'Persona 5' Release Date, News & Update: West Launch Delayed; English Opening Hours Revealed

By Ben Lindon , Updated Nov 30, 2016 10:33 PM EST

"Persona 5" is slated to be delayed to the Easter month. Apparently, the JPRG game may not be ready in time for Valentine's Day but dual audio support is said to be added to the game. Moreover, "Persona 5" is also said to move to Tokyo with a new cast called the Phantom Thieves.

Previously, "Persona 5" was scheduled with a Feb. 14, 2017 launch. It should be noted that "Persona 5" has already been launched in Japan on September 2016. In the meantime, "Persona 5" will have a worldwide launch on April 4, 2017.

"Persona 5" developer Atlus John Hardin reportedly revealed that Atlus aims to put the utmost care to ensure that the "Persona 5" launch in the West will be excellent. Furthermore, Hardin also revealed that "Persona 5" in the West will come with dual audio support. Hence, "Persona 5" players may opt for an English voiceover or the original Japanese dialogue.

In addition, "Persona 5" is also believed to shift the setting to Tokyo. Moreover, "Persona 5" is also said to feature the new cast of students called the Phantom Thieves. The game is slated to launch on both PS3 and PS4 consoles in the West, The Verge reported.

In other news, "Persona 5" developers have reportedly revealed the opening hours of the game. The English version of "Persona 5" has recently been revealed by Atlus via livestream from Atlus USA. The game is said to focus on the day-to-day life of a Tokyo high-schooler, Highdefdigest reported.

"Persona 5" is also believed to be based on the internal and external troubles of the youth with dual lives. This is said to refer to the Phantom Thieves that undertake adventures in the hearts of other people. Furthermore, note that "Persona 5" is Atlus' first main entry in the franchise since "Persona 4" in 2008. Watch the official protagonist trailer here:

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