Persona 25th Anniversary

The 25th anniversary is coming up for the wildly popular JRPG-series Persona, and we got a new website hinting at not one, not two, but seven new projects. It’ll be a wild year for our wild card protagonists, and we’re sure to get some exciting announcements.

According to the official website, we’ll get our first announcement sometime in September this year. It’s worth noting these announcements will not come all at once, but sporadically throughout the year. The final announcement (perhaps Persona 6?) will arrive in Autumn 2022. In other words, we’ll have to wait quite awhile to see everything developer Atlus has in store for us.

 

Your fate is in the cards

So what can we expect from these seven announcements? For starters, an announcement for Persona 6 is almost guaranteed. We got some photo trading cards for all of the Persona protagonists, and one design is still a secret. Additionally, Atlus released an image of all box art in the franchise, with two kept secret. It’s likely some of these hidden images contain details for Persona 6.

Persona 25th anniversary

Who could the final wild card be?

Another possible upcoming announcement is a new PC-port or remaster for certain Persona games. Earlier last year, Sega announced plans to release more ports, following the success of Persona 4 Golden’s Steam release. Future Persona games are likely to release on PC as well. We already saw Persona 5 Strikers release this year on Steam, and a closely related Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster was released on Steam as well.

Some other possibilites are a Persona 3 remake or Persona 5 Arena. Atlus registered some website domains a while ago, including the domain “P5U.JP.” (Persona 4 Arena is usually abbreviated as “P4U.”) We still haven’t seen anything come from that, so a Persona 5 Arena announcement is possible. There is less evidence to support a Persona 3 remake, but it’s also a possibility. After all, the box art image has two missing images. Since the box art uploaded are all of mainline Persona games, and not any of the spin-offs, perhaps one of them is Persona 6 and the other is a Persona 3 remake?

Persona 25th anniversary

I see two missing games here…

However, Persona 3 has two re-releases already — Persona 3 FES and Persona 3 Portable. Maybe it’s time we got a proper remake for some of the earlier games, like Persona 1 or the Persona 2 duology? One thing’s for sure, if you’re a Persona fan, you’re in for a great year.

Joshua Chu
Joshua is a freelance writer and a passionate gamer, from thriving at JRPGs like Persona or struggling to land a shot in your favorite FPS game.

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