Persona 5 delayed from February to April 2017

Atlus cushioned the blow by announcing dual audio for PS3 and PS4.

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Persona 5 has been delayed yet again, this time from its scheduled February 2017 release date.

Atlus PR manager John Hardin published a PlayStation Blog to break the news, and to set a new launch date of April 4. Along with that, Persona 5 will feature dual audio on the PS3 and PS4.

"We’re including it as DLC for logistical reasons, but it will be free, for forever. People have been asking for this since P5 was announced, and through herculean effort from just about every division of Atlus, we managed to arrange this," Hardin explained.

This way, consumers who appreciate Atlus' English dubs can enjoy those, or switch on subtitles and listen to Japanese dialogue.

As icing on the bittersweet cake, Hardin revealed that Atlus will attend PlayStation Experience in Anaheim, CA, from December 3-4, and they'll be toting a playable demo of Persona 5.

"If you’re going to be at PS Experience, we hope to see you there! Oh, and not that you needed any more reason to visit our booth, but there’s also going to be a Persona 5 collector’s card as well!"

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at davidlcraddock.com and @davidlcraddock.

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