New information suggests that Atlus’s Persona 5 will release by the end of the year, between October and December.
This information comes from Sega Sammy’s 2015 earnings report. While not explicitly stated in the text, it is possible to infer Persona 5’s release window.
To further understand the report, it is important to note Atlus’s fiscal year runs from April 2015 to March 2016. The company has four different titles listed as available during the first and second quarters, Persona 5 not being one of them.
Atlus has also repeatedly stated that, both the English and Japanese versions will be available before year’s end. Given the information in the financial report, both versions must be released between October and December. This suggests the localization will be surprisingly efficient, only taking a few months. At worst, the game could be pushed back until next March.
Persona 5 is the newest installment in the Persona sub-series of Shin Megami Tensei RPGs. The series revolves around groups of high school students summoning “Personas” to fight monsters in turn based combat. Persona 5 has been confirmed to feature the return of Shigenori Soejima and Shoji Meguro as character designer and music composer, respectively. Director Katsura Hashino has said the game will discuss the hardships of modern society, and focus on a group of teenagers restrained the rules of said society.
Persona 5 will be released for both Playstation 3 and Playstation 4.