Ryuji Sakamoto Will Always Have Your Back in Persona 5

Shujin Academy is home to many high school delinquents, but the most notorious misfit would have to be Persona 5’s Ryuji Sakamoto. Ryuji was a promising track star who tragically suffered a career ending injury due to “overtraining” by the sadistic coach Kamoshida. With no future in the sport he loves and experiencing first-hand the evil of “shitty adults,” Ryuji becomes a social pariah who rebels against a society he perceives as corrupt.

Even though he’s the definition of a troublemaker, he has a kind heart and always puts the Phantom Thieves before himself. In short, Ryuji is a true friend that can always be counted on to have your back in a jam. Plus, having a tough guy with a skull mask in your crew is just awesome.

Check out Ryuji as he dishes out some teenage justice in the new trailer below!

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


·        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.

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

Jim Smale

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