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Persona 5 Launch Trailer

Well here’s a refreshing change of pace. We have a launch trailer for a game that is actually launching. I feel like we’re constantly getting “launch trailers” for games that don’t come out for weeks. But not today. Because today comes the launch trailer for Persona 5. A game that actually launches today.

It’s Time to Rip Off Those Masks

The Atlus developed title hits both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 today. If you’ve never checked the series out, the Persona 5 synopsis does a great job of breaking the semi-convoluted plot down:

“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.”

Got all that? Thought so. The game is apparently just another in a long line of incredibly reviewed titles this year. Metacritic has the game currently sitting at an insane 94 percent. If you’ve never given it a shot, now seems like the perfect time to jump in. Persona 5 launches today.

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Growing up a 90's kid, Jeff found his love for gaming during Nintendo's heyday. Because of that, you could call him a "Nintendo Fanboy" (albeit a rational one) to this day. Outside of his passion for the gaming industry, he’s also an avid sports enthusiast (New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies mainly) and enjoys quality/popular TV shows and movies.