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Persona 5 delayed until April

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Persona 5 won’t launch until April 4, Atlus announced Wednesday. The publisher revealed the delay during a livestream, which also saw the debut of the first English-language gameplay of the upcoming role-playing game.

Originally set for a Feb. 14, 2017 release, Persona 5 won’t make it onto PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 stateside for another several weeks. That’s in spite of the fact that Japanese fans have had their hands on the game since mid-September.

To compensate for the later release date, Atlus will receive Japanese audio alongside the international release. It will be available as free downloadable content, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog. The English-language version was originally going to launch without Japanese vocal options, so this alteration should appease some otherwise disappointed fans. Atlus is also giving away a free Persona 5 PS4 theme for the next 24 hours as a bonus.

Atlus also debuted the final art for the game’s premium edition. Take a look below to see what it includes; the “Take Your Heart” set is up for pre-order and costs $89.99.

Persona 5 “Take Your Heart” premium edition set
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Persona 5 has been in the works for several years now, and fans have hotly anticipated the title since the release of Persona 4. That game debuted on PlayStation 2 back in 2008, and it’s received several spinoffs (and a high-quality re-release) across various platforms since. The PS2 edition is currently on sale on the PlayStation Store.

For more Persona, check out our explainer on the entire series, as well as our impressions from E3 2016.