Mysterious Persona 5 R Title Revealed Along With Promise of "New Projects," More Details in Spring

Mysterious Persona 5 R Title Revealed Along With Promise of "New Projects," More Details in Spring

Persona 5 R is "R"eal. Is it a Switch port, fighting game, or something else entirely?

Atlus teased some new Persona 5 announcements just before New Years after confirming via a brief teaser that, yes, Persona 5 R is real. What exactly Persona 5 R is, however, remains a mystery. But we have a few guesses.

Awhile back it was discovered that Atlus owned the P5R.jp web domain, fueling speculation that a new Persona 5 related project was incoming. After weeks of guessing Atlus confirmed that there will be more to learn about Persona 5 R on March 2019. I just love teasers for teasers, don't you?

Considering the many spinoffs for Persona games, Persona 5 R could be anything from a full remake with expanded features a la Persona 4 Golden and P3P, a Nintendo Switch port piggybacking off the recent Super Smash Bros. Ultimate news, or even a fighting game like Persona 4 Arena. We already got the prerequisite Persona 5 rhythm game and dungeon crawler, so those bases are covered.

While Persona 5 on Switch was rumored for some time, it's interesting to note that Atlus' New Year teaser featured a brief PlayStation logo at the start. So whatever Persona 5 R is, it's coming to the PlayStation at the very least.

We'll learn more about this mysterious Persona 5 R in March, so feel free to keep speculating what the "R" could possibly stand for. Personally my money is on Persona 5 Racing. Be sure to check out our Persona 5 guide for walkthroughs and tips.

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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