Holy smokes, guys: Persona 5‘s Joker is heading to Smash Bros. Ultimate. Hold on: Persona 5 is a PS4 game, and isn’t on Switch. However, a recent rumor points to an enhanced port of the title hitting Nintendo’s hybrid. Let the conjecture begin!
It makes sense, really
If it were being held for safekeeping, it would be in the same state as domains such as https://t.co/Mgg62fPPUi: Registered, but untouched and left unmodified until they plan on using them. This domain, however, has been setup on the servers Atlus uses for announcements.
— Mystic: Holiday Labyrinth?? (@MysticDistance) December 6, 2018
MysticDistance is referring to two domain names they have mentioned before: P5U.jp and P5R.jp. P5U.jp might mean Persona 5 Ultimate, while P5R.jp could be Persona 5 Reloaded.
Here's a hint at the title: it's one of the domains I discovered. That's legitimately all I'm actually allowed to say because the information is that detailed.
— Mystic: Holiday Labyrinth?? (@MysticDistance) December 7, 2018
Here, MysticDistance is trying their best not to get sued for leaking information. It doesn’t take a genius to deduce the new title is going to be either Ultimate or Reloaded.
Persona 5 updated release will most likely be titled "Reload" and not "Crimson" imo, especially when we have the domain P5R.
— Mystic: Holiday Labyrinth?? (@MysticDistance) December 4, 2018
Oh, alright, MysticDistance. Just coming right out and saying it. I hope you are safe from lawsuits.
It looks like there is a possibility Persona 5 is Switch-bound under the new banner Persona 5 Reloaded. This rumor would make a ton of sense, if true. Most of Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s combatants have been on a Nintendo platform in some shape or form. Having Joker’s main adventure on Switch would go a long way in introducing fans to the character. Also, Persona 5 is an excellent game. The more people that get a chance to experience it, the better.
What do you lovely readers think? Will Persona 5 see the light of day on Switch? Is an enhanced port imminent? Let us know your thoughts on this conjecture below!
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