Atlus shared the latest information on Persona 5’s randomly generated dungeon “Mementos,” and on Persona leveling, fusing, sacrificing, and more in this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine. [Thanks, Hokanko-Alt.]
The Mementos is a dungeon that reflects the heart of the mass, and unlike the Palace, it’s a randomly generated dungeon that changes on each visit. There are quests that will have you reform Shadows, but since the Shadows in here are based off the mass public, you might see their behaviors and tendencies change depending on the weather of the day, and such.
Personas gain bonus experience points with their coop partners, making it easier to level them up. Additionally, the more skills a Persona has, the more they can carry over after being fused. Inherited skills can also be randomly selected.
Guillotine (Persona Fusion)
“Two Body Guillotine,” “Group Guillotine,” “Search Guillotine,” are some examples. The last one, Search Guillotine, seems likely to be one that lets you select Personas from a book or something, instead of through a regular Guillotine.
Here are some of the options you’ll get:
- Hanging: Use one Persona as a sacrifice to give another Persona experience points. It has special training characteristics of a social game. Using one of the same Arcana adds more experience points.
- Electric Chair: By sacrificing a Persona for an item, you can create high-ranked items.
- Solitary Sending: By intensively training a Persona, you can teach them skills to overcome their weaknesses. The requirement of days (in-game days) is shortened according to the Arcana’s coop level.
The reason these Persona features sound like executions is due to the symbolization of “erasing your own mask” and giving birth to a new self. That’s the motif behind these Persona features, according to director Katsura Hashino.
Persona 5 is releasing in Japan on September 15, 2016 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. The game will release on February 14 in North America, South America, and Europe.