It’s incredibly common for things like these to happen, but it is still pretty upsetting when one hears about it, especially for such a specifically delicious date as February the 14th for a game like this. Atlus, at the time of this writing is live streaming some gameplay of the English version of Persona 5. During this same time, it has been announced that the game will be delayed until April the 4th, a couple months later than it’s previous Feb. 14th release, with the reasoning being that they want to “put the utmost care into ensuring it winds up the best when it launches in the west.”
Another good side to this is that because of this small setback, the game will launch with a free Japanese voice over option as downloadable content, which is something that a ton of people were desiring. The English voices will be the default options, but you are free to go back to Japanese if you want. In addition, the Ryuji Sakamoto PlayStation 4 theme and avatar set is currently available on the American PSN store for free for 24 hours.
Atlus also showed off the final version of the “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition, which looks pretty cool.
And the final piece of news is that the English version of Persona 5 will be playable at the PlayStation Experience from December 3rd to the 4th, so if anyone is planning on attending, be sure to take a look at the game if the lines are forgiving.