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Persona 5 domain registered by Atlus parent

Monday, 8th July 2013 01:58 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Index Corporation has finally registered a domain name for Persona 5, the RPG sequel we’ve been waiting for since 2009.

You can view the Persona5.jp domain registration here; it was made at the end of June.

Naturally, the registration has provoked furious speculation that the new Persona game, which we know damn well is coming eventually, will finally be announced at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, which takes place in September.

On the less excited side, Index Corp really ought to have picked up this domain years ago, and to retreat into cynicism for a moment, the fact that it’s doing so now may impress share holders enough that they won’t flee from its current legal and financial troubles.

Index Corp is the parent company of Japanese developer Atlus, as well as the US-based publisher of the same name. Atlus USA has said the company’s difficulties won’t affect its upcoming release slate.

The Persona seriers is perhaps the best-known incarnation of the hugely sprawling Shin Megami Tensei series. It has players living an every-day school life by day and battling monsters in another world by night, and explores the characters’ inner worlds both directly and through metaphor. The series has been well-received and the last entry, 2009′s Persona 4, inspired a spin-off fighting game as well as a Vita remake, and – arguably – puzzler Catherine.

Thanks, Destructoid.

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15 Comments

  1. RaisinBran

    Def. a TGS reveal. Very interested to see if it’s going to be the same art style or something different. My guess is that it’ll be of the same vein as Catherine.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. gargus

    For the love of god put it on a console.

    I loved persona 4 golden and Im dying to get shin megami 4, but please give me a big screen game

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Rosseu

    Show some teaser / artworks already :p

    #3 1 year ago
  4. fihar

    Finally!
    Please let it be on PS3.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. dkpunk

    @2 Exactly! Please bring to xbox or ps!

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Animeboy413

    Nobody cares about Xbox get a PS3

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Unknown_Gamer

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESS YES PLEASE ATLUS RELEASE ASAP ON PS3 !

    #7 1 year ago
  8. machy

    great year JRPG .. 1st we got KH3 & FF15 and now P5, i think the sun will mess me

    #8 1 year ago
  9. deathm00n

    OMFGBBQPWND!! If the graphics and style are like catherine it’s going to be awesome, if it isn’t… it’s going to be awesome. The return of one of my favorites RPG! The only one left is .hack, I would kill for a new one.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. YoungZer0

    Yes! Finally! The only good JRPG series of this generation is having the sequel we all have been waiting for.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Clupula

    I’m excited for it. After the awesome barrage of Tales Of titles that are coming out this and next year, having some Persona thrown into the mix will make me even happier.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Clupula

    @4 – After how awful sales in Japan were for Persona 4 Arena on 360, I can imagine, at the very least, in Japan, Persona 5 will be PS3 exclusive.

    Not sure if they’ll make a North American 360 version, though. For a while, companies were doing that, like with Dark Souls, but now stuff like the new BlazBlue isn’t getting a 360 release in the States, either, so I wonder if that’ll be the case for this.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Blackened Halo

    I hope for 3DS :)

    #13 1 year ago
  14. dizzygear

    @13 No its gotta be for Windows Phone 8!

    #14 1 year ago
  15. deathm00n

    @13 Hell no if exclusive for 3DS, 3DS already got the other Shin Megami Tensei games, Persona was always for Playstation and it should stay like this.

    #15 1 year ago

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