Nintendo managed to steal the show with the surprise announcement that Persona 5‘s Joker would be playable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. But will the Phantom Thieves manage to steal our hearts again with a Persona 5 Switch port? Well, according to some rumors they just might.
MysticDistance, a reporter on many JRPG fan sites claims that he has heard that Persona 5 will be coming to Switch next year. The news he claims comes with some pretty reliable evidence. He even went as far to say that the game has an official launch window but he declined to give any further information on just when that is.
Of course, people want this rumor to be true. After all, Joker was just announced as a Smash Bros. character. Why not port the game to Switch? It does make plenty of sense. But is this true or just a rumor.
Well, Persona Central, one of the sites that MysticDistance writes for is claiming that they do not back these rumors. Does this mean that he has discovered this information without their knowledge? Are they covering it up to protect their sources? Or maybe it’s just MysticDistance relying too heavily on an unverified source? No matter what Persona Central still wants no part of the reports.
We at Persona Central do not back those recent rumors floating around about a Nintendo Switch version of Persona 5 in the works. We'd have reported about it if we vouched for its authenticity.
It'd be cool to see it happen, though.
— Persona Central (@Persona_Central) December 9, 2018
And that’s why for now this will only remain a rumor, but one that wouldn’t seem all that impossible. People have been rumbling about the game coming to Switch ever since its debut on PS4 last year. Even if it isn’t currently in the works surely Nintendo is taking notice of all the attention the character reveal has garnered for Smash.
Maybe it is happening and maybe it’s not. But it sure seems like Atlus and Nintendo may have some meetings planned for some future collaborations considering how well this one has gone.
If we get any official word on whether Persona 5 is coming to Switch we will let you know ASAP. Until then be sure to check out more great gaming news and articles right here on WTFGamersonly.