Many were waiting for Atlus USA to announce Persona 5, and while that did happen, we still know so very little about the game. The red and black trailer slowly flashes five chairs on the screen with five retro-style ball and chains attached. English text appears saying, "You are slave, want emancipation?” The Japanese trailer ended by saying it’ll be out in Japan winter 2014 on the PS3, and now we know it’ll hit the US some time in 2015. That’s basically it at this point.
First off, though next-gen fans may be bothered that it will still be on PS3, it isn’t shocking given that Persona 4 was on PS2 years after the PS3 had replaced that console. If that information bothers them, fans should relax knowing the Persona brain trust--series director Katsura Hashino, series designer Shigenori Soejima, and series composer Shoji Meguro--is also running things for P5. Now that Persona 5 is official, we’ll likely get more info soonish, but until then, it seems pretty clear that it’ll feature an entirely new cast and story. However, if you’re the Persona 4 crew is left out, you’ll be seeing plenty of them in 2014 and 2015.