Major Persona Announcement Coming This Weekend

By Ishaan . November 19, 2013 . 8:46pm

On November 24th, the day that Atlus’ new Persona teaser site will reveal its contents, a video streaming event will be held via Nico Nico, bringing what Atlus say is a major Persona announcement.


You’ll be able to watch the stream here. The stream will go active on November 21st at 8 pm in Japan. 72 hours later, the announcement will take place.

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  • Anthony Birken

    Hoping for that P5

    • Dark Zerato

      Teddy returns for P5. It would be the deal.

  • NoLastName

    I’m hopeful for Persona 5 but the images of the Teddie make me think it might be Persona 4 related.

    • Lynx

      Could be a carry over character actually, like how Yuki debuted in the original game and later on went on to reappear in Persona 2.

      • What about Marie from Golden?

        • Romancer Ecclesia

          She has a job as a news/weather forecast reporter. Don’t think she qualifies as a playable character since she’s out of high school :p

          • Surely enough, not being a High School Student anymore never stopped the P3 characters from appearing again in P4A, and that game is undeniably canon. And there’s a dog on their team, too! Was he a High School Student, too?

            Although, of course, these are characters that were always in the game from the beginning. Marie is a new addition in an enhanced port. Still, there really isn’t anything that would stop her from being a playable character in a future title.

          • Romancer Ecclesia

            Yea I know, just making fun out of the high school tropes in Japanese anime/games. All good :)

          • natchu96

            Only high school students are allowed to save the world in Japan, didn’t you know?

            And considering her true identity reveal, I think her being playable would be . . . slightly broken.

      • NoLastName

        I’d like Persona 5 but it could be pretty cool if it was Persona 4-2, it felt P4A was setting up the P4 characters having more work to do.

        • Shippoyasha

          I think Persona 4 carrying over could be great as they are hinting at a crossover with Persona 3 quite a bit. So maybe this might in fact be some kind of a P3 sequel as well. That’s going to be crazy if it happens.

          Also, I think it’s okay to do a Persona 4 sequel right now instead of jumping straight to Persona 5. Surely, creativity wise a brand new sequel is intriguing, but I have absolute faith in Atlus plus continuing an established story could be a very smart move sales-wise. Sequels can shore up money for risky projects down the line.

        • I personally wouldn’t like that, having never played P4. All numbered Persona games should be different and be self contained.

          • SeventhEvening

            Persona 1 and Persona 2 were connected heavily by themes and characters reappearing. Persona 2 even had Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment: two Persona 2s. We also have Persona 4 Arena. Persona 4 had some cameos from P3 characters. Freaking Devil Summoner crossed over with P2 and, if memory serves, SMT if…. crossed a little with both of the first games. P3 also references the original Megaten game in the Japanese version while P4A references back to P2. Hell, Vincent from Catherine appears in one version of Persona 3.

            There are literally more Persona games that are directly connected to each other than there are self contained titles. You’ve got a pipe dream there.

          • I think you misunderstood–I don’t mind crossovers, cameos and references to past games, I’m all for it.

            What I mean is that I want P5 to be a different story with a new cast. And so far, every numbered game has done this. So what I ask is no pipe dream.

          • natchu96

            You mean it can still be part of whatever overarching plot they’re trying to pull off here, and maybe even have a few old characters show up (though that’d really overshadow the new guys), but they should definitely hand the spotlight to new people?

            I can get behind that.

          • Arrngrim

            “having never played P4” – You’re missing out big-time and should play this before considering playing a Persona 5.

          • I know I am. Sadly, it’s the only Vita game I want, and that just isn’t enough to justify a purchase of the handheld…

            And you never needed to play any previous Persona to enjoy/understand another. My first game was Persona 3 and you needed no extra understanding.

        • Lynx

          We already have 4-2. Its Arena, so unless they retcon it out of canon its redundant to have two 4-2s.

        • Brimfyre

          It seems that even in Arena 2 they are running out of things for the P4 characters to do. Even the storyline revolves around the P3 characters and story way more than the P4 crew.

          I love all the P4 characters, but I would really rather see them regulated to cameo or side roles.

      • Total_Overdose

        It seems that Persona only does the carry over of characters every 2 games (as in characters from P1 were in P2, characters from P3 were in P4), so it’s unlikely characters from P4 would be in P5.

        • Anon-non

          It’s only happened twice so it’s kinda hard to tell at this point if it’s a pattern. If it does happen with 5 and 6, then it’s fair to assume 7 would do the same.

        • Scrooge_McDuck

          Well, we have Igor.

          Teddie is the new Igor, confirmed!

        • Xerain

          I don’t really think 5 games is a large enough sample to back up any claims of trends.

          All I can say is persona 5 will have persona in it.

        • Haganeren

          Persona 1 had a character from Shin Megami Tensei If though…

          • Chiupon

            She was in 2 as well.

    • Brimfyre

      Did anyone else see this news? Sounds like a sequel to Persona 4 Golden to me

      • Brimfyre

        Why the downvote? This seems like a pretty golden confirmation.

        • Scrooge_McDuck

          Ah, it’s been confirmed by an Atlus representative that it’s a red herring.

          • Brimfyre

            Do you have a source? I’ve seen it on three different news sites and no one has a follow up that it was a joke. Seems an odd place to put a red herring.

  • Raidou

    I’m hoping for the best announcement

    Persona 5 or whatever it is

    As long as the game looks good and promising, then i’ll take it

  • LM009

    p5 is way overdue and I’m always wrong when I get hopeful from these announcements but one can still hope

    • Shane Guidaboni

      Is it? It took 6 years between P2 and P3. It’s been less than 6 years since P4’s release. The recent popularity of the Persona series has made people very impatient. I bet no one even expected P3 after P2 ended.

      • Scarlet_Devil_Slave

        Well it’s already been 5 years, and by the time P5 comes out (if they announce it now) it’ll be 6 years.

        • Shane Guidaboni

          Well, just be happy we’re going to get another game in the series at all ,right?

  • Lemski07


  • Zuhri69

    Please don’t be a fighting game, please don’t be a fighting game…

    • Shane Guidaboni

      They already announced the sequel to the fighting game. Why would it be that?

      • Detrimont

        it could be the sequels console release announcement…

        • Shane Guidaboni

          That doesn’t sound like a major announcement to me. That’s to be expected. Fighting games are always ported over to consoles.

          • Detrimont

            like someone else has said, it’s probably going to be announcing test locations for P4A:supplex, seeing as there are locations on the site

          • Shane Guidaboni

            If it is that, me and Atlus have very different concepts of what “major” means.

          • Detrimont

            it is kind of major in japan, arcade fighting games(but really just arcades in general), are insanely popular in Japan(and by insanely popular, i mean people line up for hours)

          • Shane Guidaboni

            I’m aware. I’m a big fighting game fan, but loketests are expected when it comes to big fighting games. Why build up so much hype to announce that? They’ve already had loketests for the game anyway. I’ve seen a lot of videos on youtube.

          • Shane Guidaboni
          • Detrimont

            so it’s probably the console release announcement

          • Shane Guidaboni

            Haha. You’re really dead set that Atlus is going to hype up all this for a console release announcement? That’s crazy. They’re having a stream for crying out loud! They didn’t have all this hype for the console release of the first fighting game. Makes no sense. It’s something else.

  • DesmaX

    Well, this sounds like it will be something interessing.

    Just please, Persona 5.

  • kangms872

    yosida retweet. this. platform ps3 or vita or ps4?? anyway plz persona 5!!

  • So let’s see…for the streaming event, times should be as follows:
    10pm Australian Eastern (that’s for me)
    6am US Eastern
    3am US West (Pacific?)
    I’m pretty sure about that. I might be off with Daylight Savings, though…damn farmers. xD

  • Triplicity

    The teaser site has Teddie on it, so… Who knows.

    • Pyrotek85

      They could just be using him as a general Persona mascot of sorts, and the announcement might not specifically be related to Persona 4. I hope it’s not just the new version of P4 Arena.

  • Tony

    Calling it now: The Persona teaser site is either multiple announcements, or an announcement of the second wave location tests for Persona 4 Climax, with the empty last character slot filled. This is pure speculation on my part, but since it is the day just after the first Persona 3 film, it could also be related to a Persona 3 character announcement. My bet is on a possible confirmation of Makoto Yuki/Minato Arisato (A copycat, the real deal, or otherwise) as being playable.

  • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

    p4 X Nocturne SRPG

    • awat

      id love it , srpgs are super cool.. but p5 would be even better

  • Mayjay
  • Guest

    The persona teaser site is most likely an announcement for the next location tests for Persona 4 Arena Climax, with the last empty character slot filled. Since it occurs the day after the Persona 3 film’s debut, it could be Makoto Yuki/ Minato Arisato (A copycat, the real deal, or otherwise) that fills that final slot.

    • Detrimont

      yeah, i’m thinking that too atm

    • Go2hell66

      yea right, a whole live stream just for a loke test announcement?
      lol no

      • Tony

        Well, I never claimed that it would be the ONLY announcement ATLUS would make that day, did I?

    • Magicks

      Huh… I forgot about that actually. Like, I really did forgot about the locations listed. It could be possible, but is it really necessary to make another teaser site just for a location test?

      • Tony

        Hm… It must not be the location test sites, since I just read the announcement that it would be put into arcades on the 28th by Shoryuken… But, I still maintain my stance on a possible character announcement (since that is merely four days after the teaser site reveals what it holds) among other possible announcements.

  • All of us must join in prayer to prevent a possibility from happening:

    Persona 5 (and/or anything related) for iOS, Android and/or any other type of Mobile phone.

  • Go2hell66

    Oh god its happening!
    i don’t know what but its happening!

  • Gonna be a Teddy Game Show puzzle monster demon-raising free to play iOS game :)

  • Farid Belkacemi

    Persona 5 is coming, bit***s ! :D Can’t waiiiit !

    • Yeah! But let us pray together that it will not be for smartphones and dumbphones!

  • Shane Guidaboni

    Anything else besides P5 is not a major announcement for me. I hope Atlus feels the same.

  • GoopLord


  • Kami nii

    I’m Really hoping for P5 not that I don’t want another P4 realated game I guess for me its already too much P4,And P3 was always the best of the series for me it really grabbed me and shocked me in the end, Please Let it be P5!! :)

  • yomachaser

    3DS upgraded version of P4? P4 Star Platinum ?

    • Kami nii

      I don’t think 3ds can handle an upgrade version of p4 I mean P4 Golden is already the peak of P4,

      • LightZero

        What are you talking about? P4 doesn’t even push the PS2’s to its limit. The 3DS is on par with the Wii in power which is stronger than the PS2. It most certainly can handle P4 just fine.

        • Pdugna

          yeah but then you get SMT4 which was mostly gimped from the perspective of people who played Nocturne,

          • LightZero

            That was purely design choice. Not to mention all 400 demons were unique and not the same demons with a different color like Nocturne. I played Nocturne (and I have experience with SMT1 and SJ) the game didn’t feel gimped to me.

        • Isaac Newton

          I think P4 Upgraded edition is more suitable in the Wonder Swan than the 3DS. The wonder Swan can handle more graphics than the 3DS plus the support of the Wonder Swan is tremendous. Plus the Wonder Swan has a 7.1 Digital audio surround.

        • Kami nii

          I wasn’t talking about ps2 What I mean is Persona 4 Golden is already the peak of Persona 4, and even if they do made an “upgrade” version of p4 on 3ds would you rather play it on 3ds or vita? that maximized everything in persona 4? why remake again on another system that is less powerful than Ps vita when you can make use of the resources on a completely New game?

          • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

            Or…Do you really want to play through P4 again on yet another platform?

    • kangms872

      i think so too

  • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

    P4-2 starring Nanako-chan in a time travelling adventure where she embarks on a quest to save Yu who is stuck in the Tv world in the end of time and everyone has forgotten about dear old Sensei/Leader…..Featuring a new Active Press Turn (APT) Battle system where the game automatically selects an attack that an enemy is weak against….

    • Detrimont

      if this somehow happened, it should be Nanako-chan the time travelling detective(in which she’s in her detective outfit from the anime)

      • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

        Oh man that would be sick…With the Batman theme song…
        Na Na Na Na Na …. Nana-chan!!!

        • Detrimont

          all my yens, yip yip yap

    • Isaac Newton

      Holy sh*t I want it to happen now!

  • Reiswindy

    So…. there were 3 boxes in that site and a stream will be aired on Nico Nico. Nintendo recently bought a stake at Dwango, the one that manages Nico Nico. Could this be related?

    • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus


  • CureMarine

    Please, no more Persona 4. Persona 5 please

  • ocaritna

    Isn’t 24th nov same date as P3 movie? (correct me if i’m wrong)

    • Pdugna

      23 is the movie

      • ocaritna

        ah my bad. thought it was 24th.

  • Lolzandstuff

    Pretty sure Teddie act as a mascot here. Actually he IS a mascot so…

    Beside those 3 box might refer to 3 games. P5 (lets hope heh), a Vita remake of P3 with cutscene and all (its possible considering all the work they are putting on P3 related stuff) and maybe like the testing place for the next P4 like some are saying.

    Anyway we are almost there! P5 Atlus! You have never deceived me!

  • LightZero

    Persona 4: Eternal Punishment

    • Trevor Nicolaysen

      Classy, subtle, possibly scathing. I like it.

    • personablaze

      Dude, that made me laugh way to hard xD, needed that to start the morning!

      • ReiSakuraba

        It should be Persona 4: Golden Punishment. The first one will be re-released as Persona 4: Golden Sin

  • Isaac Newton
    • Xerain

      But first you must stop drinking —-

    • I literally facepalmed lol

  • Everyone should keep their expectations low so you won’t be disappointed in case is something lame. Anyone else remember the last teaser site with a countdown?

    • Go2hell66

      well at least it didn’t have a live stream

    • Herok♞

      Dude that one still hurts my soul.

    • Gekokujou

      That was SE, and let’s not forget how low they’ve sunk.

      However, I’m with you in that expectations should be low as showing Teddie (as much as I love him) is not a good sign for those hoping for P5. Mind you if it’s a BEARsona game starring Teddie that’s on playstation then I won’t mind.

    • Nexus

      Worst. Reveal. Ever.

      • Ric Vazquez

        I know that feel

    • Magicks

      Man…. The crushing disappointment that I felt that day has still not been healed. ;___;

    • leingod

      I hate iPhones to death since that day. iPhones and everyone who uses them.

  • WingsOfEternity

    Persona 4 FES for PS4

  • icecoffemix

    A social phone game?

  • Impressionnant

    Persona IV-2, or Persona 4: The After Years. Or perhaps a Persona 4 remake using Gamebryo. Team Persona did say they made Catherine as a test.

    • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

      Team Persona also said they weren’t satisfied with Gamebryo and wouldn’t be using it for any future projects.

  • Masa

    Oh God please don’t say Persona 4 on mobile devices, my heart can’t take it!

  • Anon-non

    That Teddie teaser better be a bait-and-switch. I’d love more of the P4 cast, but not in P5 please.

  • Servant BerserCAR

    Don’t care what Persona game they will announce…. as long it is NOT REGION LOCK. >:(

    • Syn

      Oh right, the Arena debacle…..was about to say no Persona game is region locked but then I remembered….*shudders*

  • Eder García

    Premium membership required?

  • Vitor Duarte

    Just pleast, not Nintendo exclusive!

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    Persona Anthology Collection and Persona 4-2 or Persona 5 please
    Cross play Multiplatform

    • Beta

      Multiplatform, yes… ;_;

  • Asukai Kari

    Persona 4 part 2 with P3 in it I’ll buy that if it a new Persona game that well be nice to

  • Croix Zapp

    Persona 5 could be about characters from P4 to save main char from P3 ~_~

    But…..the wait for localisation is killing me before the game is released!

    • Rake

      That’s something most people don’t want P5 to be about. We want to see new characters, new stories, a new conflict, and a new world. I’ll be fine if P6 shows all the protagonist and characters crossing paths, but right now, I want P5 to have it’s own story and new MC.

    • IDSD

      I hope not…

  • MrGlitters

    Timeshifted just in case I miss the stream. Thanks Ishaan.

  • Detrimont

    Here’s a thought about Teddie, maybe he’ll be the new character in charge of the Velvet Room, seeing as Igor’s original seiyu died, i think they should retire the character… seeing as they reused voice samples for P4:TA and most likely doing the same in the P3 film as well… it would make sense

  • hazelnut1112

    I hope it’s going to be Personic: Come on Step it up…Senpai Edition

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    major Persona announcement?

    Persona Seed 4: The Requiem

  • Mirai

    In all honesty I don’t really mind what it is, I’m just glad there will be more content for the persona franchise. My main perference however would be for it to be Persona 5 but i’m not gonna complain if it isn’t.

  • Rake

    The only sequel that ever worked with a Persona game is with 2. Doing it with 4 is just stupid… I would rather take a P3 Vita port, and I’m not even a big fan of the P3. P4 ended perfectly in Golden, but why try and give it a sequel?

    • Detrimont

      to give it a depressing ending like every other SMT game

      • Rake

        Now that’s just a dick move ; – ;

  • Oltheros

    Match the 3 Teddies on the site and it rumbles. It’s a slot machine game.

  • the_rain

    Persona 4 Volume 2. As listed to the resume of one of the voice actor.

  • I’m hoping they used Teddie just because of logo purposes. I mean, HE IS like Atlus’ mascot by appearing in other games other than Persona (aka Catherine) and I think it’s one of the most recognized characters on the series. Dunno.

  • Brandon001

    Those portraits of teddy were put up to throw us off, im telling you all.

    Ted is more or less the mascot for Persona at this point.

    This IS P5, i’m betting on it, and if i’m wrong, i’ll stop posting on siliconera.

  • Brimfyre

    They could just be setting Teddy up to be the new Philemon type character
    or even an Igor replacement. They slap Teddy on everything now so he
    could easily just become the new Persona mascot character.

  • So I have never played a Persona game, are they really that amazing? I have played Devil Survivor and SMT4 but couldn’t really get into them. How is Persona 4 Arena?

    • Virevolte

      Persona 4 Arena is a fighting game that I won’t recommend to people who never played Persona 4. It’s good, but there’s no point in the story if you didn’t play Persona 4.

      To me, Persona 4 is like the best rpg-ever. So if you like rpg, it could be good to try it.

      • I’ve really only dabbled in (well played it ever since it came out all those years ago) Pokémon, Golden Sun, Fire Emblem, and Megaman EXE as fas as RPGs go.

        • Leon_Tekashi

          Those games are good as well, but yeah, Persona 4 and Persona 3 are really good RPGs. I strongly recommend them. They can be hard at times but I’m sure you’ll adapt.

        • doubleO7

          Persona (like most SMT games) is turn-based. So out of those that you listed, Gameplay-wise its probably most similar to Gulden Sun.

        • Virevolte

          Hum. Well I don’t know if you could enjoy it. What was the problem for you with Devil Survivor and SMT4 ? They’re not exactly the same, but since it’s the same team, they’re similar. You might not get into Persona 4 too, even if it’s more light-hearted than those titles.

  • Yan Zhao

    I hope its either P5 or story sequel to P4A. Cause that cliffhanger from P4A is killing me.

    • Brandonmkii

      Suplex will probably have more story for Arena.

  • ZekeFreek

    Teddie Sidescrolling Beat’em up platformer spin-off announcment. Just you wait.

  • Yuki~

    I’m just hoping either P5 or P3 FES/P3P/P4 Golden HD remake in one disc!

  • Persona 4 Golden: The Musical, starring Teddy lol

  • Aristides

    I got a feeling this announcement is gonna suck…

  • I’d really like a Persona 4 with a female protagonist, if this is related to 4.
    I never finished 4 first hand because I couldn’t get into it as much as I could with P3P.
    What I’m hoping for (and this is a longshot) is for Minato/Minako to return, since it’s mentioned that Elizabeth (and thus Theordore) was trying to find a way to free the protagonist.

    • Akira Takeshima

      I’m kinda hoping for a P3P on the vita, where they do all the really cool cut scenes from the console version for the female character. I was pretty disappointed when i bought P3P after playing the console game. The cut scenes were great if you haven’t played the console version you should watch them on youtube or something.

      • Rake

        If they’re going to do a P3 Vita port, it needs to live up to Golden’s standards. Even though I played P4 , Golden was a brand new experience, as if I was playing an entirely different game. If this ends up being a P3 Vita port, it’s gonna need new events, new personas, maybe some extra social links, a new dungeon or side story. Perhaps a side story about Strega or MC’s past. MAYBE third tier personas and more things to do. To be honest (And I’m not trying to sound picky.) if they make a P3 Vita port, it has to be similar to Golden’s content, because I already played P3P and FES.

        But hey this is ATLUS we’re talking about, good chance they’ll give us our money’s worth~

    • Mordina

      This so much! I was so dissapointed when P4 Golden had no female protagonist ;__; If they can make one like P3P I would be sooo happy and instant buy it!

  • leingod

    As much as I like the cast from Persona 4, I think it’s time to move on to Persona 5. Cameos from the P4 guys wouldn’t hurt though.

    • YamiWhoo

      For real. I’m ready for a new story, new characters, a new conflict. I don’t even mind if they want to keep it in the same universe and have the P4/P3 characters be major players in what’s happening in the background. I just want something mostly new to immerse myself in!

  • artemisthemp

    I kinda want it to be Persona 5 or Persona 3 for Vita, but I am ok with another Persona 4 adventure on VITA

  • Skeptika Crediblus

    If it’s a 3DS/Wii-U game I’m gonna cry. Then I’m gonna buy the system.

  • Micah Gajewski

    There is no doubt to me now that this is fro the new Arena game. Sorry guys.

    • YamiWhoo

      Yeah, I’m inclined to agree with you :| I can only hope that there will be multiple announcements or something. This website has been up for like two months, and that’s a whole lot of hype for some information on a game we already know about. Best to keep expectations low, though, so people don’t get disappointed like they did when SE did this…

    • Kelohmello

      I really doubt that, mostly because Arena comes out on the 28th, we’ve already got that as a confirmed date, and Location tests have been running for a couple days now. It’d be really boring if they hyped all this up just to disappoint us with a reiterated announcement.

  • Akira Takeshima

    Pretty sure the images of Teddy are just as Persona’s mascot character. They wouldn’t use a new character before even announcing P5, so they use the lovable? mascot character.

  • Albirieo

    Persona the college years.

  • Ben Sylvia


  • Ric Vazquez

    Whether it’s Persona 4 Volume 2, Persona 5, another Persona 3 or something new of Persona, I will still be ultra hyped/happy.

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