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Rumor: Persona 5 Coming to Nintendo Switch This Year

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A couple of months ago, Atlus announced an enhanced version of Persona 5 called Persona 5 R, with more information promised to come later this month. We haven't learned more about Persona 5 R since its initial announcement, but now a rumor suggests that the game is not only slated for the PS4, but the Nintendo Switch as well.

Twitter user Mr. Ohya, known for leaking Persona news, claims that Persona 5 R will release on Switch and PS4 this fall, but it will be named Persona 5 S. Unfortunately for fans hoping to learn what kind of enhancements Persona 5 S will bring to the table, Mr. Ohya didn't reveal any additional information about what the game will have in store.

While Persona 5 fans should take this information with a grain of salt, it should be noted that this isn't the first time we've caught wind of a Persona 5 port for the Switch. A domain name change by Atlus a couple of months back, before the announcement of Persona 5 R, led to speculation that a Switch port could indeed be in the works, plus there's the fact that Joker is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Joker is Persona 5's main protagonist, and will be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate soon. Nintendo typically sticks to characters who have appeared in games on Nintendo consoles (with some rare exceptions), and so it makes sense that Joker's addition to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would be used to promote a Persona 5 Switch port.

Beyond that, one has to consider that the Nintendo Switch should be more than capable of running Persona 5. After all, a version of Persona 5 exists for the PlayStation 3, and the Nintendo Switch is able to run ports of various PS4 and Xbox One games, so it should have no problem at all with Persona 5, which isn't even all that graphically intensive of a game.

While a Persona 5 port for the Nintendo Switch seems like an inevitability at this point, fans should still keep their expectations in check until Atlus issues an official announcement. Luckily, with more news on Persona 5 R (or S, if that is really what it's going to be called in the West as Mr. Ohya suggests) coming this month, fans shouldn't have to wait much longer for more information.

Persona 5 is out now for PS3 and PS4.

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