Watch Two Hours of English Persona 5 Footage

November 30, 2016Written by Tyler Treese

Atlus recently streamed the first English gameplay of Persona 5, and now an archive is available to watch. The Sega-owned publisher played two hours of the heavily anticipated role-playing game. The video doesn’t start at the very beginning of the game, as the actual opening is a lot more exciting, but it does take place very early on. So, if you’re worried about late-game spoilers, you can watch the English Persona 5 footage without any worry.

If you’ve been out of the loop, here’s how the video explains the game’s plot:

Persona 5 is a game about the internal and external conflicts of a group of troubled youth who live dual lives. They have the typically ordinary day-to-day of a Tokyo high-schooler – attending class, after school activities and part-time jobs. But they also undertake fantastical adventures by using otherworldly powers to enter the hearts of people. Their power comes from the Persona, the Jungian concept of the “self;” the game’s heroes realize that society forces people to wear masks to protect their inner vulnerabilities, and by literally ripping off their protective mask and confronting their inner selves do the heroes awaken their inner power, and use it to strive to help those in need. Ultimately, the group of Phantom Thieves seeks to change their day-to-day world to match their perception and see through the masks modern-day society wears.

Persona 5 was recently delayed until April 4, where the game will (supposedly) launch on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. The game is already out in Japan, so if you really can’t wait, importing is always an option.

(Source: Atlus via Destructoid)