Recently, many Persona 5 sites have been registered on April 18. The sites are from Atlus and each denote potential spin-offs and even main entries. Here’s what we know about the potential Persona 5 spin-off games and what they could be.
New Persona sites
New Persona sites registered under “ryusoffice” have been found on the internet. Previously, RyusOffice have worked with other Atlus titles like Persona 3 and the upcoming P Studio game Project Re:Fantasy. Here are the newly registered sites according to Twitter User MysticDistance and regularpanties:
Other sites like RPG.JP,TOS-GOBLINBUSTER.JP, 4GAME.JP, and 13C.JP have also been registered but seems to be unrelated to the Persona series. If all of these sites denote a Persona entry or spin-off, their fans are surely to be pleased for the years to come.
Persona 8, 9, 10?
Overall, these sites somehow confirm the eighth, ninth, and tenth Persona entry if the numbering is to be followed. Currently, no news about any Persona 6 and Persona 7 have even come out yet. Potentially, Atlus wants to make waves using weird numbering patterns. However, the next P Studio project is Project Re:Fantasy and the studio hasn’t announced any main Persona entries after that.
P5AG = Persona 5’s version of Persona 4 Golden?
Currently, Endless’ thread on the NeoGAF forums speculates that the “P5AG” title means “Persona 5 After Golden”. Potentially, we might receive the improved Persona 5 version that includes more content than usual. The previous games’ improved versions like Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden have included new events, battle features, and other content to spice up the game. Some speculate this improved Persona 5 game might be for the Nintendo Switch.
Atlus had a four year release gap between the vanilla Persona 4 and Persona 4 Golden. Meanwhile, Persona 5 has a potential to receive its improved port in just a year or two if this is the case.
P5R = Persona 5 Racing?
The Persona series spin-offs started since Atlus heavily banked on Persona 4 by launching a a fighting game as well as a dancing title. Despite these spin-offs, a racing game based on Persona 5 still seems weird. The Persona series founded itself on its RPG combat elements, stylish visuals, and fantastic music. Making another fighting game and even a dancing game doesn’t seem too far from Persona’s concepts.
A racing game is somehow too far off Persona’s main features. The best connection of a Persona 5 spin-off racing game is Morgana’s car form in the Mementos world and Makoto Nijima’s motorcycle Persona. A racing game might actually happen as long as these characters are included.
PQ2 – Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Sequel
Along with the Persona 4 spin-offs, the Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth game was released on the 3DS. Persona Q featured the complete Persona 3 and Persona 4 cast in an Etrian Oddysey style game. Players would crawl dungeons in attempt to discover how to escape a mysterious area that perpetually looks like a Japanese school festival event. Potentially, this Persona Q sequel might include the Persona 5 cast if it needs new content to throw in yet another labyrinth of sorts.
P3D, P5D, Persona-Dance – Persona 3 and Persona 5’s Rhythm Game?
Albeit a little weird, Persona 4 Dancing All Night allowed fans to see its main cast dance their way to quelling a Shadow dungeon. This rhythm game also featured some other characters like Nanako Dojima, Margaret, and Tohru Adachi to dance along too. Since the Persona series has fantastic music, fans can’t avoid wanting to try out this game and hear remixes of their favorite tracks.
The P3D and P5D mention may mean that Persona 3 and Persona 5 will have a separate dancing game incoming. Lastly, the Persona-Dance seems to give away of this dance or rhythm-focused Persona spinoff.
P5U – Persona 5 Ultimax?
Previously, Atlus paired up with known anime fighting game developers, Arc System Works, to make the Persona 4 Arena series. It featured the main Persona 3 and Persona 4 characters as 2D fighting game characters with their own unique tricks and gimmicks. The second entry, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, was even part of the main games of the EVO tournament last 2015.
Siliconera has previously confirmed that Persona 4 Arena director Kazuhisa Wada wants to work on a Persona 5 spin-off fighting game. Wada could only ask fans to voice out interest to help make this game made. Perhaps, the P5U site is this fighting game that Persona and fighting game fans have been waiting for.
Wait for Announcements
Currently, Atlus hasn’t spoken up for the use of these sites yet. Fans would definitely love more Persona entries, but take these findings with a grain of salt until official announcements are made. It’s hard to get excited with things that aren’t sure to arrive yet. Stay updated with Persona 5 news here on The BitBag.