Atlus today released new details on Persona 5, sharing a release date (for Japan), the existence of an Anniversary Edition, and another gorgeous new trailer. But as with previous looks at the game, there’s one aspect of the video that stands out more than anything else: the menus and UI.
By all indications, Persona 5 is a gorgeous game, but the menus are positively dripping with style. I mean, just look:
Something as mundane as your combat options popping up looks cool, and in a way you might not realize if you’ve only seen screenshots.
The same is true of numerous other things, such as checking out your Personas or a map:
If earning rewards for making it through combat isn’t enjoyable enough, there’s this:
There’s also this version from a new dev interview video that sees a seamless transition from the characters to the victory screen:
Even an act as simple as a calendar scrolling through the days looks good:
Text appearing on-screen has never been so attractive:
This style is by no means limited to the menus. The beautiful UI is so striking because it takes an element that is typically an unimaginative afterthought and makes it look more interesting than most other games. That said, Persona 5’s combat is no less spectacular:
Persona 5 is due out on September 15 in Japan. A western release date hasn’t yet been announced, but the game will be on display at E3 in June, so we may hear more then. In the meantime, do yourself a favor and check out that trailer again.