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Persona 5 launches Sept. 15 in Japan

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Atlus' next big role-playing game finally has a release date

Atlus will release Persona 5 on Sept. 15, the company announced during a livestream presentation today. While that date is confirmed for Japan, it's not yet clear whether the release date also applies globally.

Persona 5's Japanese release date is just five days ahead of the series 20th anniversary. The original Persona was released on PlayStation Sept. 20, 1996. To celebrate the 20-year-old franchise, Atlus will release a special anniversary soundtrack collection in Japan.

Atlus also plans to release an animated movie or series titled Persona 5 The Animation: The Day Breakers in Japan this September. The company also detailed some of the downloadable content coming to Persona 5, which includes outfits for the game's cast inspired by Persona 3 and Persona 4.

Atlus announced Persona 5 in 2013 as a PlayStation 3 game. It was originally expected to arrive in winter 2014, but was pushed to 2015 the following year. The game was delayed (at least) one more time in 2015.

Persona 5 will be released for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Atlus said today that Persona 5 will make an appearance at E3 2016, which runs June 14-16.