Another Persona 5 Announcement Coming This Month, And It's Not P5R

What is P5S?


Persona developer Atlus has announced there's more Persona 5 news to share later this month, on April 25. Atlus didn't offer any specific clues regarding what to expect, though, other than the name "P5S."

Atlus has already announced a new version of the RPG for PS4 called Persona 5 The Royal, but this has its own website with "P5R" in the URL. This suggests that P5S is something separate from the PS4's Persona 5 The Royale. Much of the speculation for what it could be has been around a Nintendo Switch version of Persona 5, and the "S" in the URL no doubt fuels that fire. Coincidentally or not, Persona 5 on PS4 recently saw a price drop to $20. There's also the possibility of a fighting game spin-off, like we saw with Persona 4.

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Thus far, Persona 5 has only been released on PlayStation hardware. Alongside the PS4 version, however, there's a PS3 version, which could be suitable for porting to the Switch. Additionally, Atlus and Nintendo are already working together to bring Joker, the protagonist of Persona 5, to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a playable DLC character.

In February, Nintendo confirmed it is working on update 3.0 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but didn't say what it'll include. Nintendo added that Joker would be released for the game before the end of April. With this in mind, the use of "1 More" on the website could also be significant. In Persona 5 the phrase is used when a player is given an opportunity to make an extra move as a bonus. Either way, we'll find out later this month.

Persona 5 originally launched in March, 2017 and received a 9/10 from GameSpot. In her Persona 5 review, Lucy James said, "Within Persona 5 is a complex set of interconnected gameplay mechanics, and in almost every aspect Atlus has executed on its vision exceptionally, barring the pacing issues towards the end."

She continued: "It's stuffed to bursting point with gameplay ideas and presentation flourishes--there's an overwhelming level of artistry in every part of Persona 5, making it a truly standout entry in the series. It's a refined, effortlessly stylish RPG that will be talked about for years to come."

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