English Voice Acting Cast for Persona 5 Announced

Atlus U.S.A., Inc. does not often get to announce voice casts, but considering the magnitude of the game, they can reveal a partial cast list for the English dub of Persona 5. Releasing in Europe on Feb. 14, 2017 on the PlayStation®3 (PS3) and PlayStation®4 (PS4), the English dub is being supervised by the long-time Persona series project lead in the Americas, Yu Namba.

“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,” said Yu Namba, Persona 5 project lead and recording supervisor. “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.”

The main Persona 5 hero cast includes:

·        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

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.

“Persona 5 will release on Feb. 14 in the Americas and Europe, for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Pre-orders are now available at participating retailers for either version of the game. For more information, please visit the official website, atlus.com/persona5

FEATURES RECAP

·        Persona 5 is the first numbered title of the award-winning franchise on home consoles since the PS2 generation.

·        Fast-paced Japanese role-playing game mechanics, exciting action sequences, deep and engaging story.

·        Vibrantly stylized characters, enemies, and environments, elegant anime-style cut-scenes.

·        Soundtrack featuring the fresh sounds of acid jazz composed by the legendary composer Shoji Meguro.

·        A standalone story experience that welcomes newcomers and veteran Persona players alike.
PRODUCT DETAILS

Title: Persona 5
Release Date: February 14th 2017
Platform: PlayStation® 4 / PlayStation® 3
Developer: Atlus
Publisher: Deep Silver (PAL)
Genre: Japanese Role Playing Game (JRPG)
Players: One
Target Rating: PEGI 12, USK 12 – TBC
Price: Standard & SteelBook Launch Edition: €69.99/£54.99, Premium Edition: €89.99/£79.99, PS3 Edition: €49.99 / £39.99
Languages: English Voice and Text

PREMIUM AND STEELBOOK EDITION DETAILS

PS4 SteelBook Launch Edition – PlayStation 4 only (€69.99, £54.99)
Available only to PS4 pre-orders and a limited number of day-one purchases while supplies last
·        SteelBook Edition: The PS4 version will come specially packaged in a metal game case, emblazoned with Persona 5 designs

Take Your Heart Premium Collector’s Edition – PlayStation 4 only (€89.99/£79.99)
The definitive collector’s edition of Persona 5 is exclusive to the PS4 version of the game and includes the following:
·        Soundtrack: A selection of music from Persona 5 by legendary series composer, Shoji Meguro, in a CD sleeve featuring P5 artwork.
·        4” / 10 cm plush keychain: Morgana the Phantom Thieves’ cat is not just the mascot of the Phantom Thieves, but also a member — and also not just a cat! The premium edition includes an exclusive 4”/10 cm plush of Morgana.
·        64-page hardcover art book: This art book is full of concept sketches, character art, and more by character designer Shigenori Soejima.
·        SteelBook game case: As strong as a vault, the game disc for the PS4 will come specially packaged in a metal game case, emblazoned with Persona 5 designs.
·        School bag: Designed after the traditional school bags in Japan, the exclusive replica bag comes complete with the Shujin Academy crest.
·        Collectible outer box: Easily the largest premium edition in ATLUS’ history, the entirety of the “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition comes in a colossal collectible box.

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