Persona 5 Delayed Until April 4, But Japanese Audio Joins the Party

Persona 5 Delayed Until April 4, But Japanese Audio Joins the Party

Bad news, there's a delay for Persona. Good news, Japanese voice overs will ship with the game.

Atlus announced today that Persona 5 will be launching with Japanese audio in the West. Players can pick up the entire Japanese voice track as free downloadable content for the game. That's a request many Western Persona fans have had and Atlus is finally delivering on.

Joy!

Sometimes there has to be a little give and take though. With news of the Japanese audio also comes news of a delay for Persona 5. The game was planned for release on February 14, 2017, but players will have to wait a few months. Instead, Persona 5 will be launching on April 2, 2017.

"I know, I know - the wait has been agonizing, but the Japanese release of Persona 5 smashed all our expectations, and as a company, we decided that we owed our fans the very best effort to make Persona 5 our gold standard in localization," explained Atlus in its press release.

"Practically, this means redoubling our QA and localization efforts, even returning to the studio to record previously unvoiced lines. We don't want to rush this game, and in this case, it meant we needed to move the release back for the last time."

Persona 5 will now be launching for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on April 5, 2017. Still worth the wait? (Of course it is.)

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