What’s that, Atlus? You’re asking if we want Persona, Shin Megami Tensei, Catherine, Etrian Odyssey and other of your creations to come to Switch? Not just Switch, but Xbox One, PS4 and PC too? You’re darn right we do.
Now, developers and publishers get a bad rap at times. There’s just no getting away from that fact that this isn’t always the most consumer-friendly industry out there.
What with shady microtransactions (mega-hit Apex Legends is the latest game to get itself in hot water over that), season passes being put up for sale before titles are even released, and the horrors of loot boxes, it’s easy for gamers to feel exploited. Are we just here so that these guys can roll in bundles of cash like Scrooge McDuck?
It’s important to remember, though, that the glass is always half full. Whenever you see something on social media to make you lose your faith in humanity (which happens every single time you hop onto social media), there’s something else there to restore it. Whenever a big publisher like EA busts an unscrupulous money-grubbing move, somebody else will emerge and prove that they do care about their consumers.
Do you hear that? It’s the sound of the universe being kept in perfect balance. Now, Atlus may not be altruistic saints, but they’re taking the time to actually ask fans for their opinions, and that’s a step in the right direction in any case.
Ever since Joker was confirmed to be appearing as a fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, players have speculated that this could mean that Persona 5 is on its way to Switch. Or, at least, Persona ports of some description or other might be. Well, friends, that could be the case, if you take the time to let Atlus know you want it to happen.
Over on Atlus USA’S official site, a survey has been opened, which Atlus claims will “help us determine the next steps for some of our most popular series.” Questions address specific franchises such as Persona and Etrian Odyssey, and particular formats fans would like to see them appear on.
There it is, then. If you’d like to play Persona on your Switch in between bouts as Joker in Smash Bros., you’d better make sure you let Atlus know it in their survey. You know, just like we all did last year.