'Persona 5' Release Date, News & Update: Atlus Confirms New Launch Date for Europe & North America; Free DLC Awaits Gamers

By Louise Bonquin , Updated Nov 27, 2016 08:09 AM EST

The release of "Persona 5" in North America and Europe has been delayed again for some reasons. However, a recent update from game developer Atlus revealed that a new date has been set for its western release.

At first, "Persona 5" received the launching date of Feb. 14, 2017, in time for Valentine's Day. However, it was later announced that the date was pushed back.

But fans do not have to be worry because it was only delayed for two months as the new release date of "Persona 5" was confirmed to be on April 4, 2017. This detail was announced by none other than Atlus' PR Manager, John Hardin.

"Persona 5 set the gold standard for Atlus with its launch in Japan, and we wanted to put the utmost care into ensuring it winds up the best when it launches in the west," he said in the blog post.

Hardin added that since this is a very special release, they have some good news to make up for the delay. He said that "Persona 5" will feature a dual audio for PlayStation 4 and PS3. And as if this is not enough, Atlus is including it as DLC and it will be free forever.

The PR manager also updated fans who would like to pre-order the "Take Your Heart" premium edition of "Persona 5." This package offers nice items which include:

Soundtrack CD where select "Persona 5" music including compositions of Shoji Meguro will be featured. As an added gift, Atlus also included tracks by Justine and Caroline, the twin wardens of the Velvet Room.

The premium edition of "Persona 5" will also feature Morgana plush, tha cat mascot, 64-page hardcover art book containing sketches of character designer Shigenori Soejima, a SteelBook collectible case and a school bag, a replica of traditional Japanese school bags comes complete with the Shujin Academy crest.

Finally, the "Take Your Heart" package is for sale at $89.99. A SteelBook Launch Edition will also be made available exclusively for PS4 users and it will contain the "Persona 5" SteelBook case similar in the premium edition pack. It will be available for $59.99 only. Pre-orders are now going on at Amazon.

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