Atlus brought the showstopper with them on a live stream that ran this morning on Nico. There was a lot of details that were shared, so let's get right down to it.
Persona 5 will be released in Japan on September 15th for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 at a price of 8,800 Yen.
They will also be releasing a 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition for 13,800 Yen (an importer's delight) which will include:
- Persona 5 Art Treasure Box
- Persona 5 Art Book
- 5-Disc album of best hits that includes music from Persona, Persona 2 Innocent Sin/Eternal Punishment, Persona 3 FES, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 5
- Special DLC sets including Gekkoukan High School and Yasogami High School uniforms, along with Persona 4 and Persona 3 BGM
- Custom theme
Along with the official announcement, Atlus shared the latest trailer for Persona 5 (which looks amazing, as you'd expect). Find a direct-feed version below:
We also now know that Persona 5 The Animation: The Day Breakers will be a one-episode prologue that will air in September sometime before Persona 5's release. They also revealed that there will be a Persona orchestral concert on August 13th and a Persona 20th Anniversary fan festival in December, both to be held in Japan.
Before the stream ended, Atlus announced that the next big Persona 5 event will be held at E3 (not Anime Expo like with Persona 4, it seems). We should expect a release date for the West along with most likely a listen to the English dub itself. Speaking of which, there has been no word on whether this game will have dual audio. One can only hope? Find more media in the gallery below.
UPDATE: Famitsu recently announced that there will be a Persona 5 Famitsu DX Pack edition of the two releases, standard edition (for 11,998 Yen) and 20th anniversary collector's edition (for 17,388 Yen), that fans will be able to pick up through Japanese retailer ebten.
Along with the content noted above, each set will also include a 63mm figure of the game's protagonist, Niitengo, and a 45mm figure of Morgana. There will also be a set of four Persona 5 posters in A3 size.
Finally, there will be a Persona 5 Famitsu DX Pack 3D Crystal Set which includes everything above, but also packs in a 3D Crystal Cube that shows the Persona 5 protagonist and a light-up LED stand to display it on. This will go for 15,228 yen for the standard edition and 20,628 Yen for the collector's edition. You can preorder any of these editions here.