Persona 5 Launches September 15 in Japan


Atlus has announced the Japanese release date for Persona 5.

The hotly-anticipated RPG will launch for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on September 15th.

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The developer also shared the game’s Japanese box art, which you can view above. A 20th anniversary edition for the game was also revealed:

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Setting you back 13,800 yen, the anniversary edition comes with a multitude of goodies, including the game, an art booklet, a five-CD soundtrack compilation of music from the entire series, a treasure box, a custom theme, and lots of downloadable content in the form of background music and costumes:

The western release date is currently not confirmed.



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  1. bdp
    May 5, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Unless atlus has been working on the translation forever it probably won’t be in english until next year. I’m hoping for an SMT 4 situation where we get the game like a month later though.

  2. Nifs
    May 5, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Please release on the PS3 in the west so I can undub it. I will not let that star Japanese cast go to waste for some hobos that Atlus USA found on the street and gave a “voice actor job”.

  3. oldmanglitch
    May 5, 2016 at 9:27 am

    i hope it’s not because it took over a year for smt 4 to come out in Europe and Australia

  4. bdp
    May 5, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Europe can either build a time machine or import it. Be glad it isn’t on a nintendo console or you’d be 100% fucked.

  5. oldmanglitch
    May 5, 2016 at 9:33 am

    oh yeah i forgot the ps4 is region free for a second

  6. Dnetwork7
    May 5, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Well with odin sphere being released on ps3 they could do the same with this.

  7. dogmentation
    May 5, 2016 at 10:39 am

    And with exclusive DLC, away goes any intention for me to buy this.

  8. Cael
    May 5, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Man, look at that forehead on that girl.

  9. KenAyagami
    May 5, 2016 at 10:48 am

    There are so many game’s releasing on both PS3 & PS4.. but PS4 only for the west.. I really really really really hope they release on the PS3 as well

  10. sanic
    May 5, 2016 at 11:47 am

    If this came out just before Christmas that’d be really awesome, but I’m not getting my hopes up.

  11. MusouTensei
    May 5, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    This is Atlus though, creator of one of the very few region locked PS3 games Persona Arena.

  12. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    May 5, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Atlus has been doing localisation since before the delay to 2016, it wouldn’t surprise me if it’s released around the same time. Europe is a little shaky now that NISA’s been dumped but hopefully SEGA steps in there.

  13. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    May 5, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Hope we get this special edition oversees. Not sure about the Shadow the Personahog reskin DLC though.

  14. strifeo
    May 5, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Lol how sad what a weaboo.

  15. Janok7227
    May 5, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    If they are limiting it to costumes and ps themes I’m fine with the dlc. However if they start locking content like they did with SMTIV then they fucked up

  16. InkBrush
    May 5, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Wasn’t Arc System Works the ones that region locked P4A?

  17. Mr0303
    May 5, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    2017 in the US and possibly 2018 in Europe then.

  18. Feniks
    May 5, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    What’s a Europe?

  19. Shinobu
    May 5, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Plenty of time to censor it for the west..

  20. thatguyEZ
    May 5, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    So are they releasing DLC that is exclusive to the collectors edition?

  21. Eugenio Gil de la Madrid
    Eugenio Gil de la Madrid
    May 5, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Not funny bro or sis :(
    Though to be honest we have nothing to worry about. This is Atlus we are talking about they won’t sell us gamers out and they won’t butcher their game

  22. Thanatos2k
    May 5, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    I’m fine with there being a gap between the Japan release. It gives people time to make the Social Link guides so I don’t miss anything.

  23. JCTXS
    May 6, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Good, 20th anniversary edition bought.

  24. 萌えゲー
    May 6, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Weeb games tend to attract weebs, weeb~

  25. Guin
    May 8, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    >Settles for trash dubs instead of demanding the best.

    Westaboos are like their own deluded species.