Persona 5 Royal

‘Persona 5’ And ‘Nier: Automata’ Are Making The Leap To Nintendo Switch This October

JPRG fans continue to win. In the latest Nintendo Direct Mini, the Japanese game giant revealed that some big-name role-playing titles are coming to the Nintendo Switch, and they are none other than Atlus’ well-loved trio of Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 5 Royal.

Persona 5 Royal will be the first of the list to arrive on the hybrid console, with its release set for 21 October. The other two entries will follow at some point in the future, but are now listed only as “coming soon.”

The trio joins Persona 5 Strikers and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax in making the leap to the Switch, though the latter two are not part of the mainline entries. The news also comes just a few weeks after Atlus revealed at the Microsoft x Bethesda showcase that the three Persona games are heading to PC via Steam, PlayStation platforms, and Xbox consoles. Then, the omission of the Switch ports disappointed fans, but we now know that was all part of the plan.

Of note is that Persona 3 hasn’t been released on consoles in a long time, with its last outing on the PSP (PlayStation Portable) as seen in the name. Having Switch and other console versions for the game is thus a big deal, and Atlus says that the upcoming port will feature “enhanced graphics.”

Adding to the role-playing hype is the Nintendo Switch release for PlatinumGames’ acclaimed action-RPG Nier: Automata. Dubbed The End of YoRHa edition, this launch will be available on 6 October, and is set to include previously released add-ons such as the “3C3C1D119440927″ DLC as well as new console-exclusive costumes.

The game was first launched in 2017, and follows an android squad’s quest to reclaim Earth for humanity and end machine supremacy on the dystopian planet. The “3C3C1D119440927″ DLC continues to be its only piece of add-on, and consists of three battle arenas, three costumes (rewards for completing the arena challenges), and one final side quest.

The Nintendo Direct Mini on 28 June really impressed with its slew of third-party releases, which include Return to Monkey Island and the 10-game Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection. It might not have generated as much hype as an actual Nintendo Direct showcase prior to its stream, but it has certainly a made splash in the gaming community. Check it out below: