Attention, attention. Persona 5 is finally out in the US for all those who are fans of the Persona series. I already picked up my special edition Steelbook version of the game this morning so I’m all set. If you’re not able to pick up the Steedlbook version, you can pick up the standard edition that comes with a neat controller skin for PS4. If you’re a hardcore fan, you can also pick up the “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition which includes a crazy amount of extra loot. If you prefer digital, the game is now available for PS3 and PS4 digital download on the PlayStation Store. The PS4 version is priced at $59.99 and the PS3 version is priced at $49.99.
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.
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