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Atlus Teases Persona 5 R, Other New Projects



Atlus officially teased Persona 5 R, which many consider to be an improved version of Persona 5.

The title was shown in a short video after the broadcast of the special animation of the Person Dark Sun … in Japan. The words “Persona 5 R” are never shown, although the official website named P5R.jp is attached to the video, suggesting that the next heading will contain this new letter.

The teaser demonstrates Tokyo's Shibuya district, the main location in P5, with screens displaying the P5 icon, followed by the messages “New projects” and “2019.3”. The video description makes it clear that the new information about this title will appear in March 2019. It is unclear whether the “New Projects” included in the trailer exclusively includes P5R or it also includes undeclared side games, for example, a possible Persona 5 fighting game 4 Arena.

In the previous games, Persona had improved releases with new content, including Persona 3 FES and Persona 4 Golden. P3FES included a game epilogue of the original game along with various other updates, and P4G brought the PlayStation 2 game to the PlayStation Vita along with new social links and various additions to the story.

The video begins with the introduction of the PlayStation, suggesting that the game will be released for the PlayStation 4 as a minimum. Many fans suspect that the P5R will also come to the Nintendo Switch, considering that the main character of the P5, the Joker, was announced as the first paid DLC fighter to arrive at Super Smash Bros. Ultimate during The Game Awards 2018. However, this inclusion does not guarantee the P5R. is going to switch to Switch, since Joker will also appear in Persona Q2, which was released on 3DS in Japan.

Some Smash Bros. fighters, such as the previous Cloud Strife, intended only for the DLC, appeared in the Smash games without their main names appearing on the Nintendo platform – however Final Fantasy VII will appear in the Switch next year. Despite the fact that on the Nintendo and Xbox consoles there were separate editions of Persona, all major versions of Persona were released for the PlayStation console, and P5 for PS3 and PS4.

At the beginning of last year, various new Persona 5 by-products, including P5R, hinted at the new registrations on the Atlus website. At that time, another PQ2.jp domain was registered, which later became the official website of Persona Q2.

To learn more about Persona 5, read our review of the game, which we called “Awesome”, saying: “A magnificent, vibrant world and exciting story make Persona 5 a new gold standard for Japanese role-playing games.”


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