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Atlus USA Confirms Localization of Persona 5, Spinoffs

| 25 Feb 2014 17:27

Persona 5, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and Persona 4: Dancing All Night will all release in North America.

With a new website and several new videos posted to YouTube, Atlus USA confirmed the localization of Persona 5, a game fans have been eagerly waiting for since Persona 4's success on the PS2. Atlus USA also confirmed the localization of three Persona spinoff games.

First announced in November for Japan, Persona 5 details are still scarce. The game's primary color appears to be red (moving from Persona 3's blue and Persona 4's yellow), and the trailer asks, "You are a slave. Want emancipation?" An image displays chairs shackled by balls and chains. Persona 5 comes to PS3 in 2015.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth places the casts of Persona 3 and Persona 4 as well as two new characters in a labyrinth as one of the seven wonders of Yasogami High. Supposedly, "whoever hears the chimes of the clock tower will die." A bell causes the characters to cross space and time. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth comes to 3DS this fall.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is a follow-up to Persona 4 Arena as the final chapter of the P-1 Grand Prix saga. Fog and the midnight channel return to the world, and Persona 3's Junpei Iori and Yukari Takeba will be sucked into the fighting world in order to save their friends Akihiko, Fuuka, Mitsuru, and Aigis. New character Sho Minazuki debuts as a fighter in this game, and this Persona user stands in the way of the Investigation Team. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax comes to PS3 and Xbox 360 this fall. Stick to the end of the trailer to see a familiar face from Persona 4 return.

Finally, the third spinoff, a rhythm game called Persona 4: Dancing All Night will also make it to North America. Made in collaboration with the Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA developer, it stars the Investigation Team on the "Midnight Stage." Persona 4: Dancing All Night comes to PS Vita in 2015.

Considering how popular Persona 3 and Persona 4 are in the west, a localization confirmation of Persona 5 is hardly surprising. Seeing all three spinoffs get localizations is a bit more surprising.

Source: Atlus

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