Persona 5 Will Be Released This September

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

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Atlus’ mysterious countdown has concluded today with the reveal of Persona 5‘s long awaited release date. The release date is set for September 15 in Japan for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.


The countdown ended with Justine and Caroline, the new occupants of the “Velvet Room” as they talk about Tokyo Tower and the events that are going to take place there. After a series of being put on standby the Tokyo Tower’s lights changed colors to a Persona theme and the new trailer began:

Originally slated for a 2015 release, Persona 5 received a delay for both consoles versions to add to the development cycle and allow the team to create the best game possible.

Persona 5 is coming to the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on  September 15 in Japan

  • KissDisqus

    That means everyone else won’t see the game till next year huh

    • azariosays

      most likely first quarter of next year. Kinda sucks waiting, but we’ve got a lot of great games coming out this year, I don’t mind it too much.

    • JGuill

      Save the best game for last! That’s how I’m looking at it. 🙂

    • azariosays

      always the optimist

    • Black Kitty

      Ugh, of course.

  • Dgnfly

    The news i want about persona 5 is, Will it have japanese dub,Will it be a good translation, But i doubt it’ll happen with ATLUS.

    • JGuill

      I may be one of the few people who is okay with a dub only for persona, they’ve done a good job with both P3 and P4. But the option to have Japanese fun would be a welcome addition.

    • Dgnfly

      When you have some knowledge of japanese language and like the culture behind it, english dub kinda gives a feeling of disrespect considering non of the aspect in the game are either respected much or aren’t even part of english culture.

      For me its a dealbreaker even if the translation is a dubtitles considering its mosr bullshit with added words that aren’t even needed for the most part cause japanese language itself always sets the tone.

    • JGuill

      I actually do have knowledge of Japanese and yes you are right. There are things that you simply can’t translate. Unfortunately that Also leads to a lot of very glaring inconsistencies when you listen to the Japanese dub and read the translated subtitles. I always look at the English dub as kind of an alternate script for these games and I like to judge it on it’s own merits.

    • Dgnfly

      But it just doesen’t feel right even when they use the Honorifics in english it sounds godawful. The whole thing about it can’t be translated isen’t so much as words its expresion themselves the words can be translated even in the literal sense and would still make sense as long as you have a feel for the language and considering most japanese dub users need the subs i kinda feel they need to stop using the dubtitles.

      The whole english dub is a alternate retelling but idon’t kinda like that cause sometimes jokes or story moments are cut out just for the sake of making it feel more english or make it feel more in the sense of english humor and that other crap that comes with it like meme’s.

    • JGuill

      To each their own. To me it all comes down to how well written the script is in either language. Sometimes the original script was bland and poorly written and the localization team is actually tasked to improve it or sometimes the localization was badly written even taken by itself. And that’s how you get some of the more cringeworthy localizations out there or the “So bad, Its good” ones you used to see in the 90s a lot. I guess a solution would be to include both scripts which some games actually do.

    • Dgnfly

      True can’t please everybody, but i fear with the english dub ppl wil stay close minded, but everything depends on how direct a company wants to be considering now even poltical agenda’s are being pushed in anime or any other format it kinda becomes deluded when it gets translated to english.

      I like to keep the product as it so it doesen’t get watered down with thigns that aren’t being said but that becomes the cost of english dub regardless how you wanna retain it.
      Both script are pretty rare really considering Ni no kuni has dubtitles, Bravely default second shows it had it, even multiple games throw out a actual good translation for a cheap dubtitle version which does notthing more then delude it.

      I’d be fine with both but most of the time the japanese dub version gets skimped because of english dub which i find insulting considering fansubs made anime great and originality now its all for the sake of casual fans and gamers.

    • azariosays

      i believe we can get these answers at E3, and if not then I will ask at TGS

    • Dgnfly

      I hope you do. Could you be specific while asking those question in a sense of will the translation be true or more like made up words, cause i don’t really like those made up version for the sake of english speaking ppl. The last clip you folks had about Q&A bravely default second showed how much nonsense is put into making up what is being said i could even translate those better then they do and i don’t even grasp the whole langauge.

    • azariosays

      I know exactly where you’re coming from and I will add this to my notes.

    • Dgnfly


    • Dgnfly

      Sorry to be so annoying but could you also ask the one thing that is plaguing the anime games industry if its censored in any way for western release.

  • Was really hoping we’d see this one, this year, but it’s looking far less likely now. But with the sheer number of RPGs coming out, this year; it may not be such a bad thing.

  • Mr0303

    I really like the cover. Given the September release date in Japan, US will get it next year and Europe – eventually.