Brace yourselves, this is going to hurt: Persona 5 is delayed. Again. To April 4, 2017.
I know, I know. It stings. It stings a lot. But Persona 5 became a huge hit with its launch in Japan, and Atlus is putting the utmost care into ensuring it winds up the best when it releases in the west. And – and this is a very special “and” – we have some exceedingly good news for you in light of this delay:
Persona 5 will have dual audio for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
We’re including it as DLC for logistical reasons, but it will be FREE, for forever. People have been asking for this since P5 was announced, and through a herculean effort from Atlus, we’re going to be able to deliver it. We’ll have more details on the specifics later, but dual audio will be available for the game AT LAUNCH.
Oh, but there’s more!
For those of you who are planning to attend PlayStation Experience in Anaheim this year, Atlus will be there along with a PLAYABLE demo of Persona 5. So, if you’re going to be at PSX, we hope to see you there! And if you’re quick, you’ll be able to get a special Persona 5 collector’s card as well!
Finally, we have one more update:
Those of you who’ve pre-ordered the “Take Your Heart” premium edition of Persona 5 may recall the placeholder art the last time we showed it off. Well, we’ve got an update to that too! The soundtrack CD now features Justine and Caroline, the twin wardens of the Velvet Room. The artbook and steel book are updated as well, and you can even see the final art of the box it all ships in. Check it out!
Phew! Ok, so if you need a minute to process all that, you can check out the first English gameplay of Persona 5 as Atlus livestreams it RIGHT NOW on Twitch!