Persona 5 has been delayed in the West as Atlus has confirmed on the PlayStation blog the game has been pushed back. The game will now release on April 4, 2017.
“I know, I know. It stings. But Persona 5 set the gold standard for Atlus with its launch in Japan, and we wanted to put the utmost care into ensuring it winds up the best when it launches in the west.” stated by John Hardin – PR Manager, ATLUS.
To make up for the bad news, Atlus has announced that Persona 5 will had dual Japanese and English audio for free.
“We’re including it as DLC for logistical reasons, but it will be free, for forever. People have been asking for this since P5 was announced, and through herculean effort from just about every division of Atlus, we managed to arrange this. This was something we especially wanted to do for the Atlus Faithful, the ones who still appreciate our English dubs and respect all the effort we put into localizing.”
Persona 5 has been delayed countless times but it seems Atlus is trying to make the western launch one of the best possible. The game has been available in Japan since September 2015.