It’s been agony for European Persona fans, desperately waiting for any and every scrap of information about a release of Persona 5 in Europe. Those in Japan and North America know when they’ll be able to get their hands on the game – September 15th and February 14th, respectively – but there’s always been question marks over what’s happening for the EU release.
At the very least, the new publishing partnership between Deep Silver, Atlus and Sega has cemented the fact that Persona 5 will see a release in this part of the world and that the wheels are in motion. In addition to Persona 5, Deep Silver will also handle EU publishing for 7th Dragon III Code: VFD, and Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, but all three games are still awaiting EU release dates. Hopefully the announcement of this deal means that there’s something to say soon, and the press release does finish by saying there’s “More news to follow shortly on these exciting titles!”
Naoto Hiraoka, CEO, Atlus U.S.A., Inc. said, ”In entering this partnership with Deep Silver, I am truly delighted we will be able to release our titles in the European regions.” And Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media/Deep Silver echoes those sentiments, saying “We are delighted to have signed this publishing partnership and look forward to using all our pan-European publishing network to maximize the potential of the ATLUS and SEGA games.”
Source: press release