>SHO IS P5HERO
>ULTIMAX SPOILERS ARE HERE
>The Ultimax script has been ripped from the update!
>US version of Ultimax is dual audio for fights only, JP is full dual audio but with no English text
>Marie and Adachi will be free for the first week of P4AU's release, Margaret isn't known at this point, but they're all on the disc already
>Persona Q will be adapted into a manga
>JP and US versions of P4AU have NO REGION LOCK
>English dub of P4AU recasts Margaret, Kanji and Naoto
>NA release date for P4AU is September 30th, Japan is August 28th, other regions TBA
>NA release date for PQ is November 25th, Japan was June 5th, Europe is November 28th
>General Persona Guide
>Persona 1 Guide
>Starter websites to learn:
>Art, Guides, Music and more (Persona only, contains P4A/TUUSH story transcripts and sprite/texture/script rips)
>Artbook, soundtrack, manga, and other downloads (Persona and SMT)
>P4 Dengeki Comic Anthology
>Persona/SMT image collection
>Ultimax NEW MUSIC
-TRANSLATED MANGA SCANS-
-ARENA PLAYERS MATCHUP DOC-
-P4U2 SPRITE/SOUND RIPS-
Hey Senapi, you want to hang out some?
>Sure, sounds great.
>Sorry, I have sports club.
>>>>>PSSH, Fuck off NERD.
Kenichi Suzumura is one of the biggest male seiyuu in Japan. Him voicing Sho was always suspicious to me.
Also, he hosted the Ultimax launch stream.
Which other seiyuu handles hosting duties for Persona 4 streams? Daisuke Namikawa, who voices Yu.
>Sho's in a graveyard
Sho is P5HERO according to developer codenames in the game files.
ITT: We imagine P3 and P4 with Sho as the Shotagonist
>Making a character with an established personality into a silent protagonist
Yeah because that worked so well last time
so i uh
i realize its been a long day and a pretty big bombshell has been dropped
but todays episode of the Golden anime was pretty good, right?
I think i might enjoy this.
Maybe Sho will have a female counterpart?
I'm like 99% certain that Vic Lasagna is Igor's new voice. Fucking why.
i want naoto to subdue me and place me under arrest
you tell me
Naoto is fucking parnoid and I loved it. nice touch with the ending being in grainy screen and all the memories in the background vanishing Really looking forward to the hollow forest BTW is it me or do the anime teams really like AI? out of all of Yu's social links she gets alot more focus and lines.
Eased everyone being up in arms about PerShona 5 probably being a reality.
>How to be an Ace Defective starring Naoto Shirogane.
Knew there had to be a reason I enjoyed her character more than she deserved to.
Well shit. Nothing can tarnish his Junpei for me though.
i really REALLY would love to raid houses with Naoto
>P3 AND P4 CHARACTERS TIES INTO P5
Is there a genderbender version of Sho yet?
Good bye Ken i found your replacement.
she really is losing it.
Why does she imagine Chie in a sexy Nazi uniform?
Well I'm in full denial mode until an actual trailer pops up. I mean they wouldn't be that stupid, right?
Izanami will be a new S. Link after suffering from amnesia in P5. You heared it here first.
>Return from little vacation
>Giant Fire Afro Eva
>Adachi and Yu team up to kill it
>Sho is now good and most likey a velvet room attenadant
>he runs away at the end or whatever
I'm getting tired of Atlus' bullshit lately.
Because Naoto is the lewdest one of all.
If Jack the Tripper is really telling the truth about Sho's developer codename being "P5HERO", that would leave us with only 4 possibilities:
1. The developers are cleverly trolling data miners
2. They are actually serious about making Sho the next main protag and crashing this series with no survivors
3. They will headline Sho for P5 only as bait, where his playable role will be minimal and soon replaced by a Raiden
4. Persona 5 will have multiple playable protagonists, each with a seperate and equally sized segment for him/her self, and Sho will be one of them
I'm not too optimistic at this point, so I'm prepared for the worst (number 2).
Fuck now i notice that Marie was alone in the neding
oh god, can Izanami be in Persona Dance all Night?
> They are actually serious about making Sho the next main protag and crashing this series with no survivors
Even ATLUSxP5 was better.
Can't wait for the Valentine's Day episode when Yu gives Marie a QUALITY kiss
Erica from Catherine had similarly awful clown hair
>LITTERALY CRY HIMSELF
>Marie is the female protagonist of P5
How would you react?
I'm gld my waifu will rest in peace as a door forever.
>that one part in the ending where her isn't moving when she's supposed to sing
Everything is too suspicious. For starters, it reeks of red herring because it's too "in your face". On the other hand, they probably expect the most avid japanese Persona fans to beat Ultimax's story mode before P5 trailer so it could be in-game teaser.
For example Atlus showed SMT4 trailer two weeks after they packed the teaser with Soul Hackers 3DS.
Yeah but Erica and Sho are of the same gender
>Sho's 3rd dialogue option is him making puns
I can't wait, honestly.
I saw this at twitter earlier and didn't gave much importance, but it adds credibility to Sho being the protag.
Basically P3, P4 and P5 are confirmed to be the same world. P3 already continued from P2, so unless Hashino is 100% determined to erase P1 and P2, it means it's not just the same universe, but same world as in how P3 and P4 are now closely connected by having both casts interacting.
Personally I wouldn't mind. I don't have a PS3 and this way I won't need to buy one for P5, because I won't give a shit about it.
fuuka dlc when this is fucking horseshit.
Also they left Door-kun alone for the plot right.
p5 is a standalone game right. NO BACKTRACKING TO PREVIOUS GAMES OTHER THAN SLIGHT NODS RIGHT.
I'D LIKE TO ANNOUNCE
THAT WITH GRACEK'S HELP
WE'VE MANAGED TO ENABLE ENGLISH TEXT IN JAPANESE P4U2
>tfw I thought 2014 was going to be a good year for this franchise
Never have hope. In anything
Yes he's back and worse than ever before.
>yu tearing up because muh marie
god damn it why cant she just stay gone
If P5 really continues from Arena the door certainly won't keep on being a door forever.
I think it's what I would hate the most about that scenario. MC is my waifu too and I want them to leave him alone. We already got PQ to see him once again, I don't want him to become another Yu.
I don't have a capture card (so no stream) and there's still more files we need to replace, but now we know how to do it since the few we replaced work fine.
I will provide patch for CFW users once it's done.
You need PS3 with CFW.
Is anyone here ACTUALLY thinking that P5 is gonna be a flop?
I mean its the same people who are in charge of the previous main Persona games and they clearly care about making a good game. Their last major game was Catherine and that turned out okay, right?
Even if Sho does become the new protag of P5
for lack of a better reason, I'm pretty sure they have a legitimate reason for putting an existing character as the protagonist of the new game.
Keep in mind that Sho IS designed by the same guy who made all the other Persona characters and P5 IS directed by the same guy who made the other main Persona games.
Dunno bout Shoji Meguro as that guy is working on Dancing All Night and that must be some hidden agenda or he REALLY likes making music for Persona games
Chie is a fucking slut. Just imagine the amount of sausage she had between those lips. She was probably the town bike before you came around and she was instantly lusting after your salami next.
Her phonenumber is probably all over public toilets with the annotation that she's willing to do anything for a beefbowl.
And remember those 3 guys from her S rank? As soon as you enter the train to go back home those guys probably rape her and NTR the shit out of her, turning her into a sexslave so they don't have to pay for the meat to take turns on her
> I want them to leave him alone.
fucking this holy shit. I want p5 to be a new fucking cast and not callbacks to shitty ass investigation team. I have pq for crossover shenanigans.Let sleeping dogs lie ffs.
Arena 2 coulda been the perfect closer to both s.e.e.s and it.
Im doubting severely that sho is the new mc. Like mentioned before I just want new cast, I dont mind references or nods to p3/p4 but I dont want it to even be a subplot.
Shoiji can make as much music as he wants I fucking love it
if all these gay fuccbois can be PC's then so should fuuka
it's not the beginning of every turn. You pick a support character and you can swap between them like a party member iirc.
Not thinking it will flop. But I do think I won't like it.
Yes they did great games, but it's also a fact that they keep going safer and safer. They keep making the games easier, with more pandering and waifushit.
I somehow understand it, they are a pretty small company. But with P3 they got some success, so for the next game they toned down everything that the fans disliked and multiplied the dating sim stuff that made P3 successful.
P4 now is a real success. So even if P5 is unrelated to the P4 cast, I think it will be even more "safe." I expect lots of friendship, even more silly antics and absolutely nothing that could make otaku feel inadequate.
I played the games in this order P4>P3>P2. But the order I liked them is actually the complete opposite. Every new game lost something good the former had in the name of otaku pandering.
I wana print this a cum on her face
But then she'd have to wash her face. Can't you do it on the one where she's wearing riot gear?
Do we know how old he is? He could be in high school in a few years.
Doesn't have maggie on the list
Impossible as I've unlocked all DLC.
Note how there's no Margaret spot in the 1.01 eboot?
That's because despite me having her DLC file, the executable (EBOOT) doesn't support her yet, so she's not there (and as such I can't select her ingame). If it was a new character I'd have known instantly.
It's an existing character no matter how you look at it.
Sorry but it IS Sho.
Dev jokes. I don't want to believe man. Plus MC's have never really had preestablished characters other than some light fluff bar Maya.
I also hope the combat is more akin to 3 than 4. Or they could just add zan and all the physicals back.
this anon gets it
>Dev jokes. I don't want to believe man
The internal addressing is generally pretty on-point though. Someone datamined P3P back when it first came out and found out Vincent's name two years before Catherine even came out.
Yeah, see? Even though his actual name was "Man Drinking Alone", atlus had his actual name in the code
And since Sho is called P5HERO I don't really see what else it could mean other than the protagonist of the upcoming Persona 5 (P5)
>Sho is the P5 protag
I hope this is Atlus trolling people who dig into the game files. Fucking hell.
hug monopoly right there with femc and yu in the shithole where he belongs. shit tier husbando can get btfo.
Yo raiden have you actually showed us cap of the p5hero thing.
G-guys, you're forgetting that these are the guys who hyped everyone up with a 3-day countdown and public showing, just to announce 3 spinoffs and have Teddie talk for ten minutes straight, only to announce P5 at the very end. This is obviously just trolling. Right? Right? R-right? Please say yes.
the scars are a bit much, but otherwise he's basically MC in 3. What's wrong with that?
It being true would be more painful than it not being true. They're just going with the strongest form of torture, anon.
Cool, thanks. I'd help you test the English patch in exchange if you needed it, but my PS3 is stuck in another state.
Just pay someone to perform the downgrade service for you. It's way cheaper to do that than it is to get the equipment you need. Make sure your PS3 can be downgraded to 3.55 before you send it out, though -- if it can't, look into an ODE.
If it was just DUAL WIELD, I wouldn't mind
if it was just BLOOD RED HAIR i wouldn't mind
if it was just FACE SCARS i wouldn't mind
if it was just "I AM AN EDGEMEISTER TROLOLOL" i wouldn't mind
But he's the fucking definition of edgy.
>f it was just "I AM AN EDGEMEISTER TROLOLOL" i wouldn't mind
>Nothing but shitty puns for dialogue choices
If every dialogue choice has an awful pun option I will be completely fine with Sho being the protagonist. Especially if you can still make stupid puns in even the most serious of situations.
>the truth goes unspoken
>ive even forgotten my name
so is Naoto confirmed for having a nervous breakdown or nah
Ok here it is.
You need booth since DLC won't load unless the eboot is stripped of it's original DRM (which this above removes).
You need jap version of P4U2 installed WITH 1.01 patch. It won't work without patch.
Speak for yourself
I think she's great
>everyone is trying to kill me, need riot gear
Naoto does not respond well to human affection.
Shame Atlus butchered the anime of the second one.
whens break record
i still need to play the first one
don't bully naoto.
Sho is a refreshing change from le broswagonist. His personality would make for some pretty funny dynamics and dialogue choices. If he's really confirmed to be the P5 protagonist, I just hope the game won't have much to do with the previous ones.
>Margaret mentions Sho being Yu's under classmen
>Sho confirmed for being P5 protagonist
>Probably be stuck with the P3/P4 cast again
>It will be another 8 years of milking P5 dry before we get P6 which will hopefully have a new cast
you're a funny guy, you know they'll just start milking the persona 5 cast as well sense thanks to sho being around the p4 and p3 times those older members won't age too much to be unmarketable to the japanese audience
Come with me anon. We can play persona 1-3 and smt for eternity.
>P6 which will hopefully have a new cast
You're going to be seeing the shitty P4 cast forever
This is the world of P4 this horrid fanbase has chosen
>that botch by not making dojima the killer
>quirky highschool adventures
>beary silly xD
P4 is the worst game in this series
It's only good parts are Marie and fusing personas
>It's only good parts are Marie
I'm beary beary sad to hear this
Facts anon. Facts
Everyone knows p4 is the weakest plotwise.
It's alot better than a good handful of games don't get me wrong and I still got my kicks from it. but its objectively the worst.
also nanako revival. If they kept her dead it would have had some value. Or actually did something with naoto's whole gender confusion nonsense. Persona4 was missed opportunities.
>P4 is the worst game in this series
did you even play P1? lol?
As soon as you've finished their dungeon, that's it. Character development is over, finished, done.
None of the characters have had any development since their dungeons finished, they're just the same wacky anime stereotypes.
No, I'm serious. IS relied way too much on the rumors thing and completely abandoned any sense of continuity in game
at one point Hitler's secret death army invades Sumaru City completely out of the blue and unprovoked. This is not good story design.
And outside of those s.links, there is absolutely no character development. It's like they never happened, because Atlus wrote the games as if they didn't.
Just look at how everyone acts in Arena. Hell, it infects the P3 characters in Arena too, they're all reduced to wacky stereotypes.
Akihiko turns from a hardworking kind person who's had to deal with a lot of shit in his life, and went through a grieving period with Minato and turns into "LOL I'M FUCKING BATMAN"
P5 will come out and then people will love him.
Well you didn't like it but i found it very refreshing, the point of having hitler came back because he was the embodiement of evil was really fun, but I do think that the event of the game are going too fast
>>Yu S-Link focusing on the strained relationship he has with his parents
I wouldn't mind that. I want to see Yu suffer because of something for once, and not be all muh friend and his friends sucking his dick.
I just did sorry you have shit taste man it's terminal.
Yosuke: PUNCH ME IN THE FACE DUDE. WE BESTIES NOW.
Yukiko's:felt like it had potential but just kinda fell flat. Hers was kinda hard to make climactic or anything but
Chie: Alright lets kung fu, lets stop bully, I wanna be a cop
Rise: I dont want people to think im a prostitute but i realise that risette has and is a part of my life.
Naoto: Im genderconfused. No wait no Im not lets play nancy drew adventures.
Kanjis: His was cute, but again nothing amazing. and kanjis my nigga
Dojimas was my favorite character in that whole game because he felt the most real, although its generic father empty bond with daughter it felt solid compared to the rest.
What this anon said. Not targeting persona 4 exclusively each game has its fair share of generic moeblob stuff but it was the worst offender when it came to anime tropes.
I wanted to enjoy it as much as the others anon but it just didn't hold up. The dungeons were a nice touch made the game feel personalized, but there was only a small handful and you never needed to grind and they could all be completed in one sitting. Combat was polished over p3 but was easy and felt simplified. Persona designs were some of my favorites though and the models were nice so I'll give them credit where its due.
Edge is acceptable when done in moderation and properly. I like how buzzword its been made. Are games not allowed to have emotional exposition outside of MUH WAIFU and HIGHSCHOOL SHENANIGANS? Part of the reason all the previous entries are better because its not happy go lucky scooby doo bullshit all the time.
I suppose Sho being the 'hero' of P5 doesn't necessarily mean he's the player character although it's likely. Atlus had to put that name in there knowing people would find it.
It'll be interesting to see whether they give Sho dialogue and a set personality matching him in Ultimax, cutting out most or all of the player dialogue decision-making.
Then it'll be good if I make sure if he's telling the truth then once it comes out, right? Because ATLUS lied many times and I won't be surprised if they are lying again.
>People forgetting that Atlus gets off on our tears.
So much for let's positive thinking.
The name is just too much of a tease. Every other character in the list is just called by their normal name. Yu isn't 'P4HERO'.
Furthermore the game was coded by Arcsys so it's not like Atlus imported a bunch of P5 assets themselves and forgot to rename them.
They were anticipating it. Bank on it.
Hey Jack, did you decrypt the original pre-load's EBOOT, or just the 1.01 version? Would be interesting if they have any differences.
You shouldn't be so cocky about what you think, if he's the P5 protag you'll end up like this dude.
Yeah and people did it for P3P to find out Vincent's name back in like 2010
datamining is not new, P4U2 had new encryption on it
to think that atlus anticipated people looking through the game and put something in to fuck with people is ridiculous
It's ridiculous to just assume they didn't, for that matter.
I dunno why you're so adamant that they couldn't have done it deliberately to tease fans. Atlus plays around with their fans like that all the time.
>It's ridiculous to just assume they didn't, for that matter.
No, it kind of isn't. Have you ever heard of Occam's Razor
and atlus does do teases and stuff but never to the extent of changing an internal filename in the encrypted game
again, you're placing way too much faith in atlus and I don't want to argue with someone who just insists "b-but it could be all put there by atlus to tease the fans!"
>tfw no black and yellow sho pallete
I'm still wondering why Arcsys went through writing P5hero instead of just putting SHO, and why Atlus told them? What's the point? There is no litteraly no point in putting P5hero instead of SHO
I'd imagine that if he's a Persona protagonist, he didn't always have a name.
Will this work?
They may not want to, but they know fans will anyway. So why not put a little something extra in there as well to see if they find it?
The end of Ultimax already strongly suggests Sho is coming back, in P5 or something else, so it's not like they are totally spoiling the game with such a vague reference.
>will this work
Not without your keys it won't.
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If he's really the player character, I doubt it.
He'll probably be voiced too and you'll have no agency over his personality or decisions.
It's going to be like Final Fantasy or like watching a movie.
In a way i don't believe this sho being the p5 protag, because i didn't want something like that spoiled this early.
on the other hand i am perfectly fine with it, as long as the game is fun i have no problems with who is what.
but who knows, we'll see. P5 comes out in japan pretty soon so we'll find out.
I'm too lazy to write again so here's ctrl+c ctrl+v of my previous post about it.
>I can't give you a better proof beyond you yourself downloading the patch 1.01 pkg from Sony's servers, using your own PS3 (which must have CFW) with Cygwin to dump the encryption keys, decrypt the EBOOT.BIN from the patch into EBOOT.BIN.ELF form and then just open it in any hex editor and voila.
Yeah he can have a big role, but come on, the only main game of the entire smt franchise that change the mc to not be a silent protagonist was the answer with aigis which is not even the central part of the game, Do you guys thing that they would change that now
I mean, it's risky lol
Persona Q used P3HERO and P4HERO as placeholder.
I don't want to look further into CFW until I can pre-order P5 because I'll probably stop buying games when I can pirate them. And using the E3 flasher sounds like a shitton of work. There wasn't that much to gain from doing this anyways.
>P5 featured with red imagery
>Sho has red-colored motif
we should've seen this coming
>just started playing persona 3 fes
>tfw only getting 2-4 exp per battle
I'm not excluding the possibility that P5 will have multiple central party members (so Sho could just be one "hero" out of like 3 or something) but yeah, Hero is a pretty clear indication of protagonist status
>People are okay with Sho and the cast of P3/P4 returning
Y'know, if you tone down his hair, Sho ain't actually all that edgy.
>Sho will be P5 MC or at least will play a central role
>Arenas story mode was there to set the plot of P5 up and link P3 and P4s characters to it
>Labrys will probably be a party member
The only good thing to come out of it, I would have been disappointed if they would have dropped her after Arena
>yfw you can romance her
Don't worry, by the end you will get around 5k exp per battle
the exp is only there to level your MC, you will only level your persona twice or thrice until you drop them and fuse them into something better
I wouldn't mind Sho, but the fact that he's going to bring the cast of P3 and P4 in tow is worrying.
I understand that people got really attached to those characters, and don't want to let them go, but all these spin-offs and continual reappearances serve to do is cheapen the original experience.
There's just too much we don't know.
All I can glean from it is that Sho is likely the protagonist and as a result Yu is probably going to appear as well though maybe not in a major role.
That's not enough to put me meltdown. They would need to do something atrocious to the combat system or bring a shit ton of people back to drive me to fury.
Yu is confirmed to be back. Naoto might be too.
You got this. Close enough. hot spring wouldn't make sense.
>Everyone guessed that the ME would be one of Izanagi's sons
>Everyone guessed that Sho would be the MC of P5
Atlus should just cancel P5 at this point before everyone figures that out.
>You seem to forget the constant Nyarly claims. It was treated as practically gospel.
Only by those fags who still think P1/P2 is relevant to the series still. Everyone with a single braincell knew it was never going to be Nyarly.
Margaret: Our domain is indivisible from the destiny of our. guests Nothing meaningless happens in this room.
Margaret: Which can only mean that the fate of our visitor. just now will be.
Margaret: Pardon I spoke out of turn.
Margaret: We are only allowed to watch over and assist. those guests who are bound by the terms of. the contract.
Igor: . Indeed.
Margaret: *chuckle* So The young man Yu Narukami is. tied to our recent guest's fate.
Margaret: I wonder what fate or rather, encounter will. await him.
Margaret: *chuckle* I presume Sho will be a rather dreadful. "underclassman" for him I truly look forward to. what develops of this.
Elizabeth: Ah, so that red-haired young man has reached an. epiphany?
Margaret: Yes The many encounters he had here have brought. about a change within him.
Margaret: Is that so? This encounter between you two will. one day give way to something irreplaceable.
Sho: I'll kill you for sure one day You better be. ready when I come for you.
(Yu) Sho makes his smirking vow then disappears, flying far away from here All I can do is smile at his rather smug attitude. On seeing Sho leave, Margaret approaches me.
Margaret: It seems it's over That was a wonderful battle. It even made my heart skip a beat *chuckle*. I'll look forward to your rematch with him