Atlus details Persona 5's retail goodies


Schoolbags, Soundtracks, and Plushes, Oh My!

Persona 5will be out on Valentine’s Day next year, but it’s never too early to put down a preorder* for the game. Conveniently, you can do that right now, especially if you’re the type who enjoys the occasional fancy collector’s edition.

The “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition of Persona 5will be sold for$89.99/CA$109.99, and will include a soundtrack CD featuring the music of series composer Shoji Meguro, a 64-page hardcover artbook, a 4″ plush toy of Morgana (the talking mascot cat), a SteelBook case for the game, and a Japanese-style School Bag emblazoned with the crest of Shujin High School, the school the characters go to in the game.

There are of course regularly-priced editions of the game available, including a limited-run PS4 SteelBook Launch Edition for$59.99/CA$79.99 and a standard PS3 edition for $49.99/59.99. Sadly for PS3-only folks, the special editions are exclusive to the PS4 versions of the game.

This stuff is all well and good, but I have to say I was hoping they’d do a thing more like Atlus Japan’s awesome 20th Anniversary Limited Edition, which includes a 5-CD set of music from all the main Persona games. There’s also no word about whether the limited-edition DLC bits and bobs – which include extra costumes for the characters and even some Persona 3 and 4-themed personas – will be in the North American editions of the game. We’ve contacted Atlus USA for clarification on this last part.

*It’s ALWAYS too early to preorder.