The lights are on
The domain name Persona5.jp was recently registered by Index Corporation, the parent company of Atlus. It is by no means a confirmation of Persona 5, but it could mean the developer is working on a new Persona title, which has been rumored.
The domain was registered on June 25 according to the listing on whois.net.
Index Corporation recently filed for bankruptcy and is being investigated for fraud. There haven't been any updates regarding this, but time frames of Persona5.jp being registered and the news of Index Corporation's troubles seem to hint that the filing occurred while it was aware of the upcoming investigation.
Our TakeAfter the success of Persona 4 Golden and Persona 4 Arena, Persona 5 seems like a sure thing. Index could be registering the domain as a precautionary measure against digital squatters, but the time seems right for a brand new Persona. Maybe it could be a PlayStation 4 exclusive? Or after Golden, maybe it will be a Vita exclusive. It worked for Dragon Quest IX. That game was a numbered release for a major RPG series, and it was exclusive to a handheld system. It's also worth noting that Atlus' next game, Shin Megami Tensei 4, is a 3DS exclusive. The company is no stranger to releasing major RPGs exclusively on a handheld.
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..........................................................YYYYYYYEEEEESSSSSS!!!!! Also, I hope those financial issues get sorted out soon.
I'll just do a little Happy Dance out of pure hope this is more than just registering a domain name from squatters. I would love a new Persona.
hopes = low.
im not betting yet.
well, let's hope it is so. i would love to see a persona game on ps4... or ps3 seeing how they like to make games for last gen consoles once the new gen is out.
THIS IS A SIGN FROM THE HEAVENS, OUR SALVATION IS UPON US. WOOOOOOOOOKAAA WOOOOOOOKA
Yes. Nothing more need be said.