When Joker from Persona 5 was revealed to be the first DLC character in the Switch-exclusive Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, many fans thought that this was a sign that the critically acclaimed Persona series would come to Nintendo’s hybrid console. This wouldn’t be too surprising, since Atlus has a history of revamping its home console Persona games for portable platforms. Soon after, Atlus announced a re-release of the game called Persona 5 Royal, which only added fuel to the fire. However, the company confirmed today that Persona 5 R is only planned to release on PS4.
This news comes from the Japanese site for the Persona series, which just uploaded a new FAQ for the upcoming game. Among these questions is one regarding the platforms that Persona 5 R will release on.
Q: Is there a release on platforms other than PlayStation®4?
A: There is no plan at present.
This is disappointing news for anyone without a PS4 who wants to experience this celebrated RPG. At least Nintendo fans aren’t left completely empty handed when it comes to the Persona series. The dungeon-crawling spinoff Persona Q2 was recently released for the 3DS, and Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, a hack-and-slash take on Persona 5, is also planned for release on Switch.
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