Gaming news website Siliconera reported on Tuesday (June 14th) that Atlus’ upcoming Persona 5 role-playing game won’t have a dual-language option included. Instead, it will only be offering an English dubbed version, but Atlus have insisted that the English script “provides a faithful and engaging play experience.” Yesterday, following high demand from disgruntled fans, Atlus USA public relations manager John Hardin posted on Twitter that he is looking into the possibility of a Japanese voice over DLC. However, he added the precaution that “regarding expectations, know that is a massively steep, uphill request.”
IGN and Gamespot each posted videos of the gameplay preview that was shown at the E3 gaming festival on Tuesday. Both videos are similar, but the second from Gamespot gives an added preview of the character Morgana’s English dub voice.
Persona 5 is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 on September 15th in Japan, and February 14th in the Americas, but an EU release is yet to be confirmed since NIS America has dropped all future Atlus titles. Previously, NIS had sole responsibility for distributing Persona games and other Atlus releases in Europe, and without another company confirmed to take over, for now it is doubtful whether the game will be coming our way anytime soon.
Ghost in the Shell studio Production I.G recently confirmed that they produced the animation sequences for Persona 5. Also on the animation side of proceedings, the Japanese TV anime special, Persona 5 the Animation -The Day Breakers-, will air in September preceding the game’s launch. The show will recount the prologue story of the young thief organisation which is central to the RPG’s plot.