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Published: Thu, November 17, 2016
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Persona 5 has been delayed again, but will get dual audio

Persona 5 has been delayed again, but will get dual audio

Persona 5 was originally announced in 2013 with a winter 2014 release date, and eventually delayed to 2016 at the Tokyo Game Show previous year. Atlus announced today that it's delaying the game to April 4, 2017, a little less than two months after its former February 14, 2017 release date.

There is now no official confirmation on when the title, or the theme, will be released in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Like previous entries in the series, Persona 5 challenges players to balance a high-schooler's social calendar in between treks through an otherworldly realm filled with risky creatures. "It stings", Atlus PR Manager John Hardin said.

Speaking during a livestream today, the game's developers explained that the delay is the result of the studio needing more time to get the English audio refined and ready.

You can watch the first English footage released by both Atlus and Deep Silver that revolves around Persona 5's "Mechanics".

Making Persona 5's dual language audio option a reality would be attributed to nothing less than a "herculean effort from just about every division of Atlus". As another small consolation, a limited PS4 theme will be available free of charge for the next 24 hours. This marks what should be the final delay for Persona 5, which has already been Japan since September. Below, you'll find all of the content included in the $89.99 Take Your Heart Edition.

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