Today we are gonna talk about Persona 5, Persona 5 Switch Release Date 2020, and Persona 5 Royal for Nintendo Switch.
Talking about the game, Persona 5 is a very immersive, Japanese RPG video game following the story of some troubled high school teenagers living in Tokyo. They are concerned about the evil and hypocritical adults who run the system and want to change the society, so they make a group called the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, whereby they wear magical masks and use their powers to bring evil people to justice.
About Persona 5
Persona 5 is an Education Simulation Japanese role-playing video game by Atlus and P Studio. It is the sixth game in the Persona series. It was launched for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in Japan on 15 September 2016, and worldwide in April 2017.
Persona 5 is a fiction based on reality which features a group of troubled high school teenagers including the protagonist and a group of fellow countryman whom he meets along the way. These confused and troubled students slowly understand that they are living in a deadly and dangerous world following a prison full of slavery, domination and injustice, ruled by corrupted and cruel men and women. They cannot live with the system and cannot live without it, and just existing means they are at risk of following an unfortunate future and doomed life of slavery.
In order to get freedom, independence and justice, they live dual lives as revolutionary Phantom Thieves of Hearts. Finally, the group of Phantom Thieves attempts to transform their day-to-day world to match their opinion, doom slavery and see through the masks improved society wears.
An improved version, titled Persona 5 Royal, was launched on PlayStation 4 on October 31, 2019, in Japan and worldwide on March 31, 2020. It introduces many new features, including a new character, battle mechanics, and a third semester added to the main story.
Persona 5 Switch Release Date 2020
We do not have a Persona 5 Switch release date yet and the game won’t be releasing to Switch any time soon, but Atlus’ communication manager tells players to not give up hope. However, Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers was released on 20 February 2020 in Japan for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Persona 5 Royal has been released, but it is also a sad reminder that the popular Japanese role-playing video game is not available on the Nintendo Switch.
Nevertheless, Atlus’ own communications manager, Ari Advincula, has stated that if players want a port to happen, they need to keep letting Atlus know. Advincula said ‘You want what you want and if you don’t let us know it we are never going to be able to make it.’
She added that Atlus has been listening to the request for a Persona 5 Switch release and that it’s important to ‘keep telling [them] what you want.’
It is crucial to note, however, that while Advincula is a self-described ‘internal champion’ for the port, she is also ‘not the decision-maker.’ The desire for Persona 5 Switch release has been great for the last couple of years. In relevant news, Advincula also confirmed that a specific infamous aspect from Persona 5’s story has experienced a bit of an overhaul in Persona 5 Royal.
Is Persona 5 for PlayStation 5?
Persona 5 was first available in the West in 2016 as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. An enhanced version in 2019, named Persona 5 Royal, was also only for PlayStation 4 consoles and it added hours more content to an already huge game.
Persona 5 is not for PlayStation 5, but making Persona 5 available on the PlayStation 5 would be extraordinarily magnificent, as it would help to maintain the enormous amount of time between mainline Persona games. The game got released back in February and sold out more than 3 million copies. It received commendable reviews from the critics as well. Persona 5 Royal released on PlayStation 4 on 31 March 2020.
On 11th June, during the PS 5 launch, Sony revealed that Persona 6 is going to be on PlayStation 5. The players were very excited to know that the 7th game is already under development.
Persona 5 Royal for Nintendo Switch
Persona 5 Royal is indeed better than the original, including more intensity and detail to the relations between its extraordinary characters, and executing some pleasant quality-of-life twists. So when is Persona 5 or better yet, Persona 5 Royal is coming to Nintendo Switch?
Atlus has not addressed any official announcements about Persona 5 Royal for Nintendo Switch, but there are still rays of hope that it might happen eventually. Here is everything we know about a possible Nintendo Switch port of Persona 5 Royal.
Currently, there is no Persona 5 Royal Nintendo Switch release date, but Atlus has always proposed that it could happen later in time. The publisher lately told fans to “keep fighting” for a port. If that was not enough, Atlus also listed Persona 5 as part of a player survey in early 2020 :
“If previous Atlus games (games which can be played on other hardware, without adding additional elements) were ported to the Nintendo Switch, would you want to play them? Select all of the titles below that you would like to play on the Nintendo Switch.”
Etrian Odyssey, Shin Megami Tensei, Devil Summoner, and Catherine: Full Body were among the other titles on the list.
During a Direct Mini video presentation recently in March, Nintendo verified Catherine: Full Body will come to Switch on July 7, 2020. The Shin Megami Tensei franchise is slated to come to Nintendo Switch sometime in 2020. Still, we have been anticipating for a long time to hear some more news about SMT V, which was announced back in 2017.
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Persona 5 Royal Features
Below, we have listed all of the features of Persona 5 Royal. The game has new features, gameplay modifications, and quality of life enhancements, as well as smaller, more general changes.
- A completely new school semester has been added, expanding the story alongside a new Palace, new character and party member named Kasumi.
- The new ‘Thieves Den’ feature allows you to visit a big room full of unlockable bonus content at any time through the pause menu. You can use in-game currency to unlock things such as artwork, character models, cutscenes, and music.
- A whole new location called Kichijoji is added to the exploration, and it is much huge than any other real-world location in the game.
- Kichijoji’s club features a darts minigame that improves the effects of baton pass for each character.
- New Personas, new third form for each party member’s Persona, new enemies, new weapons, new accessories and items, and new events, such as holidays and additional character scenes, have been added to the calendar.
- The Phantom Thieves now have powerful ‘Showtime’ attacks which are basically tag-team super moves. They are unlocked one at a time as the story proceeds.
- A new ‘stamp’ system feature has been introduced to Mementos. Stamps can be found on each floor, and you can use them on three different bonuses: more exp, more money, and more items.
- Ammo now restocks after the battle, making guns far more worthy across dungeon runs and some Personas have been improved both in terms of stats and available skills.
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Persona 5 Royal Trailer
See what Persona 5 Royal has for you in this Persona 5 Royal official trailer coming to the west in 2020.
We do not know when Atlus will provide us with a Persona 5 Switch release date, however, it has no plan to launch the game on Nintendo Switch any time soon. If you are wondering then no, Persona 5 is not yet available for PlayStation 5, and publishers have not suggested any ideas for the same. Atlus has not addressed any official announcements about Persona 5 Royal for Nintendo Switch, but there are still rays of hope that it might happen eventually. Persona 5 Royal is packed with a lot of new features such as gameplay modifications, and quality of life enhancements, as well as smaller, more general changes. You can take a glance at the official trailer of Persona 5 Royal above as well.