Looks like 2021 will be a good year for Persona fans

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 3 December 2020 15:43 GMT

The Shin Megami Tensei spin-off franchise, Persona, turns 25 next year – and apparently Atlus has some big plans for the series in 2021.

After being rewarded the Partner Award for Persona 5 Royal during the PlayStation Awards 2020 Japan Asia awards that took place today, the development studio behind the Persona game – the aptly named P Studio within Atlus – mentioned that we might just hear more news about the series next year.

In a message to the awards team, Persona Team producer and director Kazuhisa Wada said he mentions the following (via PersonaCentral):

“As next year is the 25th anniversary of the Persona series, we have many exciting plans which we hope you will all enjoy.”

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(Video above courtesy of Persona Central, too.)

It’s not the first time the team has hinted at new projects arriving for the much-loved RPG series. Back at the end of 2019, the team also mentioned that they were already making plans to celebrate the 25th anniversary.

So, if a new mainline game does get announced, we hope that means there won’t be an inordinately long wait between reveal and release – which is something of a trend for the series at this point. It seems like whatever project remains behind the curtain has been in the pipes for a while.

Sega knows that the series is massively popular, even in the West; Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers sold 480,000 copies across Asia and Japan and the Persona 4 Golden PC port sold over 500,000 copies in record time.

If you’re eager for more Persona content in the meantime, it’s heavily implied that we’ll see Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers in the West by March 2021.

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