What to Play in April: 'Persona 5,' Old Games Remastered and Creepy Indie Horror

The cruelest month is anything but for fans of Nineties nostalgia and dude-bro shooters

'Persona 5' Atlus

Persona 5

It's been almost 10 years in the making, but come April 4, you'll be finally able to play Persona 5 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, the latest installment in the sprawling, multi-headed RPG series that we've described as "almost like a Japanese version of Richard Garriott’s Ultima games." If you're not familiar with it, you're not alone – it didn't really become a thing until 2008's cult hit Persona 4, a demonic murder mystery set in a sleepy Japanese mountain town. Judging by Persona 5's feverishly positive reception, this one might be the one that breaks out. Once again, you are a high school student with a whopper of a double life: you have the ability to harness a "Persona," the supernatural embodiment of your rebellious soul. Along with a gang of other magical teens, you go around Tokyo invading the distorted, spirit-world domains of corrupt adults to quite literally steal their hearts. It all happens via the slickest available Japanese RPG framework that touches on all the genre's historical hallmarks: monster training, dungeon crawling, and turn-based combat.