Could the game be heading to the west?
Ever since it launched in Japan back in February - and most likely before then, too - fans of Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers have been hoping to see the game release in the west. Thankfully, a new financial report from Koei Tecmo appears to give a fresh burst of hope for a localised port. The company...
One of the bigger third-party games that has already been released on the Switch this year is Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers. The only issue is it's not available outside of Japan yet. In its latest online survey designed for fans who recently picked up Persona 5 Royal on the PlayStation 4, Atlus asked them if they'd like to...
No joking around
One of the best ways to promote a video game to the masses nowadays is via live streams and video recordings. Not every company is necessarily a fan of this, though. In the past, we've seen developers like Arc System Works enforce streaming guidelines, in an attempt to reduce the number of spoilers, and now Atlus has shared its own...
"let us know"
Last week, Atlus said its recent survey asking about the games it should port to the Nintendo Switch had exceeded expectations. This followed, with the discovery Catherine: Full Body had been rated for the hybrid platform in South Korea. Since then, there have been even more requests for Atlus to bring Persona 5 to the Swi
According to the game's producer
As grateful as we are that Atlus decided to release Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers on the Nintendo Switch, we can't help but wonder how new players will cope with the story in this upcoming action-RPG spin-off if they've never played the mainline entry before. Fortunately, it shouldn't be a problem...
Update: Nintendo makes it official
Update 2 - Wed 15th Jan, 2020 05:00 GMT: Nintendo's Japanese social media accounts and YouTube channel have now confirmed this as well. Above is a trailer showcasing the many costumes and features in the game. Here's the costume list, courtesy of Gematsu: New Costumes: “Rebellious Joker” (from Persona 5) for...
New trailer also shared
A number of months ago, Atlus confirmed Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers was coming to the Nintendo Switch. Now, after a prolonged period of silence, it's announced the game will arrive in Japan on 20th February next year. Fans will be able to select from the standard edition or Treasure Box edition – containing a...
The Persona series might not be as globally recognised as Mario or Pikachu just yet, but it's certainly grown in popularity over the past number of years. In fact, it recently reached a significant milestone in its history. According to Atlus, in a blog post over on the official Japanese Persona website, the entire series has now sold more...
So that's that
No matter how many rumours, rumblings, and exciting bits of speculation you see dotted around the internet suggesting it might be, Persona 5 Royal is not planned for a release on Nintendo Switch. Developer and publisher Atlus has shared a new FAQ section on its official site for the game, with one answer going out of its way to...
Would you like some DLC with that?
Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth is just over a month away from launching on Nintendo 3DS, but there's a whole lot of extra content set to be tucked away as paid DLC. Amazingly, available immediately on its 4th June release date, the game will have 27 different pieces of DLC to buy. These range from Sub-Personas...
Just a cover-up?
Yesterday brought with it a very juicy and - importantly - believable rumour courtesy of US retailer Best Buy. If you missed it, an internal employee terminal suggested that Persona 5, Metroid Prime Trilogy and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past are all
Best Buy Direct
A leak via Best Buy's internal employee terminal suggests Persona 5, Metroid Prime Trilogy and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past will all be released on the Nintendo Switch at some point in the near future. This follows the apparent leak of Joker's render in
Mark your calendars
It's a challenging but incredibly exciting time to be a Persona fan right now. In recent months, we've had Joker's Smash reveal, Persona 5 R's tease (and then its full reveal for PS4), intriguing website domain
This might not be a joke
Sure, it's April Fools tomorrow, but this is a case where we're not joking. It looks like the deals page over on the Best Buy website has just leaked the render for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC fighter Joker. The Persona 5 character is expected to arrive in Ultimate before the end of April as a part of the
Persona 5 R is now officially known as Persona 5: The Royal, after a short teaser commercial for the upcoming PlayStation 4 game aired during the latest episode of the animated series. While there was no mention of the new Atlus game being released on the Nintendo Switch, there is believed to be a link between this latest trailer and...
"Step beyond the silver screen"
We're slowly but surely getting closer and closer to Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth's release on 3DS and, today, Nintendo and Atlus have shared a new story trailer for the game. You can check out the action for yourself up above; you'll notice that the western version sadly doesn't feature English voice work, as...
More than a joke?
Ever since Nintendo revealed Joker from Persona 5 would be added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a playable DLC fighter, there have been ongoing rumours about the Persona series coming to the Switch. Atlus fueled speculation when it registered multiple domains last December and then confirmed the existence of Persona 5 R
As expected thanks to its recent western classification, it has now been confirmed that Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth is coming to Nintendo 3DS in North America and Europe later this year. The game acts as a sequel to 2014's Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
A local release nears
In addition to Joker being added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the near future as the game's first DLC fighter, it looks like Persona fans in the west can also look forward to the eventual arrival of Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth on the 3DS. After being revealed in Japan last August and then locally released on 29th...
PS seemingly confirmed, but what about Switch?
Earlier in December, when it was revealed Joker from Persona 5 would appear as a fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate during the 2018 Game Awards, rumours about the game itself coming to Nintendo's hybrid platform began to surface. These rumours only intensified as the month went on and now we've...
Hopefully not a joke
The news that Persona 5's Joker is headed to Smash Bros. Ultimate as a DLC character has naturally sparked predictable chatter that Persona 5 itself is Switch-bound, but we've actually heard a rumour that appears to have some substance to it. The source is MysticDistance, a translator and secondary writer fo
A new challenger has appeared!
In celebration of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releasing on the Switch, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé hopped up on stage with Geoff Keighley at this year's Game Awards to reveal a new character that will be included in the game's first DLC pack. Representing the Japanese company Atlus will be Joker...
Boxart also revealed
Atlus recently revealed the 3DS title Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth would be released in Japan on 29th November. The reveal was made in a commercial during an episode of the Persona 5 animation. Although there's still no word regarding a western release, more news about the Japanese version is starting to surface...
Commercial reveals all
Atlus has released a television commercial via YouTube for Persona Q2, revealing the game's full title and Japan launch date. The original clip was shown during an episode of the Persona 5 animation. The game will arrive on 29th November and will be officially titled Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth. It will also inc
But that's about it
Atlus announced Persona Q2 for the 3DS in August of last year as a sequel to Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, but since then we've heard very little about the new game. Today, Kazuhisa Wada - who is in overall charge of the entire Persona series - told Dengeki magazine that the company is "hard at work" on the sequel...
Yakuza 0 will also remain a PlayStation exclusive
Persona 5 ranks pretty high up on people's lists regarding what they want to be ported to the Nintendo Switch. We guess these requests started to become grating to Atlus/Sega of America PR manager John Hardin, as he tweeted out this statement and GIF which is appropriately accurate considering how...
It feels like a long wait for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, Atlus' fascinating mix of Persona fan-favourites with the dungeon crawling of the Etrian Odyssey series, but as that 5th June Japanese release date draws nearer — it's a Fall arrival in North America — more details continue to be unveiled. Today's treat is a...
More goodies for Atlus fans
We've looked at Atlus' upcoming dungeon crawler Persona Q a few times before, and once again the publisher has released a pair of videos, this time for the lead characters of Persona 3 and 4. Normally that would be all, but with the Japanese release oh-so-slowly drawing near it's also let slip that customers who get their...
Welcome Aigis and Teddie
Valentine's Day is the perfect time for Atlus to show Persona fans some love, and what better way to do it than share new videos of Aigis and Teddie in action? They're as painfully short as all the others but we can't help but get excited about what's looking to be another excellent 3DS dungeon crawler. If the Japanese...