Persona 5 English Velvet Room Trailer Released

Persona 5 Velvet Room attendants guarding the protagonist's prison cell.
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A new English trailer and screenshots for Persona 5 have been released, showing off the Velvet Room.

Velvet Room Trailer

Sometimes when the protagonist of Persona 5 goes to sleep, he doesn’t dream like a normal Japanese high-schooler. Oh no. He gets transported to a place that exists between dream and reality, mind and matter. A place where fate has made it look like a prison. A place where sacrifice creates power, and where a familiar face will assist the leader of the Phantom Thieves in reaching his full potential. Get ready to say hello to Igor once again, because the Velvet Room is back!
 
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Velvet Room, it’s a special area where personas can be… played around with. Basically, the room is where personas collected in the Metaverse can be upgraded, turned into items, or undergo fusion. Let’s start with the most morbid one, shall we? Fusion allows personas to be fused together to create a new, hopefully stronger, one. There are three ways to fuse personas, basic fusion lets any two be fused together, while advanced fusion is preset and require three or more. Oh, there is one little thing I should mention. Your personas will need to be executed via guillotine to undergo the aforementioned fusions, so always remember their noble sacrifice when Velvet Room wardens, Caroline and Justine, lets the blade drop (be wary of accidents though). The third method of fusion is network fusion, which allows a player with online function to fuse their persona with a random online player’s persona!
 
Besides making heads roll, the Velvet Room offers other fun ways to execute, I mean, manage personas. For example, you can strengthen a persona by sacrificing (hanging) another one to it, put personas in lockdown so they can learn to take less damage from their weakness, and “transform” them via electric chair into a useful item/piece of equipment. You can also register and summon them from the compendium as well! Although the Velvet Room may look like a prison, it’s an important place to invest time and persona lives in. Oh, you can also access the area during the day/night or during Palace runs through a prison door looking portal.  
The previous game mechanics trailer focused on Palaces.

Screenshots

Atlus USA has also released new direct feed screenshots featuring the Velvet Room.

Persona 5 was released for the PS3 and PS4 in Japan on September 15, 2016. It will release in North America and Europe on April 4th, 2017, in Traditional Chinese on March 23, 2017, and in Korean in 2017.

  • napoleon yong

    I just saw it, and i think it’s brilliant. But now that they’ve set the bar it’ll be hard for them to make P6 even better, cus they have to figure something out

  • Chris Hedrick

    Nice. But I gotta say, it’s gonna take me awhile to get used to the new Igor

    • Justin Howe

      Yeah it may, but it sounds so cool.

  • Levi Johnson

    The voice acting is so good! So excited to play in English. Played the first sort of story arc in the Japanese version (I’m proficient in Japanese) but it just didn’t feel right playing a Persona game not in my native language, especially when the last two set the bar super high. So I reluctantly decided to wait for the localisation so my first full playthrough is in English. No regrets thus far!

  • James Jeans

    I get why they recast Igor in Japan — his original VO died — but did they really have to re-cast him in America too? I liked the original voice.

    Not that I think the new one is terrible… but am I the only one who noticed they seem to have treated his voice digitally? I was watching the trailer with headphones, and I sweat I can hear some sort of digital distortion in his voice.