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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

By Derek Strickland from Jun 7, 2016 @ 7:33 CDT

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


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.


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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