If you’ve read my previous posts in the Atlusenomenon 2011 series, or you’ve met me, or ever have heard me speak a single sentence allowed, then you’re probably accutely aware of my obsession with the Persona series. Now, I’ve know that the fifth game in the series had been in development since about a year ago, but ever since then Katsura Hashino, Director of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 and the man in charge of the series had been sitting on his hands with any other announcements. It was also during this time that Atlus started to heavily promote Catherine, which lead me to believe that my beloved Persona was might have been pushed to the wayside in favor of a more marketable series.
Luckily, I was wrong, and when my main man Katsura recently spoke to Famitsu he stated that preliminary development for Persona 5 is coming to a close. Awwwwwweeeee…. LOVE BUBBLES!!!! He also went on to state, that while Team Persona utilized a third party engine for Catherine, they developed a new internal engine for 5. According to Hashino, this would allow them to work at a streamlined pace, though that’s not to say the game will be out anytime soon. In fact, Hashino goes on to state the game won’t see the light of day for some time yet… I’m just happy its coming Kats… take your sweet time, and I’ll start making the necessary arrangements (quitting my job, severing all relationships, and stock piling soup) in preparation for its fated arrival. Go with God Team Persona, go with God… Unless you’re all Athesist, in which case, just eat a sandwich. You’re probably going to need your strength.