Persona 5 Delayed to Summer 2016

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

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A new trailer has surfaced for Persona 5. The trailer showed the the long awaited RPG title has been delayed until Summer 2016. Persona 5 was announced in 2013 and was originally supposed to be released this Winter in Japan and soon after in the West.

Here’s the Trailer:

Persona 5 is being developed for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.


Atlus has sent out a Press Release:

TOKYO and IRVINE, Calif. — Sept. 17, 2015 — There’s no easy way to say it, so we’ll be blunt. Persona 5 will not release in 2015. The next numbered entry of the Persona franchise will now release in Japan and the Americas in 2016.
The strengths of the Persona series are compelling characters, a moving, relatable story, and a borderline obsession with minutiae – elements which can’t be rushed or taken lightly. So while ATLUS realizes the frustration and disappointment that this must cause for the JRPG-loving public, please know that we are delaying the game in order to make sure the next iteration of the Persona series lives up to the expectations of fans.
Persona 5 will be released in 2016 exclusively on the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 systems.
I for one will be glad to give them the time they need to deliver the best possible version of Persona 5.