Persona 3 Re-dated for August 14th

Quickly in follow up to yesterday’s suddenly announced delay of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 due to manufacturing issues with the game’s art book pack-in extra, Atlus USA has today announced the game’s new release date, which will now be August 14th. Here is Atlus’ official comment on the delay:

“While many are willing to sacrifice the art book in favor of the game alone, the package we have spent the last few months designing, one intended to honor the series and reward fans for an eight year wait, would be irreparably compromised if we were to revise or abandon the deluxe package.  Without the art book, the outer box would lack the structural integrity to endure shipping; all extras would need to be discarded.  Again, this deluxe set was created for the fans of Shin Megami Tensei and Persona, and we are determined to see the special release through to the end.”

It’s so great to see a publisher staying true to its fans and refusing to comprise a game package’s quality just to get it shipped out on time. Though I’m sure fans are disappointed in having to wait just a little longer, the delay is only going to make the final product better and ultimately it’ll all be worth it in the end. Bravo Atlus!

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