The wait was worth it as the Persona 5 team celebrates shipping over 1.5 million copies. A live Persona concert will be held at Yokohama Arena in Yokohama Japan on August 2nd.
If you’re new to the series, it’s a critically acclaimed spinoff of the critically acclaimed Shin Megami Tensei franchise. Persona 4 released way back on the PS2 as well as the incredible Persona 4 Golden for Vita. P5 was originally targeted for PS3 release but stretched to both PS3 and PS4 due to a lengthy development.
The same creative heads have worked on Persona 3, 4, Catherine, and, 5. Very impressive to see in an industry with constant change. This focused creativity has paid off as P5 reviewed very well, with some calling it an early contender for GOTY.
Atlus is still promoting a few limited editions on PS4:
“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:
- “Sounds of Rebellion” soundtrack CD: A selection of music from Persona 5 by legendary series composer Shoji Meguro in a CD wallet featuring P5 artwork.
- 4″ 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.
- “The Aesthetics” 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.
- Shujin Academy 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.
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.
“Those who have missed out on the “Take Your Heart” Premium and SteelBook editions will receive a DualShock®4 Wireless Controller skin with their standard edition of the game! This stylish decal features a few members of the motley crew known as The Phantom Thieves, and is the perfect accompaniment for a long night of stealing hearts. The controller skin is available inside marked copies of the standard PS4 in the Americas while supplies last.”
If you have any interest in JRPG combat, social simulation, and a compelling mystery, I urge you to check this game out.