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Persona 5 Alternative: Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE

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Recently, the Atlus-developed ?Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem? game Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE was released on the Wii U. If you?re still waiting for Persona 5 in February or its Japanese version in September, this game could do well in satisfying your fix for a Persona-looking game. Here?s why Persona fans should try out Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE was codenamed the ?Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem? back in its development stage due to Atlus and Nintendo?s partnership in making the game. The game borrows elements from both the Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem series. Since Persona was originally a Shin Megami Tensei spinoff, fans would be familiar with some of the moves and systems in this game.

Similar to Persona 5, the game?s setting is an urban Japanese city with mystical forces. According to GameSpot, it?s been confirmed that the bubbly, fantasy implications of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE completely contrasts the darker tone of both Persona 5 and the Shin Megami Tensei series.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE will also feature Japanese pop music, particularly Japanese idol group pop, for its soundtrack, which is a stark difference to the jazz fusion tunes of the Persona series. Additionally, the implications of Japanese idol music means there will be fanservice content, which fans of either series may avoid due to the intensified fanservice themes in Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE. Regardless, both companies are competent in creating good soundtrack.

Speaking of spoken words through music, the songs and dialogue for the English release of Tokyo Mirage will have Japanese vocals paired with English subtitles. On the other hand, Persona 5 will not have Dual Audio, so non-Japanese speaking fans will have to accept the dubbed copy of both its English PlayStation 3 and Playstation 4 versions.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE was released on Wii U last June 24, so make sure to pick it up if you have the console for it.

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