Persona 5 Delayed, Receive Dual Audio in the West, Free PSN Content
By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Nov, 2016 At 10:01 PM | Categorized As News, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Atlus sent out the following

 

The Phantom Thieves – there’s no stopping them! They pulled a daring heist just to prove how powerful they are and that no obstacle is insurmountable. I’m saying that they’ve done the impossible and stole the P5 Japanese VO data and delivered  it to Atlus USA for inclusion in the western release of the game as free DLC at  launch!
I’ll repeat that a little more clearly:
PERSONA 5 WILL HAVE DUAL AUDIO IN THE WEST.
But, as is the case, this means we are going to have to nudge our launch back just a bit – Persona 5 will now release on April 4, 2017. I know, I know – the wait has been agonizing, but the Japanese release of Persona 5 smashed all our expectations, and as a company, we decided that we owed our fans the very best effort to make Persona 5 our gold standard in localization. Practically, this means redoubling our QA and localization efforts, even returning to the studio to record previously unvoiced lines. We don’t want to rush this game (yes, you can still post a “Winter 2014” crack on Twitter, but I’m rolling my eyes at you), and in this case, it meant we needed to move the release back for the last time. But we’re not done there. Oh no, we’re not done even a little bit. The Phantom Thieves did the miraculous and gave us the Japanese VO, but it didn’t come without a price. Their demand? We have to show the world their exploits with a playable demo at this year’s PlayStation Experience.
Oh, I’m just getting this update from our IT guys right now – while the Phantom Thieves were dropping off the VO data, they couldn’t help themselves and stole some data from us. That data is a PS4 dynamic theme and avatar set of Ryuji Sakamoto (a.k.a “Skull”), and they’ve put it up on PSN for FREE. Our crack security team almost caught it in time, but for the next ~24 hours or so, anyone in the Americas can get this theme for free! Our security experts have also spotted the Phantom Thieves on a trans-Atlantic journey, and have learned that Europe will receive the same offer beginning on Nov. 24. (The theme will be made available again at launch, but it will be paid.) I think that’s all for the exploits of the Phantom Thieves, but we have some more news still! Way back when we first revealed the P5 “Take Your Heart” premium edition, there were a lot of placeholders for the artwork. Well now we have the updated version of the artwork, which you can see below! The art book, soundtrack CD, SteelBook(TM) case and collectible outer box have all been updated!

Source: PR Email

While a delay is annoying, the fact that we are getting dual audio does help make up for that. And it is only a two month delay (technically less actually) so we just need to adjust our wait time a bit longer.

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