[FAKE] Unfinished Persona 3 Iwatodai Dorm Map Discovered in Persona 5 Data

Update (2017-09-12): What appeared to be an Iwatodai Dorm map hidden within the Persona 5 game files was actually a fake, created with a model importer. There was never an unused map of this area within Persona 5.


Reverse engineering Persona 5 to access hidden files within the game, YouTube user TGE recently discovered a map remade to resemble the lobby of Persona 3‘s Iwatodai Dorm within Persona 5.

No other information regarding this has been unearthed. The Japanese text on the walls reads “Dummy Field.”

This map could have been implemented for testing purposes during the development of Persona 5, or it could be a map implemented in Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night, which features assets based on the Persona 5 modeling engine.

Another video by TGE demonstrates accessing fields in Persona 5 which the player does not normally have access to:


The Art of Persona 5
Prima Games Prima Games (2017-06-27)
  • DoctorJoeCool

    Aw yeah! This’ll be great!

  • Shadowriver

    It indeed look like just for engine testing. In game development i only heard of field being some trigger area, but here it seem to be related to technicalities how level data is stored maybe, or maybe it dummy texture for some effect.

    • Rafael

      This is fake and all, but they literally made an entire game just for testing the engine, which is Catherine.

      • Shadowriver

        So i guess game systemb efore htey had any P5 asset :>

      • WillKindricks

        Catherine was made with gamebyro. P5 was made using a proprietary in-house engine.

  • Kei Fujitora

    Kinda like the Hidden Interiors universe in GTA San Andreas, I see.

  • Ken

    to bad….p5 need update story or dlc like what happen to mona having shadow in his dream. and also p3 need a remake with more event like valentine day

    • BabyMagnum

      It’s already getting another version be patient.