• Persona 5 is an upcoming JRPG being developed by Atlus of the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 console

Persona 5 is an upcoming JRPG being developed by Atlus of the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 console (Photo : Facebook/Persona 5)

The latest details for "Persona 5" revealed the game's official release date for the PlayStation 4, a new trailer, an "Anniversary Edition" and its own anime series.

Atlus announced the official release date and details for the upcoming JRPG sequel, "Persona 5" after the game's countdown clock has stop for its live stream event on May 5. A new trailer for "Persona 5" begun streaming online and its shows some interesting new gameplay, characters and more clues of the game's main story.

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As seen in the trailer, "Persona 5's" story will be explored by a ragtag group of high school students that feel like they do not have a place in society, until one fateful event gathered them together as they have discovered a power called "Isekai-Navi". The Isekai-Navi allows them to enter the hearts of corrupt individuals and steal their malicious intents. Branding themselves as the "Phantom Thieves", they made it their mission to cleanse the world from its dark and corrupt society.

New characters are introduced in "Persona 5" such as Futuba Sakura, a bespectacled girl with orange hair who is the dungeon navigator, and a unnamed female student which Morgana will introduce to group later in the game. The heroes of the game consist of the silent Protagonist, Ryuji Sakamoto, Ann Takamaki, Yusuke Kitagawa and Morgana.

The sequel also features several gameplay features like "Sneak", which allows gamers to use stealth and perform stealth kills against unsuspecting foes and "All-Out-Attack" that enables party members to gang up on enemies. Gamers can also do activities outside of the dungeons such as exploring the city, doing odd jobs for money and going to school.

The trailer ends with the appearance of Igor and a release date announcement of Sept. 5 in Japan for the PS4 and PS3 console. Atlus has not yet revealed the western release date of the game.

In other news, Atlus announced an animated series for "Persona 5" called "The Day Breakers" and it will serve as a prologue for the game, Siliconera reported.

A-1 Pictures will be handling the upcoming "Persona 5" anime, and series director Katsura Hashino stated that it will be its own original story that will be linked to “ a certain” sub-episode within the game. It will be shown on September before the sequel's launch date.

Atlus added that gamers can pre-order the game and gain some bonus items such as an "Anniversary Edition" of the game containing its art books, a five disk OST tracks, a DLC set with designer Shigenori Soejima's "picaresque arrangement" of personas and skills, another DLC sets with "Persona 3" and "Persona 4's" high school uniforms as thief outfits along with battle background music and singles, a special custom theme by Shigenori Soejima, and a deluxe game Art Treasure Box, AnimeNewsNetwork reported.

"Persona 5" will launch on Sept. 15 in Japan, while the western release of the game will be out sometime this year for the PS3 and PS4 consoles.