Atlus proves that sometimes, name value is all you need.
The 2014 game lineup is looking pretty exciting so far. With the upcoming release of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Japan, Japanese gamers have a lot to look forward to.
Japanese gaming magazine Weekly Famitsu asked its readers what games they were looking forward to the most for 2014. Number one with a bullet – or a chair with a ball and chain – was Atlus' latest chapter in the ever-popular RPG series, Persona 5.
Here's what some gamers wrote:
"I've been waiting forever for the next numbered title in the Persona series. To be honest, I wish they'd release it on the PS4 too." – 27 year old male
"In terms of scenario, graphics, game play, etc. the Persona series is the greatest series. I expect Persona 5 to be a game that everyone will be satisfied with." – 35 year old male
"The series has tons of devoted fans and the PS3 is a console with both the specs and the circulation rate that [Persona 5] will undoubtedly be a huge hit." – 39 year old male
"The announcement was the biggest shock for me last year. I'm looking forward to it." – 24 year old male
"With the anime and movie, the series has gathered a lot of recognition across a wide audience, so my friends and I are looking forward to it." – 30 year old male
Interestingly, of the top 20 anticipated games, the one that Japanese gamers are looking forward to the most is the one they know the least about, which certainly says something about the quality of its predecessors, since that's all anyone really has to gauge it with.
If you're tired of the constant barrage of franchise sequel releases from game companies, things like this are why they keep putting them out. Not that that's a bad thing.
Persona 5 is scheduled for release in Winter, 2014 (which means it could come out as late as March 2015). No news on an international release, but considering the series' popularity, we can be pretty sure there will be one.
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