The Persona series is a spin-off series in the Megami Tensei family of games which began with the release of Megami Ibunroku Persona in 1996. There are currently six "main" titles in the Persona series. All the games in the series take place in the same universe and share certain common elements.

Differences Between Megami Tensei and Persona

Unlike in Megami Tensei and Shin Megami Tensei, the Persona series does not involve recruiting demons to fight for you. The player characters still carry a firearm and melee weapon like in Shin Megami Tensei, but magic comes from Personae as opposed from demons. Like demons, these Personae can be fused in order to create more powerful Personae. In addition, the lunar phases are important, which is a common theme in MegaTen games. Furthermore, while the Persona series uses the real-world currency, yen, or dollars, Shin Megami Tensei series' currency are always identified with Macca.

Persona features an angled third-person perspective, but dungeons are still navigated using Megami Tensei's first person view. Since the release of Persona 2: Innocent Sin, the first-person dungeon exploration has been removed.

Main Games Series

Side Game Series

Animation Series

Drama CDs

Manga Series


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