Atlus is currently having a live-stream of the English version of Persona 5 and it continues to impress. But one thing that came out of this stream is some bad news; the game is getting delayed once again. Persona 5 is being pushed back to April 2017 (it’s original release was for February 2017). The game will get some spotlight though, thanks to now being a less crowded release month; February had a lot of other games releasing (Horizon Zero Dawn for example).
Some good news to come from this announcement though, is that Atlus officially announced that the game will be supporting the Japanese Dub in the English release! You need to download it as DLC content but this is great news for those enjoying the Japanese voice cast from JP Trailers and want to experience that in the English release.
Below the source link will be the official press release from Atlus regarding the live-stream.
Atlus published a post on the PlayStation Blog that further explains the delay and the free Dual-Audio DLC for PS4 and PS3.
Brace yourselves: Persona 5 is now launching on April 4, 2017.
I know, I know. It stings. But Persona 5 set the gold standard for Atlus with its launch in Japan, and we wanted to put the utmost care into ensuring it winds up the best when it launches in the west. And — and this is a very special “and” — we have some exceedingly good news for you in light of this delay:
Persona 5 will have dual audio. For PS4 and PS3.
We’re including it as DLC for logistical reasons, but it will be free, for forever. People have been asking for this since P5 was announced, and through herculean effort from just about every division of Atlus, we managed to arrange this. This was something we especially wanted to do for the Atlus Faithful, the ones who still appreciate our English dubs and respect all the effort we put into localizing. You all are the reason we get to do the jobs we do, so we’ve been fighting for this for a long while, and we are glad we can make this happen for all of those who support us and love our games.
Atlus Press Release