If you've ever played a Persona game in the past – JRPGs about school kids activating magic powers and fighting monsters in other dimensions while balancing school and social lives – you'll know that seeing various releases of the titles is no huge surprise. Persona 4 got a portable re-release with Persona 4 Golden, we recently saw Persona 5: The Royal announced which will add new content to the PS4 game, and now it seems we Persona 5 S to look ahead to.
While we are currently waiting for 24th April to find out more information about Persona 5: The Royal, it seems like a day later, on 25th April, we might be getting another game reveal. According to a recently discovered teaser website, there's an incoming game called Persona 5 S, though on the surface the website gives us nothing but a date (25th April).
However, if you look at the page's source code, there's a hidden message, which we have included as translated by Gematsu:
April 25, 2019.
We will show you a new Phantom Thieves that will turn the world’s cognition on its head.
We are energized by voices that seek satisfaction.
Once again, we will take your heart at the Ryougoku Kokugikan.
—From the Phantom Thieves.
What could this message mean? Well, many online believe this is going to be an announcement for Persona 5 on Switch. Makes sense; the "S" in Persona 5 S could quite easily stand for "Switch". We already know that Joker, Persona 5's protagonist, is being added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate some time before the end of April, which could well line up with the date given on this teaser website, and many online believe that the line about being energised by voices seeking satisfaction is a reference to the recent online excitement at the prospect of a Switch port.
Of course, that's just speculation – we don't know what Persona 5 S will turn out to be, but it seems we'll find out for sure on 25th April. In a little over three weeks we're likely to see a lot of people either very excited or very disappointed, depending whether or not this is a portable version of the well-received JRPG.