Dang! Persona 5 has been delayed until April 4th.
In a statement, Atlus said “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. 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,” the statement adds. “And in this case, it meant we needed to move the release back for the last time.”
Persona 5 began development in 2011, and was originally announced in 2013, slated for a Q4 2014 release. This was eventually delayed to 2016 at the Tokyo Game Show last year. It launched on September 15 thsi year in Japan and was expected to launch on February 14 of next year.
Persona 5 will be released exclusively for the PS3 and PS4 on April 4, 2017.