The Atlus USA website has confirmed that Persona 5 will be releasing in “late 2015”. The release date has since been amended to just “2015”.
This confirms previous speculation that arose from Sega Sammy’s 2015 Earnings Report.
This announcement comes with Atlus USA’s new website. The new website comes with a “News” tab, which currently only contains the following introductory message.
Hee-ho! Welcome to the brand new Atlus USA blog, the most magical, demon- and Persona-ified, post-apocalyptic, F.O.E.-filled place on earth! This blog is going to be part of the new ATLUS.com as we endeavor to improve our methods of bringing you all the news, video, fun pictures, and everything else ATLUS! Oh, and don’t forget contests and giveaways! We’ll definitely be doing those here too!
Comments and questions are more than welcome and someone from our staff will jump in to answer where we can. Just make sure your comments obey the golden rule: “Be excellent to each other.”
Plus, suggestions are welcome too! If you have any ideas of the kind of content you’d want to see here beyond what we mention above, let us know!
So that’s about it! Make sure to bookmark the site or add us to your RSS feeds!”
It also appears that Naoto is the CEO of Atlus USA.