Yesterday, the next major Persona series concert was announced for October: “Persona Super Live P-Sound Wish 2022: Crossing Journey.”
All of the previous “Persona Super Live” concerts have had game announcements, some of which have been related to both the actual concert’s name, or the concert’s key artwork.
Persona Super Live 2015
Taking place on February 5, 2015, “Persona Super Live 2015 in Nippon Budokan: Night of the Phantom” was notably where Persona 5 was first revealed (as well as the re-reveal of Persona 4: Dancing All Night). Clearly, the name “Night of the Phantom” and the dagger in the logo represented the star of the show, as Joker hijacked the concert to make an announcement.
The key art featured the Persona 5 protagonist facing away, with each of the main characters holding masks, which would end up being fundamental to P5’s aesthetic. Each protagonist had what looked like searchlights pointed at them in the primary color of their respective title, evoking the thievery and heist aesthetic P5 would end up having.
Persona Super Live 2017
Taking place on August 2, 2017, “Persona Super Live P-Sound Bomb!!!! 2017: Witness the Harbor’s Crime” was where Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight were originally announced, alongside Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth.
This one did not seem to have any hints towards the games that would be announced. “Witness the Harbor’s Crime” was a reference to the concert venue being near a harbor, while the key art shows the protagonists of Persona 3, Persona 4, and Persona 5 wielding their signature persona summoning tools.
The closest to a hint would possibly be the addition of “P-Sound” to the Persona Super Live name, with the Persona rhythm games called “P-Sound Action” games by Atlus. However, that link is admittedly tenuous.
Persona Super Live 2019
The “Persona Super Live P-Sound Street 2019: Welcome to No. Q Theater” concert was the latest one, taking place on April 24 and April 25, 2019. Unlike the previous concerts, the two games that would end up being revealed at PSL 2019 (Persona 5 Royal and Persona 5 Strikers) were previously teased to be at the event.
The key art and concert name were mainly Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth themed, with the logo representing the concert’s “street” theme (which the concert venue also evoked). Coincidentally, the logo is similar to certain Persona 5 Strikers iconography.
The key art would be modified two years later, with P5R’s Kasumi Yoshizawa in the background.
Phone wallpaper is being given away, featuring the key art for "Persona Super Live 2019: Welcome to No. Q Theater."
A special alteration has been made to it, replacing Arsene in the background (left) with Kasumi (right). https://t.co/xc1tkh6s3r pic.twitter.com/JImKz2Ttel
— Persona Central (@Persona_Central) April 12, 2021
Persona Super Live 2022
This leads us to the upcoming “Persona Super Live P-Sound Wish 2022: Crossing Journey” concert. Bearing a more muted color palette compared to the previous artwork, it features all of the Persona series protagonists this time, despite only having music announced for P3, P4, and P5. The clouds resemble geographical locations, as well.
So, do you think that the name “Wish 2022: Crossing Journey” and the key art of the upcoming Persona Super Live 2022 concert is teasing at any upcoming project? What about the live concert’s appearance itself?