ATLUS Will Launch Persona 5 in the Americas on Feb. 14, 2017

Persona 5 has a launch date, and that date is Feb. 14, 2017. The best part about the game releasing on Valentine’s Day? It matches up so nicely with the “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition! And since Persona 5 is the most-awaited title in ATLUS’ history, we  had to go ALL OUT with our collector’s edition. Let’s peek inside, shall we? (Remember, this edition is exclusive to the PS4 version of the game.)

First? Because no one knows style quite like the Persona design team, we’re including a 64-page hardcover art book of Persona 5 artwork, jam-packed with the drawings of character designer Shigenori Soejima. (Reminder: Soejima will be at our E3 booth to give a talk about the character designs in the game1)

Some companies might stop there, BUT NOT FOR ATLUS, AND NOT FOR A GAME LIKE PERSONA 5.

We’re also including a 4-inch plush figurine of Morgana — a member of the Phantom Thieves, and de facto mascot of the group! Morgana is a cat by day and a cat-like, Persona-wielding thief by night. The plush is of Morgana’s Phantom Thief outfit, complete with resplendent bandanna and mask!

We’ll also have an official SteelBook collectible case for the game, emblazoned with Persona 5 art!

To complement the game, we’re including a Soundtrack CD containing a selection of works from the game. Legendary composer Shoji Meguro lent his talent to create the new, jazz-filled soundtrack, and this disc collects a number of the amazing Persona 5 tracks!

Because school life is such a central theme to the Persona series, we’re including a school bag modeled after Japanese-style school bags! It’s full size, and bears the crest of the game’s Shujin Academy!

And because a special edition this massive needs an equally colossal box to contain it all, we’re designing a huge, Persona 5-themed box to hold it all in.

The “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition retails for $89.99/CA$109.99.

For those just interested in the PS4 version of the game, we’re releasing a limited pre-order/day-one run of the SteelBook Launch Edition, arriving in the same SteelBook case as the Premium Edition (while supplies last). The PS4 version of the game will retail for $59.99/CA$79.99.

And because the internet’s gonna internet, we’re going to go ahead and confirm right here that the PS3 version of the game is still planned. It will release in a regular game box, and will retail for $49.99/CA$59.99.

We can’t wait to see you at E3! But be on the lookout, we’ve received word from our HQ in Japan that the Phantom Thieves have set their sites on Los Angeles for their next heist!

The jig is up for the Phantom Thieves on February 14, 2017, when the next numbered entry in the award-winning Persona series makes its debut in the Americas. ATLUS’ Persona Japanese role-playing game series will be released exclusively on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 consoles, and is available to pre-order now.  Besides the PS3 game there will be a special PS4 SteelBook® Launch Edition as well as a limited “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition. Find out more details here: atlus.com/persona5.

The details of the two limited PS4 editions of the games are:

SteelBook Launch Edition – PlayStation 4 only ($59.99/CA$79.99)
Available only to PS4 pre-orders and a limited number of day-one purchases, while supplies last.

  • SteelBook: The PS4 version will come specially packaged in a SteelBook collectible case, emblazoned with Persona 5 designs.

“Take Your Heart” Premium Edition – PlayStation 4 only ($89.99/CA$109.99)
Exclusive to the PS4 version of the game, the premium edition includes the following:

  • Soundtrack CD: A selection of music from Persona 5 by legendary series composer Shoji Meguro in a CD wallet featuring P5 artwork.
  • 4″ Morgana plush: Morgana the cat is not just the mascot of the Phantom Thieves, but is also a member–and also not just a cat! The premium edition includes an exclusive 4″ plush of Morgana.
  • 64-page hardcover art book: This art book is full of concept sketches, character art, and more by character designer Shigenori Soejima.
  • SteelBook: As strong as a vault, the game disc for the PS4 will come specially packaged in a SteelBook collectible case, emblazoned with Persona 5 designs.
  • School bag: Designed after the traditional school bags in Japan, the exclusive replica bag comes complete with the Shujin Academy crest.
  • Collectible outer box: Easily the largest premium edition in ATLUS’ history, the entirety of the “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition comes in a colossal collectible box.

Persona 5 is a game 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 as Phantom Thieves. They have the typically ordinary day-to-day of a Tokyo high schooler: attending class, after-school activities, and part-time jobs. But they also undertake fantastical adventures by using otherworldly powers to enter the hearts of people. Their power comes from the Persona, the Jungian concept of the “self”; 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.

Persona 5 will release on Feb. 14, 2017 in the Americas, for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Pre-orders are now available at participating retailers. The game is not yet rated by the ESRB.

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