Persona 5 Delayed to April

Persona 5 Delayed to April

Persona 5, which launched in Japan in September, will not be releasing in the US until April.

Those of you relying on Persona 5 as a Valentine's Day date are sadly out of luck - the game's US release has been delayed to April 4, 2017, John Hardin, PR Manager at Atlus, announced in a post on PlayStation's blog today.

The game was originally scheduled for release in 2014, but finally released in Japan this past September.

In an effort to soften the blow, Hardin says that the game will have dual audio for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.

"We're including it as DLC for logistical reasons, but it will be free, for forever," Hardin writes." People have been asking for this since P5 was announced, and through herculean effort from just about every division of Atlus, we managed to arrange this. This was something we especially wanted to do for the Atlus Faithful, the ones who still appreciate our English dubs and respect all the effort we put into localizing. You all are the reason we get to do the jobs we do, so we've been fighting for this for a long while, and we are glad we can make this happen for all of those who support us and love our games."

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Sweet! Great news, I was totally willing to pay for the Japanese voice acting!

Lizzy Finnegan:
In an effort to soften the blow, Hardin says that the game will have dual audio for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.

Wait, it has a PS3 port?!

Well shit, now I might just have to dig my old PS3 out of wherever I put it.

I already have the 'Take Your Heart' version paid off...

I think they're gonna need to change the name of it.
:/

On one hand, this means another month of avoiding spoilers, which sucks.
On the other hand, it's more time to play NieR: Automata, provided that game releases close to the JP date.

Awwwww yiiiis! Finally Japanese audio! Was puking all over the place watching english P5 trailers, finally i don't have to listen to talentless mediocrity.

Arina Love:
Awwwww yiiiis! Finally Japanese audio! Was puking all over the place watching english P5 trailers, finally i don't have to listen to talentless mediocrity.

Why, has the voice acting taken a downturn? The likes of Laura Bailey, Troy Baker, and Johnny Yong Bosch were attached to Persona 4...

OT: Oh, for fuck's sake. While I want them to make sure they get the localization right, no matter how long it takes...I'm starting to get a bit impatient. I've been excited for this game for more than three years, and now I have to wait longer.

Oh, well. Initial impressions that I've read are telling me it's gonna be worth the wait.

Guh. GUH! GUUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHH!

I know it's probably going to be worth the wait, but it is proving to be a very long wait.

Dual audio is a neat feature, but I always liked the English audio for Persona, so I'm probably not gonna bother.

Lizzy Finnegan:

Those of you relying on Persona 5 as a Valentine's Day date are sadly out of luck

God damn it, I guess I actually have to ask a girl out for a date for Valentines Day.
God damn it, I guess I actually have to pay attention to my girlfriend on Valentines Day.

and etc.

Aeshi:

Lizzy Finnegan:
In an effort to soften the blow, Hardin says that the game will have dual audio for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.

Wait, it has a PS3 port?!

Well shit, now I might just have to dig my old PS3 out of wherever I put it.

If I recall correctly, PS3 version has been announced before PS4 version.

Oh look, another delay, what a shocking turn of events.

Doesn't help that Youtube Recommended are already trying to shove spoilers in my face.

...

SlumlordThanatos:

Arina Love:
Awwwww yiiiis! Finally Japanese audio! Was puking all over the place watching english P5 trailers, finally i don't have to listen to talentless mediocrity.

Why, has the voice acting taken a downturn? The likes of Laura Bailey, Troy Baker, and Johnny Yong Bosch were attached to Persona 4...

Probably because, most of the prominent English voice actors are on strike..
Looking at the Cast list, I barely recognize any of them.

So F-YEAH for Dual Audio, I don't need to search a copy of the Japanese Version anymore.

Kaimax:

SlumlordThanatos:

Arina Love:
Awwwww yiiiis! Finally Japanese audio! Was puking all over the place watching english P5 trailers, finally i don't have to listen to talentless mediocrity.

Why, has the voice acting taken a downturn? The likes of Laura Bailey, Troy Baker, and Johnny Yong Bosch were attached to Persona 4...

Probably because, most of the prominent English voice actors are on strike..
Looking at the Cast list, I barely recognize any of them.

So F-YEAH for Dual Audio, I don't need to search a copy of the Japanese Version anymore.

This would all have been in development well before the strike.

Besides, the talent slipped after the P4 release. The new voices in P4 Golden were hot garbage. Hopefully this isn't an issue in P5.

Honestly, I'm tired of hearing the same four people anyway.

It's getting delayed for dual audio? That's dumb.

kordo:

Arina Love:
Awwwww yiiiis! Finally Japanese audio! Was puking all over the place watching english P5 trailers, finally i don't have to listen to talentless mediocrity.

Absolute rubbish, take your weeaboo hat off for a second. The English voice overs for this series are actually some of the best for a jrpg.

Thanks for your opinion chump. As for me? Nope not even close. English voice acting in Japanese games/anime will never ever be anything more than painful mediocrity. So even best dub there is STILL can't even hold a candle to Japanese counterpart.

PS. Both Japanese and English languages are foreign to me, and i can understand both of them.

Arina Love:

kordo:

Arina Love:
Awwwww yiiiis! Finally Japanese audio! Was puking all over the place watching english P5 trailers, finally i don't have to listen to talentless mediocrity.

Absolute rubbish, take your weeaboo hat off for a second. The English voice overs for this series are actually some of the best for a jrpg.

Thanks for your opinion chump. As for me? Nope not even close. English voice acting in Japanese games/anime will never ever be anything more than painful mediocrity. So even best dub there is STILL can't even hold a candle to Japanese counterpart.

PS. Both Japanese and English languages are foreign to me, and i can understand both of them.

Not having dual audio is especially egregious in this case, since the Japanese cast is so ridiculously star studded. It's a good thing that they're including it.

Ftaghn To You Too:

Arina Love:

kordo:

Absolute rubbish, take your weeaboo hat off for a second. The English voice overs for this series are actually some of the best for a jrpg.

Thanks for your opinion chump. As for me? Nope not even close. English voice acting in Japanese games/anime will never ever be anything more than painful mediocrity. So even best dub there is STILL can't even hold a candle to Japanese counterpart.

PS. Both Japanese and English languages are foreign to me, and i can understand both of them.

Not having dual audio is especially egregious in this case, since the Japanese cast is so ridiculously star studded. It's a good thing that they're including it.

Yep! And several of my favourite actors in it as well! They really gone all out with the seiyuu cast for this one!

I have already beaten the JP version but it is nice to hear there will be dual audio in the west. Madoka is Futaba, Gintama is Yuusuke, Sol Badguy is Soujirou. Fun times.

Fox12:

Kaimax:

SlumlordThanatos:

Why, has the voice acting taken a downturn? The likes of Laura Bailey, Troy Baker, and Johnny Yong Bosch were attached to Persona 4...

Probably because, most of the prominent English voice actors are on strike..
Looking at the Cast list, I barely recognize any of them.

So F-YEAH for Dual Audio, I don't need to search a copy of the Japanese Version anymore.

This would all have been in development well before the strike.

Besides, the talent slipped after the P4 release. The new voices in P4 Golden were hot garbage. Hopefully this isn't an issue in P5.

Honestly, I'm tired of hearing the same four people anyway.

Would you rather have Chaos Wars?

RaikuFA:

Fox12:
Honestly, I'm tired of hearing the same four people anyway.

Would you rather have Chaos Wars?

Lol the hilarious Chaos War dub.
I just hope something good comes out from the Voice Actor strike. At least something that will boost the respect on voice actors and resulting in new "trained" voices. Heck, even rookie VAs in Japan is miles better than the rookies from the states.

Kaimax:

RaikuFA:

Fox12:
Honestly, I'm tired of hearing the same four people anyway.

Would you rather have Chaos Wars?

Lol the hilarious Chaos War dub.
I just hope something good comes out from the Voice Actor strike. At least something that will boost the respect on voice actors and resulting in new "trained" voices. Heck, even rookie VAs in Japan is miles better than the rookies from the states.

Whenever someone whines about games having English voice actors, I always point to Chaos Wars and go "it could have been that".

BTW, I actually own that game.

Arina Love:

kordo:

Arina Love:
Awwwww yiiiis! Finally Japanese audio! Was puking all over the place watching english P5 trailers, finally i don't have to listen to talentless mediocrity.

Absolute rubbish, take your weeaboo hat off for a second. The English voice overs for this series are actually some of the best for a jrpg.

Thanks for your opinion chump. As for me? Nope not even close. English voice acting in Japanese games/anime will never ever be anything more than painful mediocrity. So even best dub there is STILL can't even hold a candle to Japanese counterpart.

PS. Both Japanese and English languages are foreign to me, and i can understand both of them.

Dubs are one thing.

JRPG localizations are something else entirely. Developers typically have more freedom to recut and reanimate in order to fit a translated script, and with the proper talent, they can be every bit as good as the native script. See also: Persona 3 and 4.

I'm with kordo on this. Take off your weaboo hat and give us a real reason why Japanese voices are better other than "they're just better"

SlumlordThanatos:

Arina Love:

kordo:

Absolute rubbish, take your weeaboo hat off for a second. The English voice overs for this series are actually some of the best for a jrpg.

Thanks for your opinion chump. As for me? Nope not even close. English voice acting in Japanese games/anime will never ever be anything more than painful mediocrity. So even best dub there is STILL can't even hold a candle to Japanese counterpart.

PS. Both Japanese and English languages are foreign to me, and i can understand both of them.

Dubs are one thing.

JRPG localizations are something else entirely. Developers typically have more freedom to recut and reanimate in order to fit a translated script, and with the proper talent, they can be every bit as good as the native script. See also: Persona 3 and 4.

I'm with kordo on this. Take off your weaboo hat and give us a real reason why Japanese voices are better other than "they're just better"

Thanks for your opinion too chump. Apparently you never heard of the concept of opinions. And just spewing insults when you disagree with someone. Good job mate. I thought p3 and p4 english voice over was mediocre to absolutely god awful( See: Nanako.) I liked the undubbed version so much better.

SlumlordThanatos:
a real reason why Japanese voices are better other than "they're just better"

Putting Aside Taste and Preference.

One thing that really makes a difference is Voice Acting Schools
In Japan, the Voice acting industry is a very competitive and highly paid.
One way to survive that, an amateur goes to Voice Acting Schools. But they don't hand over the diplomas, to graduate at one of these schools is actually hard, and this is why Japanese Dubbers has a higher level quality in their acting
Examples of famous seiyuu who started with these schools:
Megumi Hayashibara, Rie Tanaka, Kenichi Suzuhara etc

Sure there are other ways through Theater and Broadcasting, but there's no other sign of quality then graduating those schools.

Heck, Scouted Talents and Voice Acting Competition winners still have to go through Voice acting school first.

Then there's the Pay. Compared to other jobs in the anime industry a Popular Voice Actor will even get paid more than the Director. While in the states the Strike was caused by this issue along with working conditions.

and this is just from the viewpoint of the industry ecosystem alone, basically forcing them to reach a certain level of quality.

Of course Troy Baker is good, Nolan North is good, but compared to the Japanese, Good English voice actors are a handful. There are also no strict competitiveness on getting a job and there's no cycle of good rookies being made.

RaikuFA:

Fox12:

Kaimax:

Probably because, most of the prominent English voice actors are on strike..
Looking at the Cast list, I barely recognize any of them.

So F-YEAH for Dual Audio, I don't need to search a copy of the Japanese Version anymore.

This would all have been in development well before the strike.

Besides, the talent slipped after the P4 release. The new voices in P4 Golden were hot garbage. Hopefully this isn't an issue in P5.

Honestly, I'm tired of hearing the same four people anyway.

Would you rather have Chaos Wars?

I don't know, I may have preferred it to the new chie voice : P

The change did make me realize how much voice acting influenced my perception of a character, though.

Arina Love:

SlumlordThanatos:

Arina Love:

Thanks for your opinion chump. As for me? Nope not even close. English voice acting in Japanese games/anime will never ever be anything more than painful mediocrity. So even best dub there is STILL can't even hold a candle to Japanese counterpart.

PS. Both Japanese and English languages are foreign to me, and i can understand both of them.

Dubs are one thing.

JRPG localizations are something else entirely. Developers typically have more freedom to recut and reanimate in order to fit a translated script, and with the proper talent, they can be every bit as good as the native script. See also: Persona 3 and 4.

I'm with kordo on this. Take off your weaboo hat and give us a real reason why Japanese voices are better other than "they're just better"

Thanks for your opinion too chump. Apparently you never heard of the concept of opinions. And just spewing insults when you disagree with someone. Good job mate. I thought p3 and p4 english voice over was mediocre to absolutely god awful( See: Nanako.) I liked the undubbed version so much better.

He didn't insult you, though.

The average Japanese VA is better then the average american VA, since they have schools for that in Japan, and a larger talent pool to draw from. That said, a lot of people take their criticism too far. A lot of English VA's are extremely talented, and have acting experience of their own. It's not like the lead VA's in the industry were picked up off the street.

Fox12:

RaikuFA:

Fox12:

This would all have been in development well before the strike.

Besides, the talent slipped after the P4 release. The new voices in P4 Golden were hot garbage. Hopefully this isn't an issue in P5.

Honestly, I'm tired of hearing the same four people anyway.

Would you rather have Chaos Wars?

I don't know, I may have preferred it to the new chie voice : P

The change did make me realize how much voice acting influenced my perception of a character, though.

Arina Love:

SlumlordThanatos:

Dubs are one thing.

JRPG localizations are something else entirely. Developers typically have more freedom to recut and reanimate in order to fit a translated script, and with the proper talent, they can be every bit as good as the native script. See also: Persona 3 and 4.

I'm with kordo on this. Take off your weaboo hat and give us a real reason why Japanese voices are better other than "they're just better"

Thanks for your opinion too chump. Apparently you never heard of the concept of opinions. And just spewing insults when you disagree with someone. Good job mate. I thought p3 and p4 english voice over was mediocre to absolutely god awful( See: Nanako.) I liked the undubbed version so much better.

He didn't insult you, though.

The average Japanese VA is better then the average american VA, since they have schools for that in Japan, and a larger talent pool to draw from. That said, a lot of people take their criticism too far. A lot of English VA's are extremely talented, and have acting experience of their own. It's not like the lead VA's in the industry were picked up off the street.

But he did. Just because i enjoy Japanese voice acting way more than english one in a Japanese game i'm labeled as weaboo. Yes here are decent english VAs they are just not for me when it comes to Japanese media.

Fox12:
I don't know, I may have preferred it to the new chie voice : P

The change did make me realize how much voice acting influenced my perception of a character, though.

I don't even remember the new voice but I remember people complaining about the old voice as well.

Did somebody report on an anticipated game being delayed? Let's hound the reporter and accuse them of click-baiting!

Anyways, I'm really happy with the dual audio set-up announcement. I've always had a problem with the same characters getting new English voice actors for every single game.

 

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