Persona 5 Delayed Again For April

The release of Persona 5 for the Western market has been delayed again. The sixth main-series installment of the twenty-year-old franchise was supposed to come out in 2015.
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This is one in a series of delays of Persona 5, and Western fans are getting restless. Publisher Atlus have given few reasons for the new delay of Persona 5.

Persona 5 Delayed Again For April

Delay of Persona 5

In a recent stream, Atlus revealed that the release of the newest installment of the Persona franchise for the Western market will suffer another delay. This time, it’s been moved to April 2017. Originally, it was supposed to come out way back in 2015. Since then, Atlus moved the release date several times. Fans of the Persona franchise, also known as Shin Megami Tensei: Persona, are not exactly pleased with this new development. In Japan, gamers have had the game since September 2016 and, by all accounts, the game is great. This only serves to make fans from Europe and North America more impatient, especially those that pre-ordered the game ages ago.

The developers have promised to add dual audio to the game to make up for the delay. This means that players will be able to switch between Japanese and English voices. Fans are arguing over this. Some fans say that the dual audio is worth the wait, while others believe that this should be a given. Atlus hasn’t given any other reasons for the hold-up as of now; however, it’s probably due to localization issues. The game is enormous, so localizing it can’t be an easy feat. Developers will also be adding voiceovers for lines that didn’t have them before. Overall, it seems that they really want to give players the best possible localization, and that’s the reason for the delay.

Persona 5 is a role-playing game set in Tokyo. It follows a group of high-school students as they fight corruption in their city under the guise of thieves.

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