Persona 5 which was originally set to release sometime in 2015 has been delayed to 2016. I like many other fans of the persona series, was looking forward to playing the game this year. I became a fan of the Persona games just last year, I started with Persona 4 Golden and after sinking 103 hours into that game, I went back and completed Persona 3 FES which was excellent. I have also played Persona 4 Arena and Arena Ultimax, both my favorite fighting games to date. I’m not upset over Persona 5 being delayed, I’m sure Atlus will use the extra time to improve the game, and ultimately they will deliver the game that fans have been waiting for.
A trailer for Persona 5 was also released for Tokyo Game Show, the trailer looks amazing! The Anime cut scenes look beautiful, and I personally can’t wait for the game to release. Additionally an Anime special was announced for Persona 5, no specific details were given on the time-frame for release. I’ll include links down below to the Persona 5 trailer and the Persona 5 opening.
Atlus Facebook Statement
There’s no easy way to say it, so we’ll be blunt. Persona 5 will not release in 2015. The next numbered entry of the Persona franchise will now release in Japan and the Americas in 2016.
The strengths of the Persona series are compelling characters, a moving, relatable story, and a borderline obsession with minutiae – elements which can’t be rushed or taken lightly. So while ATLUS realizes the frustration and disappointment that this must cause for the JRPG-loving public, please know that we are delaying the game in order to make sure the next iteration of the Persona series lives up to the expectations of fans.
Persona 5 will be released in 2016 exclusively on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.