Quoted from 1UP:-
Before we storm the hi-def consoles with one of our RPGs, we wanted to try making something new," Hashino told Famitsu magazine this week. "These are the results, and it's pretty weird...or, I should say, pretty neat! What's unusual about it is how geared toward adults it is... It may wind up being a love-or-hate kind of game, but to those who find it fascinating, I hope we can provide them with a novel and interesting experience.
So they're going to storm hi-def consoles with Persona 5 (or SMT IV), but they need to practice first... Sounds like a plan! Hopefully the next Persona will be set in a college setting, or even better, follow the life of a graduated protagonist. I always thought about how awesome that would be, and now they tease us with a game that has a 32 year old MC.
If they're announcing their current-gen RPG project next year, does that mean we won't get the game until 2012?