Persona 5 Delayed to Summer 2016 in Japan

During the ongoing “Business Trip! Persona Channel TOKYO GAME SHOW 2015” a new trailer for Persona 5 was shown, announcing its delay to Summer 2016.

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Geobros1545d ago

What? Why? It had to launch end of 2015 I think.

NewMonday1545d ago

fans assumed it will be 2016 from the start but Atlus insisted it will still come out 2015

way to disappoint the fans Atlus.

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NewMonday1545d ago


damage control what? I did say it was disappointing news

one game off the list, still about half a dozen still to come 2015 (now this is damage control LOL)

freshslicepizza1545d ago

this game looks quite good actually and i am a little upset at myself for not taking the time to play previous games.

"one game off the list, still about half a dozen still to come 2015 (now this is damage control LOL)"

can you list the ps4 games still to come this year with a CONFIRMED release date? thanks

Eiyuuou1545d ago


Well, you have more than enough time to play them now! xD

NewMonday1545d ago


as far as PS4 exclusives:

Dragon Quest Heroes
Tales of Zestiria

these are games I want the most, they are already out in Japan have pre-orders open with box art and collector editions and all so should a safe bet.

other exclusives:
Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance
Sword Art Online: Lost Song
Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair
Samurai Warriors 4-II

don't follow their situation so don't know if they will pull a Persona5

Kal0psia1545d ago


You won't get a CONFIRMED release date, lol! The likes of NewMonday will never own up to being wrong. You say big triple A games galore, they come back with fps multiplat games with exclusive DLCs. You say multiplats they comeback with exclusive games.

Automatic791545d ago

@NewMonday no wonder you are not taken seriously, you start fanboy wars with list of games on PS4 without having concrete dates and you go around knocking the competitor's games. Then you have the nerve to tell others there are still a half a dozen games and you still can't give dates with even more damage control by saying you dont follow the games. I have a question for you if you don't follow the games why are you going around creating list and knocking the competition and even more so my second question is why are you praising the games as must have games when you don't follow and I assume you never played. Smh again.

never4get1545d ago

SEGA, Persona 5, PS VITA, probably?

NewMonday1545d ago (Edited 1545d ago )


You have no idea what you are talking about, if you did you would know the 2015 was official from Atlus, if you follow Persona 5 news you would know fans asked about the exact release day in the west and that Atlus insisted again the game would be released 2016 in the west.

All the game dates I posted are official, as official as Halo5 release date, didn't you guys name drop Quantum Break for 2014, 2015 and now 2016 so give me a break (pun intended), and don't go mentioning ReCore or Scalebound for 2016 unless they go gold.

And would you kindly link the comment wher I downplayed competition games? or STFU please

freshslicepizza1545d ago


you forgot to mention uncharted collection.

gangsta_red1545d ago

You're kidding right New Monday? N4G Fans have been hyping and adding this game to the "ps4 lists" for the upcoming holiday launch for PS4.

This really sux! I was hoping to add this game to the holiday list of games to play before the year is up.

NewMonday1544d ago


maybe in this place, but I follow the game community in several places like twitter and NeoGAF, that second Atlus confirmation was reported on NeoGAF and linked directly to the article with the official source from Atlus.

this was it:"Atlus USA: We Can Confirm Persona 5 Is Launching In North America in 2015"

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callahan091545d ago

Eh, it's not that big of a deal guys, we still hadn't seen hardly any of it, by the time September rolled around you had to assume it was AT BEST a 50/50 chance of actually making it out in 2015 (though I've personally had greater doubts than that). There are a LOT of really great Japanese games coming out the rest of this year and early 2016, you've got Disgaea 5, Dragon Quest Heroes, Tales games, etc. to tide you over. This game will be worth the wait!

Magicite1545d ago

This is pretty sad actually.

MegaRay1545d ago

Does that mean the US version going to be delayed too :(

Fro_xoxo1545d ago (Edited 1545d ago )

Obviously, the Japanese audience comes first for a JRPG like Persona. I'd be shocked if it's otherwise. .

KOIMOJO1545d ago (Edited 1545d ago )

I wouldn't be so sure... 😏

MegaRay1545d ago

But Atlus US kept confirming an 2015 release. They shouldnt if they wasnt sure :(

Kal0psia1545d ago (Edited 1545d ago )


You really think Atlus was forced to make such claims? Think about it, and yes these games always comes out in Japan first unless they release some different version for US as they usually do.

_-EDMIX-_1545d ago

b...but its coming in the west in 2015.

Poor, poor Japanese...they don't get to play it before us =)

(starts sobbing uncontrollably)

Now we wait.

Rookie_Monster1545d ago

Hate to be that guy to break the bad news guys..but looks like the delayed affects all territories as this was posted on the official Atlus twitter page.

Atlus U.S.A., Inc.–Verified account ‏@AtlusUSA
"Persona 5 will release in 2016 exclusively on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in Japan and the Americas"

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Imortus_san1545d ago

Holy shit, greatness will keep waiting, lol.

Hope Disgaea 5 does not get delayed, if it does my PS4 in going to keep gathering dust until March.

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WeAreLegion1545d ago

You aren't getting anything until then? Seriously?

bleedsoe9mm1545d ago (Edited 1545d ago )

uncharted is my next ps4 game , now that it seems persona and no mans sky aren't coming this year

Imortus_san1545d ago (Edited 1545d ago )

My PS4 games to play are Persona 5, Disgaea 5, Rime and Uncharted 4, and some of the anounced RPG's that will hit only in the end of 2016.

And yes I have a ton more gaming platforms to play, so for ps4 only Jrpg's, Uncharted and maybe SF5 if online doesn't need PSN plus.

Eiyuuou1545d ago

How about Tales of Zestiria next month?

user99502791545d ago

lol. Ok, I need to ask... as an American male who happens to own a PS4.... WHAT THE HELL IS TALES OF ZESTIRIA? Quick google search reveals some weird looking thing that doesn't seem like any fun. Also its on PS3.

Sony diehards keep pointing to Tales Of Zystitiria as their saving grace this fall. It's frkn hilarious.

Imortus_san1545d ago (Edited 1545d ago )

I read its also coming to PC, I never realy liked any Tales games, if it proves to be something worthy I will play on the PC.

Tri-Ace and Level 5 JRPG's are what I'm looking for, but please no more jrpg's like Ni no Kuni to childish, and also no White Wnight Chronicles.

Give me Jrpj's that have more serious grafics story wise, last gen RPG's are really weak, saved only by the NDS.

pompombrum1545d ago

I think everyone saw this coming really. I'm just shocked it's taken them this long to announce the delay.

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