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Persona 5 U.K. release date confirmed, lands day-and-date with U.S. version

Deep Silver has announced that Persona 5 will launch in the U.K. and Europe on February 14, 2016, putting it out on the same day as its U.S. counterpart.

The North American release date was confirmed back in June, although at the time the game’s publisher neglected to mention anything regarding a European release. 

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Fortunately, any concerns about a potential delay have now been put to bed, with U.K. and European gamers able to pick up the game day-and-date with their mates across the pond. 

Not only that, but Deep Silver confirmed that Persona 5 will be made available in two special flavors, namely the Launch Edition and Take Your Heart Premium Edition, both exclusively for PlayStation 4. 

Persona 5 Launch Day Edition:

  • SteelBook Edition: The PS4 version will come specially packaged in a metal game case, emblazoned with Persona 5 designs

Persona 5 Take Your Heart Premium Editon:

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  • Soundtrack: A selection of music from Persona 5 by legendary series composer, Shoji Meguro, in a CD sleeve featuring P5 artwork.
  • 4” / 10 cm plush keychain: Morgana the Phantom Thieves’ cat is not just the mascot of the Phantom Thieves, but also a member – and also not just a cat! The premium edition includes an exclusive 4”/10 cm plush of Morgana.
  • 64-page hardcover art book: This art book is full of concept sketches, character art, and more by character designer Shigenori Soejima.
  • SteelBook game case: As strong as a vault, the game disc for the PS4 will come specially packaged in a metal game case, emblazoned with Persona 5 designs.
  • School bag: Designed after the traditional school bags in Japan, the exclusive replica bag comes complete with the Shujin Academy crest.
  • Collectable outer box: Easily the largest premium edition in ATLUS’ history, the entirety of the “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition comes in a colossal collectable box.

Not familiar with Persona 5? Then here’s the official blurb to bring you up to speed.

"Persona 5 is a game about the internal and external conflicts of a group of troubled high school students – the protagonist and a collection of compatriots he meets in the game’s story – who live dual lives as Phantom Thieves.

"They have the typically ordinary day-to-day of a Tokyo high schooler: attending class, after-school activities and part-time jobs. But they also undertake fantastical adventures by using otherworldly powers to enter the hearts of people. Their power comes from the Persona, the Jungian concept of the “self”.

"The game’s heroes realise that society forces people to wear masks to protect their inner vulnerabilities, and only by literally ripping off their protective mask and confronting their inner selves do the heroes awaken their inner power, and use it to strive to help those in need. Ultimately, the group of Phantom Thieves seeks to change their day-to-day world to match their perception and see through the masks modern-day society wears."