Excitement and rumours about a possible Nintendo Switch release of Persona 5 are once again in full swing. The latest fuel for the fire comes from a new cryptic website update and a special message left within the page’s code.
An official landing page for “P5S” popped up today, featuring the signature calling card of Persona 5’s “Phantom Thieves”. In addition to the website switching over to Atlus’ dedicated servers, the page now features a calling card referencing “1 More” and promising further information on April 25th, 2019.
Digging into the webpage’s source code reveals that there may be more to uncover than initially apparent. An additional message can also be found be found in page’s HTML comments, left intentionally by the site’s developer.
<!--【予告状】--> <!--2019年4月25日。--> <!--世界の認知を覆す、新たな怪盗団をお見せしよう。--> <!--我々は会心を求む声に躍動する。--> <!--今一度、両国国技館にて諸君の心を頂戴する。--> <!--心の怪盗団より-->
A full translation, provided by MysticDistance on twitter, suggests that the message is intended to be a teaser left by the Phantom Thieves of Hearts.
<!--【Notice Letter】--> <!--April 25th, 2019--> <!--We will show you new Phantom Thieves that will overturn the world's cognition and perceptions.--> <!--We are vigorous with voices that seek satisfaction.--> <!--Once again, we will take your hearts at the Ryogoku Kokugikan.--> <!-- - The Phantom Thieves of Hearts-->
Alongside the recent Joker render from a US retailer and his inclusion as Smash Bros. Ultimate’s first DLC fighter, there’s certainly some smoke surrounding a possible Persona 5 Switch port. Of course, until an official announcement is made though, nothing is certain.
Recently, Atlus unveiled “Persona 5: The Royal” and a new female protagonist. More on P5R is coming on April 24th – just one day prior to the expected reveal of P5S on April 25th, 2019.