Last week, Atlus and Dengeki put out another issue of the Persona Magazine in Japan to commemorate February’s Persona 5 and Persona 4: Dancing All Night-related announcements at the Persona Super Live concert. As the publication has previously been home to exclusive interviews with Atlus staffers that aren’t without some intellectual substance —my translation of one such interview around this time last year is how I got a job with this very site, in fact— I had a friend of the site ship me a copy of this new issue and, as expected, it’s home to three new interviews with four prominent members of Atlus’ Persona Team.
It took me a little while because of all the other work I’ve had going on, but thanks to friend of the site pantiesinabox, I’ve lived up to tradition and translated the three developer issues that ran in this month’s issue of Persona Magazine! As is standard, they’re less about news so much as they are about discussing the history and creative philosophies driving Persona 5 and Dancing All Night. But you get to read Atlus luminaries Katsura Hashino, Shigenori Soejima, Kazuhisa Wada, Ryota Kozuka talk shop about making video games, so that’s pretty great!
There are some minor new details here and there if you really read closely, though, especially for Dancing All Night, so I’d say if you’re keen on either game, it’s hopefully worth a read!
Now to go take a bre-
Haha, they had to put out another Dancing trailer right as I was finishing this off, didn’t they.