Persona 5’s North America box art looks censored, but is it really?

Atlus finally announced the release date for Persona 5’s North American release today which is February 14, 2017. They also showed off two special editions and the game’s North American cover.

Twitter and game forums are ablaze as many claim that Persona 5’s cover seems to have gone under the censoring knife like many other Japanese games before it including the recent fiasco with Fire Emblem Fates.

Compare the two Persona 5 box arts below (click to enlarge), the left is for Japan and right is for North America. As you can see Morgana, the ninja cat, is moved slightly up and is now covering Anne’s chest.

Now before all of you take out your pitchforks, Altus PR Manager Atlus Hardin claims that there’s a very good reason for this. Hear him out

There you go folk; there’s clearly no censoring going with Persona 5, at least the cover anyway. So what do you think of all this commotion, was Twitter quick to overreact or is Atlus’ reasoning not good enough for you? Discuss in the comments.

Danial Arshad Khan

Founder of GearNuke.
Follow him on Twitter and Google+

View all posts