Persona 5’s Themes Deal With “Suffocation… Relationships” With Team Working “Zealously”

We've discussed our most anticipated games of 2015 and the list can't seem to go without Persona 5, set for release both overseas and in the US on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 next year, and the developers have issued good news to close out 2014.

P Studio Producer and Director Katsura Hashino told fans via a 4Gamer article on the game that the team is hard at work. Here's the message translated by Siliconera:

As we head into next year, which already feels very sudden, we're adopting the words "be personal for change". Actually, this is the motto of the development team that I'm a part of. While they say that Atlus is more on the individualistic side, individuality breaks away from common rules and models, so it can be seen as a nuisance as well.

However, the way I see a person's character, it can spread to others, and it can also change the way they think and behave, for good or for bad… and that's the potential power I see.

We may feel some sort of suffocation in this world today, but as long as the world is comprised of relationships among humans, it is a person's character, or a group's character, that will provide the "power" to destroy that "feeling of entrapment".

With those thoughts in mind, we're currently zealously developing the Persona series' next main numbered title. Please look forward to the next announcements.

For coverage of Persona 5's wacky reveal via livestream, click here.