Persona 5 Release Date Rumored Between Aug 18 and Sept 30

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Today’s news comes way of ore-no-web4th,  a Japanese blog with connections in retail known for leaking release dates in strange and vague fashions. Their latest ruse is the following. 

  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End — May 10, 2016
  • Dragon Quest Heroes II — May 27, 2016
  • Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers — June 30, 2016
  • Toukiden 2 — June 30, 2016
  • The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars — July 28, 2016
  • Tales of Berseria — August 18, 2016
  • Yellow children’s umbrella
  • Final Fantasy XV — September 30, 2016

As you can see on their site, each upcoming game is shown by its Amazon Japan listing, with a conspicuous yellow umbrella amidst highly anticipated games.

Yellow-Umbrella

What’s the connection? The pictured umbrella is for a TV show called Chikyu Sentai Fiveman. Readers are making a connection between the “five” and Perosna 5’s advertised release date of summer 2016.

August 18 –  September 30 is still a rather large window; nearly a month and a half (and the final week or so would technically be fall 2016). Still, this would fall in line with what we last heard from director Katsura Hashino in February: fans will get to enjoy P5 prior to celebrating Persona’s 20th birthday on September 20th.

Of course, this would also put P5 out prior to its prime competitor, Final Fantasy XV, with it still being on track to seeing English localization before the end of the year.