Never saw it coming.
Fans who have yet to jump in on the Persona 5 bandwagon have great incentive to do so now with the launch of Persona 5: Ultimate Edition. Unannounced and released to little fanfare for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 by publisher Atlus today on the European and Australian PlayStation Store, a physical version has yet to be confirmed as of the time of this writing.
This Ultimate Edition comprehensively includes the base game, all additional Personas, all special costumes, the healing item DLC set, the skill card DLC set, Japanese audio, and a new difficulty dubbed “Merciless.” As enticing as the package sounds, it does come at a price. This version of the game is listed at €99,99, which converts to roughly $117.60 here in the United States. This doesn’t necessarily mean the Ultimate Edition will cost that exact amount in North America, though does indicate that the publisher is charging a premium for it.
Persona 5: Ultimate Edition will most likely be available for purchase later today in those places around the world where it isn’t listed yet. The critically acclaimed game certainly commends the re-release treatment, as several media outlets have hailed it as one of the best JRPGs to come in some time. Twinfinite itself gave it a 4 out of 5 in its review, citing its highly stylistic and visually appealing aesthetic, simple turn-based combat, and time management features as standouts of the sequel.
In order Persona news, dancing spin-off titles Persona 5: Dancing Star Night and Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night are set to release next year on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.