After being released for the western fans for about a month, Persona 5 Director Katsura Hoshino conveyed his gratitude towards the fans all over the world in a post on the PlayStation Blog. The post also comes along with an illustration by Character Designer Shigenori Soejima, with a short ‘thank you’ note from himself.
Hashino expressed how he felt when the game made its debut in the west, and also explained what he plans to do in the future:
Last year, with the milestone of the Persona series’ 20th anniversary, I handed off the series development to my successors and announced the start of my new RPG project that takes place in a fantasy world. Be it a game set in modern day, like the Persona and Shin Megami Tensei series, or a game set in a new fantasy world, I aim to create games that provide an invaluable experience of reflecting on oneself through a journey, while roleplaying as characters that players can deeply relate to.
He concluded the letter by thanking fans for all of the supports to the series and Atlus‘ projects.
These efforts are only made possible thanks to the positive reception we receive from fans—not just in Japan, but worldwide—of the Persona series and Atlus RPGs in general. I appreciate all your support for the newest entry in the Persona series, and I hope that everyone will enjoy the new Atlus RPGs to come.
Go over to the link provided above if you wish to see the post as well as the full resolution of the illustration.
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