After a very long wait, the highly anticipated Persona 5 finally has a North American release date. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Persona 5 will launch on February 14th, 2017. Yes, that’s still a painfully long wait, but to make the wait wait a tad more bearable (no Teddy pun intended), we have some special edition news for you.
Besides the PS3 game there will be a special PS4 SteelBook Launch Edition as well as a limited “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition. The two limited PS4 editions of the games include the SteelBook Launch Edition, which is available only to PS4 pre-orders and a limited number of day-one purchases while supplies last. The SteelBook PS4 version will come specially packaged in a SteelBook collectible case, emblazoned with Persona 5 designs.
There is also a “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition which is exclusive to the PS4 version. That edition includes a soundtrack CD with selections from composer Shoji Meguro in a CD wallet featuring P5 artwork, a 4″ Morgana plush, a 64-page hardcover art book,the SteelBook, a school bag designed after the traditional school bags in Japan, and a collectible outer box that holds of the goods.
Persona 5 is a game about the internal and external conflicts of a group of troubled high school students – the protagonist and a collection of compatriots he meets in the game’s story – who live dual lives as Phantom Thieves. They have the typically ordinary day-to-day of a Tokyo high schooler: attending class, after-school activities, and part-time jobs. But they also undertake fantastical adventures by using otherworldly powers to enter the hearts of people. Their power comes from the Persona, the Jungian concept of the “self”; the game’s heroes realize that society forces people to wear masks to protect their inner vulnerabilities, and by literally ripping off their protective mask and confronting their inner selves do the heroes awaken their inner power, and using it to help those in need. Ultimately, the group of Phantom Thieves seeks to change their day-to-day world to match their perception and see through the masks modern society wears.
Persona 5 will release on Feb. 14, 2017 in the Americas, for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Pre-orders are now available at participating retailers.