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Persona 5 Countdown Site Launched, Reveal Coming May 5

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Atlus has updated the official Japanese website for Persona 5 with a curious new countdown timer.

The 316 hour long countdown (when it was launched) will expire on May 5th.

While Persona 5 is set for a Japanese release sometime this summer, the western release is expected this year (we hope).

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39 comments
  1. KissDisqus
    KissDisqus
    April 22, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Have they said anything on whether dungeons will use up a day like midnight channel or tartarus?

    I wish they just let you visit the dungeons whenever you feel like without time passing. For P3 and P4 I just did all my grinding in one day each month for those precious social links and stats but it would be nicer to space out the battlin and grindan.

  2. ScarredBushido
    ScarredBushido
    April 22, 2016 at 7:29 am

    all i want is a release date. the trailers i’ve seen remind me of P3 and P4 so i am hyped.

  3. Etherblaze
    Etherblaze
    April 22, 2016 at 7:50 am

    The hype is real.

  4. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    April 22, 2016 at 8:05 am

    With the delays it’s had, I hope the localisations don’t take long. I remember Atlus saying they were working on it last year.

  5. XERW
    XERW
    April 22, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Wonder is the NEO will be up by P5 launch~

  6. XERW
    XERW
    April 22, 2016 at 9:53 am

    If they announced simultaneous international release I’d lose my mind (not that its likely but hey!)

    Persona series is always known for it’s (relatively) large script – not VN huge but still quite a lot.

  7. Guin
    Guin
    April 22, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Delays are usually a sign production messed up, but I remain optimistic that Atlus is just working out the kinks on this game.

  8. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    April 22, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Maybe I’m alone in this, but the subtle changes to fundamental gameplay and departure from formula have me a little worried about this one.

  9. Obbliglol
    Obbliglol
    April 22, 2016 at 11:10 am

    I hope this includes Europe.

  10. Johnathon
    Johnathon
    April 22, 2016 at 11:36 am

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  11. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    April 22, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Hopefully not otherwise, if the rumours are true, they’ll have to further delay the game.

  12. Johnathon
    Johnathon
    April 22, 2016 at 11:48 am

    I hated SMT4’s changes to the combat from worked since MT and was built upon more and more just dropped to make less viable builds and smirking.

  13. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    April 22, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Sega and Atlus: “What the FUCK is a Europe?”

  14. Johnathon
    Johnathon
    April 22, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Welcome to Atlus we make visual Novels I THINK!!!

  15. SiliconNooB
    SiliconNooB
    April 22, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Yay – an Atlus game that’s not being ruined by Nintendo!

  16. Johnathon
    Johnathon
    April 22, 2016 at 11:59 am

    you jinxed it, nintendo of america is now going to buy sega and by extension own atlus and censor it.

  17. SiliconNooB
    SiliconNooB
    April 22, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    D:

  18. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    April 22, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    *snorts a fuck ton of cocaine*

  19. Valwin Mediaz
    Valwin Mediaz
    April 22, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    For the love of god show more girls in it im sick of this Fujo crap P4 great cuz waifus

  20. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    April 22, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    chie was wort waifu

  21. ahhhaahhh
    ahhhaahhh
    April 22, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Please Don’t release this on pc

  22. tccboss
    tccboss
    April 22, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Release on pc? Ok

  23. Janok7227
    Janok7227
    April 22, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Calling it now, the countdown is for Persona 4 Cart Racing and it’s accompanying anime, movie, and Persona brand kitchen mixer.

  24. bdp
    bdp
    April 22, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    You know sony consoles aren’t region locked right?

  25. Obbliglol
    Obbliglol
    April 22, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Yeah I know, but I’d rather just be able to, y’know, support a franchise I love in my own country. If Taro Yoko can get a worldwide release for Drakengard 3 – a game literally made with the money found down the back of the couches at Square HQ – then Atlus really have no excuse. Hopefully Sega gets them to actually pull their finger out.

  26. bdp
    bdp
    April 22, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Sure but given Atlus’ history and it it’s like 4 months after the american release and there’s still no word on a european release i’d definitely just import at that point.

  27. 萌えゲー
    萌えゲー
    April 22, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Don’t jinx it, that may be the only way this game can get undubbed should Atlus USA fuck up on dual audio for the umpteenth time!

  28. Jack
    Jack
    April 22, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    5/5, how amazing
    Looking forward to it

  29. Jack
    Jack
    April 22, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    more like Persona 3: Dancing All Dark Hour

  30. thatguyEZ
    thatguyEZ
    April 23, 2016 at 2:55 am

    I know there’s been a rumor floating around for quite a while now that NA and JP would be having simultaneous releases. But I haven’t seen any evidence of that. Atlus really needs to just do subtitles instead of forcing dubs into the game. Though I did really like P3 and P4’s english VAs and I’m playing through the original Persona so I’m currently forming an opinion on how I feel about the VAs.

    I’d really like them to release the NA version along with the JP version. While I could just import it, I’m still learning kanji and with it being such a text heavy game I don’t think I’d enjoy it as much. Here’s hoping to a relatively soon release date for the west.

  31. Dom The Elegy
    Dom The Elegy
    April 23, 2016 at 8:06 am

    “I don’t get it. Why do people want us to release our games on an uninhabited Jupiter moon?”
    – Atlus

  32. Obbliglol
    Obbliglol
    April 23, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Aye, thank goodness the PS4 is region free.

  33. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    April 23, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Release date for the release date? Sigh.

  34. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    April 23, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Both Persona 3 and 4 had extremely high quality localizations and voice acting. Who the fuck is demanding they stop?

  35. thatguyEZ
    thatguyEZ
    April 24, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Sure they were, but the niche the games target for the most part would be fine with subs instead of full dubs. I quite enjoy the voice work for the games but they’d certainly get locally zed a lot quicker without the English tracks.

  36. Luka?( ▀ ͜͞ʖ▀?)
    Luka?( ▀ ͜͞ʖ▀?)
    April 25, 2016 at 4:19 am

    I muted the audio TBH

    Atlus is just being cheap IMO

  37. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    April 25, 2016 at 11:15 am

    No, Persona games have a far wider audience than the subs only lunatics.