When Persona 5 launches next year on February 14 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in North America and Europe, it will include an English dub. Supervised by Yu Namba, Persona Series Project Lead in the Americas, the English dub features Xander Mobus (the announcer in Super Smash Bros) as the protagonist, and you can see both of them in the two new videos released today.
“The protagonist is the newest transfer student of Shujin Academy in Tokyo,” Atlus says. “He had a bad experience with corrupt authority figures in his hometown, but he’s been given a second chance to start anew. Although he lives the life of a typical Japanese high-schooler during the day (such as going to class, hanging out with friends, putting in work at the batting cage, and more), by night he’s something much more than “typical.” Don’t let his clean cut school boy uniform and stoic demeanor fool you, because this kid is the leader of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. Codenamed “Joker,” the protagonist is a wildcard who’ll do whatever it takes to steal the hearts of adults he perceives as corrupt.”
The full main voice cast in Persona 5 is below, and Atlus will release new videos focusing on each character and cast member as we get closer to launch:
- Xander Mobus as the protagonist
- Cassandra Morris as Morgana
- Max Mittelman as Ryuji Sakamoto
- Erika Harlacher as Ann Takamaki
- Matt Mercer as Yusuke Kitagawa
- Cherami Leigh as Makoto Niijima
- Erica Lindbeck as Futaba Sakura
- Xanthe Huynh as Haru Okumura
- Robbie Daymond as Goro Akechi
Namba talked about the new English voice cast in Persona 5:
We at Atlus U.S.A. take pride in the quality and care we put into casting and dubbing for our games, and Persona 5 is no exception. This is a completely new cast of characters, so we started with a blank slate in bringing life to them with our stellar cast of voice actors. It’s hard saying goodbye to the cast of previous Persona games, but we hope to bring an entirely new tone with a new set of actors for this game.
Persona 5 came out in Japan last month and opened to combined sales of 338,000 across PS4 and PS3.
What do you think of the English voice cast?