Atlus Wants Input On Persona 5 Royal, Opens 'Morgana Anything Box'

I'm guessing 'Persona 5 port for Switch when???' will constitute a huge part of the questions.
Daiki Itoh and Kazuhisa Wada will helm Persona 5 Royal, in lieu of Persona 5's Hoshino.
Daiki Itoh and Kazuhisa Wada will helm Persona 5 Royal, in lieu of Persona 5's Hoshino. Atlus

Surely nothing can go wrong with asking the community for their input on a game with a very dedicated fanbase, sometimes to the point of fanaticism.

At least, that’s what I think Atlus is thinking when they announced the ‘Morgana Anything Box,’ which is like an ask-us-anything sort of deal specifically made to promote the upcoming release of the enhanced version of Persona 5, aptly titled Persona 5 Royal. The chosen questions will be answered on the official Twitter account of the Persona series.

Although I think that it’s kind of neat that Atlus is doing this in order to understand with what their fans want, it could emerge as something of a problem as legions of unsolicited opinions can come pouring in across all their social platforms, even though the questions will be relegated to the ‘Morgana Anything Box.’

That said, I could definitely see myself asking the Atlus developers questions, specifically with regards to what can warrant an enhanced version of a game released two years ago to get a full $60 price tag, more if you consider the fact that Atlus almost always releases a deluxe edition to their games. Don’t get me wrong, I am a somewhat huge fan of Atlus' work, considering Catherine is still my favorite puzzle title ever, but it’s hard to defend these types of practices that I assume are only allowed because their fanbase gives them a pass on it. Others would just release the thing as a paid DLC, especially because it only adds a new section to the game while still keeping the elements of the original. But that’s just me, I guess.

I could also see myself asking them some news about the upcoming Shin Megami Tensei V, which is currently in development for the Nintendo Switch. The Persona series itself is a spin-off of this franchise, which is Atlus’ main claim to fame.

If you’re interested in asking Atlus any question, or just annoy them with endless pleas asking for Persona 5 to be ported to the Switch, you can do so by checking out this link. It’s in Japanese, but Siliconera has this nifty guide on their site which allows you to use it as a non-Japanese speaker.

Persona 5 Royal is set to be released in Japan on October 31, 2019 exclusively on the PlayStation 4. A Western release is coming later in 2020.


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