Persona 5 European Release Date Announced Alongside Limited Edition Bundles
09/08/2016 Leave a comment
After a short period of silence publisher Deep Silver have today finally lifted the lid on it’s European release plans for Persona 5; and it is going to be good! For starters Persona 5 will be released onto the PS4 and PS3 on the 14th February 2017; additionally a selection of Limited Edition bundles will also be made available – some of which replicate the content received elsewhere within the world.
In short two variations of Persona 5 will exist for the PS4; a “Take Your Heart” Edition and “Steelbook Edition” will be released each of which containing a variety of collectable content related to this particular game. The Take Your Heart Edition of Persona 5 is expected to retail at €89.99 / £79.99 while the steelbook edition is expected to retail at €69.99 / £54.99.
Take Your Heart Edition Contents:
- Persona 5 Game (PS4)
- Steelbook Case
- Soundtrack CD
- 4″ / 10 cm Morgana Plush
- 64-page Hardcover Art Book
- School Bag
- Collector Box
Steelbook Launch Edition Contents:
- Persona 5 Game (PS4)
- Steelbook case
A standard version of Persona 5, which is expected to retail at €49.99 / £39.99, will also be released for the PS3 on the same day; a standard edition PS4 release will also be made available once supplies of the steelbook edition have run out.
Synopsis: 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 realise that society forces people to wear masks to protect their inner vulnerabilities, and only by literally ripping off their protective mask and confronting their inner selves do the heroes awaken their inner power, and use it to strive 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-day society wears.
- Persona 5 is the first numbered title of the award-winning franchise on home consoles since the PS2 generation.
- Fast-paced Japanese role-playing game mechanics, exciting action sequences, deep and engaging story.
- Vibrantly stylised characters, enemies, and environments, elegant anime-style cut-scenes.
- Soundtrack featuring the fresh sounds of acid jazz composed by the legendary composer Shoji Meguro.
- A standalone story experience that welcomes newcomers and veteran Persona players alike.
Persona 5 will launch on the 14th February 2017 within the UK and Europe for the PS4 and PS3 as both a retail and digital download. Pre-orders for the Limited Edition bundles mentioned above will appear shortly on numerous websites.