Gaming News Round-up - May 5th, 2016

Persona 5 Japanese Release Date

Persona 5 will be released in Japan on September 15.

Following the end of a countdown clock that appeared weeks ago, Atlus announced the release date alongside a new trailer today during a livestream event. A Western release date has not yet been announced.

Also announced was a special 20th "Anniversary Edition," set to include an art book, the game's soundtrack, and character costume DLC. No word was given on if the Western release will have a comparable offering.

Persona 5 will mark the first new mainline game in the series since Persona 4 launched on the PlayStation 2 in 2008.

Nintendo at E3

Following the reveal of Nintendo's financials last week, Nintendo stressed that The Legend of Zelda on Wii U would be their only offering at the E3 conference. New details have arisen regarding their presentation.

The Nintendo Direct-style pre-recorded presentation that has comprised their presence in recent years will not be repeated this year, it seems. Instead, Reggie Fils-Aime - Nintendo Chief Operating Officer - will lead off a Nintendo Treehouse focused solely on The Legend of Zelda.

The video will feature "the world's first in-depth look at the game," behind-the-scenes features, and developer interviews.

While the game will be releasing on the Wii U and the NX platform, Nintendo has been adamant that only the Wii U version of the game will be featured at the event.

More Xbox One Backwards Compatible Titles

Following yesterday's release of the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed games, the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program released five more titles today.

Dig Dug, Samurai Shodown II, Runner 2, Phantasy Star II, and Sonic & Knuckles have all been added to the catalog, as announced once again by Major Nelson on Twitter.

This brings the week's total to ten new games announced for the program. Jet Set Radio, MX vs ATV Reflex, and Texas Hold 'Em were all added to the line-up Tuesday.