Welcome to the velvet room

This place exist between dream and reality, mind and matter.


ATLUS has released some Persona 5 artwork of the Velvet Room attendants and of course The Mighty Long Nose himself, Igor.

Justine and Caroline


Twin prison guards that accompany Igor. They both look the same, and each wears a solemn eye patch on one eye. These two call themselves the guards of the Velvet Room, and generally receive the imprisoned protagonist with a sharp attitude and tone. Also, the twins vary greatly in personality and sometimes argue over treatment of the protagonis




On the other side of the prison bars is an old man with a strange face always hanging his head in thought. He imposes “rehabilitation to freedom” on the protagonist, and gives him the “Isekai Navi.” He’ll see for himself whether the protagonist can use his abilities to be released from jail.




The new Persona fusion is also centered around the prison system


Your Personas will gain experience point bonuses depending on your level with Cooperation Characters. And the more skills a Persona has acquired, the more skills that can be carried over during Persona fusion. You can select which skills are carried over if you want, too.

Guillotine (Persona Fusion)

In Persona 5, Persona fusion is carried out at the Guillotine. There’s the “Two-Body Guillotine,” “Group Guillotine,” and “Search Guillotine.” The last one perhaps lets you summon a specified Persona from a book of illustrations, even without a guillotine.

  • Hanging – Sacrifice one Persona as experience points for another Persona. There are social game training-like elements to it. If the Personas are of the same Arcana, the experience points you acquire will increase.
  • Electric Chair – Sacrifice a Persona to create a high-rank item or tool.
  • Solitary Send-Off – Send off and your Persona to train and learn skills to overcome their weaknesses. The required number of in-game days is shortened based on your Arcana Co-op Level.

According to Persona 5 director Katsura Hashino, the reason that these all sound like executions is to keep in line with the game’s theme of erasing your own mask and giving birth to a new self.

If you have not already, you can pre-order Persona 5.







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I was very excited when I looked at that video thumbnail and saw Belladonna.

It wasn't to be though 🙁

Who is Belladonna? Sounds like some nameless demon painter.

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