The Atlus officially harps Persona 5 R, which many believe is a step-by-step release of Persona 5.
The title was revealed through a short video after broadcasting the special animation Persson, Dark Sun … in Japan. The words "Persona 5 R" are never shown, although the official website with the name P5R.jp is attached to the video, indicating that the upcoming title will include this new letter.
The announcer displays the area of Shibuya in Tokyo, a large location in P5, with screens showing the icon P5, followed by the message "New projects" and "2019.3". The description of the video clarifies that the new information for this title will appear in March 2019. It is unclear whether the "New Projects" listed in the trailer only include the P5R or also include unannounced game games as a possible game with Persona 5 , similar to Persona 4 Arena.
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Previous Person Games had improved releases that introduced new content, including Person 3 FES and Persona 4 Gold. P3FES included an epilogue that can be played on the original game, along with various other updates, and the P4G brought the PlayStation 2 PlayStation 2 PlayStation Vita along with the new social connections and various additions to the storyline.
The video starts with the introduction of the PlayStation, suggesting the game will be released for the PlayStation 4 at the very least. Many fans suspect that the P5R will also come in the Nintendo Switch, as the protagonist of the P5, Joker, was released as the first paid DLC fighter who came to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate during the 2018 Games Prizes. However, this involvement does not guarantee that the P5R will be shifted because the Joker also appears in Persona Q2, which was released on 3DS in Japan.
Some Smash Bros. fighters, like the previous DLC-only cloud Strife, appeared in Smash games without their main titles appearing on the Nintendo platform – however, Final Fantasy VII will come to Switch next year. Although there were Persona spinoffs on the Nintendo and Xbox consoles, each major line Persona is released for the PlayStation console, with P5 release on PS3 and PS4.
Early last year, various Persona 5 spinoffs were announced by new registrations of Atlus websites, with the P5R between them. Another domain registered at that time was PQ2.jp, which became the official website of Persona Q2.
For more information about Persona 5, check out our review of the game, which we called "Amazing", saying: "A wonderful, energetic world and a magical story make Persona 5 a new gold standard for Japanese RPGs."
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