It is 2019 and with game publishers who no longer worry about which games sell you this past holiday, they can now focus their attention on advertising and selling you games this coming holiday. 2019 is already looking pretty stacked for exciting new releases, even in the first couple of months. But it is only January, so expect many more announcements throughout the year.
And now we hope that one of these announcements is a kind of Persona 5 port for the Nintendo Switch.
Why this game on this platform? Persona has become one of the most popular and acclaimed modern JRPG franchises around, capturing an audience that has no idea what Shin Megami Tensei means. And the 2017 century Persona 5 lived up to that legacy, even after a long delay, with its ultra-modern tale of teenage phantom heart thieves who clear the darkness of human souls or whatever. It's an essential game, and it will be nice to miss out on the move on Switch, which should have no trouble running the game as it was a PlayStation 3 release.
But our desire for Persona 5 on the Nintendo Switch goes beyond just the thirst. At this time, this version of the game, while not verified, has been distorted enough to make it more surprising (as well as annoying and disappointing) if it did not. I would not have said that before last December. But then the Nintendo cotton shawl as Persona 5s starring Joker joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as the first paid DLC fighter. Having a Persona 5 character in one of Switch's biggest games, but not the actual game on the platform, would just be weird. Even Final Fantasy VII is on its way to Swap now, when Cloud has begrudgingly joined brawl.
The most boring of all is that we definitely know something new with ] Persona 5 happens. Atlus recently registered trademarks of phrases like "P5R" and "P5S" in the vein of Persona 4 Golden on PlayStation Vita. They dropped a teaser for Persona 5 R promising more news in March … but only with a PlayStation logo. It's like Castlevania Requiem is PS4 exclusive to the Belmont boy's appearance in Smash Bros. Resurrected love for that franchise.
We do not give up Persona 5 for Switch yet, though. We still need to see Joker in action in Smash Bros . We need to learn what "P5S" means as well as getting more information about these Persona 5R projects in just a few months. Heck, a January Nintendo Direct could do all this and we would never see it coming. For more on Persona 5 upgrade your aesthetics to these Persona t-shirts and watch our omission video Persona 5 .