Persona is a video game franchise developed and primarily published by Atlus. The first entry in the series, Revelations: Persona, was released in 1996 for the PlayStation. There have been numerous adaptations, including anime television series, films, novelizations, mangas, stage plays, radio dramas, and musical concerts.
About Persona (series) in brief
Persona is a video game franchise developed and primarily published by Atlus. The first entry in the series, Revelations: Persona, was released in 1996 for the PlayStation. The series has since gone on to sell over 13 million copies worldwide, outselling its parent franchise. There have been numerous adaptations, including anime television series, films, novelizations, mangas, stage plays, radio dramas, and musical concerts. A Dynasty Warriors hack and slash spinoff of Persona 5, titled Persona 5 Strikers, wasreleased in Japan in February 2020. Several mobile games have been made in partnership with other Japanese mobile companies such as Bbmf. There is an RPG side-story titled Persona 3: Aegis The First Mission, an online RPG set around the high school setting of Persona 3, and an alternate version of the original Persona 3 titled Social 3: Eternal Punishment – Infinity Mask. A standalone spin-off for the Nintendo 3DS, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, features the full casts of Persona3 and 4, and is classed byAtlus as an official entry to the Persona canon. It was released worldwide in 2014. A rhythm game set after the events of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Persona 4: Dancing All Night, wasReleased worldwide in 2015. Two follow-ups to Dancing All night, Persona 3 and Persona 5: dancing in Starlight, were released together in 2018. A mobile game titled Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth, saw the addition of the Persona 5 characters and was released in Japan in 2018 and worldwide in June 2019.
A free-to-play browser game called Persona Ain Soph was released that year; the gameplay focused on players fusing Personas and confronting a threat known as the Qliphoth. It closed down in June 2010. A fighting game sequel to Persona 4, Persona4 Arena, was releases in arcades in Japan and North America, and 2013 in Europe in 2012. A separate spin off for the 3DS called Persona Q1: Shadow Of The Labyrinth was released in 2014; it features the cast of Persona 2 and 4 and isclassed as anofficial entry to Persona canon as well as a standalone spinoff for Persona 3. The most recent main entry was 2016’s Persona 5. It is a role-playing game based on the Megami Tensei franchise, with a group of students as the main cast. Its overall theme is exploration of the human psyche and how the characters find their true selves. The series’ recurring concepts and design elements draw on Jungian psychology and psychological personas, along with religion, mythology, and literature. The main series has used a social simulation function called Social Links, which are directly linked to how Personas evolve. The English localizations began to remain faithful to the Japanese versions at the insistence of Atlus, beginning with Persona 2: Eternal Pun punishment, in 2009. The games carry over the basic gameplay functions of the originals.