Following E3 2015, Atlus found itself having to explain why it didn’t bring Persona 5 to the event. Although PR Manager John Hardin said that a 2015 release for the Western market was part of the plan, many were skeptical about his statement especially since the company didn’t have anything to show fans at the time. However, in a new interview with God is a Geek, Hardin has reiterated that Persona 5 is coming to the West this year. When quizzed about retailer listings showing a 2016 release date with Square Enix as the publisher, he said:
That’s just completely wrong. A lot of people assume that this is correct because they [Square Enix] published something back in what, 2008? It just isn’t true. I’m working on getting those incorrect listings removed. We are trying to get publishers locked in for our titles in EU and will announce things when they are locked in. We don’t want another Shin Megami Tensei IV or Devil Survivor Overclocked situation. We are very aware of what happens when we make premature announcements for Europe. At least I am. The only thing I can confirm for Persona 5 is 2015.
When exactly we’ll get our hands on the game has yet to be revealed, but at least it’s coming this year!
[Source: God is a Geek]