2021 marks the 25th anniversary of Person role series, and develops Atlus recently announced that they have a lot in store to celebrate this milestone.
Starting today, Person fans can pre-order a bunch of new items based on the series, including clothes, posters, keychains and plush toys, all featuring main characters from each of the main games. The new item even includes chips for underappreciated and rarely marketed early installments, which despite receiving PlayStation Portable re-releases are still difficult to get and play due to the handheld age.
More exciting, however, is the news that Atlus plans to unveil seven majors Person announcements, which start in September 2021 and extend until the autumn of 2022.
Person, despite the fact that they started their lives in 1996 as a spin-off of Shin Megami Tensei The franchise, has since become the more well-known property, is growing in popularity with each new release and even spawning spin-offs by itself. Unfortunately, attention rarely trickles down to the series’ first two adventures, Revelations: Persona and Person 2 duology Innocent sin and Eternal punishment, so it’s nice to see Atlus properly acknowledge its place in the series with these promotional materials.
Except Perfect world-developed mobile game Code name: X, there has been very little indication of what fans can expect from the future Person series. It may seem premature for one Person 6 announcement, but Atlus has been open about a follow-up to the hugely popular Person 5 since at least 2017, when director Naoto Hiraoka realized that expectations for the next installment are high during a recruitment call.
“When we created Person 4, there was pressure that it had to exceed Person 3“Hiraoka explained at the time. “Now we have to make a[[[[Person 6]which exceeds[[[[Person 5]. However,[[[[Person 5]will be difficult with today’s staff. I would like to overcome this high obstacle with everyone who joins us in this recruitment. The workplace is perfect for those who want a creative challenge when it comes to bringing games to the world. ”
It should also be noted that we are currently so far away from Person 5 and it is Royal Upgrade which we were from Person 4 and Persona 4 Golden when Person 5 spring first teased. Just something to keep in mind.
At least this lack of Person info has naturally only led to speculation, and the actual commodity production does not help things. Several objects are kept secret in a way that indicates that they may be related to an upcoming one Person 6 announcement. A specific image of a series of trading cards (seen above) is sent around as a hint that a revelation is imminent due to the placeholder sitting exactly where one might expect a potential Person 6 protagonist to join his predecessors.
Person 6 and remastered releases of the first two games are no-brainers, but what about another Persona 4 Arena-style fighting? And while it Etrian Odyssey mashups are not really my cup of tea, some people will probably get a kick out of a third Persona Q dungeon crawler. Heck, I would even love to see my old school crush Yukino Mayuzumi and Eikichi Mishima get their trail in another Dance deduction. Person is bigger now than it has ever been; Atlus can really do what it wants and find success at this point.