It’s been a bit of a while since Persona 4 came out. This JRPG gem first released on PS2 and revamped for the PS Vita in Persona 4 Golden easily became one of the main reasons to own a Vita.

Persona 4 saw a group of schoolkids solving the mystery disapperances of villagers in the small Japanese town of Inaba, all whilst trying to have as typical a high school life as possible.

Now, it’s 2016 and we heard earlier that Persona 5 is nearly complete and is due to be released in Japan on September 15 this year. The immediate reaction from fans (myself included) was how long the wait would be for the game to be localised in the West.

We finally know one part of that puzzle. Persona 5 is due to be released in the Americas on February 14 2017. It’s gonna be a long wait, but going by this trailer it looks like it’ll be worth it:

(Praise be to the internet for translating)

Now, if you’re in the US, there is a special edition of Persona 5 to look out for. The game will come out for both the PS3 and the PS4, however the PS4 version will also have the option of a “Take Your Heart” Edition (See the Valentine’s link there?)


This $89.99 bag of goodies will come with the following:

  • Soundtrack CD: A selection of music from Persona 5 by legendary series composer, Shoji Meguro, in a CD sleeve featuring special P5 artwork.
  • 4” Morgana plush: Morgana the Phantom Thieves’ cat is not just the mascot of the Phantom Thieves, but also a member – and also not just a cat! The premium edition includes an exclusive 4” plush of Morgana.
  • 64-page hardcover art book: This art book is full of concept sketches, character art, and more by character designer Shigenori Soejima.
  • SteelBook: As strong as a vault, the game disc for the PS4 will come specially packaged in a SteelBook collectible case, emblazoned with Persona 5 designs.
  • School bag: Designed after the traditional school bags in Japan, the exclusive replica bag comes complete with the Shujin Academy crest.

Sadly, no word yet on a European release date yet, however with E3 very soon we should hope to see some more detail on Persona 5 very soon indeed.