Atlus is really prolonging this wait for the long-anticipated Persona 5. Announced today on their stream for the game, fans will have to wait until April 4, 2017 to get their hands on the game. Of course, the delay is to help maintain a “gold standard” for localization as the game is already available in Japan.
The game was originally set to be released on Valentine’s Day in 2017. This will push it two months past that date, which also makes it seven months after the Japanese release of the game. The release will also include dual audio tracks as free DLC when it launches, allowing players to play the game with both Japanese and English audio. Previously, it was announced that the game would not have a Japanese option for its localization, which was common for Atlus products.
This is not the first time the game has been delayed, but hopefully it will be the last as the game has already been released in certain territories. The February release was a delay from the previous 2016 release date which was still three years after the game was originally announced, back in 2013.
Fortunately, there is some new content for those eagerly awaiting the game to get excited about. A new trailer was released today that features some of the mechanics players will be messing with outside of fighting enemies. Check out that trailer above.
Source: Atlus Livestream