Persona 5 Famitsu Scans Feature Battle Gameplay, New Phantom Thief Art

Following the preview and the flying get information leak for Persona 5 in this week’s Weekly Famitsu magazine issue #1437, high resolution scans from the feature have been released.

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The feature revolves around the game’s combat mechanics, which were previously detailed in the furage leak:

  • The action of the game takes place in an alternate world called the Palace. This is a place where it is possible to reform rotten adults by stealing their “treasure” in its depths.
  • A variety of actions can be taken, such as using the circle button to hide from enemy “shadows” who act as sentinels in the Palace.
  • An ability by the name of “Third Eye” can be triggered in suspicious locations to solve puzzles or find items that are key in the other world.
  • It is possible to attack enemies by surprise if they are approached without noticing you.
  • By pressing the R1 button in combat, a battle assist mode is activated, which will automatically attack enemy weak points.
  • New elements have been added to the game’s combat such as “nuclear heat” and “telekinetic.”
  • Specific skills used when an enemy is afflicted by a negative status effect will deal a significant amount of damage.
  • Nuclear heat is effective against enemies on fire, frozen or shocked by electricity. Telekinetic is effective against enemies with a negative mental status effect.
  • Conversations can be initiated with enemies in combat in a “Hold Up” state, which happens when the conditions for an All-Out Attack are met.
  • Shadows in “Hold Up” can be told to lend their strength in the form of becoming a persona for the player to use.
  • Enemies in “Hold Up” can also be requested to give money and items through the conversation mechanic.

This issue of Famitsu also had an anniversary illustration for Famitsu’s 30th by Shigenori Soejima, featuring Morgana from Persona 5 and Fantasy Zone’s Opa-Opa.

P5 Morgana Famtisu 30th

toi8 (character designer of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE) submitted his own illustration of Nekomata from the Shin Megami Tensei series.

toi8 Nekomata

Etrian Odyssey series artist Yuji Himukai provided his own illustration featuring Shining in the Darkness and LandStalker.

Yuji Himukai Illustration

Devil Survivor also made his own illustration for the Famitsu anniversary featuring Devil Survivor 2Caladrius and Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth.

Devil Survivor Artist

The previous Famitsu feature for Persona 5 was in issue #1432, released on May 12, 2016.

Persona 5 is slated to be released for the PS3 and PS4 in Japan on September 15, 2016, with a February 14, 2017 North American release date.

  • Creed1217

    These phantom thievest character renders look amazing ! I really love Makoto’s all put finish cut in!

  • Valwin Mediaz

    Those renders look so good

  • Those new renders are glorious! My god this game keeps becoming better and better!

  • Valwin Mediaz

    I welcome this JUSTICE

  • sillyfudgemonkeys

    No offense but I’m pretty sure the redheaded guy on the right (in the Devil Survivor pic) is from Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth.

    • Persona_Central

      You’re right, thanks for the correction.

      • sillyfudgemonkeys

        No prob! :)

  • Whatever


  • This “Hold Up” thing seems like the negotiation system from the main series. I welcome this.

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  • Kels

    I probably haven’t been paying attention, but I appreciate getting a closer look at everyone’s melee weapons. Also, these character designs just make me more and more excited for the FAINTEST possibility at a Persona 5 Arena. They all just look so damn cool.

    • BabyMagnum

      If you mean everyone you missing the detective guy.

  • 256starlight

    The form of a persona and the heart of a shadow…. when the shadowy heart has been stolen it regrows its new heart to match its form…a persona