Domain Registration Hints At New Persona 5 Spin-off Featuring Akechi
A domain registration that appears to be for a new Persona 5 spin-off has appeared online, suggesting that the game may be close to getting an official announcement in the near future.
A mysterious domain for the web address “P5T.JP” was registered on May 16, 2023, suggesting that a new Persona 5 spin-off is in development, and it may be close to an official announcement from Sega and Atlus. Details regarding the domain can be seen below.
It’s interesting to note that the domain provider for this mysterious site is the same as the one for the Japanese official site for Persona 5 Royal as well as the rumored Persona 3 remake.
This isn’t the first we’ve heard of a new Persona 5 spin-off. According to YouTuber Nate the Hate, who is known for his sources in the games industry, a new Persona 5 spin-off will arrive sometime in the year 2024. While he didn’t go into further detail, it’s likely to be a direct sequel to Persona 5 Strikers.
Earlier, Reset Era member Im A Hero Too, who has shared details regarding the development of Persona titles in the past, had stated that the next couple years will be “heavy” on Persona titles, so much that he was “sick” of hearing about the series. Besides the Persona 3 remake and Persona 6, he also mentioned another entry in the series that is set for release in the year 2024. He said that he’s shocked that no one had leaked it yet. He refrained from providing any further details, however. It is speculated that the game is a Persona 5 spinoff featuring Akechi in the main role.
The last Persona 5 spin-off, Persona 5 Strikers, is an action role-playing game developed by Omega Force and P-Studio and published by Atlus. It brings together Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors franchise and Atlus’ Persona series in a crossover adventure. The game’s story takes place six months after the events of Persona 5 (2016) and follows Joker and the Phantom Thieves of Hearts as they delve into a series of mysterious incidents affecting people all over Japan.