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Meet Persona 5's Phantom Thieves

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An update to the Persona 5 website reveals new details about the game's lead characters.

As part of its Tokyo Game Show updates, Atlus declassified "wanted files" regarding the team of Phantom Thieves at the game's center. These include the nameless player character, who leads the group. A translation of his profile indicates that he is a 16-year-old high school sophomore, and, like previous Persona heroes, new in town.

He's joined by classmate Ryuji, a noted troublemaker; An (or Anne), who is part-American and the subject of high school gossip; and the child-sized, cat-like Morgana. Her profile suggests a resemblance between her and the protagonist's own pet cat. We got a glimpse of that connection in a trailer for the game from February.

The character bios also feature voice samples, giving players a chance to hear the characters for the first time. Morgana, notably, is voiced by Ikue Otani, best known to gamers as the voice of Pikachu.

While these characters make up the core of the Phantom Thief group, Atlus suggests on the Persona 5 Twitter page that there might be other members to be discovered in the future.

This might include a mysterious character featured in the game's latest trailer who, while seen with the rest of the heroes, appears unable to summon Personas.

Atlus dealt a blow to Persona fans at Tokyo Game Show yesterday when it announced that the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 game won't see a release until summer 2016. To make up for it, the developer debuted a brand-new trailer full of gameplay footage and a look at the new cast in action.

We last saw the game back in June, when latest series title Persona 4: Dancing All Night included a special trailer as part of its bonus content.

Check out the rest of our Tokyo Game Show coverage, which we've been reporting to you all week.