It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything new. How’s development coming along?
Hashino: Things are really coming along and we’re starting to hit our quality benchmarks in terms of what goes into the game, so at this stage, we’re hard at work building the game and fleshing it out. We’re just as eager to bring this game out finally so they can enjoy what all we’ve been working on and day by day, we’re getting closer to the finish line. It’s just going to be a little while longer now before it’s here.
From there, Hashino discusses the feelings of catharsis he wants to evoke in players with Persona 5, the “dark side of society” and the nature of the game’s main characters.