Persona 5 has been in development since August 2011 and will be using a new engine and themes. When it will release, who knows, maybe 2014 or 2015. I just hope that they try to rescue the Persona 3 Protagonist.
Yeah, I know that they're working on it. Just seems to be taking forever. At this rate, they're going to completely miss the current generation of consoles.
That's kind of funny. Being that the Persona series is a spin-off itself.
Though by "spin-off" I really meant things more along the lines of Persona 4 Arena and this SMT x Fire Emblem business. I know that a lot of the effort on those is coming from other studios, but still, the story/characters/artwork/etc. are likely taking up a fair amount of Atlus time and resources.
happy to see SMT IV coming. Though I wish it were a console game rather than another 3DS title...
SMT x Fire Emblem, though, just confuses me... I wouldn't think any SMT series characters (other than maybe
the Persona 3/4 characters to some extent) would be recognizable enough to the mainstream audience for Nintendo to bother with them. The average Wii U buyer is going to have no idea
who you're talking about if you mention Raidou Kuzunoha, for example. I would guess that some of the demons/personas (i.e. Jack Frost) would be more recognizable, but even then... It'll be interesting to see where they go with it, I guess...