Atlus announces Persona 5 launch date for the Americas, reveals Premium and Launch Editions

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Get hyped Persona fans, as Atlus has revealed Persona 5‘s release date for the Americas as well two sweet editions of the game featuring tons of swag. Fans can expect to get the game in their hands on February 14th, 2017. The game will release to both Playstation 4 and Playstation 3 consoles and PS4 owners will have the option of the Persona 5 SteelBook Launch Edition and the Persona 5 “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition. It appears that the PS3 will not have a special edition. The PS4 SteelBook Launch Edition, priced at $59.99 US/$79.99 CA will feature a SteelBook collectible case – seemingly similar to the recent PS4 Valkyria Chronicles Remastered metal case although this one appears to be an official SteelBook. The “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition will set you back $89.99 US/$109.99 CA, but looks well worth it. Fans will not only get the SteelBook case, but will also get a soundtrack CD, a 4″ Morgana plush, a 64-page art book, a school bag designed to resemble traditional Japanese school bags complete with a Shujin Academy crest and all that will be in a collectible outer box. Atlus touts this as the largest premium edition in Atlus’ history!

You can pre-order the game at the links above, and after the break check out the full press release as well as a gallery of photos.

Persona 5 Japanese release date announced and collector’s edition revealed

A new official trailer, website and Japanese release date have been announced for the upcoming Persona 5 from Atlus. The game is set to release in Japan on September 15th, 2016 for the Playstation 3 and Playstation 4. Also announced is a special collector’s edition featuring the game, a multi-disc CD soundtrack and art book, all housed in a special box.

At the moment, the collector’s edition is Japan only. Those in the Americas need not fret, as Atlus USA has a site for the game with the release set to TBD. Those in Europe, however, are in limbo as Atlus and NIS America ended their relationship not too long ago and we still do not know how the company plans to release titles to that part of the world.

Americas release date revealed for Atlus published THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV


Earlier this month we shared that Atlus would be publishing SNK Playmore’s THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV in the Americas. While we had a trailer, screens, and a fancy press release, what we did not have was a release date outside the “later in 2016” window. Now, the Atlus website lists August 23, 2016 as the game’s release date. So in another four months fans of the series will have the game in their hands, assuming you live in the Americas.

Persona 4: Dancing All Night American launch details revealed

Atlus has revealed Persona 4: Dancing All Night‘s American release details, with the game confirmed to release this Fall. No specific date is known yet, but we now know that the game will receive two editions: a Launch Edition and a Disco Fever Edition. The launch edition, seen above, costs the same as the regular game ($49.99) but will include a PS Vita skin and ten wallpapers as bonuses. The Disco Fever Edition, seen after the break, costs a bit more ($79.99) and includes the skin, wallpapers, and additional bonuses including 14 DLC costumes, a song, a Teddy keychaun, and a physical 2-disc soundtrack, and a reversible pouch for your Vita. Basically, Atlus wants Persona 4 to take over your Vita. You can learn more at the official site.

No news on Europe, but as soon as we hear something we’ll news it!

SEGA Europe to publish Persona 4 Arena Ultimax in Europe, SEGA also publishing in Australia

P4AUEuropeThis NeoGAF topic reported that Persona 4 Arena Ultimax’s (the expansion/sequel to Persona 4 Arena) PEGI classification was recently registered. That registration lists the game’s publisher as SEGA Europe. The move comes across a notable display of the new relationship between Atlus and Sega, fast approaching its first anniversary. Towards the end of May, Atlus took over distribution rights for Persona 4 Arena in Europe from Zen United, delisting the game from PSN in the process. Zen United previously handled distribution of other Atlus games in Europe, including Rune Factory 4 and Persona 4 Arena.

Atlus Review: Abyss Odyssey (Xbox 360)


If you’re familiar with ACE Team, they’re responsible for some of the most off the wall games including Zeno Clash, Rock of Ages and before they became a commercial developer, they were a pretty interesting mod developer. Their continued partnership with Atlus has brought another release that is less absurd thematically, but brings us a rogue-like title that wraps mechanics similar to the Super Smash Bros. series with Abyss Odyssey. It’s not a carbon copy of the Subspace Emissary from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, nor is it a cumbersome slog akin to Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero. The game centers itself around its fighting game mechanic and drives you to advance onto closed off fighting arenas, hunting for loot and building your character to become stronger as you find better weapons and techniques.