Persona 5 director celebrates his success in the West
Have a few words for Western players after their first month on the market.
Katsura Hashino, director of Person 5, has written a few lines for the official blog of PlayStation. There he thanked western players for receiving his latest video game, assuring that "to be honest, it is very difficult to estimate how popular it is in the West, since our team is in Japan and we cannot read the comments and discussions. I would love to be able to interact with fans from abroad, but sadly, right now I'm locked in the development room, eating instant noodles. "
Hashino explains that "Persona 5 is a very 'Japanese' story, with some political aspects with which I did not know how Western players would react. What I did know, however, is that outside of Japan there was a lot of expectation for the game, even while we were developing it, so I was curious to see how the story would be received. " In one of the most interesting moments of gratitude, the artist explained what he believes to be the main characteristic of his most recent work.
"It tells a superhero story where you face villains who were born into society, so I thought maybe it would have a different reception than previous installments. Of course, I could have been totally wrong and received criticism for it, so I I kept expectant and anxious at the same time. " His wish is simple: "I hope the story of Persona 5 leaves a lasting impression on all players."
He didn't talk too much about his next development, but he did leave some touches about it. He guaranteed that "my goal is to create games where the player has an invaluable experience of reflection on himself throughout a journey, putting himself in the boots of characters with whom he can deeply identify. The letter has been accompanied by a beautiful new illustration by Shigenori Soejima, Persona 5 character designer.
The game was released exclusively for Playstation 4 Y Playstation 3 last April 4. In 3D Games has received one of the highest marks of this year 2017. A traditional Japanese role-playing video game and essential for any lover of the genre.