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Persona 5 release date confirmed for early 2017 in North America

Persona 5 won't launch in 2016, and has been locked in for an early 2017 release date in North America.

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Published Tue, Jun 7 2016 7:33 AM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:17 PM CDT

Persona 5's release has been confirmed, and there's a bit of bad news: it's not coming in 2016.

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Atlus today confirmed what every Persona fan already knew inside their hearts: Persona 5 won't release in 2016 and has been pushed back to early 2017. The hotly anticipated RPG Persona 5 will release on February 14, 2017 on PS3 and PS4 to be specific, and Atlus has revealed a premium collector's edition to boot.

A limited Day One Persona 5 SteelBook Launch Edition will be available via pre-order, and check below to see what's included with the PS4-exclusive "Take Your Heart" Premium Edition as well as box art for Persona 5.

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A PlayStation 4-only "Take Your Heart" Premium Edition will be available for $89.99 / CA$109.99. It includes:

  • Soundtrack CD: A selection of music from Persona 5 by legendary series composer Shoji Meguro in a CD wallet featuring P5 artwork.
  • Morgana plush: Morgana the cat is not just the mascot of the Phantom Thieves, but is also a member-and also not just a cat! The premium edition includes an exclusive 4″ plush of Morgana.
  • 64-page hardcover art book: This art book is full of concept sketches, character art, and more by character designer Shigenori Soejima.
  • SteelBook: As strong as a vault, the game disc for the PS4 will come specially packaged in a SteelBook collectible case, emblazoned with Persona 5 designs
  • School bag: Designed after the traditional school bags in Japan, the exclusive replica bag comes complete with the Shujin Academy crest.
  • Collectible outer box: Easily the largest premium edition in Atlus' history, the entirety of the "Take Your Heart" Premium Edition comes in a colossal collectible box.
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NEWS SOURCE:gematsu.com

Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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