Persona 5 Release Date: Japan may have been playing it for a few months now, but for fans of Persona 5 scattered around the world, there is yet another bout of delay to suffer from. Persona 5 was earlier supposed to get its worldwide launch on February 14, 2017, but Atlus has now pushed that further back to April 4, 2017. That’s more than four months worth of waiting.
While delays are always sad news, Atlus has tried to make up for it by offering a dual-language support for the game (both in English dub and the original Japanese version) as a free download for both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. A few weeks ago, we got to witness how Persona 5 would sound in English via a 40-second teaser. The video introduced us to the nameless protagonist who has been voiced by Xander Mobus of Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U fame.
Not only did the trailer reveal the talent behind the voices in the English version, it also looked, and sounded pretty cool. But with Atlus’s free DLC, players in the west will have a shot at playing the game in either language of their liking. “People have been asking for this since P5 was announced, and through herculean effort from just about every division of Atlus, we managed to arrange this. This was something we especially wanted to do for the Atlus Faithful, the ones who still appreciate our English dubs and respect all the effort we put into localizing,” John Hardin of Atlus wrote in a post.
But that’s not all. For those who will make it to the PSX this year at Anaheim will have a special treat in store at Atlus’s booth- a playable demo of Persona 5. Hopefully that will ease the delay-pangs for some, especially considering that Persona 5’s launch in Japan has been received with great enthusiasm. The game has even gone on to set multiple records in the country. For now, you can pre-order the game’s Premium Edition to avail some cool new updates.