Persona 5 has been released in Japan, and most of its Western audience are unable to decipher its untranslated content. Previous entries have hinted at a potential gay romance, but it appears it never made it on the final build of the game.
As seen on DidYouKnowGaming?s video about the Persona series, there were some unused voice files in Persona 4 about the romance route with Yosuke Hanamura. The Magician Social Link and character?s first playable party member Yosuke Hanamura is known to constantly call the male protagonist as “partner”. Unlike Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 games never had an alternate gender playthrough even on its remastered version .
Sexuality in Previous Games
Additionally, Persona 4 tackled issues about sexuality with the stories of Kanji Tatsumi and Naoto Shirogane. Meanwhile, none of the revealed Persona 5 Cooperations have stories on sexuality. The?male main cast may have already been ?shipped? with one another since matchmaking is already a norm for any fan community. It?s possible that the game doesn?t have anything with the gay romance theme, but that?s yet to be confirmed when we see the localized game.
Five Months Until Western Release
The Western release of Persona 5 has already been slated for February 14 next year. The five-month release gap may potentially be a window for Atlus to develop routes for either an alternate female playthrough or gay romance. Fans will have to wait for any?announcement if they?re looking forward to extra routes in the game.
According to PersonaCentral, Atlus has confirmed a spoiler ban for Persona 5 on online media. Fans often share spoilers, but none of it are openly talked about in public. It?s possible that you can ask some Western Persona fan communities that are already playing the Japanese copy. If there are any hints of gay romances or any new feature you?d like in the game, keep the excitement contained to yourself or to few friends. At best, Japanese Persona 5 spoilers are barred from public postings. However, it?ll still be rad and progressive for Atlus and the Persona series if they take on gay sexuality. For now, it might be best to secretly know the answer to this question.