What’s happening with the Persona 25th Anniversary, and why are people upset?

Hey, Gamers! So I (stupidly) put off posting on Monday as it was Persona’s official 25th anniversary, and we were all expecting something big. That thing didn’t really come, so I needed to compose my thoughts and really think about what I was going to post because I was planning on posting about the big event or announcement we were all expecting (and I’ve been working on the next post for a few months and I am not willing to ruin it by rushing the end). So, now that everything has calmed down and I understand what’s happening, I thought I would share my understanding with you guys! Here we go!

The ‘big announcement’ was basically an announcement of an upcoming announcement in December, when Atlus is hosting a concert that celebrates music from the Persona games. First of all, I think we can all agree that the music from these games is amazing and definitely deserves celebrating. My issue is, I remember (maybe incorrectly) a concert happening maybe 2 years ago. It just feels a little… disappointing that this was the thing that Atlus revealed on the big day. I think if this announcement in December isn’t Persona 6, people are going to be disappointed. People were upset because they were expecting this big announcement to come on the actual 25th anniversary, which was Monday. So, they were really let down that all they got was an announcement of something happening in December.

So, if you go on the Atlus (West) website, it says that the 25th Anniversary events will happen from September this year (2021, if you’re reading in the future) to ‘Fall’ (Autumn) 2022. This is obviously a huge, huge time fame. At first, I was like “there’s no way I’m going to be able to stay hyped for that long” but now, I’m glad for the long time. It gives them – Atlus – more time to work on the announcements, any trailers and – more importantly – any games. The longer they have to work on these things, the better they will be. They may have planned to announce Persona 6, but decided in the end that now wasn’t the time. At the end of the day, with Persona 5 being so popular, stylish and sleek… they have to top that with Persona 6. I genuinely feel sympathy for them because I love Persona 5 so much, I don’t know if it’ll be possible to top it (mind you, they did an amazing job with Royal and they have clearly shown that they can improve and work on their mistakes). I sincerely hope that the fanbase will enjoy Persona 6 as much as they’ve enjoyed the other games, if not more.

So, what can you look forward to? Atlus West currently have some wallpapers on their website to celebrate the 25th anniversary. I have the Joker one as my home screen on my phone if anyone wants to match me (Josh was all dramatic because my home screen used to be him but now it’s Joker). The official Atlus shop has actually not been running longer than I’ve had this blog, and almost as long as I’ve been into Persona 5, and that’s coming back this October! I am very hyped for this, please expect me to complain about Atlus taking all my money when I inevitably do a post on all the cool merch I’ve bought.

In terms of any big announcements, I’ve heard so many guesses. Personally, I think it’s going to be Persona 6. Many people think it could be a Persona 3 remake, ports for the first 5 games (I’m putting 5 games because there’s two separate Persona 2’s), I’ve seen people guess Persona 5 Arena which was actually my original guess, but I don’t think that anymore. Heck, it might not even be a game. They might just be pranking us. Who knows?

@Atlus

So, that’s it for this post, Gamers! I hope I’ve cleared up a little bit of confusion for some people. Let me know what you’re most looking forward to during this time of celebration, and let me know what game you want the ‘big announcement’ to be. If you liked this content and want to see more Persona (or general gaming content), give this blog a follow! I’m not a gaming journalist, I’m just someone who’s pretty passionate about games and I like to overthink them and write it all down. If you’re interested in watching someone play Persona 5 (Royal or Strikers, currently), I am doing an AI playthrough of Royal and a Merciless playthrough of Strikers (trying to get the plat). See you next post, Gamers!

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