Persona 5, 4 & 3 on Xbox and Nintendo Switch: Release dates, trailers & everything we know

Tyler Constable
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Three core games in the Persona franchise are making their way to modern consoles. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming release of Persona 5 Royal, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 3 Portable on Xbox, and Nintendo Switch. 

Atlus’ Persona franchise broke into the mainstream with Persona 5 in 2017, and its newfound popularity piqued the interest of many potential fans. However, not everybody could get hands-on with the game as the series had always been a Sony exclusive.

Fortunately, starting in October 2022, three entries in the Persona franchise – Persona 5 Royal, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 3 Portable – are being released on new platforms. Xbox and Nintendo Switch owners will soon get to experience the beloved games.

Here’s everything we know about the releases so far.


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An image of Persona 5, 4 and 3 protagonists featured in the Xbox and Nintendo Switch releases.
Atlus
Persona 3, 4, and 5 Royal are all coming to Xbox and Nintendo Switch.

Platforms and release date

Persona 5 Royal, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 3 Portable will all be coming to the Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam.

During the Xbox Showcase 2022, it was also revealed that all three games would be coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one.

Persona 5 Royal will launch worldwide for all platforms on October 21, 2022. 

Person 4 Golden and Persona 3 Portable’s release dates are currently unknown but Atlus has confirmed that more information about the titles will be revealed soon.

Persona Xbox & Nintendo Switch trailers

A couple of trailers have been released so far that detail various gameplay and cinematic footage from all three Persona games.

From the brief snippets shown, the gameplay looks to be remastered for modern hardware, running at a solid 60 FPS. Something that Persona 4 Golden achieved with its Steam release in 2020, and that Persona 3 Portable hasn’t had before.

Check out both trailers below.

Persona Series on Xbox – Announce Trailer

Persona Series – Announce Trailer

Persona Xbox & Nintendo Switch gameplay features

The Persona games are turn-based JRPGs that feature a four-party battle system. Each character wields a Persona – a physical manifestation of a person’s psyche – that can be utilized in combat to unleash unique attacks and magical abilities. Alongside their Persona, party members can deal damage with basic physical attacks and use items.

The protagonist is able to recruit various Personas throughout the games, each with their own skillset, and Personas can also be fused together resulting in powerful combinations.

The gameplay is typically split between dungeon crawling – where players will battle various enemies, including shadows and demons – and free-roaming segments. During the time outside of dungeons, you can explore the city, and increase your social links with other characters, including but not limited to your party members.

An image of Persona 3, 4 and 5 Royale's protagonists featured in the Xbox and Nintendo Switch releases
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The Persona games combine dungeon-crawling with an emphasis on social links for a great JRPG experience.

Story

The majority of games in the Persona franchise take place in modern Japan and focus on a group of high-school students – who are often tasked with unraveling a mystery and solving a dilemma related to another world – in Persona 5 its the ‘Metaverse’ / in Persona 4, ‘The midnight Channel’ – that’s affecting the real one.

After the Nintendo Switch ports were revealed, Atlus released an official summary of all three games, where they stated:

“Save others from distorted desires by donning the mask of a Phantom Thief in the critically acclaimed, genre-defining story of Persona 5 Royal, with previously released downloadable content included. Plus, there’s an urban legend that your soulmate might appear if you stare into a Nintendo Switch console on a rainy night in Persona 4 Golden. Unfamiliar stillness swallows the city, people turn into eerie coffins and otherworldly monsters called Shadows swarm in Persona 3 Portable.”


So that’s everything we currently know about the Persona 3, 4, and 5 Royal Xbox and Nintendo Switch releases. Make sure to check back often for more information as it is revealed.

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