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We want to believe, but we're finding it difficult. It's now August, and barring a trailer and an official English website, we don't really have any evidence that Persona 5 is actually releasing this year in North America - or even Japan, for that matter.

But in an interview with God is a Geek, the always enthusiastic John Hardin, Atlus USA's PR manager, still insists that the game's arriving on Western shores in 2015. "The only thing I can confirm for Persona 5 is 2015," he told the publication.

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On a slightly different note, Hardin also comments on a European launch, stating that "we are trying to get publishers locked in for our titles in EU and will announce things when they are locked in," adding: "We are very aware of what happens when we make premature announcements for Europe." But hey, at least it's coming, right?

Persona 5 will undoubtedly have a big showing at this year's Tokyo Game Show, so if it's going to at least get a Japanese release date, the nation's biggest gaming expo will be the place to reveal it. That said, we wouldn't be at all surprised if the title's TGS trailer didn't come with a 'launching 2016' message at the end of it.

Do you think that the super stylish role-playing game will release by the end of the year, or does it just not seem feasible? Don your mask and stealth through the shadows of the comments section below.