Persona 5 North American Launch Delayed to April 2017

North American fans awaiting Persona 5 will have to wait a little longer it seems

Bad news for North American (and European) fans of the mega-popular RPG series Persona. Today Atlus announced that Persona 5 will not make its original February 14th release date, and will instead hit stores in April of 2017.

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So, as hard as it will be, fans of the upcoming PS4/PS3 game must now wait even longer to play the latest installment, and that is made even harder by the fact that the game is already out in Japan. But the company behind the game understands your pain, and they are making efforts to make it up to you. An Atlus representative told IGN that they are “redoubling our QA and localization efforts, even returning to the studio to record previously unvoiced lines.” So bottom line, you will get some extra polish on the game to make up for the wait you’ve had to endure.

Also, today Atlus tried to give waiting fans at least a taste of what to expect, hosting a livestream of the English version of the game. Fans will also be able try the game themselves for the first time at the PlayStation Experience event in Anaheim, CA on December 3rd and 4th of this year. Atlus released two character trailers as well – check them out below:

Persona 5 is chronologically the sixth installment in the Persona series, which is part of the larger Megami Tensei franchise. Published by Atlus in Japan and North America and Deep Silver in Europe, the game was released in Japan in September 2016. It takes place in Tokyo, and follows a silent protagonist after their transfer to the fictional Shujin High School after being put on probation for assault on a stalker.

What do you think of Persona 5’s delay? Will the game be worth all the waiting when it finally releases next year?

Stay tuned right here to COGconnected as we continue to bring you all the latest intel on Persona 5!