This weeks Famitsu focuses on the protagonists of 2016's vidya.
Noctis and Ryu are right in the center so they are the most important.
>2 mixed breeds
>1 bodily impaired
>ranging from kid to their early 40's
>1 non-living organism
And people say there isn't enough diversity in vidya.
It's been confirmed multiple times by the director himself every month since August last year, he even said it again just a few days ago, by the CEO confirming it, by every piece of new footage for the past 5 months ending with "coming 2016", and in SEs financial reports stating it will be out in 2016, it is 100% going to be a 2016 release.
The game is already confirmed to be playable from start to finish back in December last year, and they are now in the beta phase and debugging, so the game is feature complete already and they are going to reveal the release date and other major reveals in March.
>"We'll safely release Persona 5 in 2016... I think." - Katsura Hashino
>Not Zelda but they are still stupid enough to believe Last Guardian will come out this year
The reason Monakuma is there is because the devs of DRV3 don't want to announce the protagonist yet
At least the game will let you pretend.
as usual the SMT series is being the most unironically homosexual JRPG
Poll from famitsu last year for most popular JRPG franchise
4: Tales of...
>mfw SMT is more popular than persona in Japan
They also already revealed the DQ11 MC
>game with cute girls out the ass
>all the porn is gay
Now let's not get carried away, Persona's "like shit" is still better than the sales of 99% of weeb games. Although it's definitely not even close to any of the big name JRPG franchises.