anime characters in full 3D models as they perform live for their audiences. In the main portion of the game, players will see the characters in a scaled down version, but players can use the model viewer to have a detailed look at all the anime characters.

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Miracle Girls Festival will include characters from otheranime series such as Yura Yuri, Haiyore! Nyaruko-san F, Kiniro Mosaic, Vividred Operation, KINMOZA!, Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova, Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono Encore, Wake Up, Girls!, GO! GO! 575, Nourin, Engaged to the Unidentified and Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka.

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Miracle Girls Festival is scheduled for release in Winter 2015 for PS Vita. No pricing information has yet been determined.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Announcement Trailer

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided directly follows the aftermath of the Aug Incident, a day when mechanically augmented citizens all over the world were stripped of control over their minds and bodies, resulting in the deaths of millions of innocents. The year is now 2029, and the golden era of augmentations is over. Mechanically augmented humans have been deemed outcasts and segregated from the rest of society. Crime and acts of terror serve as a thin veil to cover up an overarching conspiracy aimed at controlling the future of mankind…

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is coming soon on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.