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Some Persona 5 deleted content with a somewhat odd storyline has recently been discovered. The cut content refers to an unused quest internally titled as “quest31” which carries an anti-piracy message in a somewhat hammy fashion. quest31 sees the Phantom Thieves heading up against an unnamed adversary who has been discovered pirating a number of video games, and the heroes are out to take him down.
A user on ResetEra discovered the Persona 5 deleted content on The Cutting Room Floor, a wiki and website that is dedicated to cataloging and preserving cut content from video games. The Cutting Room Floor has a large amount of unused dialogue from the game of which quest31 only forms a small portion. quest31 is one of twenty unused Mementos Requests discovered by data miners.
Here are two portions of the dialogue from the quest in question:
Shut up! It’s not my fault!
It’s those money grabbing
game companies! Blame them!
Games are too expensive,
and my allowance isn’t enough…
And who cares if I download them?
Maybe I play it for free, but
if it’s a good game, I recommend
it. I’m giving back, aren’t I?
He has zero remorse.
I can’t let this go.
I’ll use a special attack on him!
A special attack on behalf of all
the creative types in the world.
I won’t do it again!
It was uncool of me to brag
about it to my friends, too.
Before I knew it, illegally
downloading games became the
biggest priority in my life…
Just erase all the games
you pirated already. Make
sure you tell your friends, too.
…OK. I’ll save up my allowance
and actually pay for games from
The Phantom Thieves forgive
you. On behalf of all the
creative types in the world.
The reason for the existence of the Persona 5 deleted content isn’t entirely clear. Some developers include anti-piracy messages just for the sake of it. However, it may also have been intended as special content that only activates when the game has been pirated; other developers have enacted similarly-weird bonus content in their games.
You can read the full text of quest31 over at The Cutting Room Floor along with other cut content from Persona 5 and other video games.