Persona 5 Won’t Come Westward Until 2017

Many fans, including myself, were hoping the next Persona game would drop this fall in North America. Today Atlus hit us with some pretty sad news. Persona 5 will be out in North America on February 14th, 2017.

That’s a whopping 5 month gap between when it releases in Japan and when it releases in N.A. Looking at the silver lining, this gives me plenty of time to play Final Fantasy XV and a number of other games that are in my backlog/coming out this year. I’m not sure if I would be able to handle FFXV and P5 coming out in the same year.

Atlus also showed off the box art and released information about the special editions that we will be able to purchase in North America. Check it all out below.

IRVINE, Calif. – June 7, 2016 – The jig is up for the Phantom Thieves on February 14, 2017, when the next numbered entry in the award-winning Persona series makes its debut in the Americas. ATLUS’ Persona Japanese role-playing game series will be released exclusively on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 consoles, and is available to pre-order now. Besides the PS3 game there will be a special PS4 SteelBook® Launch Edition as well as a limited “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition. Find out more details

The details of the two limited PS4 editions of the games are:

SteelBook Launch Edition – PlayStation 4 only ($59.99/CA$79.99)

Available only to PS4 pre-orders and a limited number of day-one purchases, while supplies last.

  • SteelBook: The PS4 version will come specially packaged in a SteelBook collectible case, emblazoned with Persona 5 designs.

“Take Your Heart” Premium Edition – PlayStation 4 only ($89.99/CA$109.99)

Exclusive to the PS4 version of the game, the premium edition includes the following:

  • Soundtrack CD: A selection of music from Persona 5 by legendary series composer Shoji Meguro in a CD wallet featuring P5 artwork.
  • Morgana plush: Morgana the cat is not just the mascot of the Phantom Thieves, but is also a member—and also not just a cat! The premium edition includes an exclusive 4″ plush of Morgana.
  • 64-page hardcover art book: This art book is full of concept sketches, character art, and more by character designer Shigenori Soejima.
  • SteelBook: As strong as a vault, the game disc for the PS4 will come specially packaged in a SteelBook collectible case, emblazoned with Persona 5 designs.
  • School bag: Designed after the traditional school bags in Japan, the exclusive replica bag comes complete with the Shujin Academy crest.
  • Collectible outer box: Easily the largest premium edition in ATLUS’ history, the entirety of the “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition comes in a colossal collectible box.

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. The game is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information, please visit the official website,

Source: Kotaku

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No Delay Here. Mighty No. 9 Has a “Set in Stone” Release date.

After a numerous delays, Mighty No. 9 will be released on June 21st, 2016 in North America and Asia. Worldwide on June 24th.

Mighty No. 9 has gone gold and Keiji Inafune says the game is in its final stages of development. He is also “sincerely sorry” for the wait. The release date is “set in stone and there will be no further delays for the game.”

Portable versions for the PS Vita and 3DS will arrive at a later date so if you were waiting for those ports, this news may still be a bit disappointing.

Read the entire update article from Keiji Inafune at the Mighty No. 9 website.

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The BioShock Collection Has Been Rated in Brazil

The BioShock collection has resurfaced, but this time on the Brazil Advisory Rating Board website. A listing appeared on a South African retailer’s website last year for pre-order.

All 3 games will be included: BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite. The South African retailer had the collection listed to appear only on PS4 and Xbox One, but the new listing from Brazil includes PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

An official announcement has not yet been made, but there is no doubt it will come soon enough.

Source: Gamespot

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Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Coming This Summer

Star Wars fans will finally get a SW7 based game without having to spend a lot of money. *cough* Disney Infinity *cough cough.*

Lego has you covered as they revealed the next game in the ever growing Lego video game franchise is based on The Force Awakens. If you are a fan of the Lego games, then this should be a blast. Check out the trailer below.

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens drops June 28th, 2016 and will be available on every system imaginable: PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PS Vita, WiiU, and 3DS.

Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir Comes out June 7th

The announcement came out after Atlus launched the official website for the game today. The remake of the PS2 classic will appear on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita. Check out the Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir website for more information.

Odin Sphere is one of those game I missed out on playing. I do have an affinity for mythology so I won’t be missing out this time.

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A New Year Rises in Destiny This Weekend

If you log into Destiny this weekend and complete an activity, (Nightfall, PVP for example) you are entitled to some cool in-game rewards.

Some of the rewards include 15 strange coins, 15 motes of light, and a “exclusive” new emblem. Those are some pretty valuable rewards considering Xur is in the Tower for his weekly visit. The event is good up until the end of this Sunday the 10th so go get you some Destiny rewards.

Source: Destiny, Destructoid

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Platinum Games is Working on a New TMNT Game


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan has been listed on the Australian classification board. The best part is it’s being developed by Platinum games. The same company that brought us the Bayonetta series, Transformers Devastation, and the upcoming Star Fox Zero.

The game has also been rated in Brazil recently and says “not recommended for children under ten years,” so it will more than likely be rated T for teen.

TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan will be published by Activision  and will be appearing on PS3, PC, Xbox 360, PS4, and XB1.

Source: Australian Classification Board

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