Five years of stealing hearts!
Today marks the 5th anniversary of the Japanese release of the smash-hit video game Persona 5. Since its release, the game (and its updated Persona 5 Royal form) has gone on to sell over 5 million copies, making it the highest-selling game in the franchise. The lead character Joker was also made playable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, signifying just how much impact that game has had in its short 5-year life.
To celebrate the birthday of Persona 5, character designer Shigenori Soejima drew a visual of Joker, as Mona would say, lookin' cool.
Persona 5 was released in Japan 5 years ago, and character designer Shigenori Soejima created a special art piece to celebrate!— Official ATLUS West (@Atlus_West) September 15, 2021
Happy Anniversary, Phantom Thieves! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/iZmZqYnYCH
With the Persona franchise celebrating 25 years on September 20, and the hint of a new game, it's a great time to be a fan of the franchise.
Source: Atlus West on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.