Highly anticipated Japanese RPG Persona 5 has been delayed by a few months. The English version was originally scheduled to launch on Valentine’s Day, but is now slated for an April 4th release. (It launched in Japan back in September.)
“We wanted to put the utmost care into ensuring it winds up the best when it launches in the West,” explains Atlus’ John Hardin. There’s some good news, though. When the game does finally launch, it will have dual audio support, meaning you can play either with English voiceover, or with the original Japanese dialogue.
Persona has become somewhat of a cult classic over the years, especially following the release of Persona 3 and 4 on the PS2, which managed to blend a deep, complex RPG with life simulation elements; you were a high school kid saving the world while also worrying about exams and your dating life. The games even spawned spinoffs in the form of fighting and dancing titles. Persona 5 shifts the setting to Tokyo, and features a new cast of students known as the “phantom thieves.”
The game will be available on both PS3 and PS4 when it launches. In the meantime, you can always check out the very Persona-like Wii U game Tokyo Mirage Sessions.