Atlus’ Persona Countdown Is Live Now

By Ishaan . November 21, 2013 . 8:30am

Atlus’ countdown to their Persona announcement this weekend is live now. You can access the Nico Nico livestream here—just don’t expect there to be any news until Sunday, November 24th.


Until then, if you’ve got nothing better to do, you can enjoy the occasional pictures of Persona characters that pop up during the mini events every few hours, and the constant barrage of inane comments.


(Just don’t say we didn’t warn you… this is the Internet.)

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  • laoni

    The 9th event, held at JPN Midnight, was an actual tease, not just an old trailer~ The Midnight Channel came on, with staticy images of what appears to be both old, new and real life locations.

    • revenent hell

      This makes me think of a cross game. Like persona 4 and somthing

      • TheRealMalek

        Persona 2 X persona 3 X persona 4 X catherine => persona 5

        • Serge

          I really, really, really want to see the guys from Persona 1 and 2… Even when they are like 40 years old in the current timeline.

      • KoRLumen

        Now that you say cross game, I wonder if it’s related to SMT x FE? Probably not, since we haven’t seen anything about FE, but…

        • Luke Blackwood

          It is a Persona reveal, and SMTxFE is using only “true” SMT characters, not persona ones xd

          • KoRLumen

            Fair enough.


          • DragKudo

            Wow that kind of stung. They are just SMT characters not “true”. Persona isn’t SMT at all its MI. Just saying this so no one else flips out.

          • Luke Blackwood

            I did not quite understand your comment, so I’m clarifying this anyway: I did not meant to say that Persona isn’t a true SMT, which is why I said it between quotes. I just didn’t had a better way to phrase it at that moment.

            What I meant is that they are only using characters from the main SMT franchise, and not from its numerous spin-offs such as Persona, Devil Survivor etc. I hope it is clearer that way.

          • DragKudo

            Sorry about that. Thank you for clearing that up. Didn’t want a bunch of persona 3/4 fans flipping out.

          • Luke Blackwood

            Yeah, I was typing that rather quickly and I didn’ thought of phrasing it better. I’m also a huge fan of the Persona series, so calling it fake would bug me as well xD

          • Serge

            At least we got Tamaki and she is pretty awesome.

    • Asukami

      Those real life locations gave me an idea — Persona 4: The Scavenger Hunt. I can already see the Teddie-suited people giving out hints and prizes.

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    Ah I love Nico NICO

    • Do you have to have a premium membership to view this stream? I always try signing up and end up having issues.

      • Arizato

        I accessed the stream with a newly created account.

        • I created an account via Twitter and it forwards me to a premium upgrade page. How did you create yours?

          Edit: Never mind I had an old account I logged into and it’s fine now, lol.

          • Nanaki

            I’m also having issues with the premium upgrade page.
            Edit: After numerous clicking attempts I got access.

          • r0gamer940

            same here

  • stoopid dojima

    • AuraGuyChris

      Those random comments will turn into memes before long…

      • Detrimont

        i’m hoping for that

    • Magicks

      …. I’ll go back to my corner now.

    • Detrimont

      that was me :D

    • Servant BerserCAR


      ^wut? ಠ _ ಠ

    • natchu96

      Say, Rin, who do you say is stupider, Shirou or Dojima? :/

      But yeah, he’s still stoopid.

  • Nanaki

    *heavy breathing*
    I am…ready.

  • Go2hell66

    omg 72 hours of p3 jamz!!!! best stream ever!

  • Dark Zerato

    It’s about 5 years since P4 was released and it’s still everywhere. P4 is surely equal to SE FF7.

    • Shane Guidaboni

      If they release a sequel to P4, then it could very well earn that title.

      • revenent hell

        Well FFVII didnt get a sequel….but it did get a prequel,movie and some spinoff games so i think its probably like the equivalent. I mean FFVII didnt get its own play as far as im aware

        • Shane Guidaboni

          Yeah. I just meant in the vain of it getting tons of things after the original game.

    • LightZero

      In terms of being pimped out and overrated by some of its fanboys sure. It most certainly not equal as far as sales and popularity goes. Before Atlus milked P4 to death, I use to see P3 as the FF7 of the megaten franchise since it introduce many newbies to the franchise.

  • urbanscholar

    Guys please expectations um “realistic”. Nothing pains me more than to see Persona fans hurt with dashed hopes and dreams

  • Lynx

    You can turn off the NicoNico comments.

    The little speech bubble in the corner.

  • leingod

    Damn… I thought the announcement was supposed to be now :P

  • junkpuyo

    Just a reminder that Square Enix did the exact same countdown with TWEWY only to announce an iOS port.

    • revenent hell

      I must admit im not to hopeful for a brand new game. I have the habbit of not expecting anything glorious when the have characters i already know promoting something…

    • Lynx

      Here’s the thing though:
      That’s Square.

      Given a lot of hints recently and how they seem to be pushing Persona;
      You’ve got Arena 2.
      The other teaser site.
      The big announcement stream.
      Persona Magazine being revived.
      Top it off with constant reports of ‘we’re working on Persona 5, etc…’

      They would be smart to not fumble this.

      • PartEleven

        At this point I really think it’s Persona 4-2. P4 characters everywhere, and Atlus has never mentioned “Persona 5” specifically. It’s always been “the next Persona game”. I think it’ll be a full console rpg, but it won’t be Persona 5.

      • Magicks

        I once said that about Square Enix. Then… THAT HAPPENED. My faith is now in tatters.

        I just hope that I’ll be wrong about this.

    • AuraGuyChris

      That’s Square Enix, not Atlus.

      The worst they can do is another pachinko machine, but they would never dare do this to us with a track record like that.

  • Chris Yuen

    When Mass Destruction played…

    • NTaiyokun


    • Detrimont

      wait, they actually ended up playing music, i went to sleep cos it was like 4am

  • Lloyd Christmas

    God I hope it’s Persona 5.

    • PartEleven

      I registered just to reply here, cause it really seems like all signs are pointing at a Persona4-2. There’s P4 characters all over the promo material they’ve been showing off, and they’ve NEVER referred to their next game as “Persona 5”. It’s always been “the next Persona game”.

      • CureMarine

        It really does suck. To be honest I am tired of the P4 characters at this point. They were good in Persona 4 but Arena was basically just “The few funny things about the characters repeated over and over”. Unless we get a fresh new cast of characters I am going to be very disappointed. I’m also over Persona 4’s flamboyant style and was hoping for something new. At least Arena 2 is giving is something more similar to P3 (I Don’t MIND P4’s style; in fact I liked it. I’m just tired of it at this point. I want NEW. Not P4 again.) In all honesty I wouldn’t even mind a P4-2 if we got something new first.

  • DesmaX

    I hope it’s Persona 5 (Hopefully next-gen too). I would be disappointed if it was anything else.

    • Lloyd Christmas

      I would… play that.

      • DesmaX

        Who woudn’t?

        • $1392518

          People who are fans of “good” story telling..

          Let the pretentious ruin everything

    • LightZero

      It won’t be current gen which is gen 8. Meaning we are in the new gen. However, if P3 and P4 are any indication they will be on the PS3 if it comes to console. There is a good chance it might come to handheld especially since Japan is the main target audience.

      • DesmaX

        But the current gen crushed japanese developers when it arrive, it was safer for them to keep with easier platforms.

        Aaaand, Atlus was infamous for re-using assets from Nocturne in all of their games, so it made sense for keep it that long. They can’t re-use anything now

        • Hound

          What I would give for another game as polished, impressive, and grueling as Nocturne..

          The game truly was hell on earth, and unlike any heroic RPG protagonist, you can FEEL yourself ascending (descending?)

          DDS1&2, Persona 3&4, Strange Journey, Devil Survivor 1&2, and SMT4 (which was a let down with all of the safety nets and easy bosses after medusa) just weren’t the same.

    • Nice Boat Quatro


      • DesmaX
        • Nice Boat Quatro

          Imagine Dojima working with Blake:
          -Blake, I’m tired of your $hit. The kids from Inaba were better detectives than yo—
          -F#c#ing assh0le!

          • DesmaX

            “Do you love your child? Then defeat the boss in the dungeon marked on the GPS”

      • DragKudo

        Isn’t that what we do anyway. Only buttons we really use is Cross and the analog sitcks, and for some the L1/R1

  • shafiq95

    I really hope Persona 5 is its own thing and not just Persona 4-2,I was really hoping that atlus would try out something new and have it set in a diff kind of highschool like a farming school or medical something like tat

    • Lloyd Christmas

      Do you mean an older cast of main characters?

      • Nice Boat Quatro

        An older cast would be difficult considering all previous Persona games focused on a cast of characters who had to manage their timetables and they were just high school students. Imagine controlling the daily life of a family man. It would be really difficult.

        • Lynx

          -all previous Persona games focused on a cast of characters who had to manage their timetables and they were just high school students

          The P2 games, despite having last year high school students, didn’t really have managing of timetables and what not.

          Also; I’m pretty sure by EP, that wasn’t really relevant considering the situation and all.

          • Nice Boat Quatro

            Yeah but I think the reason why the cast tends to be composed of teenagers is not just due to demographics but also because of how common is that teenagers gather due to going to the same school and generally same town.

          • Shane Guidaboni

            Only some of the main characters are last year high-school students. Maya, Yukino, Baofu, Katsuya, Ulala and Eriko are all working adults.

          • DragKudo

            Niether did P1. Half way through the game i had forgotten they were high school students.

        • Herok♞

          So by all the persona games you mean P3/P4, since Persona, Persona 2 IS/EP didn’t have any time tables to be managed, and for EP your whole party minus Tatsuya were all adults.

          • Nice Boat Quatro

            I wasn’t talking about gameplay mechanics but real life.

    • TaintedSeraph

      Persona 5: Silver Spoon.

      • shafiq95

        yeah i was actually thinking something like that

  • P E R S O N A >_<

    Perhaps a persona 3 and 4 crossover. Idk, but it just doesn't seem like they're going to announce anything about Persona 5 just yet.

    • Nice Boat Quatro

      I thought it was another trailer of the Persona Arena game

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    [heart rate intensifies]

  • Actually really digging the stream music. It’s enjoyable to listen to.

  • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

    Persona all stars battle royal : Arcana Edition

  • IS | 桂木


  • Saeed Al-Thumali

    I don’t care if it’s another persona 3/4, Persona 4 arena-2 or even P5. as long as it’s NOT an iOS game

    • DyLaN

      I dunno, since when there a rule tht states only console games are “superior” enough for countdown?

      • TaintedSeraph

        There isn’t. The World Ends With You had that whole week countdown that announced the HD version for iOS…

        God fucking dammit…

        • DyLaN

          While I understand why you guys are coming frm, it is still a unfair treatment.

          And god damn it, ppl are still salty abt it? Just ****ing move on ady. Not to mention the iOS ver is way better than the DS ver and worth getting. Or would you rather it being forgotten and left behind? I see it as a move to revive the series and to attract interest.

          Besides, SE love their ports so I have a feeling Solo Remix will have a 3DS/Vita port in the future.

          • TaintedSeraph

            It would’ve been great if Solo Remix was brought over to the 3DS instead of just being an iOS port. An enhanced version of TWEWY was great sounding but at the time I lacked the means necessary to play it and that’s why I was bummed.

            But more than a week’s worth of hype wasn’t necessary for the announcement of a remake.

          • DyLaN

            This argument is clearly going no where so let just agree tht we disagree with each other.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Spin-off Nana and Yu big dress up adventure

  • Herok♞

    If it is going to star the P3/P4 characters then I hope they don’t use the Persona 5 name since every single numbered game is completely standalone, I would be ok if it was P5 and the old characters show up but weren’t the focus like they did in P2 which had P1 characters as party members. I would be completely ok with Persona 4-2.

  • BizarreJelly

    Needs more wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  • CureMarine

    I am over everything about Persona 4 at this point and just really want something new. I loved Persona 4 when it came out but it’s been so long now I am just craving something that isn’t “lol u like ur sister huh XDD EAT UR MEAT LOL XDDDD kanji is so fab LMAO” etc

  • DragKudo

    I don’t want to pay to watch the stream Nico stop trying to take my money…

  • Detrimont

    i see my stoopid dojima comment

  • Wolfs_Rain

    It says I need a premium membership to watch it, oh well.

  • bL4Ck

    I’ll probably rage hard if it’s another stupid smartphone/flash game

  • Rein

    Persona 4 for 3ds?

  • Testsubject909

    *looks at pic* so. Snake eater x Persona?

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