Persona 5 Countdown Teases Imminent Announcement

Developer Atlus is seemingly on the verge of finally unveiling the release date of long-anticipated JRPG, Persona 5

That’s according to a countdown posted on the sequel’s official site, with the timer set to expire on Thursday, May 5 — that’s 5/5, incidentally. 

Originally pegged for a release in late 2015, Atlus postponed the PlayStation-exclusive title to the following year, with reports aligning Persona 5 with a summer release. However, it’s unknown at this time whether the reveal while herald news for the Japanese version, western version, or both. 

Much like previous entries in the beloved series, Persona 5 centres on a ragtag group of high school students imbued with the powers of the legendary Persona. This time around, Atlus is introducing several new changes including the self-proclaimed phantom thieves along with the ways in which players will be able to interact with NPCs. 

Persona 5 is set to launch for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 at some point in 2016, and all signs point to Atlus narrowing down that release window on May 5. 

[Source: Atlus]