Bummer, because the game has been quite long in development yet we still need to wait a few more months for an English release, but quality takes time. In a special livestream showing some gameplay of Persona 5 in English, Atlus USA made the announcement that it will delay the launch from February 14 to April 7. While the game is already out in Japan, localisation work is still ongoing and in a Playstation Blog post, they are adamant on keeping the western release to be on par with its Japanese launch back in September.
The good news is: dual-audio as free DLC. When it comes to games made in Japan, some fans just prefer Japanese voices like some prefer their animes subbed rather than dubbed. Same case with Persona 5. Though it’s a bit of a challenge to do so, one is about file size and another is the licensing- some of them need to be renegotiated or incur additional costs for a worldwide release. There’s plenty enough of fans asking for JP voices to be included for Persona 5 and Atlus USA not only listened, but also delivered. The JP voices will be a free DLC for both PS4 and PS3 versions of the game. For free as well.
In the meantime, check out this gameplay trailer to whet your appetite. If you still bummed out at not having game to look forward to this February, well there’s Ubisoft’s third-person brawler For Honor and Sony’s open-world RPG Horizon: Zero Dawn.