"Persona 5" Pushed Back to April 4 in the West, Dual Audio Confirmed
Atlus followed up its livestream of Persona 5 today with some updates on the western release plans. First, the good news: Persona 5 will feature both Japanese and English voiceover options. As a result of dual audio, however, Atlus had to scrap the previously-planned Valentine’s Day release.
Persona 5 is now set to launch in the west on April 4, 2017.
Atlus chalks up the delay to the hefty QA and localization efforts that dual audio demands. They’re giving Persona 5 their “gold standard in localization,” which includes returning to the studio to record previously unvoiced lines.
Soothe your pain with some new videos, starting with Yusuke Kitagawa:
Next we have Makoto Niijima:
And an interview with Makoto voice actress Cherami Leigh:
While we wait for release, Atlus will be bringing a playable demo of Persona 5 along to PlayStation Experience 2016, which takes place in Anaheim, CA this December.
There’s also currently a nice little bonus available on PSN in the Americas, so grab the PS4 dynamic theme and avatar set of Ryuji Sakamoto while it’s still online for free. Atlus said it would be up for around 24 hours as of 4:00pm ET, so you still have time. European fans will get their chance to grab the freebie on November 24.