Japanese video game developer and publisher Atlus will have hosting a special live concert on February 5th for their Persona series of games. A full day before it, Atlus have announced that they will be hosting a 30 hour long live stream dedicated to Persona.
The live stream being hosted on the 4th will be titled Flash! Persona Channel 2015 and will be available on Niconico at 1pm JST. The livestream is also celebrating the new re-release of Persona 4: Golden for the PlayStation Vita. It will feature lots of video footage and commentary about the series enticing newcomers to the series and showcasing what the games are about. The live stream will continue over to the next day where the Persona Super Live 2015 concert will also be held, where new information about Persona 5 will be revealed. The visual for the event features the two protagonist for Persona 3 and Persona 4, and the back of Persona 5‘s protagonist
The Live concert itself will also feature performances from the music composers and singers of the Persona series, including Yumi Kawamura, Lotus Juice, Shihoko Hirata and Shoji Meguro. There will also be various products on sale at the concert.
Persona 5 will be developed and published by Atlus, and will release in Japan on the PS3 and PS4 later this year. Here is the first trailer for the game:
The Persona series started off in 1996 on the PlayStation as a spin off in the Megami Tensei. Titled Megami Ibunroku Persona, or Revelations: Persona in the west, the game featured a series of high school characters who could summon a persona, a physical representation of their personality. The game received positive reviews and is considered as a hit. Since then, 3 main line games were released and numerous spin offs, re-releases and adaptations. Persona 2 released in 1999 and was made up of two games:Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment. The game was a success in Japan but the game failed to receive good international support. The next game wouldn’t release until 2006 on the PlayStation 2. Persona 3 was a massive hit in both Japan and overseas selling over 500,000 units worldwide. Persona 4 followed the same path of success in 2008.
The Persona live stream will hosted tomorrow at 1pm JST on Niconico. The Persona Super Live 2015 concert will then be held in Nippon Budokan.