It’s a Date: Persona 5 Comes Out on February 14, 2017

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We are just barely into the second half of 2016, but February 2017 is already shaping up to be a busy month on PlayStation with Horizon: Zero Dawn recently securing a February release date. Now, Atlus has confirmed the highly anticipated Persona 5 will also arrive that same month.

Persona 5 will launch February 14th, 2017 in two editions on PS4: the standard $59.99/CA$79.99 version will include a limited preorder/day-one run SteelBook emblazoned with Persona 5 art.

Fans looking for a bit more to mark the occasion will want to pick up the “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition which starts with the SteelBook and kicks it up with a 64-page hardcover art book of Persona 5 artwork, jam-packed with the drawings of character designer Shigenori Soejima; a 4-inch plush figurine of Morgana, one of the Phantom Thieves, and de facto mascot of the group; a soundtrack CD containing a selection of works from composer Shoji Meguro’s new, jazz-filled soundtrack; a full-sized school bag modeled after Japanese-style school bags which bears the crest of the game’s Shujin Academy; and a massive Persona 5 themed boxed to contain it all.

The Premium Edition will retail at $89.99/CA$109.99 while supplies last.

Persona 5, like previous entries in the acclaimed RPG series, is about “the internal and external conflicts of a group of troubled high school students – the protagonist and a collection of compatriots he meets in the game’s story – who live dual lives [in the case of Persona 5] as Phantom Thieves.” By day the protagonists do contemporary, normal, everyday things: go to school, extracurriculars, hang out, work part-time jobs, but, often by night, they take on fantastical challenges empowered by the titular Personas which, in Persona 5, give them the ability “to enter the hearts of people.”

The game’s heroes realize that society forces people to wear masks to protect their inner vulnerabilities, and by literally ripping off their protective mask and confronting their inner selves do the heroes awaken their inner power, and using it to help those in need. Ultimately, the group of Phantom Thieves seeks to change their day-to-day world to match their perception and see through the masks modern society wears.

The originally announced PS3 version will launch on the same day as the PS4 editions and run $49.99/CA$59.99.

 

We’re sure to hear more about Persona 5 at E3 next week, so stay tuned. While you wait, take a look at some gameplay footage, embedded above, promoting the Japanese release taking place later this year.

Sure is stylish. Are you looking forward to Persona 5? Let us know in the comments.

Written by Albert Chen

Albert Chen

A student of games, I play a bit of everything because I like to see what’s out there. Nothing better than first hand experience when it comes to knowing about games. Current game obsession: Anything MOBA (Paragon, Battleborn, Heroes of the Storm), except, ironically, the most popular ones, LoL and DOTA2.

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