Persona, a spin-off franchise of the New Megami Tensei, will turn 25 next year, and Atlas seems to have big plans for the series in 2021.
After winning the Persona 5 Royal Partner Award at the PlayStation Awards 2020 Japan Asia Awards today, the development studio behind the Persona game (the properly named P Studio in Atlus) said it might hear more news about the series. Next year.
In a message to the award team, Kazuhisa Wada, producer and director of the Persona Team, said (via Persona Central):
“Next year is the 25th anniversary of the Persona series, so we have a lot of exciting plans, so please enjoy it.”
(The video above is also courtesy of Persona Central.)
This isn’t the first time the team has hinted at a new project in the popular RPG series. At the end of 2019, the team said it was already planning to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
So when a new mainline game is announced, we hope it means there isn’t an excessively long wait between release and release. This is one of the trends in the series at the moment. The project left behind the curtain seems to have been in the pipe for a while.
Sega knows that this series is also very popular in the West. Persona 5 Scramble: Phantom Striker sold 480,000 copies in Asia and Japan, and Persona 4 Golden PC Port sold over 500,000 copies at record speed.
In the meantime, if you want more persona content, it strongly suggests that Persona 5 Scramble: Western Phantom Striker will be available by March 2021.