In a recent turn of events, it appears that Sega might be gearing up for the global release of the highly anticipated Persona 5: The Phantom X mobile game. Fresh evidence points to the game’s approval for launch in South Korea, hinting at a potential international rollout. Fans of Atlus’s Persona series have been eagerly anticipating an international release for almost a year, and it seems their wishes might soon be granted.
Unveiled in March 2023, Persona 5: The Phantom X is a gacha game designed for both PC and mobile platforms, intricately connected to the fifth mainline installment in the Persona series. Developed by Black Wings Game Studio, the spin-off is scheduled for release in 2024 and is published by the Chinese entertainment giant Perfect World.
A significant development was noted on Perfect World’s official website, where a Korean-language subdomain for Persona 5: The Phantom X was recently added. This addition strongly suggests that the game is set to make its mark in South Korea. The discovery was initially made by Midori, an insider associated with Atlus, who also spotted a Korean YouTube channel, as well as dedicated pages on popular social media platforms Kakao and Naver, supporting the notion of a South Korean release.
This revelation comes just days after Midori hinted at the possibility of an international release for Persona 5: The Phantom X. Taking to Twitter, the insider disclosed Sega’s intention to launch the spin-off globally after its debut in select Far Eastern markets, including China and Japan. Midori had previously mentioned in the summer of 2023 that the game had received approval for a Japan release, and now, with the latest update on January 13, Sega seems poised to introduce the game to the international audience.
Notably, this may not be the only Persona spin-off in Sega’s pipeline. Midori had previously shared information about another project codenamed “Asa,” speculated to be released as Persona Grand Stage. Described as a team-based tactics game, the fate of this project remains uncertain. However, Midori clarified that a potential Persona Grand Stage launch would not necessarily impede the international release of The Phantom X.
Turning our attention back to The Phantom X, the game is on the cusp of another closed beta period in China, scheduled to run from January 16 through January 31. If all goes as planned, the game may see a release in the Far East by spring 2024. In the meantime, fans can also anticipate the arrival of Persona 3 Reload later this year, with Atlus confirming a global launch date of February 2 for the remake of the third instalment in the series.
As excitement builds around the potential international release of Persona 5: The Phantom X, Sega seems poised to expand the reach of its beloved Persona series, offering fans around the world the opportunity to delve into the captivating world of Persona gaming on their mobile devices. The anticipation is palpable, and fans can now look forward to what promises to be an exciting chapter in the ever-expanding Persona universe.