'Persona 5' Confirmed And Going Into Production

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"Persona 5" became a speculation target last year when producer Katsura Hashino blogged that a "Persona 4" team reunion was in the works. Well, it's 2010 now, and Hasino has confirmed that a new "Persona" game is next on their to-do list.

"We are preparing to start work on the next 'Persona,'" Hasino told Dengeki PlayStation, according to a translation by Siliconera. Platform information didn't get clarified, but "Persona 4" came out on the PlayStation 2, so the PS3 may be a safe bet. Hashino reportedly said that standard gameplay elements will return for the new "Persona" with a few new features included as well.

Whatever it looks like, social simulator RPG fans will have something to look forward to when all is said and done. "Persona 5" will surely amass some collection of fighting, dating and wacky anime-style quirks in whatever it eventually becomes. For now, if you don't feel like waiting out the "Persona 5" dev cycle, I hear "Persona: Trinity Soul" will be landing on DVD in the U.S. sometime this year.

What are you looking forward to seeing in a new "Persona" sequel? How soon would you like to see Atlus release the their next installment? Share your expectations in the comment section below.