A Complete Timeline of Persona 5 News, Mentions and Events Until Now

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May 1, 2015

PlayStation Japan’s official Persona 5 product page for the PS3 and PS4 is updated with a new design and high resolution screenshots that were seen in magazine scans and on the official website previously.

Persona 5 Screenshot

[Persona Central]

May 11, 2015

Sega Sammy’s fiscal year end report features a statement that Persona 5 will release during the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2016.

[Persona Central]

Simultaneously, the projected physical game release for Sega seemingly indicates that Persona 5 will be released in Q4 2015 unless the game is delayed once again.

[Persona Central]

June 8, 2015

The official Atlus USA website is overhauled, with the Persona 5 page indicating that it will be a “Late 2015” release. The page is soon altered to change the release date to simply “2015.”

Persona 5 Late 2015

[Persona Central]

June 11, 2015

The Persona 4: Dancing All Night themed cover for the #2015 July issue of Persona Magazine—announced on May 30, 2015 and slated for release on June 29—is revealed, indicating that the next issue will feature an analysis of three keywords related to Persona 5.

Persona Magazine July Cover

[Persona Central]

June 12, 2015

The E3 2015 badge—teased on June 5, 2015 by Destructoid—is revealed to be Persona 5 themed as well as Persona 4: Dancing All Night themed.

E3 badge

[Persona Central]

June 14, 2015

The contents of the Special Blu-ray disc for Persona 5, announced on February 5, are announced:

A Dengeki PlayStation unboxing video of Persona 4: Dancing All Night features a brief tease for PV02.

[Persona Central]

June 16, 2015

The official English website for Persona 5 is fully launched, along with an Atlus USA upload of the PV01 trailer as an E3 2015 trailer.

[Persona Central]

June 19, 2015

Polygon interviews Atlus USA PR manager John Hardin about why new media was not shown for Persona 5 at E3 2015, with the following as the answer:

We have to treat it with delicacy and care. No one likes to be spoiled, and especially not with a title of this magnitude. We just don’t have anything ready.

[Persona Central]

June 23, 2015

The first screenshots from the Special Blu-ray disc for Persona 5, showing off shots from the promotional video #2 trailer, are leaked.

Persona 5 PV02 1

[Persona Central]

June 24, 2015

The second gameplay trailer for Persona 5, PV02, is leaked from the Persona 5 Special Blu-ray disc.


[Persona Central]

June 25, 2015

A preview for the upcoming issue of magazine #2015 July contains a snippet of what its Persona 5 feature will entail, following the information that the magazine will analyze three keywords about the game.

Persona 5 P Magazine

[Persona Central]

June 29, 2015

The #2015 July issue of Persona Magazine is released. Two of the keywords related to Persona 5, “Picaresque Novel” and “Phantom” have lists for Hashino’s direct inspirations from novels and movies.

Persona Magazine #2015 July "Picaresque roman" and "Phantom" keyword pages.
Persona Magazine #2015 July “Picaresque roman” and “Phantom” keyword pages.

[Persona Central]

A Sony Computer Entertainment Europe advertisement lists that Persona 5 is slated for a TBA 2016 release date in Europe.

SCEE Advertisement

[Persona Central]

August 12, 2015

God is a Geek has an interview with Atlus USA PR manager John Hardin, where he denies Square Enix being the European publisher for Persona 5 in Europe, states that they are working on getting a publisher locked in, and reaffirms the 2015 release date for the game in North America.

[Persona Central, God is a Geek]

September 9, 2015

Following the confirmation that Atlus would be attending TGS 2015 on September 1 and the confirmation that the Persona Stalker Club would have a live broadcast during TGS 2015 on August 31, 2015, an hour-long TGS 2015 stage event similar to the one for TGS 2014 is announced, by the name of “ATLUS PRESENTS PERSONA SPECIAL STAGE.”

[Persona Central]

September 10, 2015

Persona 5 is confirmed to have a presence at TGS 2015 through a stage show, following the announcement of the “Atlus Presents Persona Special Stage.”

Persona5 for TGS 2015

[Persona Central]

Alongside the Persona related stage show, Atlus announces the “Business Trip! Persona Channel TOKYO GAME SHOW 2015” 40-hour live stream from September 17 to September 19, with a program guide finishing with the “Persona Special Stage.”

TGS 2015 Persona Broadcast

[Persona Central]

September 11, 2015

A promotional poster for Persona 5 for an upcoming store campaign by the name of “Hunt for the Phantom Thieves!” is leaked via Twitter. The campaign is set to last from September 17 to September 19 coinciding with TGS 2015.

Persona 5 poster

[Persona Central]

September 15, 2015

Atlus launches a Persona 5 teaser website for the “Hunt for the Phantom Thieves!” campaign, with the promotional poster having a QR code which leads to the website.

Persona 5 Coming Soon

[Persona Central]

September 16, 2015

The Persona 5 game page on the Sega TGS 2015 website is opened, indicating the game’s release date to be 2015.

P5 TGS 2015 Page

[Twitter]

Despite still not being uploaded to Atlus’ official YouTube channel, the PV02 trailer for the game is shown during Sega’s TGS live stream, and on a loop at their TGS 2015 booth.

[Twitter 1, 2]

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