After a handful of delays, Persona 5 is finally available here in North America. As a big fan of all things Shin Megami Tensei, naturally I gravitated toward the bulkier Take Your Heart Premium Edition with all of its delicious physical goodies.
Let’s take a look at what’s inside this towering block of cardboard, shall we?
Though not as mighty as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s Special Edition, Persona 5’s Take Your Heart Premium Edition box is pretty damn hefty in size.
Underneath the slip-cover is a nice collector’s box featuring artwork from the game. It clasps magnetically on one side and flips open to reveal the contents. This shot is from the top of the box.
And this shot is from the bottom.
All of the contents are nice and snug inside. The Take Your Heart Premium Edition includes a gym bag, a Morgana plushie, a full-size, full-color art book, the game’s soundtrack, and a steel book cover for the game itself.
Here is everything spread out.
The Morgana plushie is adorable as hell.
I normally don’t care for steel books, as they tend to disrupt the flow of my game shelf. However, Atlus put us collectors in mind by including a plastic slip cover that adds the blue PS4 bar across the top of the spine. Yay!
I was surprised by how big the art book was when I opened the box. Most art books are usually flimsy or considerably smaller than your average magazine.
Here you can see the quality of the art inside.
Here’s the Shujin Academy gym bag…
…and a close-up of the Shujin Academy embroidery.
Overall, I’m extremely pleased with the quality of the extras here. The Morgana plushie is super cute, the gym bag feels sturdy (and I’ll likely use it to lug around my Breath of the Wild Switch case), the soundtrack has 19 tracks of Shoji Meguro and Toshiki Konishi goodness, and the artbook completely exceeded my expectations. Words can’t describe how happy I am about the steel book including the blue PS4 banner, either.
I look forward to delving into the world of Persona 5 here soon. Hopefully, I’ll have a review for you folks once I’ve finished the game in late 2019 (har har har).
Did you pick up Persona 5? If so, what do you think of it so far? Let’s keep it spoiler-free down in the comments, folks!