North American and European versions are still up in the air, however the Japanese Collector’s Edition of Persona 5 is now available for pre-order.
Yesterday was a goldmine of information for Persona fans. Teased earlier this week, developer and publisher Atlus held a digital presentation through premium streaming service NicoNico regarding the future of Persona 5. The event capped off with a new trailer and Japanese release date of Sept. 15 for both the PS3 and PS4 versions.
To capitalize on the Persona hype, both versions are available to pre-order through various Japanese outlets as of today. Along with the standard version, Persona 5 will also have a 13,800y/$129 Collector’s Edition to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the franchise’s 1996 PS1 debut. The “Persona 5 20th Anniversary Edition” includes an art book featuring works by series character illustrator Shigenori Soejima, the 5-CD “All Time Best Album” containing music from the five core Persona console games, “Orpheus” (Persona 3) and “Izanagi” (Persona 4) DLC Personas with their own unique skills, DLC featuring the Gekkoukan High School (Persona 3) and Yasogami High School (Persona 4) uniforms for each of the playable characters, and a special “Persona 5 Anniversary Edition” Home Theme for PS3 and PS4:
Persona 5 will release for the PS3 and PS4 in Japan on 9/15. It may not stay on YouTube for long, but a dedicated fan took the liberty of providing yesterday’s new trailer with English subtitles.