Nintendo gamers have most likely been waiting for what feels like an eternity for the arrival of Persona 5 Royal on the Nintendo Switch. And there may or may not be hope. After months of speculation about various games and franchise sequels making their way to Xbox and Gamepass. The most recent showcase in June offered turn-based RPG players the exciting prospect of the Persona mainline catalog, with plans to port Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 5 Royal to Xbox and PC.
Factoring in events like this, it’s even more surprising to consider that no mainline Persona titles have made their way to the Nintendo Switch yet. Joker was on Super Smash Brothers Ultimate years at this point, and the character implementation was soon followed by the release of Persona 5 Strikers on the Nintendo Switch. Despite fan speculation and anticipation, who saw the addition of Joker to SSBU as a sign of things to come, no mainline Persona titles were released on console.
Similar to them false alarm Last time around, Persona 5 Royal is once again rumored to be arriving on the Nintendo Switch, according to screenshots taken by a Twitter user of a Swedish online game store. Vishgod, while browsing the inventory of World of Games, an online game store, noticed that Persona 5 Royal has different versions for sale, with one of those versions being a physical copy of the game for the Nintendo Switch.
He was quick to post such discoveries on social media platforms, noting the store’s mistakes in making such mistakes. Players checking the associative webpage will find that the Switch version is no longer available for purchase on the digital storefront and has been shut down. It’s hard to say if this is because the store caught on to its technical glitches, or if it leaked the fact that there’s an upcoming release of the game for the Nintendo console.
With the bulk of the Persona series being ported to Xbox and PC, one might think it’s a feasible time for Atlus to reconsider the possibilities of doing the same for the Nintendo Switch, it’s difficult to say Problem accepting console specs considering the existence of Persona 5 Strikers.
If this could prompt Atlus and Nintendo to have formal talks about porting mainline Persona titles to the Nintendo Switch, fans’ wait to play Persona games on a Nintendo console will be over. For now, however, players can only hope for positive news on the matter from Atlus or Nintendo.
Persona 5 Royal is now available on the PS4. The release on PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC is scheduled for October 21, 2022.