New Persona 5 Trailer Shows off Misfit Ryuji Sakamoto

November 2, 2016Written by Tyler Treese

Atlus is keeping the Persona 5 hype train going as they’ve released another trailer for the upcoming PlayStation 3 and 4 role-playing game. Today’s trailer (which is embedded above) focuses on one of the members of the Phantom Thieves, Ryuji Sakamoto. The former track star became a troublemaker after getting injured, and is the first member to join the protagonist.

Here’s how Atlus describes the playable character:

Shujin Academy is home to many high school delinquents, but the most notorious misfit would have to be Persona 5‘s Ryuji Sakamoto. Ryuji was a promising track star who tragically suffered a career ending injury due to “overtraining” by the sadistic coach Kamoshida. With no future in the sport he loves and experiencing first-hand the evil of “shitty adults,” Ryuji becomes a social pariah who rebels against a society he perceives as corrupt.
Even though he’s the definition of a troublemaker, he has a kind heart and always puts the Phantom Thieves before himself. In short, Ryuji is a true friend that can always be counted on to have your back in a jam. Plus, having a tough guy with a skull mask in your crew is just awesome.

Atlus also put out an interview with Ryuji’s voice actor Max Mittelman. You can check that out below:

Persona 5 is available now in Japan, and is set to release in North America on February 14 for PlayStation 3 and 4.

Let us know in the comments below if Ryuji and his friends will be your valentine come mid-February!

(Source: Atlus)