Persona 5 Strikers for PS4 & NS – Carry on a social reform!
Persona 5 Strikers
PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch Ι Genre: Musou Thieves of Hearts
“A kind of mask, designed on the one hand to make a definite impression upon others, and on the other to conceal the true nature of the individual”.
The statement above has been coined by the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung to define the concept of Persona. Together with three other major archetypes (Shadow, Anima, and Self); the Persona reveals the true nature of people preparing them to enter into adulthood and to challenge the external world.
From a pop point of view, these ideas have been rarely exploited, but 24 years ago a Japanese company called Atlus exploited all of them in an unconventionally dark series of JRPGs; obviously, its name was Persona!
Born as a spin-off of Shin Megami Tensei; the first chapter entitled Megami Ibunroku Persona has been released on September 20, 1996, exclusively for PlayStation. Set in the St. Hermelin High School; the story involves the protagonist (a.k.a. the pierced boy), and his classmates in a perfectly mixed horror/sci-fi adventure in which they must unleash their inner Personas to save the hometown from the demons who threaten it.
Don’t think… feel!
Despite the mature plot in which conscious, and unconscious aspects of everyone’s personalities are revealed and complex gameplay mechanics; Megami Ibunroku Persona got an unexpected success selling several thousand copies very quickly, and due to its popularity three months later appeared on the US stores’ shelves as Revelations: Persona. No one could imagine that a brand new kind of JRPG sub-genre was born and that it is still healthy even nowadays.
Through the decades, Persona titles have explored several different sub-genres including fighting games, dungeon crawlers, music games, and so on. Also, it transcended the game industry becoming an actual multimedia project with dozens of anime, manga, stage plays, novels, concerts, and magazines that revealed everything, literally everything about the characters of the series.
But tomorrow something wonderful will occur; for the very first time, the Phantom Thieves of Hearts from Persona 5 will engage in something never experienced before. That’s right… Joker, Morgana, Panther, Skull, Fox, Queen, Noir, and Oracle will bring emancipation in a very musochaotic with Persona 5 Strikers for PS4 & NS!
Taking place some months after Persona 5; a new menace for the souls and hearts of millions of Tokyo inhabitants came forward, her name is Alice Hiiragi. She’s an extremely popular idol who despite her innocent aspect hides a wicked mind. Like a contemporary Alice Liddell; she can travel among this and the other dimension known as Jail. It is a sort of parallel Metaverse in which influential people can get even more public consensus exploiting common people’s wishes and dreams.
To prevent the whole destruction of democracy and free thought; the Phantom Thieves of Hearts return to the urban battlefield helped by new allies, new Personas, and new fighting techniques. In fact, for the first time, a Persona game abandons the traditional turn-battle systems to inaugurate its entry into the Musou games. To make Persona 5 Strikers even better, Omega Force cooperated with Atlus to take respect to the source material even further. The sheer number of foes on-screen is more impressive than ever; get ready to slash all of them summoning insanely powerful Personas or performing punishing combo attacks, all in stunning anime-style graphics.
Put your skills to test in a very 1000% extreme burning action; this title brings to all of us all the hack and slash action we’ve grown to love, along with one of the most iconic casts in the game’s wonderland. Use your fighting skills to carry on a real social reform digitally or physically; Persona 5 Strikers will take our hearts away.
We’re ready to step into the Metaverse, you’re into that too?
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