Atlus understands that fans are excited for the next numbered installment of the Persona series. As a result, Atlus held a talk show with two big time Persona fans, Tomomi Isomura (voice actress) and Mafia Kajita (freelance writer). Seeing the positive response from fans and potential in the idea, Atlus has decided to make a Persona talk show/ variety show for all to enjoy.
Atlus is the company responsible for the Shin Megami Tensei series, Trauma Center series, and of course the Persona series. That also includes all sub-series under Shin Megami Tensei, including Devil Summoner and Digital Devil Saga. Some know Atlus by their story driven puzzle/platformer Catherine and others still via the Etrian Odyssey series. By now, Atlus has gained enough of a following to warrant dedicated fans that crave more information; thus, “Persona Stalker Club.”
The debut episode of “Persona Stalker Club” begins February 28. The streamed episode comes from Nico Nico, but can be found on the Persona Channel (link below). So far the show is said to be in Japanese, hopefully it will quickly receive english subtitles. Knowing Atlus, it is likely that they understand fans want to enjoy this (considering they are making it for the fans) and will make it available for non-japanese speaking viewers.
Persona 5 has been announced as coming to the PS3 in winter of 2014, but that is the majority of information so far about the game. To see a trailer click here. With only that small bit of information to go on, fans have been begging to know more about the game. Information about the new game’s protagonist is still nothing more than speculation at this point.
Persona Q: Shadow Of The Labyrinth is the upcoming Atlus game heading for the Nintendo 3DS. This game takes characters from multiple Persona games and puts them in a combat system reminiscent of Etrian Odyssey. Releasing alongside the game is a limited edition Persona themed 3DS XL. Here is just one of the many trailers released.
Unlike Persona 5, Persona Q: Shadow Of The Labyrinth has been getting plenty of trailers with tons of in-game footage. So far Persona 5 has yet to reveal any in-game play, leading the pyramid of questions to grow even higher. The addition of this Persona talk show may prove to be a way for players to actually get some concrete news about the upcoming continuation of the Persona series.
Atlus fans have an upcoming opportunity to tune into the Persona variety show, “Persona Stalker Club” for information about future Persona news. The first episode streams February 28 and will become available via the Persona Channel. The point of the show is to deepen bond between Atlus and those that enjoy Atlus content. If all goes well, it will likely be the first place to get a confirmed date Persona 5 (and maybe even a trailer). Atlus offers viewers an opportunity into the charming world of Persona via conversation all about Persona.