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Persona 5 Tactica is Refreshing, but It’s Also a Missed Spin-Off Opportunity – TheFantasyTimes

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By Nikita Gambhir

Persona 5 Tactica is Refreshing, but It’s Also a Missed Spin-Off Opportunity


Atlus has announced that they will be adding another entry to their list of Persona 5 spin-offs with Persona 5 Tactics. While this new title looks promising, it may result in the delay or loss of another highly requested spin-off, Persona 5 Arena.

Despite Persona 5 being nearly seven years old, its characters and aesthetics remain relevant. We have seen the Phantom Thieves being incorporated into rhythm, musou, gacha, and now tactics genres, as Atlus seeks to expand beyond its traditional turn-based formula. However, too many Persona 5 spin-offs have left some fans anticipating the reveal of Persona 6. Will Tactics be the last of its kind before the announcement of the next mainline game?

Persona 5 Tactics Could Leave Little Room for a Persona 5 Arena


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Many fans have been eagerly awaiting Persona 5 Arena, an all-inclusive fighting game featuring the Phantom Thieves. However, over a year has passed since the series’ 25th-anniversary celebration, and there has been no concrete news or announcements regarding its existence. Although it could still be a viable next step for Atlus, Persona 5 Tactics’ existence suggests that such a game wouldn’t be seen for at least another year, if at all.

Recent leaks have suggested that Atlus will take a “global approach” to the Persona IP, with the development of a unique spin-off that features every protagonist across the series’ mainline entries. The rumors surrounding the title, codenamed “Asa”, seem to imply that it will not be an Arena game but rather a different cooperative experience that works as an homage to the Persona fanbase. If these rumors are true, then Persona 5 Arena’s chances of happening are even lower.

While Atlus seems to be increasingly focused on developing the Persona series’ offshoot games, it raises the question of how well this approach will sustain players’ interests. One way to make them more versatile would be to include past characters from the series among the Phantom Thieves’ adventures. This could make a Persona 5 Arena release even more pertinent for the company.

As we wait for Persona 6’s reveal, the next mainline release feels simultaneously near and far, leaving some fans burnt-out from the Phantom Thieves’ appearances. However, if Persona 5 Tactics proves to be the last of Atlus’ Persona 5-based offshoots, the absence of a new Arena game could disappoint many fans. Given Atlus’ proclivity towards spin-offs, such a title shouldn’t be left entirely off the table. It will be interesting to see where Atlus lands next for the IP’s direction as the years go on.

Persona 5 Tactics will be released on November 17th for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

The recent announcement of Persona 5 Tactics has added yet another entry to Atlus’ list of Persona 5 spin-offs, as the company continues the heyday of the beloved Phantom Thieves cast. While the title looks to be a promising addition to the series’ offshoots, its existence may mean the delay, or even loss, of a highly requested spin-off among the series. As the years draw closer to Persona 6‘s reveal, the lack of concrete news surrounding a once-rumored Persona 5 Arena could mean that it will get kicked to the sidelines in favor of new avenues.

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Persona 5 continues to hold relevance nearly seven years after its initial release, as its characters and aesthetic have seen a wider range of use beyond the original title. This has translated to the rhythm, musou, gacha, and now tactics genres, as Atlus seeks to expand further from its turn-based formula. While many have been excited to see the Phantom Thieves in these different contexts, the ever-increasing number of Persona 5 spin-offs have left some eager for Persona 6‘s reveal. As such, one might wonder whether Tactics will be the last of its kind before the next mainline game’s announcement.

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Persona 5 Tactica Could Leave Little Room for a Persona 5 Arena

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Given the ports of Persona 4 Arena Ultimaxan all-inclusive fighting game featuring the Phantom Thieves has been a point of great interest among the fanbase, with many having believed it would be featured alongside the Persona series’ 25th anniversary celebration. Over a year later, however, the game remains to be seen among the company’s repertoire, with no concrete news or announcements regarding its existence. Though the title could still be a viable next step for Atlus, the existence of Tactics seems to indicate that such a game wouldn’t be seen for at least another year, if at all.

To add to this, recent leaks have suggested that Atlus will take a ‘global approach’ to the Persona IP, with the development of a unique spin-off that features every protagonist across the series’ mainline entries. Though this information has not been verified, the rumors surrounding the title, codenamed “Asa,” seem to imply that it will not be an Arena game, but instead a different cooperative experience that works as an homage to the Persona fanbase. Should these rumors be true, then Persona 5 Arena‘s chances of happening are even lower.

Such a stance would be an interesting next step for the Persona series’ future, as Atlus seems to be increasingly focused on developing the IP’s offshoot games. However, this also begs the question of how well the approach will sustain players’ interests, especially if these Persona spin-offs continue for the next few years. One way to make them more versatile would certainly be to include past characters from the series among the Phantom Thieves’ adventures, which could make a Persona 5 Arena release even more pertinent for the company.

As the stopgaps between Persona 5 and Persona 6 continue, the series’ next mainline release feels simultaneously near and far, leaving some fans burnt-out from the Phantom Thieves’ appearances. However, if Persona 5 Tactics proves to be the last of Atlus’ Persona 5 based offshoots, then the absence of a new Arena game could leave many disappointed. Given the company’s trending reveals and its proclivity towards spin-offs, it looks like such a title shouldn’t be left completely off the table. As the years go on, it will be interesting to see where Atlus lands next for the IP’s direction.

Persona 5 Tactics is set to release on November 17th for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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