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Weekly Question: Which New Genre Would You Like to See the Persona Series Undertake?

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Ever since 2011 when the first console spin-off for the Persona series was announced via Persona 4 Arena, Atlus has expressed a continued interest in expanding the franchise into different genres to reach new audiences and broaden its appeal.

The latest in these ventures is the newly announced Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, which Atlus deems the series’ first ever action RPG, in collaboration with Koei Tecmo’s Omega Force team.

So the question is, what game genre would you like to see the Persona series explore in the future? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

Previous Persona Spin-Offs

For console titles:

  1. Fighting: Persona 4 Arena (March 2012)
  2. Fighting: Persona 4: Arena Ultimax (November 2013)
  3. Dungeon Crawler: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (June 2014)
  4. Rhythm: Persona 4: Dancing All Night (June 2015)
  5. Rhythm: Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight & Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight (May 2018)
  6. Dungeon Crawler: Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth (November 2018)
  7. Action RPG: Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers (TBA)

For all other titles (web-based, mobile, excluding pachinko titles):

  1. RPG (Browser): Persona 3: The Night Before (June 2006)
  2. Dungeon Crawler (Mobile): Megami Ibunroku Persona: Ikū no Tō Hen (December 2006)
  3. Puzzle (Mobile): Megami Tensei QIX: Persona 3 (April 2007)
  4. Puzzle (Mobile): Megami Tensei Chaining Soul: Persona 3 (May 2007)
  5. Action RPG (Mobile): Aigis: The First Mission (October 2007)
  6. RPG (Mobile): Persona 2: Innocent Sin: Lost Memories (October 2007)
  7. RPG (Mobile): Persona 3 Em (November 2007)
  8. RPG (Browser): Persona Ain Soph (February 2008)
  9. Puzzle (Mobile): Persona 3 Illust Puzzle (March 2008)
  10. Arcade Breakout Clone (Mobile): Persona 3 Broken Shadow (April 2008)
  11. RPG (Mobile): Persona 2: Eternal Punishment: Infinity Mask (September 2008)
  12. MMORPG (Mobile): Persona Mobile Online (March 2009)
  13. Social RPG (Mobile): Persona 3 Social (August 2010)
  14. Adventure (Mobile): Persona 3 Escape (November 2010)
  15. Card Game (Mobile): Persona 4 The Card Battle (September 2012)

Atlus Persona Spin-Off Intent

Atlus 2019 Survey Genres

In Atlus’ 2019 consumer survey, the company expressed interest in exploring the following genres for the Persona series:

  1. “Persona” series Action Adventure
  2. “Persona” series Action RPG
  3. “Persona” series online RPG
  4. “Persona” series Text-Adventure
  5. “Persona” series card game
  6. “Persona” series board game
  7. “Persona 5” fighting game
  8. “Persona” series strategy game

Domain Names

Atlus has also registered the following unused domains for Persona 5, suggesting potential plans for future spin-off projects:

  • P5M
  • P5B
  • P5AG
  • P5U

P3D (Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight), P5D (Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight), PQ2 (Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth), P5R (Persona 5 Royal) and P5S (Persona 5 Scramble) were all domains registered alongside the above.

Kazuhisa Wada Interview

In a May 2018 interviewPersona series producer and director Kazuhisa Wada stated that various mid-to-long term projects were in the planning for regular Persona output starting in 2019.