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Persona 6 logo leak sparks dual protagonist speculation

The case for Persona 6 dual protagonists is getting stronger with each PS5 and Xbox tease, and a comment made by leaker ‘Midori’ has gotten me thinking.

Persona 6 dual protagonists new leak: a man wearing a red mask with a long nose next to a man wearing a beanie

Developer Atlus has yet to confirm Persona 6’s color theming is going to be grounded in green, despite sneakily teasing it on a previous occasion. Well, now the Persona 6 developer logo has been leaked by ‘Midori’, the (green) writing’s on the wall. What’s more, a comment left by the leaker has once again gotten us speculating that Persona 6 dual protagonists will materialize on PS5 and Xbox.

The logo, shared by Midori to Twitter, shows a lower case ‘p’ interlinking with the number six like some sort of Celtic knot – peep the green background that’s synonymous with that paint teaser. Though it’s not the final Persona 6 logo by any means – Atlus tends to finalize these later in the development process – seeing the interconnected elements could hint at the sort of message the studio is trying to convey in the RPG game (‘togetherness’ is hardly the wildest guess for a Persona game, but it tracks).

Responding to another user who likened the logo to the Ouroboros, Midori says “it is on the edge of yin and yang” – a peculiar comment. This concept of duality is a super interesting one to explore, especially when considering green as Persona 6’s central motif. Could Atlus be looking to contrast nature and technology? Monetary greed and anti-corporatism? Most important, of course, is how duality could materialize in the form of dual protagonists.

Persona 6 dual protagonists: P6 developer logo

Back in March, ResetEra leaker ‘Head on the Block’ also reported that Persona 6 would be based on “black and white” (yin and yang), with two main characters set to star. Atlus has, historically, been pretty poor when it comes to offering a female MC option – one of this year’s best games in Persona 3 Reload even omitted the FeMC from the FES version of the original game in the remake. Though, yes, there are extra development hurdles to jump, Persona 6 sounds like the perfect vehicle to bring back the dual protag.

In another post, Midori also reveals that Persona 6 has actually been in full production since “before the Persona titles that are currently released” – those being P3R and last year’s Persona 5 Tactica. Considering P3R’s production started in 2020, this would place P6’s sometime around 2019. The end of this five-year cycle, based on current rumors, should arrive within the next couple of years. Should this be the case, then I can imagine we’ll start hearing more about Persona 6 after the Metaphor ReFantazio release date rocks up – most likely at The Game Awards in December.

Though everything must be taken with a huge helping of salt until Atlus confirms it – I’m still very much speculating right now – I would be shocked to see Persona 6 arrive without dual protagonists. Maybe there’s an element of hopium in there, but there’s too much smoke to not seriously consider the possibility.

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