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Persona 5 The Phantom X: Will It Release Outside of China?

Persona 5 The Phantom X: Will It Release Outside of China?

    Last Updated on September 27, 2023

The Persona series has carved out a niche for itself with its unique blend of high-school simulation and dungeon-crawling gameplay. The latest addition to this celebrated franchise is Persona 5 Royal, the expanded version of Persona 5. In addition, Persona 5 The Phantom X, will also release in the foreseeable future.

Persona 5 The Phantom X is a spin-off developed primarily for PC and mobile devices. This new game borrows heavily from its predecessor, Persona 5, yet manages to introduce a refreshing twist on the familiar.

In this article, we will discuss the possibility of Persona 5 The Phantom X releasing outside of China.

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Persona 5 The Phantom X: Game Overview

An image of the Phantom X

Much like its predecessor, Persona 5: The Phantom X straddles the line between simulation and adventure. It retains the beloved high-school simulator aspect while introducing a new protagonist and a distinct narrative.

The players will find themselves delving into the dark recesses of corrupted individuals’ minds, manifested as Palaces. The goal? Defeat these individuals in their Palaces and strive towards building a better society.

The gameplay is reminiscent of the flashy turn-based combat system that fans of the series have come to appreciate. However, the game shakes things up by adopting a free-to-play gacha structure akin to popular games like Genshin Impact.

Persona 5 The Phantom X: Localization Concerns

Behind the scenes are Black Wings Game Studio, the primary developers, and Perfect World Games, who will publish the game. While Atlus, developers of all Persona and Shin Megami games, do have a role in the project, it’s Black Wings Game Studio who are at the helm of development. This connection provides a clue as to why the reveal trailer had only Chinese subtitles, a fact that left many gamers curious.

Fans grew more curious that the early testing phase for the game is only available in China. In addition, there are modifications in some design elements and character names from Persona 5 to comply with Chinese laws. For instance, they changed Ryuji’s metaverse name from Skull to Pipe. Moreover, there are alterations in certain demon designs to remove partial nudity.

These changes have led to speculation among gamers. The rumor is that Persona 5: The Phantom X will only release in China.

Will it Have a Western Release

At present, there’s no official word on a Western or even Japanese release for ‘Persona 5: The Phantom X’. Despite this, it would be surprising if Sega, given the widespread popularity of the Persona series in the West, doesn’t have plans for a global release. The mystery surrounding the game’s release outside China continues to fuel anticipation among fans worldwide.

Whether we find the answers to this question in the affirmative is still unclear. For now, the gaming community watches and waits for the best outcome.

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Juan Cesar Torres

College student. Gamer since birth. Learned to read because of Pokémon. Dreams of buying a Nintendo Switch. Always looking for game recommendations (will play anything).

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