GET HYPE: Persona 5 launches in September


Also, a new voice for Igor!

It's time, folks! Or rather, it will be time...in a few short months. After months of silence last year's delay and weeks of drip-fed promotion culminating in a final countdown, Atlus has announced the Japanese release date of Persona 5. In a livestream event taking place after the countdown ended, Atlus pegged the day of reckoning at September 15th, 2016. The whole stream is archived above courtesy of Youtube user OmegaValwin.

Persona 5 will also be accompanied by Persona 5 the Animation: The Day Breakers, a prequel anime production set to air in September as well, before the game releases. This'll be the first time Persona has gotten a direct anime tie-in, as previous efforts have been adaptations or spin-offs.

They also followed up with a new, 4-minute trailer for the game, embedded below. The trailer shows off more gameplay, characters, and story details. We'll break it down in more depth soon.

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