During the most recent Nintendo Direct, Atlus confirmed that its hit RPG Persona 5 Royal will be coming to Nintendo Switch this October.
Persona 5 Royal isn’t the only game Atlus is bringing over to Nintendo’s portable hybrid console, the company is also porting over Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden.
For those not familiar with them, the Persona RPG series is a spin-off of Atlus’s Shin Megami Tensei series. The games focus on Japanese teens who have to balance everyday concerns such as attending school and relationships with fighting demons and exploring the supernatural worlds and dungeons they inhabit. (Read: Shin Megami Tensei 5 headlines Nintendo’s Direct Mini)
As part of this, most installments run on an in-game calendar with players having to plan out their days. Alongside this, players also have to build their relationships, called “social links,” with other characters that also grant them bonuses in combat.
Persona 5 Royal is the latest installment of the series, an update to the original Persona 5 released in September of 2016. The Royal rerelease added a new story and a new character. It follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, Persona 4, which also had an updated rerelease called Persona 4 Golden.
In addition to Persona 5 Royal, both Persona 4 Golden and Persona 3 Portable will be getting released on Switch. As previously mentioned, Persona 4 Golden is an update to the original Persona 4 that, like Persona 5 Royal that followed it, adds a new story and a new character.
Persona 3 Portable, on the other hand, was originally a port of Persona 3 to the PlayStation Portable—hence the name. Persona 3 Portable brought in the ability to choose the player character’s gender, opening up new routes in the story. That said, it came at the cost of downgraded graphics to allow the game to run on the PSP. For its rerelease, Atlus will be giving Persona 3 Portable enhanced graphics.
In addition, both Persona 4 Golden and Persona 3 Portable will be localized into French, Italian, German and Spanish—a first for these entries.
As for when these games will be released, only Persona 5 Royal has a release date for Switch. Atlus confirmed that the game will arrive on October 21, alongside the PC, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series ports of the game. No release date has been given for Persona 4 Golden and Persona 3 Portable.
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