New Persona 5 trailer release, shows new characters and gameplay.

I’ve been a huge fan of the Persona series from 3 up. (Yes I know old school Shin Megami Tensei fans, I’m a horrible person) and I cannot get enough of the latest trailer released for upcoming Persona 5.

The trailer above shows off the previously shown main character as he strolls through the city, takes naps in class, rides trains, among other things, but it also gives us a glimpse of two other characters, a boy and girl, as well as a cat who appears to be part of the new team. On top of this we get a view of the game’s dungeon, some stealth and platforming elements.

“For this game, we’re going with a challenge that fuses together a juvenile school setting that is as large as life, together with a picaresque romance,” Persona 5 director Katsura Hashino wrote on the game’s official site which was translated by Siliconera. “In the previous game, we wrote a story that involved having a justice group chase down a bad guy that could easily be feared by just about anyone.

“This time, it’s about a group of high school students that are being ‘chased’ by unexpected occurrences due to the justice they believe in. We’re writing [the story] to convey a thrilling everyday life in the shoes of these characters, that are as large as life, in this juvenile school setting.”

Persona 5 will be hitting PS3 and PS4 in Japan later this year, and despite a confirmed Western release we do not know if it will be launching this year as well.