Almost out of nowhere, developer Perfect World Games announced via popular Japanese gaming outlet Gematsu that the next entry into the extremely popular Persona JRPG franchise will come in the form of a mobile game! Persona 5: The Phantom X is set within the same universe as Persona 5, though it may be a new original story with a new group of protagonists too.
This announcement is a bit of a shock, as The Phantom X was basically not led onto at all, and instead seemed to come out of the blue. Still, it’s a welcome shock, as Persona fans have been long hungry for more content since Persona 5 launched way back when. Even with the recent ports of the older games, new content was sparse, so it’s awesome to see the world of The Phantom Thieves continue on!
The Phantom X has only revealed all of its information in Japanese thus far, as no globalisation effort is planned just yet. This makes all of the story details revealed in the trailer above tough to go over, but what I can say beyond any doubt is that this does seem to basically be a fully-fledged Persona game.
You can see it in the quality of animation, both the cutscenes and the in-game world too. It truly looks as if it could belong right on the PS4 version of Persona 5, and the characters themselves could fit right into that world too. This doesn’t seem to be a cash-in on the world-famous franchise, but instead looks like a near fully fledged spinoff sequel sorta deal.
So, whether you’re a fan of the series or someone who is hankering for an undoubtedly fantastic turn-based JRPG adventure, this is the one for you. Currently, there’s no word on a release date, but there is a playtest planned for March 29th in China. If you’re looking for more information on that, check out the official website!
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