Atlus, the publisher of the ever-growing Persona franchise had registered a bunch of domains related to the Persona series. Keep in mind, companies register domains and trademarks all the time that they never actually act on. (Example: Sony’s glove controller for PS4) However, the series is continuing to grow with its fifth main installment shipping 1.5 units on PS4 — that’s a huge number for this once-niche RPG series. The series quickly gained traction after the release of Persona 3 on the PS2 — ever since then we’ve gotten a handful of remakes and spin-offs. Because I’m such a fanboy of Persona, I want to go through the list of domains and give my thoughts on what each domain Atlus has registered could be.
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth released exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS — it was also the first game in the Persona series to make its way to a Nintendo platform. Persona Q (also well-known as PQ for short) was a great side story that featured Funko Pop-like versions of all our favorite characters from Persona 3 and Persona 4 Golden. The game was more along the lines of a Etrian Odyssey title, but still offered intense turned-based combat, charming dialogue, and funny situations. Watching the Persona 3 characters meet the Persona 4 characters was incredible fan-service. Basically, the whole game is one big pile of fan-service — needless to say, I’d love a sequel. If the series continues forward as a Nintendo exclusive, I’d rather the next installment make its way to Switch, rather than just 3DS. Or maybe I’ll get lucky and play it on Vita (I want them trophies).
Persona 5 recently became the series’ fastest-selling game when it sold nearly 340,000 copies at retail in Japan. The game has been critically acclaimed on both sides of the ocean — with that being said, it’s obvious why Atlus is looking this far to the future. We can assume (and hope), that the Persona franchise will continue to grow and expand in different ways. I want as much spin-offs, remakes, and sequels as possible.
Persona has had two awesome fighting games by the name of Persona 4 Arena and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, they both released last generation on PS3 and Xbox 360, and were received well critically. I assume this domain “P5AG” has something to do with that spin-off series. If I had to guess I would say “Persona 5 Arena Golden”, although that doesn’t have a great ring to it. One thing I love about this series is it includes characters from all of the past games. So we’ll get to see Persona 3/4 characters fighting P5 characters for the first time. Teddy Vs. Morgana, hell yes!
This one confuses me. What could the “R” stand for in this abbreviation? One thing that comes to mind is the first Persona entry was titled “Revelations: Persona”. This could have something to with this? Maybe? I know that’s a long shot, but Persona 5 Revelations sounds like a great title for another spin-off series! What type of game could it be though? Hack-and-slash? Relationship sim? Let me know what type of game you wish it was.
Another one that could potentially stand for another spin-off title. Persona 5 Universe? No. Persona 5 Ultimax? Doubt it. My hopes and dreams is that this was an abbreviation for the PS Vita and/or Switch port of Persona 5. With maybe some bonus content included — similar to Marie in Persona 4 Golden.
Finally, we have some obvious ones. Persona 4 Dancing All Night that release exclusively on the PS Vita was also commonly known at Persona 4 Dance or P4D for short. Persona 4 Dancing All Night had it’s own unique story that featured the lovable cast of Persona 4. So if we could get two more Persona dancing titles with unique stories and the casts or P3 and P5, I would be insanely excited. I’d love for this spin-off to get more entries — I reviewed Persona 4 Dancing All Night on PlayStation Vita, you can read my review here.
That’s all I got, what do you think though? Are my guesses as good as yours? Do you have any clue what P5U could stand for? Leave all your thoughts in the comments section below or on our social media page!
Brett Medlock is one of our leads on video production here at Enthusiast Gaming. He’s obsessed with action-adventure games, platinum trophies, and K-pop. To hear more about how lame he is, follow him on Twitter @brettnll