Atlus announced today that the latest sequel in its long-running Persona RPG series will miss its original release date, and is now set to premiere next summer. The announcement arrives at the end of a new trailer released today, which showcases Persona 5‘s gameplay for the first time alongside newly divulged story elements.
You can watch the Japanese language trailer above, which includes lots of combat, cutscenes, side activities and even some Super Mario 64-style jumping through paintings. No surprise that the game is looking very stylish and cool. The trailer also confirms that Persona 5 is still being developed for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. It’s not clear if Atlus is still aiming for a worldwide release or if the “summer 2016” launch will be Japan only.
The Persona series revolves around the exploration and investigation of otherworldly phenomena that crops up in otherwise realistic modern settings. Forming a party consisting of their in-game classmates, players explore these dangerous worlds and use their inherent “Persona” abilities to summon demons and perform magic attacks in battle against deadly creatures.