Sad news for fans hoping that Atlus’ Persona 5 would be out this year. It won’t. Persona 5 has been pushed back to 2016. While we won’t get the game this year, Atlus has good reason to delay the game:
The strengths of the Persona series are compelling characters, a moving, relatable story, and a borderline obsession with minutiae – elements which can’t be rushed or taken lightly. So while ATLUS realizes the frustration and disappointment that this must cause for the JRPG-loving public, please know that we are delaying the game in order to make sure the next iteration of the Persona series lives up to the expectations of fans.
Persona 5 will be released in 2016 exclusively on the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 systems.