The seemingly credible Sega and Square Enix leaker “Im A Hero Too” has taken to social media to share some tantalising information about the future of the Persona series, as well as upcoming Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5 models. “Hero” previously correctly predicted the console port of Persona 4 Golden and the ill-fated remaster of Persona 3 Portable, both of which released this year. They also correctly called that the hopefully-not-ill-fated upcoming Persona 3 remake would be called Persona 3 Reload.
In a Reddit post on Friday, 1st September, they said of Persona 6, “I don’t think it’s making 2024” — adding that it had already missed its original launch last winter. They also said the main theme of P6 will be “black and white”, but that they won’t be sharing more details until “the floodgates open” and more leakers join the fray.
Meanwhile, “There is another Persona game yet to be revealed, it’s a party game”, according to “Hero”, presumably indicating that it will come as part of the current Persona 5 generation.
We’ve been waiting for the Nintendo Switch 2’s announcement for a long while now, but it seems we might be edging closer to its release, as “Im A Hero Too” claims Sega and Square Enix have both already received their development kits.
“Switch 2 dev kits have been [with Sega for] a while,” they said, adding that they “can verify it is backwards-compatible with a few games tested”, uses different Game Card cartridges to the current Switch family, and has a new camera feature. Even more tantalisingly, “Hero” added that Squenix’s Final Fantasy VII Remake “looks and runs like a PS5 game” on the Switch 2 dev kit, adding they were told the porting process “took no time”.
Speaking of things that look and run like PS5 games, we could soon be looking at (and running) them on new Sony hardware, too — “Hero” says Square Enix “has new PS5 dev kits” and that they assume they’re for an upcoming “Pro” model of the PlayStation 5, but sadly didn’t have any details to share beyond that.
As always, it’s probably best to take these leaks with an enormous grain of salt, but this just ticked too many boxes for me not to write it up. I’ll keep my ear to the ground for more updates in the coming weeks and months.