Persona 5 is now in the hands of Japanese gamers and fans in the west have to wait almost half a year – five whole months – before getting the game. With that being said news from official sources, namely Atlus USA, is probably going to be drip fed to us until closer to the February launch date.
Atlus sent out a press release this afternoon detailing the special Steelbook Launch Edition for the game. They revealed that the inside of the case is clear plastic – allowing owners to see the underside of the cover art. It’s pretty rare for games to get reversible art and those that do are usually special editions, as is the case here, but still pretty cool news even if it isn’t earth shattering. The outside of the Steelbook Launch Edition features a stylish black, whit and red group shot of Persona 5’s main cast.
Here’s the official assets Atlus revealed for the Steelbook Launch Edition:
Persona 5 was originally revealed all the way back in the Fall of 2013 and was originally set for release in the Winter of 2014 before being delayed more than two years for quality and story revisions. In Persona 5 players take on the role of a high school student (as in previous games) although this go around the player has an entire year to complete the games. As with other titles Persona 5 sees the return of the day/night cycle popularized by Persona 3, allowing the protagonist to form social bonds with classmates during the day and take on challenging dungeons at night.
Persona 5 will be released on February 14th 2017 in Western regions for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.