‘Persona 5’ News And Updates: Release Date Postponed But Premium Edition Available For Pre-Order

By Harry J. - 01 Dec '16 09:55AM

"Persona 5" is a role-playing game that was developed by Atlus. The original intention of the game developer is to launch it on Valentine's Day next year. But Atlus made a recent announcement through John Hardin, its public relations manager, that said the original launch date of Feb. 14, 2017 will now be moved to April 14, exactly two months later. The announcement was published in a blog post on the official website of PlayStation.

Here's The Reason For the Delay

The reason for the delay of the release date according to Hardin is that the gold standard of Altus was defined by "Persona 5." He explained that the company wanted to observe utmost care that will ensure the video game will turn out to be the best when it is released in the West.

Thankfully, the announcement also indicated that "Persona 5" will come with dual audio in both the PlayStation 4 and its predecessor, the PlayStation 3. For logistical reasons, the game developer will also include this feature as a downloadable content. The beauty of this is that players can get this downloadable content for free, no matter when.

This Video Game Was Originally Part Of The "Persona" Series

The "Persona 5" belongs to the "Persona" series that was a niche JRPG series before. After video games such as "Persona 3" and "Persona 4" were introduced, the series has increased its popularity all over the world. The decision to postpone its release in the West seems to be wise because if they release it in the fall, the game will be facing competition with Final Fantasy XV.

Based on the announcement on the official website of "Persona 5," the premium edition "Take Your Heart" is now available online on a pre-order basis. At Amazon, it costs $89.99. The game will also be available as a Steelbook launch edition and will cost $59.99.

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