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Persona 5's success prompts Atlus to thank fans in open letter, director to leave series behind

Persona 5's success prompts Atlus to thank fans in open letter, director to leave series behind

Ron Duwell

Persona 5 is riding high as the second-highest rated game of 2017, and Atlus has certainly noticed the broadening appeal of its once niche franchise. The series broke ground back in 2007 when the North American sleeper-hit release of Persona 3 stole the limelight from AAA franchises like Mass Effect, and its fandom has only expanded with each passing release. Longtime series Director...

Happy 10th Anniversary, 2017 Edition - The biggest gaming franchises hit 10 years old

Happy 10th Anniversary, 2017 Edition - The biggest gaming franchises hit 10 years old

Ron Duwell

Time for my annual look at video games that are turning 10-years-old, and if you thought last year was bad, then 2007 is making me even more insecure about my age! How the hell am I supposed to write about Mass Effect in a retro sense? This isn't Final Fantasy or Super Mario, it's Mass Effect! It just doesn't make any sense in the least. I mean, I wasn't a kid when it came out. I was...

Atlus had to ask Persona 5 fans in Japan to stop messing with a real Tokyo location

Atlus had to ask Persona 5 fans in Japan to stop messing with a real Tokyo location

Joey Davidson

Dangit, Persona 5 fans! Would you chill out?! On the game’s official Japanese site, Persona 5 developer Atlus had to put up a post for its fans. Those making the “pilgrimage to the sacred place” need to behave themselves. Persona 5 is based in Tokyo, and it even features the digital recreations of real life areas in Japan’s capital city. The problem now is that diehard Persona fans in...